Allied Warships

HMS Byard (K 315)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 315 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down15 Oct 1942 
Launched6 Mar 1943 
Commissioned18 Jun 1943 
End service 
History

Returned to the USN on 12 December 1945. Later sold for scrap.

 
Former nameUSS Donaldson DE 55

Commands listed for HMS Byard (K 315)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Lionel Haultain Phillips, RN22 Feb 19433 Jan 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Mortimer Ferris, RNVR3 Jan 19449 Jun 1944
3A/Lt.Cdr. John Ivor Jones, DSO, DSC, RNR9 Jun 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Byard include:


17 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-841 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 59°57'N, 31°06'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Byard (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Phillips, RN).

20 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Curzon (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Diggins, DSC, RN), HMS Byard (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.M. Ferris, RNVR) and HMS Drury (Lt. N.J. Parker, RN). (1)

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18492

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


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