Allied Warships

HMS Burges (K 347)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 347 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Nov 1941 
Laid down8 Dec 1942 
Launched26 Jan 1943 
Commissioned2 Jun 1943 
End service 
History

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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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Harold Hill, DSC, RD, RNR30 Apr 1943Oct 1944
2Lt. Clifford Cornelius, RNOct 1944late 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)

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

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

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


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