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HMS Affleck K462 (DE 71)

Buckley Class

Named after Admiral E Affleck of the Bedford during the American War of Independence

Laid Down
5th April 1943 at Bethlehem Steel, Hingham, MA.
30th June 1943
29th September 1943
Date returned to US Navy
Not returned to US Navy
Torpedoed by U486 off Cherbourg 26th December 1944 & written off as a Constructive Total Loss (CTL), Nine members of the crew were killed. Hulk refurbished and served in Portuguese Merchant Service as Nostra De La Luz in 1954 serving into the 1970s.
Commanding Officers
Lt K Pilditch on commissioning and then Commander C Gwinner RN (SO 1st EG)

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