HMS Bullen (K 469)
|Name||HMS Bullen (K 469)|
|Completed||1943 - Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyards Inc, Hingham MA|
|Date of attack||6 Dec 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-775 (Erich Taschenmacher)|
|Position||58° 30'N, 5° 03'W - Grid AN 15|
|Complement||168 officers and men (71 dead and 97 survivors).|
|History||Built as an unnamed destroyer escort (DE 78) of the Buckley class for the US Navy. On 25 Oct 1943, commissioned upon completion as frigate HMS Bullen (K 469) in the Royal Navy. |
|Notes on event|
On 6 Dec 1944, HMS Bullen (K 469) (LtCdr A.H. Parish, RN) of the 19th Escort Group was sunk by a Gnat from U-775 off Strathy Point in the Pentland Firth. HMS Loch Insh (K 433) (T/A/LtCdr E.W.C. Dempster, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Goodall (K 479) (LtCdr J.V. Fulton, RNVR) of the same Escort Group hunted the U-boat for the next 14 hours but she escaped undamaged.
|On board||We have details of 81 people who were on board.|
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