HMS Cooke (K 471)
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||11 Mar 1943|
|Launched||22 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Aug 1943|
Returned to the United States and sold 3 June 1947.
|Former name||USS Dempsey DE 267|
Commands listed for HMS Cooke (K 471)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Leonard Charles Hill, OBE, RNR||23 Aug 1943||10 Nov 1944|
|2||Lt. Neil Derrick Cornwall, RN||10 Nov 1944||mid 1945|
|3||T/Lt. Richard Charles Leslie Lazenby, RNVR||mid 1945||mid 1945|
|4||T/Lt. Vivian Raymond Sutherland Black, RNVR||???||early 1946|
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Noteable events involving Cooke include:
29 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-988 was sunk in the English Channel west of Guernsey, in position 49°37'N, 03°41'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Essington (A/Lt.Cdr. W. Lambert, RNVR), HMS Duckworth (Cdr. R.G. Mills, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Domett (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gordon, RNVR), HMS Cooke (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RD, RNR) and a Liberator aircraft (Sqdn 244/L).
26 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-214 was sunk in the English Channel south-east of Eddystone, in position 49°58'N, 03°30'W by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Cooke (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RD, RNR).