HMS Garlies (K 475)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||7 Apr 1943|
|Launched||19 May 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Sep 1943|
Returned to the US on 20 August 1945 at Chatham, England, and commissioned into the USN as Garlies (DE-271) the same day.
|Former name||USS Fleming DE 271|
Commands listed for HMS Garlies (K 475)
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|1||Lt. Reginald Lacey Caple, DSC, RN||20 Sep 1943||16 Oct 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leonard Macpherson Morrell Stamp, RNVR||16 Oct 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable 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). (see map)