Allied Warships

HMS Inver (K 302)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 302 
Built byCanadian Vickers (Montreal, Canada) 
Ordered9 Dec 1941 
Laid down14 Sep 1942 
Launched12 Dec 1942 
Commissioned19 Jul 1943 
End service 

Was to be built in Canada for the United States Navy but transferred to the Royal Navy under the lend-lease program.

Returned to the U.S.N. 4 March 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Inver (K 302)

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1Lt. Francis Harden Gray, RNR19 Jul 19433 Feb 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Renell Seward, RNVR3 Feb 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Inver include:

6 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with Escort Group B3 and later with HMS Inver (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Gray, RNR). (1)

7 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Inver (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Gray, RNR), HMS Woodcock (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN) and HMS Vanoc (Lt.Cdr. P.R. Ward, RN). (2)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17777

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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