HMS Anguilla (K 500)
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||1 Apr 1943|
|Launched||14 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Oct 1943|
Returned to the US on 31 May, 1946.
|Former name||USS Hallowell PF-72|
Commands listed for HMS Anguilla (K 500)
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|1||T/Lt. Christopher Morrison-Payne, RNVR||8 Jul 1943||19 May 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Douglas Cameron Williams, RNVR||19 May 1945||18 Mar 1946|
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Notable events involving Anguilla include:
14 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Tavy (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR), HMS Geranium (T/Lt. G. Wallace, RNR), HMS Londonderry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and HMS Petunia (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR). (1)
29 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-286 was sunk in the Barents Sea north of Murmansk, Russia, in position 69°29'N, 33°37'E, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Loch Insh (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, DSC, RNVR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and HMS Cotton (Lt.Cdr. I.W.T. Beloe, RN).
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)