HMS Braithwaite (K 468)
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||10 May 1943|
|Launched||31 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Nov 1943|
Returned to the USN on 13 November 1945. Stricken 21 January 1946 and scrapped.
|Former name||USS Straub DE 77|
Commands listed for HMS Braithwaite (K 468)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Eric Morrison Mackay, RD, RNR||13 Nov 1943||23 Jul 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Percival John Stoner, RN||23 Jul 1944||Jun 1945|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Duncan MacDonald, RNR||Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Braithwaite include:
3 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1279 was sunk in the North Sea north-west of Bergen, in approximate position 61°21'N, 02°00'E, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, DSC, RD, RNZNR), HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN) and HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR).
14 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-989 was sunk in the Northern Sea at the Faeroe Islands, in position 61°36'N, 01°35'W by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, DSC, RD, RNZNR), HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN), HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR).