Bangor Marina welcomes HMS Biter

Bangor Marina welcomes HMS Biter

A recent visitor to Bangor Marina was HMS Biter, a P2000 Archer Class patrol vessel. Bangor Marina Manager, Kevin Baird, was proud to receive a ship's plaque from HMS Biter's Commanding Officer, Lt Stephanie Buttery.
HMS Biter's primary role is in support of Manchester and Salford University Royal Naval Unit taking students to sea for weekends in the Irish Sea and for extended periods in the UK and foreign waters.
HMS Biter is the fifth Royal Naval ship to bear the name. Perhaps the most famous of her predecessors was the fourth HMS Biter, an Escort Carrier transferred to the Royal Navy from the US in 1942 as part of the Lend-Lease programme.Later in 1942 HMS Biter supported Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa and in 1943, she was seconded to Fifth Escort Group in the North Atlantic where one of her Fairey Swordfish aircraft was instrumental in sinking U203. She suffered a severe fire in 1944 and in 1945 was sold to the French Navy where she served until 1966.

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