HMS Bredon (T 223)
ASW Trawler of the Hill class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||15 Mar 1941|
|Laid down||12 Jul 1941|
|Launched||20 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||29 Apr 1942|
|Lost||8 Feb 1943|
|Loss position||29° 49'N, 14° 05'W|
HMT Bredon (T/Lt. John Reginald Fradgley, RNVR) was torpedoed and sunk around 0800 hours on 8 February 1943, by U-521 off the Canary Islands in position 29º49'N, 14º05'W.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Bredon|
Commands listed for HMS Bredon (T 223)
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|1||T/Lt. John Reginald Fradgeley, RNVR||23 Apr 1942||8 Feb 1943 (+)|
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Notable events involving Bredon include:
5 Sep 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Nicholson and HMS Bredon (T/Lt. J.R. Fradgeley, RNVR). (1)
7 Sep 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bredon (T/Lt. J.R. Fradgeley, RNVR) and HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RD, RNR). (1)
- ADM 173/17253
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.