Allied Warships

HMS Cooke (K 471)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 471 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down11 Mar 1943 
Launched22 Apr 1943 
Commissioned30 Aug 1943 
End service 

Returned to the United States and sold 3 June 1947.

Former nameUSS Dempsey DE 267

Commands listed for HMS Cooke (K 471)

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1Lt.Cdr. Leonard Charles Hill, OBE, RNR23 Aug 194310 Nov 1944
2Lt. Neil Derrick Cornwall, RN10 Nov 1944mid 1945
3T/Lt. Richard Charles Leslie Lazenby, RNVRmid 1945mid 1945
4T/Lt. Vivian Raymond Sutherland Black, RNVR???early 1946

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Notable events involving Cooke include:

30 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-441 was sunk in the English Channel west of Guernsey, in position 49°37'N, 03°41'W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/L) and the British frigates HMS Essington (A/Lt.Cdr. W. Lambert, RNVR), HMS Duckworth (Cdr. R.G. Mills, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Domett (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gordon, RNVR), HMS Cooke (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RD, RNR).

26 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-214 was sunk in the English Channel south of Start Point, in position 49°58'N, 03°30'W by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Cooke (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RD, RNR).

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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