HMS Lawson (K 516)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Laid down||15 Jul 1943|
|Launched||13 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Nov 1943|
Assigned USN penant DE 518 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 20 March 1946. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 518|
Commands listed for HMS Lawson (K 516)
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|1||Lt. John Plomer Somerville, RN||15 Nov 1943||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Lawson include:
24 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR) and HMS Lawson (Lt. J.P. Somerville, RN). (3)
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19195
- ADM 173/19423
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.