HMS Calder (K 349)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||11 Dec 1942|
|Launched||27 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Jul 1943|
Returned to the USN on 19 October 1945.
|Former name||USS Formoe DE 58|
Commands listed for HMS Calder (K 349)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Denis White, RNR||Mar 1943||Feb 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Playne, RNVR||Feb 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Calder include:
26 Jan 1945
German U-boat U-1051 was sunk in the Irish Sea south of the Isle of Man, in position 53°39'N, 05°23'W, by ramming and depth charges from the British frigates HMS Aylmer (Lt. A.D.P. Campbell, RN), HMS Calder (Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, DSC, RNVR), HMS Bentinck (Cdr. R.C.S. Garwood, RN) and HMS Manners (A/Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN).
8 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-774 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 49°58'N, 11°51'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Bentinck (A/Lt.Cdr. P.R.G. Worth, RN).