Allied Warships

HMS Halstead (K 556)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 556 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down28 Jul 1943 
Launched14 Oct 1943 
Commissioned3 Nov 1943 
End service 

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 nameDE 91

Commands listed for HMS Halstead (K 556)

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1Cdr. John Rowe Westmacott, RN25 Feb 19443 Jul 1944
2T/Lt. William Richard Fowler, RNVR3 Jul 1944late 1944

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The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

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