Allied Warships

HMS Duff (K 352)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 352 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down22 Feb 1943 
Launched22 May 1943 
Commissioned23 Aug 1943 
End service 
History

Returned to the USN on 28 August 1945. Scrapped.

 
Former nameUSS Lamons DE-64

Commands listed for HMS Duff (K 352)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. John Richard Bradbury, RN23 Aug 194317 Nov 1943
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Brock, RCNVR17 Nov 194319 Aug 1944
3T/Lt. Roland Allan Harry, RNVR19 Aug 194415 May 1945
4T/Lt. Henry Brussel Bickett, RNVR15 May 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Duff include:


30 Nov 1944
At 0745 hours, HMS Duff (T/Lt. R.A. Harry, RNVR) is mined off Ostend, Belgium. She is badly damaged but managed to limp to Harwich. The ship was not repaired, 3 dead.

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


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