HMS Grindall (K 477)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||23 Apr 1943|
|Launched||4 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Sep 1943|
|Former name||USS Sanders DE-273|
Commands listed for HMS Grindall (K 477)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Cole, RD, RNR||23 Sep 1943||2 Nov 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. David Turquand-Young, RNVR||2 Nov 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Grindall include:
11 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Grindall (Cdr. W. Cole, RD, RNR), HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. M.H. Wallace, RCNR). (1)
15 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-285 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°13'N, 12°48'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Grindall (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. Turquand-Young, RNVR) and HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR).
- ADM 173/18493
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.