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Mounsey

 

Capt. William Mounsey, RN, commanded HMS Bonne Citoyenne when she captured the French Furieuse in 1809.

 

(DE‑524: dp. 1,140; l. 289'5"; b. 35'1"; dr. 8'3"; s. 21 k.; cpl. 156; a. 3 3", 4 1.1", 9 20mm., 2 dct., 8 dcp., 1 dcp. (h.h.); cl. Evarts)

 

DE‑524 was laid down by Boston Navy Yard 14 August 1943; launched 24 September 1943; transferred to the United Kingdom 23 December 1943; and commissioned in the Royal Navy the next day as Mounsey (K‑569).

 

During World War Il Mounsey escorted convoys in the North Atlantic bringing supplies to England for the operation “Overlord” buildup as the Allies prepared to invade Normandy; supported the landings; and guarded merchant convoys steaming through the Arctic with lend‑lease war supplies for the Soviet Union.

 

After Allied fighting men had restored peace in Europe, Mounsey steamed to Philadelphia 7 February 1946, decommissioned, and was returned to the U.S. Navy 20 days later. Declared not essential to the defense of the United States 6 March 1946, Mounsey was struck from the Navy list on the 28th and sold for scrapping to North American Smelting Co., Philadelphia, 8 November 1946. She was scrapped 4 November 1948.