FRIGATES IN MIXED ESCORT GROUPS


H.M.S. BAYNTUN  K 310
( DE 1 )

Named after Captain H Bayntun of the Leviathan at Trafalgar

EVARTS  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       5TH April 1942 at Boston Navy Yard

LAUNCHED                        27th June 1942

COMMISSIONED                    20th January 1943

RETURNED TO US NAVY             22nd August 1945

FATE                            Sold for scrap 22nd February 1947

Commanding Officer              Lt Cdr J H Wright RNR September 1943

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H.M.S. BRAITHWAITE  K468
( DE 77 )

Named after Captain S Braithwaite of the Kingston 1727

BUCKLEY  CLASS

For building programme see under 3rd Escort Group

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H.M.S. BULLEN  K 469
( DE 78 )

Named after Captain C Bullen of the Britannia at Trafalgar

BUCKLEY  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       17th May 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Hingham MA.

LAUNCHED                        7th August 1943

COMMISSIONED                    25th October 1943

NOT RETURNED TO US NAVY

FATE                            Torpedoed off Cape Wrath on 6th December 1944
                               by U 775.  55 Members of the  crew lost their
                               lives

Commanding Officer              Lt Cdr A H Parrish

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H.M.S. BURGES  K 347
( DE 12 )

Named after Captain R Burges of the Ardent at Camperdown

EVARTS  CLASS

For building programme see under 4th Escort Group

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H.M.S. BALFOUR  K464
( DE 73 )

Named after Captain Balfour of the Conqueror at the battle of the Saints

BUCKLEY  CLASS

For building programme see under 1st Escort Group

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H.M.S. COTTON  K 510
( DE 81)

Named after Sir J Cotton of the Majestic at the glorious 1st June

BUCKLEY  CLASS

LAID DOWN 2nd June 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Hingham MA.

LAUNCHED                        21st August 1943

COMMISSIONED                    8th November 1943

RETURNED TO US NAVY             5th November 1945

FATE Sold for scrap (date not known)

Commanding Officer              Lt Cdr I W Belroe RN.

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H.M.S. CRANSTOUN  K 511
( DE 82 )

Named after Lord Cranstoun of the formidable at the Battle of the Saints

BUCKLEY  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       9th June 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Hingham MA

LAUNCHED                        28th August 1943

COMMISSIONED                    13th November 1943

RETURNED TO US NAVY             3rd December 1945

FATE                            Sold for scrap 20th November 1947

Commanding Officer              Lt later Lt Cdr E W Rainey RN

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H.M.S. FOLEY  K 474
( DE 270 )

Named after Captain T Foley of the Britannia at Cape St. Vincent

EVARTS  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       7th April 1943 at Boston Navy Yard

LAUNCHED                        19TH May 1943

COMMISSIONED                    8th September 1943

RETURNED TO US NAVY             22nd August 1945

Commanding Officers             Lt Cdr C Bird RNVR
                               Lt Cdr D Mansfield RNR

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H.M.S. GARDINER  K 478
( DE 274 )

Named after Captain A Gardiner of the Fondroyant 1758

EVARTS  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       20th May 1943 at Boston Navy Yard

LAUNCHED                        8th July 1943

COMMISSIONED                    28th September 1943

RETURNED TO US NAVY             12th February 1946

FATE Sold for scrap             12th December 1946

Commanding Officer              Lt Cdr W G Bolton RNR

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H.M.S. GOODALL  K 479
( DE 275 )

Named after Captain S Goodall of the Defiance at Ushant

EVARTS  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       20th May 1943 at Boston Navy Yard`

LAUNCHED                        8th July 1943

COMMISSIONED                    4th October 1943

NOT RETURNED TO US NAVY

FATE                            Torpedoed  by U  286 on  29th April  1945 off
                               Kola Inlet Ship abandoned and sunk by gunfire
                               from H.M.S.Anguilla on 30th April 1945. 61 of
                               her crew lost their lives

Commanding Officer              Lt Cdr J Fulton RNVR,

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H.M.S. HOSTE  K 566
( DE 526 )

Named after Sir W Hoste of the frigate Amahion 1811

EVARTS  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       25th September 1943 at Boston Navy Yard

LAUNCHED                        2nd November 1943

COMMISSIONED                    13th January 1944

RETURNED TO US NAVY             1st March 1946

FATE                            Sold for scrap November 1946

Commanding Officer              Lt J H Hoare RN

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H.M.S. MANNERS K 568
( DE 523 )

Named after Lord R Manners of the Resolution at the Battle of the Saints

EVARTS  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       14th August 1943 at Boston Navy Yard

LAUNCHED                        24th September 1943

COMMISSIONED                    16th December 1943

NOT RETURNED TO US NAVY

FATE                            Torpedoed by  U 1172 on 26th  January 1945 20
                               miles West  of the Skerries. Towed  into port
                               and  written off  as  a Constructional  Total
                               Loss. 43  of her crew lost  their lives. Sold
                               for scrap to Greek shipbreaker 1947.

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H.M.S. INMAN  K 571
( DE 526 )

Named after Captain H Inman of the Desiree at Copenhagen

EVARTS  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       25th September 1943 at Boston Navy Yard

LAUNCHED                        2nd November 1943

COMMISSIONED                    13th January 1944

RETURNED TO US NAVY             1st March 1946

FATE                            Sold for scrap November 1946

Commanding Officers             Lt Cdr P G Evans RNVR January 1945
                               Lt Cdr H Petrie RNR February 1945

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H.M.S. STOCKHAM K 562
( DE 97 )

Named after Captain J Stockham of the Thunderer at Trafalgar

BUCKLEY  CLASS

LAID DOWN                       25th August 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Hingham MA

LAUNCHED                        31st October 1943

COMMISSIONED                    28th December 1943

RETURNED TO US NAVY             15th February 1946

FATE                            Sold for scrap June 1948

Commanding Officers             Lt Cdr B C Hamilton RNR December 1943
                               Lt Cdr J V Brock RCNVR January 1944

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H.M.S. MOORSOM K 567
( DE 522)

For building programme see under 15th Escort Group






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