HMS Drury (K 316)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Nov 1941|
|Laid down||12 Feb 1942|
|Launched||24 Jul 1942|
|Commissioned||12 Apr 1943|
|End service||20 Aug 1945|
Returned to the USN on 20 August 1945 and commissioned by them on the same day for the return voyage to the USA.
|Former name||DE 46|
Commands listed for HMS Drury (K 316)
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|1||Lt. Norman John Parker, RN||12 Apr 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Drury include:
9 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Stork (Cdr. (Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, RN), HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. L.T. Sly, RD, RNR) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN). (1)
23 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-648 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 42°40'N, 20°37'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Cdr. E. Chavasse, RN) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN).
21 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-636 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 55°50'N, 10°31'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (A/Lt.Cdr. J.W. Cooper, DSC, RNR), HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN) and HMS Bentinck (A/Lt.Cdr. P.R.G. Worth, RN).
- ADM 173/17927
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.