HMS Dakins K550 (DE 85)
Named after Captain Dakins of the Advice during the Dutch Wars.
- Laid Down
- 23rd June 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Hingham MA
- 18th September 1943
- 23rd November 1943
- Date returned to US Navy
- Not returned to the US Navy
- Struck a mine Northwest of Oostend Belgium 25th December 1944. Written off as CTL & sold for scrap in Holland on 9th January 1947.
- Commanding Officers
- Lt R.S.Blacker RN November 1943
Lt Cdr F.Brock RCNVR November 1944
Lt M.G.H.Arbuthnot RNVR February 1945
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