HMS Aylmer (K 463)
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||12 Apr 1943|
|Launched||10 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1943|
Returned to the US on 5 Nov, 1945. Stricken on 19 Dec, 1945 and scrapped.
|Former name||USS Harmon DE 72|
Commands listed for HMS Aylmer (K 463)
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|1||Lt. Allan Donald Peter Campbell, RN||Jul 1943||Jun 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Geoffrey Gardner, RNVR||Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Aylmer include:
6 May 1944
German U-boat U-765 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 52°30'N, 28°28'W, by depth charges from 2 Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 825) of the British escort carrier HMS Vindex (Capt. H.T.T. Bayliss, RN) and the British frigates HMS Bickerton (Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Bligh (A/Lt.Cdr. J.W. Cooper, RNR (retired)) and HMS Aylmer (Lt. A.D.P. Campbell, RN).
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).