HMS Cotton (K 510)
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||2 Jun 1943|
|Launched||21 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||8 Nov 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 81 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 26 November 1945. Stricken and scrapped.
|Former name||DE 81|
Commands listed for HMS Cotton (K 510)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Isaac William Trant Beloe, RN||8 Nov 1943||25 Jun 1945|
|2||Lt. Dudley Leslie Davenport, RN||25 Jun 1945||29 Aug 1945|
|3||T/Lt. William Alexander Wood, RANVR||29 Aug 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Cotton include:
21 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with ships from the 9th Escort Group and later with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RD, RNR) and HMS Cotton (Lt.Cdr. I.W.T. Beloe, RN). (1)
29 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-286 was sunk in the Barents Sea north of Murmansk, Russia, in position 69°29'N, 33°37'E, by the British frigates HMS Loch Insh (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, DSC, RNVR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and HMS Cotton (Lt.Cdr. I.W.T. Beloe, RN).
- ADM 173/19365
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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