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HMS Dakins K550 (DE 85)

Buckley Class

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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