HMS Queen (D 19)
Escort Carrier of the Ameer class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||12 Mar 1943|
|Launched||2 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Dec 1943|
|End service||31 Oct 1946|
Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
|Former name||USS St. Andrews|
Commands listed for HMS Queen (D 19)
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|1||A/Capt. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, DSO, RN||Dec 1943||19 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Queen include:
4 May 1945
German U-boat U-711 was sunk at Kilbotn, near Harstad, Norway, in position 68°43,7'N, 16°34,6'E, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (846, 853 and 882 Sqn FAA) of the British escort carriers HMS Searcher, HMS Trumpeter and HMS Queen.
- ADM 173/19852
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.