HMS Byard (K 315)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||15 Oct 1942|
|Launched||6 Mar 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Jun 1943|
Returned to the USN on 12 December 1945. Later sold for scrap.
|Former name||USS Donaldson DE 55|
Commands listed for HMS Byard (K 315)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Lionel Haultain Phillips, RN||22 Feb 1943||3 Jan 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Mortimer Ferris, RNVR||3 Jan 1944||9 Jun 1944|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. John Ivor Jones, DSO, DSC, RNR||9 Jun 1944||late 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)
9 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Grou (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dupont, RCNR), HMCS Annan (T/A/Lt.Cdr C.P. Balfry, RCNR), HMS Byard (A/Lt.Cdr. J.I. Jones, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN). (2)
- ADM 173/18492
- ADM 173/19365
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.