HMS Labuan (K 584)
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||7 Aug 1943|
|Launched||21 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||5 Feb 1944|
Briefly named Gold Coast but launched as Labuan.
|Former name||USS Harvey PF-80|
Commands listed for HMS Labuan (K 584)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Vivian Dickinson Hamlin Bidwell, DSC, RNR||5 Feb 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Labuan include:
24 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Coaticook (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L de la C. Audette, RCNVR ) and HMS Labuan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. V.D.H. Bidwell, DSC, RNR). (1)
27 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-1279 was sunk in the English Channel, in position 49°46'N, 05°47'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Labuan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. V.D.H. Bidwell, DSC, RNR) and HMS Loch Fada (Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN).
- ADM 173/19286
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.