Allied Warships

HMS St. Helena (K 590)

Frigate of the Colony class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassColony 
PennantK 590 
Built byWalsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jun 1943 
Laid down22 Sep 1943 
Launched20 Oct 1943 
Commissioned19 Feb 1944 
End service 
History

Returned to the USN on 8 April 1946.

HMS St. Helena is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

 
Former nameUSS Pasley PF-86

Commands listed for HMS St. Helena (K 590)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Ralph Eric Baldwin-Wiseman, RD, RNRFeb 194412 Jun 1944

2T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Godfrey Pardoe-Matthews, RNR21 Dec 1944mid 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)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19424

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


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