Allied Warships

HMS Bayntun (K 310)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 310 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Nov 1941 
Laid down5 Apr 1942 
Launched27 Jun 1942 
Commissioned13 Feb 1943 
End service 
History

Assigned USN penant DE 1.

Returned to the USN on 22 August 1945.

 
Former nameDE 1

Commands listed for HMS Bayntun (K 310)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Richard Charles Leslie Lazenby, RNVR12 Jan 194319 Jun 1943
2Lt.Cdr. John Treasure Jones, RD, RNR19 Jun 194329 Aug 1943
3Lt.Cdr. James Hutchinson Wright, RNR2 Sep 194315 Dec 1943
4Lt.Cdr. Leo Patrick Bourke, RNZNR15 Dec 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Bayntun include:


20 Jun 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of H 32]. (1)

8 Jan 1944
German U-boat U-757 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°33'N, 18°03'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, RNZNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose (A/T/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR).

23 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR), HMS Helmsdale (Cdr. C.W. McMullen, RN), HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Wright, RD, RNR), an unidentified vessel (unable to read the name in the log of HrMs O 9) and HMS Clover (Lt. T.E. Fanshawe, DSC, RNR). (2)

3 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-327 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea north-west of Bergen, in position 61°21'N, 02°00'E, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, DSC, RD, RNZNR), HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN) and HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR).

14 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-989 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea north of the Shetland Islands, in position 61°36'N, 01°35'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, DSC, RD, RNZNR), HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN), HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR).

17 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1278 was sunk in the North Sea north-west of Bergen, Norway in position 61°32'N, 01°36'E, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, DSC, RD, RNZNR) and HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR).

4 Mar 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, DSC, RD, RNZNR) and HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR). (3)

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17771
  2. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/20181

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


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