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HMS Blackwood (K313)

For other ships of the same name, see HMS Blackwood.
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HMS Blackwood

<tr> <th height="30" style="background-color:#B0C4DE;text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;font-size:110%;">Career </th> <th style="background-color:#B0C4DE;text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;font-size:110%;">Royal Navy Ensign</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Name:</td><td> HMS Blackwood</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Namesake:</td><td> Henry Blackwood</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Builder:</td><td> Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, USA</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Laid down:</td><td> 22 September 1942</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Launched:</td><td> 23 November 1942</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Commissioned:</td><td> 27 March 1943</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Identification:</td><td> Pennant number: K313</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Fate:</td><td> Damaged by U-764 on 15 June 1944
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HMS Blackwood was a Captain-class frigate of the Evarts-class of destroyer escort, originally commissioned to be built for the U.S. Navy. Before she was finished in 1942, she was transferred to the Royal Navy under the terms of Lend-Lease, and saw service during the Second World War.

Career

Blackwood was built by Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, USA and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 27 March 1943. She saw service on anti-submarine patrols and as a convoy escort. On 23 November 1943 she and the frigates HMS Bazely and HMS Drury sank the U-boat U-648 north-east of the Azores, and two days later on 25 November Bazely and Blackwood sank U-600 north of Punta Delgada.

Blackwood was part of the 4th Escort Group and was on patrol in the western approaches to the English Channel on 15 June 1944, covering ships bound for the allied invasion of Normandy when she was sighted by U-764, which fired a Gnat at her. Blackwood was hit and damaged, killing 57 of the crew. She was taken under tow, but foundered off Portland Bill the following day. The wreck lies in position Coordinates: 50°07′00″N 02°01′06″W / 50.11667°N 2.01833°W / 50.11667; -2.01833{{#coordinates:50|07|00|N|02|01|06|W| |primary |name= }}. in Script error: No such module "convert". of water, and is designated as a protected place under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986.

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