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HMS Ekins K552 (DE 87)

Buckley Class

Named after Sir C Ekins of the Superb at Algiers 1815.

Laid Down
5th July 1943 at Bethlehem Steel Hingham MA
2nd October 1943
29th November 1943
Date returned to US Navy
Not returned to the US Navy
Struck a mine 13 miles Northwest of Oostend Belgium 16th April 1945. Written off as CTL & sold for scrap in Holland in March 1947
Commanding Officers
Lt G.Bonner-Davies RN November 1943
Lt A.Tandevin RNVR October 1944

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