HMS Burges (K 347)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Nov 1941|
|Laid down||8 Dec 1942|
|Launched||26 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Jun 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 12.
Returned to the USN on 27 February 1946. Later sold for scrap.
Commands listed for HMS Burges (K 347)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Harold Hill, DSC, RD, RNR||30 Apr 1943||Oct 1944|
|2||Lt. Clifford Cornelius, RN||Oct 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Burges include:
21 Feb 1944
with HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Drury (Lt. N.J. Parker, RN), HMS Burges (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, DSC, RD, RNR) and RHS Kriezis. (1)
21 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR), HMS Bentinck (Cdr. E.H. Chavasse, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Burges (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Buttercup (T/Lt. R.J. Jonckheere, RNR). (2)
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18492
- ADM 173/19026
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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