Allied Warships

HMS Barbados (K 504)

Frigate of the Colony class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 504 
Built byWalsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jun 1943 
Laid down11 May 1943 
Launched27 Aug 1943 
Commissioned18 Dec 1943 
End service 

Returned to the USN on 15 April 1946.  

Former nameUSS Halstead PF-76

Commands listed for HMS Barbados (K 504)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Eric George Donald, RNVR18 Dec 194324 Jul 1945
2Lt. Arthur Horace Kent, DSC, RD, RNR24 Jul 194515 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Barbados include:

1 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMS Celandine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D.C. Hayes, RNVR) and HMS Barbados (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20257

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

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