Allied Warships

HMS Waldegrave (K 579)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassCaptain 
PennantK 579 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down16 Oct 1943 
Launched4 Dec 1943 
Commissioned28 Jan 1944 
End service 
History

Assigned USN penant DE 570 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 3 December 1945. Scrapped.

 
Former nameDE 570

Commands listed for HMS Waldegrave (K 579)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Tempest Hay, RN25 Jan 194424 Sep 1945
2T/A/Cdr. Thomas Hughes, RNR24 Sep 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Waldegrave include:


9 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR), HMS Duff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN) and HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN). (1)

10 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN) and HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN). (1)

Media links


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19218

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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