Allied Warships

HMS Bullen (K 469)

Frigate of the Captain class


National Maritime Museum Photograph #N6367

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 469 
Built byBethlehem Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down17 May 1943 
Launched7 Aug 1943 
Commissioned25 Oct 1943 
Lost6 Dec 1944 
Loss position58° 30'N, 5° 03'W
History

Never commissioned into US Navy, transferred to Britain as lend lease upon completion.

On 6 December 1944 HMS Bullen (Lt.Cdr. Anthony Heron Parish, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by U-775 west off Strathy Point, Scotland in position 58º30'N, 05º03'W. Of the 168 crewmembers on board 71 went down with the ship.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 6 Dec 1944 by U-775 (Taschenmacher).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Bullen

Commands listed for HMS Bullen (K 469)

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1Lt. Anthony Heron Parish, RN25 Oct 19436 Dec 1944 (+)

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Notable events involving Bullen include:


22 May 1944
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Mackay, RD, RNR) and HMS Bullen (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) served as the targets. These included night exercises. (1)

23 May 1944
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted night attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Mackay, RD, RNR) and HMS Bullen (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) served as the targets. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Safari returned to Rothesay. (1)

24 May 1944
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Mackay, RD, RNR), HMS Bullen (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the targets. These included night exercises. (1)

25 May 1944
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted night attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Mackay, RD, RNR), HMS Bullen (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the targets. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Safari proceeded to Rothesay. (1)

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


amazon.co.uk
(£ 38.25)


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18621

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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