HMS Drury (K 316)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Nov 1941|
|Laid down||12 Feb 1942|
|Launched||24 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Apr 1943|
|End service||20 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.
|Former name||DE 46|
Commands listed for HMS Drury (K 316)
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|1||Lt. Norman John Parker, RN||12 Apr 1943||mid 1945|
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Noteable 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).