HMS Fitzroy (ii) (K 553)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||24 Aug 1943|
|Launched||1 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||16 Oct 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 88 but not named.
HMS Fitzroy is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Returned to the USN on 6 January 1946. Scrapped. Battle Honours include; Battle of Atlantic - Arctic Convoys & Normandy Landings.
|Former name||DE 88|
Commands listed for HMS Fitzroy (ii) (K 553)
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|1||Cdr. Colin Henry Campbell, DSC, RN||16 Oct 1943||Jan 1944|
|2||Lt. Charles Duncan Campbell McNeil, RNVR||Jan 1944||17 Apr 1944|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Alan John McCullogh Miller, DSC, RNVR||17 Apr 1944||early 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Orme Gordon Stuart, RCNVR||early 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Fitzroy (ii) include:
27 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-722 was sunk in the North Atlantic near the Hebrides, in position 57°09'N, 06°55'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Fitzroy (Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR), HMS Redmill (Lt. J.R.A. Denne, RN) and HMS Byron (Lt. J. Burfield, DSC, RN).
8 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-1001 was sunk in the Atlantic south-west of Land's End, in position 49°19'N, 10°23'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Fitzroy (Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR), and HMS Byron (Lt. J. Burfield, RN).
- ADM 173/19166
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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