HMS Sarawak (K 591)
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||28 Sep 1943|
|Launched||25 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Feb 1944|
Returned to the USN 22 May 1946.
HMS Sarawak is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Commands listed for HMS Sarawak (K 591)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Eric Hope Lynes, RD, RNR||Feb 1944||Apr 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Merrick Rayner, RD, RNR||Apr 1944||15 Mar 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Francis Harden Gray, RD, RNR||15 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Sarawak include:
12 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tortola (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.C.L. Payne, RNVR), HMS La Sarawak (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rayner, RD, RNR) and HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR). (1)
- ADM 173/19300
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.