Allied Warships

HMS Grindall (K 477)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 477 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down23 Apr 1943 
Launched4 Jun 1943 
Commissioned23 Sep 1943 
End service 
History

 
Former nameUSS Sanders DE-273

Commands listed for HMS Grindall (K 477)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Cole, RD, RNR23 Sep 19432 Nov 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. David Turquand-Young, RNVR2 Nov 1944mid 1945

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Noteable events involving Grindall include:


15 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-285 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°13'N, 12°48'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Grindall (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. Turquand-Young, RNVR) and HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR).

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


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