HMS St. Helena (K 590)
Frigate of the Colony class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Walsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jun 1943|
|Laid down||22 Sep 1943|
|Launched||20 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||19 Feb 1944|
Returned to the USN on 8 April 1946.
HMS St. Helena is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
|Former name||USS Pasley PF-86|
Commands listed for HMS St. Helena (K 590)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Ralph Eric Baldwin-Wiseman, RD, RNR||Feb 1944||12 Jun 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Godfrey Pardoe-Matthews, RNR||21 Dec 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving St. Helena include:
27 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR), HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (1)
28 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR) and HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR). (1)
6 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR), HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR), HMSAS Good Hope (T/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Dryden-Dymond, SANF(V)) and HMS Perim (Lt. A.H. Kent, DSC, RD, RNR). (2)
- ADM 173/19424
- ADM 173/20363
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.