Allied Warships

HMS Drury (K 316)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 316 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Nov 1941 
Laid down12 Feb 1942 
Launched24 Jul 1942 
Commissioned12 Apr 1943 
End service20 Aug 1945 

Returned to the USN on 20 August 1945 and commissioned by them on the same day for the return voyage to the USA.
Decommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard on 22 October 1945.
Stricken on 16 November 1945
Scrapped in June 1946. 

Former nameDE 46

Commands listed for HMS Drury (K 316)

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1Lt. Norman John Parker, RN12 Apr 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Drury include:

23 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-648 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 42°40'N, 20°37'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Cdr. E. Chavasse, RN) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN).

21 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-636 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 55°50'N, 10°31'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (A/Lt.Cdr. J.W. Cooper, DSC, RNR), HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN) and HMS Bentinck (A/Lt.Cdr. P.R.G. Worth, RN).

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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