Allied Warships

HMS Caicos (K 505)

Frigate of the Colony class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 505 
Built byWalsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jun 1943 
Laid down23 Apr 1943 
Launched6 Sep 1943 
Commissioned31 Dec 1943 
End service 

The Royal Navy assigned this ship as an aircraft direction frigate. She was the only frigate in WW2 fitted as such. The intention was to send Caicos to the Indian Ocean but she operated in the North Sea to detect Nazi V-1 cruise missiles ('buzz bombs') aimed at Britain.

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

Returned to the USN on 12 December 1945.

Former nameUSS Hannam PF-77

Commands listed for HMS Caicos (K 505)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Samuel Clive Bradley, RNZNR7 Aug 1943Apr 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Noel Russell, DSC, RNRApr 1944mid 1945

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