Allied Warships

HMS Burges (K 347)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 347 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Nov 1941 
Laid down8 Dec 1942 
Launched26 Jan 1943 
Commissioned2 Jun 1943 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 12.

Returned to the USN on 27 February 1946. Later sold for scrap.


Commands listed for HMS Burges (K 347)

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1Lt.Cdr. Harold Hill, DSC, RD, RNR30 Apr 1943Oct 1944
2Lt. Clifford Cornelius, RNOct 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Burges include:

21 Feb 1944
with HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Drury (Lt. N.J. Parker, RN), HMS Burges (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, DSC, RD, RNR) and RHS Kriezis. (1)

21 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR), HMS Bentinck (Cdr. E.H. Chavasse, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Burges (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Buttercup (T/Lt. R.J. Jonckheere, RNR). (2)

31 Jul 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Inman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Evans, RN) and HMS Burges (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, DSC, RD, RNR). (3)

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/18492
  3. ADM 173/19026

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

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