HMS Gardiner (K 478)
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||20 May 1943|
|Launched||8 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Sep 1943|
HMS Gardiner is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Returned to the USN at Boston on 12 February 1946. Scrapped in June 1947.
|Former name||USS O'Toole DE 274|
Commands listed for HMS Gardiner (K 478)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Sydney Hopper, DSC, RN||28 Sep 1943||Jan 1944|
|2||Lt. William George Howe Bolton, DSC, RNR||Jan 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Gardiner include:
29 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Edmundston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR), HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Holland, RD, RNR), HMS Gentian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, RNVR), HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR), HMS Clematis (T/Lt. R.H. Farrands, DSC, RNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 34]. (1)
21 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RD, RNR) and HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR). (2)
22 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RD, RNR), HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR) and aircraft. (2)
- ADM 173/18492
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18773
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.