HMS Duff (K 352)
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||22 Feb 1943|
|Launched||22 May 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Aug 1943|
Returned to the USN on 28 August 1945. Scrapped.
|Former name||USS Lamons DE-64|
Commands listed for HMS Duff (K 352)
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|1||Lt. John Richard Bradbury, RN||23 Aug 1943||17 Nov 1943|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Brock, RCNVR||17 Nov 1943||19 Aug 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Roland Allan Harry, RNVR||19 Aug 1944||15 May 1945|
|4||T/Lt. Henry Brussel Bickett, RNVR||15 May 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Duff include:
9 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR), HMS Duff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN) and HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN). (1)
30 Nov 1944
At 0745 hours, HMS Duff (T/Lt. R.A. Harry, RNVR) is mined off Ostend, Belgium. She is badly damaged but managed to limp to Harwich. The ship was not repaired, 3 dead.
- ADM 173/19218
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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