HMS Domett (K473)
|Name:||USS Eisner (DE-269)|
|Namesake:||U.S. Navy Lieutenant, junior grade Jacques Rodney Eisner (1918-1942), killed in action aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38) in the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942|
|Ordered:||25 January 1942|
|Builder:||Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||7 April 1943|
|Launched:||19 May 1943|
|Fate:||Transferred to United Kingdom 3 September 1943|
|Acquired:||Returned by United Kingdom 5 March 1946|
|Fate:||Sold 3 June 1947 for scrapping|
|Class and type:||Captain class frigate|
|Name:||HMS Domett (K473)|
|Namesake:||Admiral Sir William Domett (1752-1828), British naval officer who served as commanding officer of HMS Royal George at the Glorious First of June in 1794|
|Acquired:||3 September 1943|
|Commissioned:||3 September 1943|
|Fate:||Returned to United States 5 March 1946|
|Length:||289.5 ft (88.2 m)|
|Beam:||35 ft (11 m)|
|Draught:||9 ft (2.7 m)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nautical miles (9,260 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
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|Notes:||Pennant number K473|
HMS Domett (K473) was a British Captain-class frigate of the Royal Navy in commission during World War II. Originally constructed as the United States Navy Evarts-class destroyer escort USS Eisner (DE-269), she served in the Royal Navy from 1943 to 1946.
Construction and transfer
The ship was assigned the name USS Eisner, the first ship of the name, on 23 February 1943 and laid down as the U.S. Navy destroyer escort DE-269 by the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, on 7 April 1943. She was launched on 19 May 1943. On 3 September 1943 she was christened by 9-year-old Carol E. Pyne, one of the youngest sponsors in the history of the Boston Navy Yard, and transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease.
Commissioned into service in the Royal Navy as HMS Domett (K473) under the command of Temporary/Acting Lieutenant Commander Stirling Gordon, RNVR, on 3 September 1943 simultaneously with her transfer, the ship served on patrol and escort duty. On 29 June 1944 she joined the British frigates Cooke, Duckworth, and Essington and a Royal Air Force Liberator aircraft of No. 244 Squadron in a depth charge attack that sank the German submarine U-988 in the English Channel west of Guernsey at .
The Royal Navy returned Domett to the U.S. Navy on 5 March 1946.
The United States sold Domett on 3 June 1947 for scrapping.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Navsource Online: Destroyer Escort Photo Archive Eisner (DE-269) HMS Domett (K-473)
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- New York Times, Sept. 4, 1943, p. 14.