HMS Bentley (K 465)
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||26 Apr 1943|
|Launched||17 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Oct 1943|
Returned to the USN on 5 November 1945. Stricken on 19 December 1945 and scrapped.
|Former name||USS Ebert DE 74|
Commands listed for HMS Bentley (K 465)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Paul Cortis Hopkins, RN||16 Aug 1943||May 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Eric George May, DSC, RN||May 1944||3 Dec 1944|
|3||Lt. Francis Louis Boyer, RN||3 Dec 1944||Jan 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Eric George May, DSC, RN||Jan 1945||Aug 1945|
|5||T/Lt. James Harry Hampton, RNVR||Sep 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Bentley include:
27 Apr 1944
HMS Affleck (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Bentley (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Hopkins, RN) together pick up 54 survivors from the Panamanian merchant Colin that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day in the North Atlantic in position 54°16'N, 31°58'W by German U-boat U-859.
11 Jan 1945
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Deane (T/Lt.Cdr. F. Brock, RCNVR) and later with HMS Garlies (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.M.M. Stamp, RNVR), HMS Bentley (Lt.Cdr. E.G. May, DSC, RN) and HMS Gore (Lt. J.V. Reeves-Brown, DSC, RN). (2)
- ADM 173/19421
- File 2.12.03.6444 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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