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{{Infobox ship |Ship image= |Ship caption= |module=<tr> <th height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Career </th> <th style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">US flag 48 stars.svg</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Name:</td><td> unnamed (DE-521)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Awarded:</td><td> 7 August 1942</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Builder:</td><td> Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Laid down:</td><td> 14 August 1943[1]</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Launched:</td><td> 24 September 1943</td></tr> |module2=<tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Renamed:</td><td> USS Mitchell (DE-521) 19 October 1943</td></tr> |module3=<tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Namesake:</td><td> British name assigned in anticipation of transfer to United Kingdom</td></tr> |module4=<tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Renamed:</td><td> USS Hoste (DE-521) 5 November 1943</td></tr> |module5=<tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Namesake:</td><td> British name assigned in anticipation of transfer to United Kingdom</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Completed:</td><td> 3 December 1943</td></tr> |module6=<tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Sponsored by:</td><td> Mrs. D. W. Mitchell[1]</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Christened:</td><td> 3 December 1943</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Fate:</td><td> Transferred to United Kingdom 3 December 1943</td></tr> |module7=<tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Acquired:</td><td> Returned by United Kingdom 22 August 1945</td></tr> |module8={{Infobox ship career|embed=yes |Hide header=yes |Ship name=USS Hoste (DE-521) |module={{Infobox ship career|embed=yes |Hide header=yes |Ship namesake=British name retained |Ship commissioned=29 August 1945 |Ship decommissioned=23 October 1945 |Ship fate=Sold June 1946[2]
Scrapped 7 May 1947 |module=<tr> <th height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Career (United Kingdom)</th> <th style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Class and type:</td><td> Captain class frigate</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Name:</td><td> HMS Hoste</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Namesake:</td><td> Captain Sir William Hoste (1780-1828), British naval officer who was commanding officer of HMS Amphion at the Battle of Lissa in 1811</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Acquired:</td><td> 3 December 1943</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Commissioned:</td><td> 3 December 1943</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Fate:</td><td> Returned to United States 22 August 1945</td></tr>

The third HMS Hoste (K566), ex-Mitchell, was a Captain-class frigate of the Evarts-class of destroyer escort, originally commissioned to be built for the United States Navy. Before she was finished in 1943, she was transferred to the Royal Navy under the terms of Lend-Lease, and saw service during the World War II from 1943 to 1945.

Construction and transferEdit

The still-unnamed ship was laid down as the U.S. Navy destroyer escort DE-521 at the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts, on 14 August 1943[1] and was launched on 24 September 1943. On 9 October 1943, she was allocated to the United Kingdom and received the British name Mitchell, but the British changed her name to Hoste on 5 November 1943.[1] Upon completion on 3 December 1943, she was christened, sponsored by Mrs. D. W. Mitchell,[1] and transferred to the United Kingdom.

Service historyEdit

Royal Navy, 1943-1945Edit

Commissioned into service in the Royal Navy as HMS Hoste (K566) under the command of Lieutenant Hoare on 3 December 1943 simultaneously with her transfer, the ship served on patrol and escort duty for the remainder of World War II. The Royal Navy returned her to the U.S. Navy at Harwich, England, on 22 August 1945.

U.S. Navy, 1945Edit

Retaining her British name, the ship was commissioned into the U.S. Navy as USS Hoste (DE-521) with Lieutenant C. G. Helm, Jr., in command on 22 August 1945 at Harwich simultaneously with her return to U.S. custody. She departed Harwich on 29 August 1945 and proceeded to the Philadelphia Navy Yard at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she arrived on 9 September 1945. She was decommissioned there on 23 October 1945.


Hoste was sold for scrapping in June 1946.[2] Her date of scrapping was 7 May 1947.


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