Originally destined for the US Navy HMS Cosby was provisionally given the name USS Reeves (later this name was reassigned to DE 156) however the delivery was diverted to the Royal Navy before the launch. The Commanding Officers of HMS Cosby were Lt Cdr R.S.Connell RN December 1943 and Lt I.Pepperell RN August 1944.
HMS Cosby served with the Nore Command and the Devonport Command earning battle honours for service in the English Channel, North Foreland and North Sea.
- Pennant (UK): K 559
- Pennant (US): DE 94
- Built by: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
- The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War by Donald Collingwood. published by Leo Cooper (1998), ISBN 0-85052-615-9.
- The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts by Bruce Hampton Franklin, published by Chatham Publishing (1999), ISBN 1-86176-118-X.
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