Category: HMS Rupert (K561)

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HMS Rupert (K561)

The fourth HMS Rupert (K561) was a British Captain-class frigate of the Royal Navy in commission during World War II. Originally constructed as a United States Navy Buckley class destroyer escort, she served in the Royal Navy from 1943 to 1946.

Commissioned into service in the Royal Navy under the command of Lieutenant Peter Claud Shipton Black, RN, as the frigate HMS Rupert (K561) on 24 December 1943 simultaneously with her transfer, the ship served on patrol and escort duty. On 30 March 1945, she joined the British frigate HMS Conn (K509) in a depth charge attack which sank the German submarine U-965 north of Scotland in position 58°19′00″N 005°31′00″W.

For the history of the ship, see Wikipedia:HMS Rupert (K561).

For the wikitree link to USS Rupert (DE-96) see the entry for USS Rupert (DE-96).

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