HMS Ballinderry (K 255)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) and Fletcher|
|Ordered||20 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||6 Nov 1941|
|Launched||7 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||2 Sep 1943|
Scrapped 7 July 1961.
Commands listed for HMS Ballinderry (K 255)
Please note that we're still working on this section.
|1||Lt.Cdr. Edmund Fleetwood Aikman, RNR||16 Aug 1943||15 Jan 1946|
You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.
Notable events involving Ballinderry include:
3 Apr 1944
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Ballinderry (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Aikman, RNR), HMS Cyclamen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Frogbrook, RNR) and HMS Aubretia (Lt. G.D. Fowler, RNR). (2)
10 Jan 1945
HMS Ballinderry (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Aikman, RNR) and HMS Kilbernie (T/Lt. C.T. Letts, RNVR) together pick up 51 survivors from the British merchant Blackheath that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-870 west of Gibraltar in position 35°49'N, 06°03'W.
- ADM 173/17928
- ADM 173/19337
- ADM 173/19345
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.