Allied Warships

HMS Dakins (K 550)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 550 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down23 Jun 1943 
Launched18 Sep 1943 
Commissioned23 Nov 1943 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 85 but not named.

HMS Dakins (A/Lt. Michael Geoffrey Henderson Arbuthnot, RNVR) was damaged beyond feasible repair when mined on 25 December 1944 north-west of Ostend, Belgium in position 51º25'N, 02º44'E. Managed to limp back to Harwich. Served as depot ship. Scrapped on 9 January 1947 in the Netherlands.  

Former nameDE 85

Commands listed for HMS Dakins (K 550)

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1T/Lt. Michael Geoffrey Henderson Arbuthnot, RNVR23 Nov 1943early 1945

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Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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