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HMS Domett (K473)

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Name  USS Eisner (DE-269)
Laid down  7 April 1943
Length  88 m
Ordered  25 January 1942
Launched  19 May 1943
Draft  2.7 m
Namesake  U.S. Navy Lieutenant, junior grade Jacques Rodney Eisner (1918-1942), killed in action aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38) in the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942
Builder  Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts

HMS Domett (K473) was a British Captain-class frigate of the Royal Navy in commission during World War II. Originally constructed as the United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort USS Eisner (DE-269), she served in the Royal Navy from 1943 to 1946.


Construction and transfer

The ship was assigned the name USS Eisner, the first ship of the name, on 23 February 1943 and laid down as the U.S. Navy destroyer escort DE-269 by the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, on 7 April 1943. She was launched on 19 May 1943. On 3 September 1943 she was christened by 9-year-old Carol E. Pyne, one of the youngest sponsors in the history of the Boston Navy Yard, and transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease.

Service history

Commissioned into service in the Royal Navy as HMS Domett (K473) under the command of Temporary/Acting Lieutenant Commander Stirling Gordon, RNVR, on 3 September 1943 simultaneously with her transfer, the ship served on patrol and escort duty. On 29 June 1944 she joined the British frigates HMS Cooke (K471), HMS Duckworth (K351), and HMS Essington (K353) and a Royal Air Force Liberator aircraft of No. 244 Squadron in a depth charge attack that sank the German submarine U-988 in the English Channel west of Guernsey at 49°37′00″N 003°41′00″W.

The Royal Navy returned Domett to the U.S. Navy on 5 March 1946.


The United States sold Domett on 3 June 1947 for scrapping.


HMS Domett (K473) Wikipedia

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