Allied Warships


Bay class

19 ships

The frigate HMS Cardigan Bay (K 630) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

Displacement1580 BRT 
Length307.25 ft (oa) 
Complement157 men 
Armament4 x 4inch gun (2x2)
4 x 40mm guns (2x2)
4 x 20m guns (2x2)
2 x Hedgehog 
Max speed20 knots
Engines2 shaft reciprocating (4 cyl. V.T.E.) 
PowerI.H.P. 5.500 
Notes on classShipping in the English Channel became a priority U-boat target following the Normandy invasion. Invasion shipping escorts were vulnerable to aircraft attack. Loch class frigates under construction substituted anti-aircraft guns for some of their ASW weapons, and were re-designated Bay class. 

All ships of the Bay class

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HMS Bigbury Bay (K 606)
HMS Burghead Bay (K 622)
HMS Cardigan Bay (K 630)
HMS Carnarvon Bay (K 636)
HMS Cawsand Bay (K 644)
HMS Dundrum Bay (K 647)
HMS Enard Bay (K 435)
HMS Gerrans Bay (K 436)
HMS Herne Bay (K 611)
HMS Hollesley Bay (K 614)
HMS Largo Bay (K 423)
HMS Luce Bay (K 427)
HMS Morecambe Bay (K 624)
HMS Mounts Bay (K 627)
HMS Padstow Bay (K 608)
HMS Pegwell Bay (K 638)
HMS Porlock Bay (K 650)
HMS St. Austell Bay (K 634)
HMS St. Brides Bay (K 600)
HMS Start Bay (K 604)
HMS Thurso Bay (K 640)
HMS Tremadoc Bay (K 605)
HMS Veryan Bay (K 651)
HMS Whitesand Bay (K 633)
HMS Widemouth Bay (K 615)
HMS Wigtown Bay (K 616)

19 Frigates of the Bay class.

Strikeout means that ship was cancelled (not finished) - not counted in class figures.

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