HMS Halstead (K 556)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||28 Jul 1943|
|Launched||14 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||3 Nov 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 91 but not named.
HMS Halsted (Cdr. John Rowe Westmacott, RN) was torpedoed in the English Channel by a German Motor Torpedo Boat (E-boat) on 11 June 1944. The bow was blown off. Declared a total loss and used for spare parts. Scrapped starting on 28 March 1947.
|Former name||DE 91|
Commands listed for HMS Halstead (K 556)
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|1||Cdr. John Rowe Westmacott, RN||25 Feb 1944||3 Jul 1944|
|2||T/Lt. William Richard Fowler, RNVR||3 Jul 1944||late 1944|
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