HMS Nabob (D 77)
Escort Carrier of the Ameer class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||20 Oct 1942|
|Launched||9 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Sep 1943|
|End service||30 Sep 1944|
Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Nabob|
|Former name||USS Edisto|
Commands listed for HMS Nabob (D 77)
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|1||Cdr. Horatio Nelson Lay, OBE, RCN||15 Oct 1943||30 Sep 1944|
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Notable events involving Nabob include:
12 Jan 1944
HMS Nabob (A/Capt. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) completed a refit at Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
22 Aug 1944
On 22 August 1944 HMS Nabob (A/Capt. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) was torpedoed and damaged in the Arctic off the North Cape in position 71°42'N, 19°11'E by German U-boat U-354.
HMS Nabob down by the stern as a result of the torpedo damage.
- ADM 173/19297
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.