Allied Warships

HMS Grindall (K 477)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 477 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down23 Apr 1943 
Launched4 Jun 1943 
Commissioned23 Sep 1943 
End service 

Former nameUSS Sanders DE-273

Commands listed for HMS Grindall (K 477)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Cole, RD, RNR23 Sep 19432 Nov 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. David Turquand-Young, RNVR2 Nov 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Grindall include:

11 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Grindall (Cdr. W. Cole, RD, RNR), HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. M.H. Wallace, RCNR). (1)

15 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR) and HMS Grindall (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. Turquand-Young, RNVR). (2)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN) and HMS Grindall (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. Turquand-Young, RNVR). (3)

15 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-285 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°13'N, 12°48'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Grindall (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. Turquand-Young, RNVR) and HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR).

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. ADM 173/18493
  2. ADM 173/19365
  3. ADM 173/19345

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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