HMS Rupert (K 561)
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||25 Aug 1943|
|Launched||31 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Dec 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 96 but had not been named.
Returned to the USN on 20 March 1946. Stricken on 17 April 1946 and scrapped.
|Former name||DE 96|
Commands listed for HMS Rupert (K 561)
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|1||Lt. Peter Claud Shipton Black, RN||24 Dec 1943||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Rupert include:
25 Apr 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR), HMS Stockham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hamilton, RNR), HMS Rupert (Lt. P.C.S. Black, RN) and HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN). (2)
30 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-965 was sunk north of Scotland, in position 58°19'N, 05°31'W by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Rupert (Lt. P.C.S. Black, RN) and HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN).
- ADM 173/19218
- ADM 173/18697
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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