Allied Warships

HMS Bentley (K 465)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 465 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down26 Apr 1943 
Launched17 Jul 1943 
Commissioned13 Oct 1943 
End service 
History

Returned to the USN on 5 November 1945. Stricken on 19 December 1945 and scrapped.

 
Former nameUSS Ebert DE 74

Commands listed for HMS Bentley (K 465)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Paul Cortis Hopkins, RN16 Aug 1943May 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Eric George May, DSC, RNMay 19443 Dec 1944
3Lt. Francis Louis Boyer, RN3 Dec 1944Jan 1945
4Lt.Cdr. Eric George May, DSC, RNJan 1945Aug 1945
5T/Lt. James Harry Hampton, RNVRSep 1945late 1945

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Noteable events involving Bentley include:


27 Apr 1944
HMS Affleck (A/Cdr. C. Gwinner, DSO, DSC, RN (retired)) and HMS Bentley (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Hopkins, RN) together pick up 54 survivors from the Panamanian merchant Colin that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day in the North Atlantic in position 54°16'N, 31°58'W by German U-boat U-859.

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


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