Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Moorsom

(DE‑522: dp. 1,140; l. 289'5"; d. 35'1"; dr. 8'3"; s. 21 k.; cpl. 156; a. 3 3", 9 20mm., 2 dct., 8 dcp., 1 dcp. (h.h.) cl. Evarts)

Sir Robert Moorsom, who commanded HMS Revenge at Trafalgar, died in 1835.

DE‑522 was laid down 14 August 1943 by Boston Navy Yard; launched 24 September 1943; transferred to the United Kingdom 10 December 1943; and commissioned in the Royal Navy the same day as Moorsom (K‑567).

During World War II Moorsom escorted convoys in the North Atlantic and the North Sea. She also patrolled off the coast of Normandy during the Allied invasion of France. After peace had been restored she steamed back to the United States, arriving New York 16 October 1945. Moorsom decommissioned at New York 25 October and was returned to the U.S. Navy the same day. Moorsom remained in the 3d Naval District until struck from the Navy Register 5 December 1945 and scrapped 12 July 1946.

Published: Tue Aug 11 12:30:20 EDT 2015