HMS Caicos (K 505)
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||23 Apr 1943|
|Launched||6 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Dec 1943|
The Royal Navy assigned this ship as an aircraft direction frigate. She was the only frigate in WW2 fitted as such. The intention was to send Caicos to the Indian Ocean but she operated in the North Sea to detect Nazi V-1 cruise missiles ('buzz bombs') aimed at Britain.
HMS Caicos is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Returned to the USN on 12 December 1945.
|Former name||USS Hannam PF-77|
Commands listed for HMS Caicos (K 505)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Samuel Clive Bradley, RNZNR||7 Aug 1943||Apr 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Noel Russell, DSC, RNR||Apr 1944||mid 1945|
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