Allied Warships

HMS Ascension (K 502)

Frigate of the Colony class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 502 
Built byWalsch-Kaiser Co., Inc. (Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jun 1943 
Laid down30 Apr 1943 
Launched6 Aug 1943 
Commissioned24 Nov 1943 
End service 

Returned to the USN on 31 May, 1946.

HMS Ascension is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Former nameUSS Hargood PF-74

Commands listed for HMS Ascension (K 502)

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1Lt.Cdr. Archibald Wilkinson, RNR26 Jul 1943Sep 1944
2Cdr. William Josselyn Moore, DSC, RNRSep 1944mid 1945

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Notable 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).

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