Allied Warships

HMS Bazely (K 311)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 311 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Nov 1941 
Laid down5 Apr 1942 
Launched27 Jun 1942 
Commissioned18 Feb 1943 
End service 
History

Assigned USN penant DE 2.

Returned to the USN on 22 August 1945.

 
Former nameDE 2

Commands listed for HMS Bazely (K 311)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Jeffry Vanstone Brock, RCNVR18 Feb 19432 Aug 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. (retired) Jack Winston Cooper, RNR2 Aug 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Bazely include:


9 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Stork (Cdr.(Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, RN), HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. L.T. Sly, RD, RNR) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN). (1)

23 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-648 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 42°40'N, 20°37'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Blackwood (Cdr. E. Chavasse, RN) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN).

25 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-600 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 40°31'N, 22°07'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Bazely (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), and HMS Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. L.T. Sly, RD, RNR).

17 Aug 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. R.A.A.C. Ward, DSC, RN) conducted practice attacks on HMS Bazely (A/Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Cooper, RNR). These were followed by special exercises with aircraft. (2)

24 Aug 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Bazely (A/Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Cooper, RNR), HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR) and HMS Pasley (Lt. P.G.R. Mitchell, RN). (3)

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 173/17927
  2. ADM 173/19331
  3. File 2.12.03.6385 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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