HMS Dakins (K 550)
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||23 Jun 1943|
|Launched||18 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||23 Nov 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 85 but not named.
HMS Dakins (A/Lt. Michael Geoffrey Henderson Arbuthnot, RNVR) was damaged beyond feasible repair when mined on 25 December 1944 north-west of Ostend, Belgium in position 51º25'N, 02º44'E. Managed to limp back to Harwich. Served as depot ship. Scrapped on 9 January 1947 in the Netherlands.
|Former name||DE 85|
Commands listed for HMS Dakins (K 550)
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|1||T/Lt. Michael Geoffrey Henderson Arbuthnot, RNVR||23 Nov 1943||early 1945|
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