HMS Louis (K 515)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Jul 1943|
|Launched||13 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Nov 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 517 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 20 March 1946. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 517|
Commands listed for HMS Louis (K 515)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Johnston, RNR||9 Nov 1943||7 May 1944|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Lewis Bernard Alexander Majendie, RN||7 May 1944||4 Mar 1945|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. John Humphrey Michael Sowry, RNVR||4 Mar 1945||???|
|4||A/Cdr. Wilfred Lambert, RNVR||???||Oct 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Louis include:
7 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR), HMCS Rimouski (T/Lt. R.J. Pickford, RCNVR) and HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR). (3)
9 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR). In the afternoon exercises were sheduled with aircraft but these had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions. (4)
14 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Tavy (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR), HMS Geranium (T/Lt. G. Wallace, RNR), HMS Londonderry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and HMS Petunia (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR). (3)
24 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-445 in the Bay of Biscay west of St. Nazaire, France, in position 47°21'N, 05°50'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Louis (A/Cdr. L.B.A. Majendie, RN (retired)).
24 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR) and HMS Lawson (Lt. J.P. Somerville, RN). (5)
18 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR), HMCS Hallowell (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Heany Angus, RCNVR), HMCS Royal Mount (T/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Davis, RCNVR) and HMCS Chambly (T/Lt. S.D. Taylor, RCNR). (6)
- ADM 173/18513
- ADM 173/18514
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18493
- ADM 173/19423
- ADM 173/19365
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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