HMS Bligh (K 467)
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||10 May 1943|
|Launched||26 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||29 Sep 1943|
Returned to the USN on 12 November 1945. Stricken and scrapped (sold on 13 June 1946).
|Former name||USS Liddle DE 76|
Commands listed for HMS Bligh (K 467)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Edwin Blyth, RNVR||1 Aug 1943||mid 1944|
|2||T/Lt. William Bertram de Quincey, RNVR||mid 1944||26 Jan 1945|
|3||Cdr. Bertram Wilfrid Taylor, RN||26 Jan 1945||31 Jul 1945|
|4||A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Edwin Blyth, RNVR||31 Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Bligh include:
6 May 1944
German U-boat U-765 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Ireland, in position 52°30'N, 28°28'W, by depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (825 Sqn FAA/V) of the British escort carrier HMS Vindex (Capt. H.T.T. Bayliss, RN) and the British frigates HMS Bickerton (Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Bligh (A/Lt.Cdr. J.W. Cooper, RNR (retired)) and HMS Aylmer (Lt. A.D.P. Campbell, RN).
7 Nov 1944
The accidental firing of an Anti-Aircraft gun in Liverpool docks leaded to death and injury on the troopship Cape town Castle moored opposite. HMS Bligh then escorted convoy KMF-36 which sailed soon afterwards to Port Said. (2)
27 Jan 1945
The German U-boat U-1172 was sunk in St George's Channel, in position 52°24'N, 05°42'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN), HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR) and HMS Bligh (Cdr. B.W. Taylor, RN).
- ADM 173/19195
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.