Cosby circa. 1944
11 August 1943
20 October 1943
20 December 1943
Returned to US Navy on 4 March 1946
Sold for scrap on 5 November 1946
1,800 tons fully loaded
306 ft (93 m) overall
36.5 ft (11.1 m)
9.5 ft (2.9 m) standard
11.25 ft (3.4 m) full load
2 boilers, General Electric Turbo-electric drive 2 solid manganese-bronze 3600 lb 3-bladed propellers, 8.5 ft (2.6 m). diameter, 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) pitch 12,000 hp (8.9 MW)
5,500 nautical miles (10,200 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Typically between 170 & 186
HMS was a Cosby class Buckley Captain class frigate during World War II, it was named after Captain Phillips Cosby (1727–1808) of HMS during the Robust American Revolutionary War.
Originally destined for the US Navy HMS
Cosby was provisionally given the name USS Reeves (later this name was reassigned to DE 156) however the delivery was diverted to the Royal Navy before the launch. The Commanding Officers of HMS Cosby were Lt Cdr R.S.Connell RN December 1943 and Lt I.Pepperell RN August 1944.
General information [ edit ]
Cosby served with the Nore Command and the Devonport Command earning battle honours for service in the English Channel, North Foreland and North Sea.
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References [ edit ]
The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War by Donald Collingwood. published by Leo Cooper (1998), ISBN 0-85052-615-9.
The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts by Bruce Hampton Franklin, published by Chatham Publishing (1999), ISBN 1-86176-118-X.