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DE 1 / HMS Bayntun (K.310)


Specifications:
Class: Evarts (lend-lease)
Type: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1140 tons (light), 1430 tons (full)
Length: 283' 6" (wl), 289' 5" (oa)
Beam: 35' (extreme)
Draft: 11' (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 kts
Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 4-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship), 4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 156
Building and Operational Data:
  • 01 November 1941: Contract Awarded
  • 05 April 1942: Keel laid by the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.
  • 27 June 1942: Launched
  • 20 January 1943: Christened, sponsored by Mrs. Diana V.K. Evans-Lombe
  • 20 January 1943: Transferred to the Royal Navy, commissioned as HMS Bayntun (K.310), Lcdr. F. Gwynne-Jones, RNR, in command
  • 22 August 1945: Returned to USN at Harwich, England, commissioned as USS Bayntun (DE 1), Lcdr. John E. Shinners, USNR, in command
  • 19 October 1945: Decommissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard
  • 01 November 1945: Struck from the NVR
  • 17 June 1947: Sold for scrapping to Thomas Harris Barker of New Jersey
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    Bayntun 74k 20 January 1943: Boston Naval Shipyard - Lcdr F. Gwynne-Jones, RNR, reads his orders during the commissioning of HMS Bayntun (K.310).
    (U.S. Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. 10382)
    Stephen P. Carlson
    Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP,
    Charlestown (Boston) Navy Yard
    Bayntun 62k 20 January 1943: Boston Naval Shipyard - Christening of HMS Bayntun (K.310) by Mrs. Diana V.K. Evans-Lombe at Pier 7, Boston Navy Yard.
    (U.S. Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. 10382)
    Bayntun 75k 08 February 1943: Boston Harbor - HMS Bayntun in Boston Harbor with East Boston waterfront in the background.
    (U.S. Navy photo, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat. No. 10381)
    Bayntun 109k 24 March 1943: the Atlantic Ocean - HMS Bayntun (K-310) underway off Bermuda.
    (Photo © IWM #FL 1627 from the Imperial War Museum Ministry of Defense Foxhill Collection of Ship Photographs)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.
    Bayntun 50k underway, circa 1943 Bob Hurst
    Worksop, Nottinghamshire,
    England, United Kingdom
    Bayntun 92k 1943: no location - HMS Bayntun (K.310)(ex-BDE 1) in port. HMS Swale (K.217) is berthed at left.
    (Photo #A27400 from the Imperial War Museum Collection)
    John Chiquoine
    Bayntun 70k Bayntun, the first US-built destroyer escort of them all. This was taken in May 1944, with a North Atlantic convoy.
    [Ministry of Defense photo, from the book "Allied Escort Ships of World War II (A Complete Survey)", by Peter Elliott].
    submitted twice:
    John Shaw
    and
    Edib Krlicbegovic
    Bosnia-Hercegovina
    Bayntun 112k undated wartime image of Bayntun
    (Photo by Wright & Logan]
    Tim Rizzuto
    Executive Director
    USS Slater (DE 765) Memorial
    Bayntun 304k undated wartime image
    (U.S. Navy Photo No. 80-G-64289 from the United States National Archives]
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.
    Bayntun 210k undated wartime image Arthur Lewis


    Photos from Arthur's father,
    Arthur T. Lewis,
    a wireless operator in Bayntun
    Bayntun 106k On patrol, taken from HMS Loch Eck (K.422).
    Bayntun 325k Crew photo taken at the ship's decommissioning
    Bayntun 93k Invitation to Bayntun's Decommissioning Ball

    Bayntun History
    View the USS Bayntun (K.310), ex-(DE 1) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    HMS Bayntun's Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 22 Aug. 1945 - 19 Oct. 1945Lcdr. John Edward Shinners (comm. / decomm.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    None
    Additional Resources
    John Shaw's Website

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