Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Bullen (K 469)

British Frigate

National Maritime Museum Photograph #N6367

NameHMS Bullen (K 469)
Type:Frigate (Captain)
Tonnage1,300 tons
Completed1943 - Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyards Inc, Hingham MA 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack6 Dec 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-775 (Erich Taschenmacher)
Position58° 30'N, 5° 03'W - Grid AN 15
Complement168 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.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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