Allied Warships

HMS Gardiner (K 478)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
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 
History

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

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Notable events involving Gardiner include:


29 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Edmundston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR), HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Holland, RD, RNR), HMS Gentian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, RNVR), HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR), HMS Clematis (T/Lt. R.H. Farrands, DSC, RNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 34]. (1)

21 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RD, RNR) and HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR). (2)

22 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RD, RNR), HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR) and aircraft. (2)

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18492
  2. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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