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HMS Cranstoun (K511)

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Service record
Commanders: Lt. Eric W. Rainey, RN
(23 November 1943 – 23 June 1945)
A/Lt.Cdr. Alfred S. Miller, DSC, RNZNVR
(23 June–September 1945)
A/Lt.Cdr. John P. Kilbee, RNR
(September–October 1945)[2]
Victories: U-1063 (15 April 1945)

HMS Cranstoun (K511) was a [[Captain class frigate #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Captain-class]] frigate of the British Royal Navy that served in the last two years of World War II. The ship was laid down as a [[Buckley class destroyer escort #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Buckley-class]] destroyer escort at the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard at Hingham, Massachusetts on 9 June 1943, with the hull number DE-82, and launched on 28 August 1943. The ship was transferred to the UK under Lend-Lease on 13 November 1943,[3] and named after Captain James Cranstoun, an officer who served in the American Revolutionary and French Revolutionary Wars.

Service history

Cranstoun served as a convoy escort, and was attached to the Nore Command, and then the 19th Escort Group.[4]

At 21:14 on the evening of 15 April 1945 Cranstoun and Loch Killin, while part of the escort to Convoy TBC 128, detected the German submarine U-1063 in Bigbury Bay, Devon. The two ships mounted a coordinated attack, with Loch Killin using her Squid anti-submarine mortar three times and Cranstoun her Hedgehog mortar once, to force the U-boat to the surface. Burges then also joined the attack, as the U-boat was illuminated by the ship's searchlights and fired on with 20 mm and 40 mm guns. U-1063 attempted to escape, but Loch Killin attacked with depth charges and sank her. Only 17 of the crew survived.[5]

Cranstoun was returned to the U.S. Navy on 3 December 1945, struck from the Navy List on 7 February 1946, and sold for scrapping on 20 November 1947.[3]

References

  1. ^ Tynan, Roy (2006). "Captain Class Frigate - Battle Honours". captainclassfrigates.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur (2011). "Allied Warships of WWII : HMS Cranstoun". uboat.net. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Smolinski, Mike (2010). "Destroyer Escort Photo Index - HMS Cranstoun (K511)". navsource.org. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Collingwood, Donald (1998). The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War. Barnsley: Leo Cooper. ISBN 0-85052-615-9. 
  5. ^ Phillips, Stephen (2003). "Into the Lion's Den: The Loss of U-1063". ubootwaffe.net. Retrieved 9 April 2011. [dead link]