Allied Warships

HMS Antigua (K 501)

Frigate of the Colony class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 501 
Built byWalsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jun 1943 
Laid down3 Apr 1943 
Launched26 Jul 1943 
Commissioned4 Nov 1943 
End service 

Returned to the USN on 2 May, 1946.

HMS Antigua is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Former nameUSS Hammond PF-73

Commands listed for HMS Antigua (K 501)

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1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Duncan Frederick White, RNR27 Jul 19439 Sep 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Leo Donkin, RNR9 Sep 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Antigua include:

22 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Insh (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, RNVR) and HMS Antigua(A/Lt.Cdr. E.L. Donkin, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19365

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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