Allied Warships

HMS Ballinderry (K 255)

Frigate of the River class

Photo courtesy of Dave Grabham

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 255 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) and Fletcher 
Ordered20 Jun 1941 
Laid down6 Nov 1941 
Launched7 Dec 1942 
Commissioned2 Sep 1943 
End service 

Scrapped 7 July 1961.  

Commands listed for HMS Ballinderry (K 255)

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1Lt.Cdr. Edmund Fleetwood Aikman, RNR16 Aug 194315 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.

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