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HMS Cosby (K559)

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Laid down  11 August 1943
Length  306 ft (93 m) overall
Launched  20 October 1943
Commissioned  20 December 1943
Construction started  11 August 1943
HMS Cosby (K559)
Decommissioned  Returned to US Navy on 4 March 1946
Fate  Sold for scrap on 5 November 1946
Displacement  1,800 tons fully loaded

HMS Cosby was a Buckley-class Captain-class frigate during World War II, it was named after Captain Phillips Cosby (1727–1808) of HMS Robust during the American Revolutionary War.

Originally destined for the US Navy HMS Cosby was provisionally given the name USS Reeves (later this name was reassigned to DE 156), however the delivery was diverted to the Royal Navy before the launch. The Commanding Officers of HMS Cosby were Lt Cdr R.S.Connell RN December 1943 and Lt I.Pepperell RN August 1944.

General information

HMS Cosby served with the Nore Command and the Devonport Command earning battle honours for service in the English Channel, North Foreland and North Sea.

  • Pennant (UK): K 559
  • Pennant (US): DE 94
  • Built by: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
  • References

    HMS Cosby (K559) Wikipedia


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