Allied Warships

HMS Braithwaite (K 468)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 468 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down10 May 1943 
Launched31 Jul 1943 
Commissioned13 Nov 1943 
End service 
History

Returned to the USN on 13 November 1945. Stricken 21 January 1946 and scrapped.

 
Former nameUSS Straub DE 77

Commands listed for HMS Braithwaite (K 468)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Eric Morrison Mackay, RD, RNR13 Nov 194323 Jul 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Percival John Stoner, RN23 Jul 1944Jun 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Duncan MacDonald, RNRJun 1945late 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).

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


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