Allied Warships

HMS Cayman (K 506)

Frigate of the Colony class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 506 
Built byWalsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jun 1943 
Laid down15 Jul 1943 
Launched6 Sep 1943 
Commissioned20 Jan 1944 
End service 

Returned to the USM on 23 April 1946.  

Former nameUSS Harland PF-78

Commands listed for HMS Cayman (K 506)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Samuel Clive Bradley, RNZNR22 Jan 44?4 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Cayman include:

26 Oct 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR), HMS Bluebell (Lt. G.H. Walker, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Cayman (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.C. Bradley, RNZNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18533

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

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