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:
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 depth charges from 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).