Allied Warships

HMS Bullen (K 469)

Frigate of the Captain class

National Maritime Museum Photograph #N6367

NavyThe Royal Navy
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

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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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
($ 43.82)
(£ 45.00)

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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