HMS Duckworth (K 351)
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||16 Jan 1943|
|Launched||1 May 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Aug 1943|
Returned to the USN on 17 December 1945. Sold for scrap on 29 May 1946.
|Former name||USS Thomas J Gary DE 61|
Commands listed for HMS Duckworth (K 351)
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|1||Cdr. Hugh Lloyd-Williams, DSO, RNVR||Jul 1943||19 Nov 1943|
|2||Cdr. Ronald George Mills, DSO, DSC, RN||19 Nov 1943||Feb 1945|
|3||Lt. Denis Jermain, DSC, RN||Feb 1945||23 Jul 1945|
|4||Lt. Brian William Knowles Hewson, RN||23 Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Duckworth include:
9 Oct 1943
The British frigate HMS Duckworth (Cdr. Hugh Lloyd-Williams, DSO, RNVR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Kamloops (T/Lt. D.M. Stewart, RCNR) together pick up 54 survivors from the American merchant Yorkmar that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-645 about 475 nautical miles south of Iceland in position 56°38'N, 20°30'W.
30 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-441 was sunk in the English Channel west of Guernsey, in position 49°37'N, 03°41'W, by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft (224 Sqn RAF/L) and the British frigates HMS Essington (A/Lt.Cdr. W. Lambert, RNVR), HMS Duckworth (Cdr. R.G. Mills, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Domett (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gordon, RNVR), HMS Cooke (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RD, RNR).
14 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-618 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay south-west of Lorient, in position 47°22'N, 04°39'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth and HMS Essington and from a British Liberator aircraft (53 Sqn RAF/G).
27 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1208 was sunk in the English Channel south-east of Isles of Scilly, in position 49°51'783N, 06°06'750W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Duckworth (A/Lt.Cdr. D. Jermain, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR).
26 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-399 was sunk in the English Channel near Land's End, in position 49°56'N, 05°22'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Duckworth (Lt. D. Jermain, DSC and Bar, RN).
29 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-1169 was sunk in the English Channel south of Lizard Point, in position 49°58'N, 05°25'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Duckworth (Lt. D. Jermain, DSC and Bar, RN).