From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Admiral Sir William Hoste (1780-1828), an outstanding British frigate captain who, in 1811, won the Battle of Lissa.

(DE - 521: dp. 1,140; l. 289'5"; b. 35'1"; dr. 8'3"; s. 21 k; cpl. 156; a. 3 3", 4 1.1", 9 21mm., 2 dct., 8 dcp., 1 dcp. (h.h.) ; cl. Evarts)

Hoste (DE-521) was launched 24 September 1943 by Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.; accepted and transferred to Great Britain 3 December 1943 under Lend-Lease. This and other Evarts-class destroyer escorts formed the Captain-class in the Royal Navy and played a vital part in allied antisubmarine operations during the Battle of the Atlantic. Hoste was returned to U.S. custody at Harwich, England, and commissioned 22 August 1945, Lt. C. G. Helm, Jr., in command.

The destroyer escort sailed 29 August from Harwich, arriving Philadelphia Navy Yard 9 September 1945. There she decommissioned 23 October and was eventually scrapped 7 May 1946.

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