Allied Warships

HMS Dacres (K 472)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 472 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down7 Apr 1943 
Launched19 May 1943 
Commissioned28 Aug 1943 
End service 

Former nameUSS Duffy DE 268

Commands listed for HMS Dacres (K 472)

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1Lt.Cdr. Leo Patrick Bourke, RNZNR7 Aug 1943Dec 1943
2Lt. Timothy Llewellyn Davies, RNDec 194331 Jan 1944
3Lt. Kenneth Innes Hamilton, DSC, RN31 Jan 19441 Sep 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Court Julian, RNZNVR1 Sep 194426 Feb 1945
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Roger Leigh-Wood, RNVR26 Feb 194516 Apr 1945
6Cdr. Anthony Henry Thorold, DSC, OBE, RN16 Apr 1945early 1946

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Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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