HMS Somaliland (K 594)
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||11 Oct 1943|
|Launched||11 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||22 Feb 1944|
Returned to the USN 22 May 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Somaliland (K 594)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Keith Burns Hopkins, DSC, RNVR||22 Feb 1944||6 Oct 1945|
|2||T/Lt. John Norman Hill, RNR||6 Oct 1945||21 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Somaliland include:
3 Sep 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMS Cayman (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.C. Bradley, RNZNR) and HMS Somaliland (A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR). (1)
23 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS North Bay (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B. Hynes, RCNVR), HMCS Atholl (T/Lt. W.G. Garden, RCNVR), HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR) and HMS Somaliland (A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR). (2)
- ADM 199/1830
- ADM 173/19411
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.