HMS Bullen (K469)
|Laid down:||17 May 1943|
|Launched:||7 August 1943|
|Commissioned:||25 October 1943|
|Fate:||Sunk on 6 December 1944 by U-775|
|Displacement:||1,800 tons fully loaded|
|Length:||306 ft (93 m) overall|
|Beam:||36.5 ft (11.1 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft (3.4 m) fully loaded|
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h)|
|Endurance:||5,500 nautical miles (10,200 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
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 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.
- Pennant (UK): K 469
- Pennant (US): DE 78
- Built by: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
- Uboat.net page for HMS Bullen
- Uboat.net page for U-775
- SI 2008/950 Designation under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986
- The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War by Donald Collingwood. published by Leo Cooper (1998), ISBN 0-85052-615-9.
- The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts by Bruce Hampton Franklin, published by Chatham Publishing (1999), ISBN 1-86176-118-X.
- German U-Boat Losses During World War II by Axel Niestle, published by United States Naval Inst (1998), ISBN 1-55750-641-8.
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