HMS Conn (K509)

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HMS Conn 1945 IWM A 28197.jpg
HMS Conn at Belfast, April 1945
Laid down: 2 June 1943
Launched: 21 August 1943
Commissioned: 31 August 1943
Decommissioned: Returned to US Navy on 26 November 1945
Fate: Sold for scrap on 21 January 1948
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,800 tons (fully loaded)
Length: 306 ft (93 m) (overall)
Beam: 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 3,600 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)

2 rudders
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Endurance: 5,500 nmi (10,200 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: Typically between 170 & 186

HMS Conn was a Buckley class Captain class frigate during World War II.[1] Named after Captain John Conn[1] of HMS Dreadnought at the Battle of Trafalgar.

The Commanding Officers of HMS Conn were Lt C.D.Williams RN October 1943 and Lt Cdr R Hart DSC September 1944, Senior Officer of the 21st Escort Group.[1]

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HMS Conn served with the Nore Command and the 21st Escort Group[1] earning battle honours for service in the Arctic (Russian Convoys), North Atlantic, English Channel, North Foreland and North Sea.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War by Donald Collingwood, published by Leo Cooper (1998), ISBN 0-85052-615-9
  2. ^ The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts by Bruce Hampton Franklin, published by Chatham Publishing (1999), ISBN 1-86176-118-X.