Allied Warships

HMS Bentinck (K 314)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 314 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down29 Jun 1942 
Launched3 Feb 1943 
Commissioned19 May 1943 
End service 
History

Assigned USN penant DE 52.

Returned to the USN on 5 January 1946. Later sold for scrap. Sold to Taiwan 26 May 1946.

 
Former nameUSS Bull DE-52

Commands listed for HMS Bentinck (K 314)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. (retired) Henry Joseph Rawle Paramore, RNApr 194312 Sep 1943
2Cdr. Evelyn Henry Chavasse, DSO, DSC, RN12 Sep 194310 Jul 1944
3Cdr. Robert Cecil Somers Garwood, RN10 Jul 1944Feb 1945
4A/Lt.Cdr. Peter Reginald Glenholme Worth, RNFeb 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Bentinck include:


1 Sep 1943
HMS H 33 (T/Lt. C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bentinck (Cdr.(Retd.) H.J.R. Paramore, RN), HMS Amaranthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR) and HMS Vanquisher (Lt.Cdr. G.A.G. Ormsby, RN). (1)

1 Sep 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fame (Cdr. R.A. Currie, RN) and HMS Bentinck (Cdr.(Retd.) H.J.R. Paramore, RN). (2)

2 Sep 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Starling (Capt. F.W. Walker, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Kite (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Wild Goose (A/Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, DSC, RN), HMS Amaranthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR) and HMS Bentinck (Cdr.(Retd.) H.J.R. Paramore, RN). (3)

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). (4)

26 Jan 1945
German U-boat U-1051 was sunk in the Irish Sea south of the Isle of Man, in position 53°39'N, 05°23'W, by ramming and depth charges from the British frigates HMS Aylmer (Lt. A.D.P. Campbell, RN), HMS Calder (Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, DSC, RNVR), HMS Bentinck (Cdr. R.C.S. Garwood, RN) and HMS Manners (A/Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN).

8 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-774 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 49°58'N, 11°51'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Bentinck (A/Lt.Cdr. P.R.G. Worth, 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).

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17786
  2. ADM 173/17832
  3. ADM 173/17762
  4. ADM 173/18492

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


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