HMS Ballinderry (K 255)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) and Fletcher|
|Ordered||20 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||6 Nov 1941|
|Launched||7 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||2 Sep 1943|
Scrapped 7 July 1961.
Commands listed for HMS Ballinderry (K 255)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Edmund Fleetwood Aikman, RNR||16 Aug 1943||15 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Ballinderry include:
10 Jan 1945
HMS Ballinderry (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Aikman, RNR) and HMS Kilbernie (T/Lt. C.T. Letts, RNVR) together pick up 51 survivors from the British merchant Blackheath that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-870 west of Gibraltar in position 35°49'N, 06°03'W.