Allied Warships

HMS Moorsom (K 567)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 567 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 Aug 1943 
Launched24 Sep 1943 
Commissioned10 Dec 1943 
End service 

Assigned USN pennant DE 522 but not named.

HMS Moorsom is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List

Returned to the US Navy on 25 October 1945. Scrapped.

Former nameDE 522

Commands listed for HMS Moorsom (K 567)

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1T/Lt. Gerald Maurice Greenwood, RCNVR22 Dec 194312 May 1944
2T/Lt. Albert Clifford Martyn, RNVR12 May 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Moorsom include:

28 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Moorsom (T/Lt. G.M. Greenwood, RCNVR), HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR) and HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR). (1)

14 Aug 1944
HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Moorsom (T/Lt. A.C. Martyn, RNVR). (2)

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. ADM 173/19326
  2. ADM 173/19319

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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