Allied Warships

HMS Gardiner (K 478)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 478 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down20 May 1943 
Launched8 Jul 1943 
Commissioned28 Sep 1943 
End service 

HMS Gardiner is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Returned to the USN at Boston on 12 February 1946. Scrapped in June 1947.

Former nameUSS O'Toole DE 274

Commands listed for HMS Gardiner (K 478)

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1Lt.Cdr. Robert Sydney Hopper, DSC, RN28 Sep 1943Jan 1944
2Lt. William George Howe Bolton, DSC, RNRJan 1944mid 1945

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Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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