HMS Anguilla (K 500)
Frigate of the Colony class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Walsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jun 1943|
|Laid down||1 Apr 1943|
|Launched||14 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Oct 1943|
Returned to the US on 31 May, 1946.
|Former name||USS Hallowell PF-72|
Commands listed for HMS Anguilla (K 500)
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|1||T/Lt. Christopher Morrison-Payne, RNVR||8 Jul 1943||19 May 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Douglas Cameron Williams, RNVR||19 May 1945||18 Mar 1946|
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Noteable events involving Anguilla include:
29 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-286 was sunk in the Barents Sea north of Murmansk, Russia, in position 69°29'N, 33°37'E, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Loch Insh (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, DSC, RNVR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and HMS Cotton (Lt.Cdr. I.W.T. Beloe, RN).