HMS Ascension (K 502)
Frigate of the Colony class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Walsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jun 1943|
|Laid down||30 Apr 1943|
|Launched||6 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||24 Nov 1943|
Returned to the USN on 31 May, 1946.
HMS Ascension is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
|Former name||USS Hargood PF-74|
Commands listed for HMS Ascension (K 502)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Archibald Wilkinson, RNR||26 Jul 1943||Sep 1944|
|2||Cdr. William Josselyn Moore, DSC, RNR||Sep 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Ascension include:
25 Nov 1944
German U-boat U-482 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of the Shetlands, in position 60°18'N, 04°52'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Ascension (Cdr. W.J. Moore. DSC, RNR).