HMS Essington (K 353)
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||15 Mar 1943|
|Launched||19 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Sep 1943|
Assigned penant number DE 67 but had not been named.
Returned to the USN on 19 October 1945. Stricken on 5 December 1945 and scrapped.
Commands listed for HMS Essington (K 353)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Wilfred Lambert, RNVR||7 Sep 1943||29 Sep 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stanley Arthur Lampard, RNVR||29 Sep 1944||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Essington 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).
14 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-618 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of St. Nazaire, in position 47°22'N, 04°39'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth (Cdr. R.G. Mills, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Essington (A/Lt.Cdr. W. Lambert, RNVR) and by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (Sqdn. 53/G).