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HMS Bullen (K469)

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Laid down  17 May 1943
Beam  36.5 ft (11.1 m)
Launched  7 August 1943
Length  306 ft (93 m) overall
Construction started  17 May 1943
Commissioned  25 October 1943
Fate  Sunk on 6 December 1944 by U-775
Displacement  1,800 tons fully loaded
Draught  11 ft (3.4 m) fully loaded

HMS Bullen was a Buckley class Captain class frigate during World War II. Named after Captain Charles Bullen of HMS Britannia at the battle of Trafalgar.


The Commanding Officer was Lt Cdr A.H. Parrish RN.


The submarine U-775 torpedoed and sunk HMS Bullen. The torpedo struck HMS Bullen midships. This incident happened at position 58°30′N 05°03′W northwest of Strathy Point, Scotland on 6 December 1944. Of the crew of HMS Bullen, 71 died and 97 survived. The wrecksite is designated as a protected place under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.

General information

  • Pennant (UK): K 469
  • Pennant (US): DE 78
  • Built by: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
  • References

    HMS Bullen (K469) Wikipedia

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