HMS Tortola (K 595)
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||16 Oct 1943|
|Launched||16 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||15 May 1944|
HMS Tortola is not listed in the October 1945 Navy List
Returned to the USN on 22 May 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Tortola (K 595)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Gerald Charles Leonard Payne, RNVR||23 Dec 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Tortola include:
12 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tortola (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.C.L. Payne, RNVR), HMS Sarawak (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rayner, RD, RNR) and HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR). (1)
- ADM 173/19300
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