Allied Warships

HMS Anguilla (K 500)

Frigate of the Colony class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 500 
Built byWalsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jun 1943 
Laid down1 Apr 1943 
Launched14 Jul 1943 
Commissioned15 Oct 1943 
End service 

Returned to the US on 31 May, 1946.

Former nameUSS Hallowell PF-72

Commands listed for HMS Anguilla (K 500)

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1T/Lt. Christopher Morrison-Payne, RNVR8 Jul 194319 May 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Douglas Cameron Williams, RNVR19 May 194518 Mar 1946

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Notable 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).

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