Allied Warships

HMS Garlies (K 475)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 475 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down7 Apr 1943 
Launched19 May 1943 
Commissioned13 Sep 1943 
End service 
History

Returned to the US on 20 August 1945 at Chatham, England, and commissioned into the USN as Garlies (DE-271) the same day.

 
Former nameUSS Fleming DE 271

Commands listed for HMS Garlies (K 475)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Reginald Lacey Caple, DSC, RN20 Sep 194316 Oct 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leonard Macpherson Morrell Stamp, RNVR16 Oct 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Garlies include:


1 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-358 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 45°46'N, 23°16'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Gould (Lt. D.W. Ungoed, RN), HMS Affleck (A/Cdr. C. Gwinner, DSO, RN (retired)), HMS Gore (Lt. J.V. Reeves-Brown, RN) and HMS Garlies (Lt. R.L. Calpe, DSC, RN).

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


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