Allied Warships

HMS Ness (K 219)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 219 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.): Plenty 
Ordered11 Feb 1941 
Laid down3 Sep 1941 
Launched30 Jul 1942 
Commissioned22 Dec 1942 
End service 

Sold to be broken up for scrap in September 1956.


Commands listed for HMS Ness (K 219)

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1Lt.Cdr. Trevor George Payne Crick, DSC, RNNov 194227 Sep 1943
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Rupert Henry Marchington, RNVR27 Sep 194331 Aug 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ronald Sidney Steel, RNR31 Aug 194418 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Ness include:

23 May 1943
The Italian submarine Leonardo Da Vinci (offsite link) was sunk north-east of the Azores by the British destroyer HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Merriman, RN ) and the British frigate HMS Ness (A/Cdr. T.G.P. Crick, DSC, RN).

Media links

A Sailor's Tale

Moss, Richard

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