HMS Curzon (K 513)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||23 Jun 1943|
|Launched||18 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Nov 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 84 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 27 March 1946. Stricken and scrapped.
|Former name||DE 84|
Commands listed for HMS Curzon (K 513)
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|1||Lt. Allen Augustus Diggens, DSC, RN||20 Nov 1943||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Curzon include:
20 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Curzon (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Diggins, DSC, RN), HMS Byard (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.M. Ferris, RNVR) and HMS Drury (Lt. N.J. Parker, RN). (1)
21 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-212 was sunk in the English Channel south of Brighton, in position 50°27'N, 00°13'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Curzon (Lt.Cdr. A. Diggins, RN) and HMS Ekins (Lt. G. Bonner-Davies, RN).
- ADM 173/18492
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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