HMS Balfour (K 464)
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||19 Apr 1943|
|Launched||10 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Oct 1943|
Returned to the US on 25 Oct, 1945. Stricken and scrapped.
|Former name||USS McAnn DE 73|
Commands listed for HMS Balfour (K 464)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Cecil Dick Bluett Coventry, RNR||27 Jul 1943||10 Jan 1945|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Clive Gwinner, DSO, DSC, RN||10 Jan 1945||Jun 1945|
|3||Lt. John Desmond Davey, RNVR||Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Balfour include:
18 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-672 was scuttled in the English Channel north of Guernsey, in position 50°03'N, 02°30'W, after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Balfour (Lt.Cdr. C.D.B. Coventry, RNR (retired)).
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