Allied Warships

HMS Queen (D 19)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

Photograph with thanks to David Tolley who's father Raymond Tolley was an Air Artificer aboard HMS Queen during that time.

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 19 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down12 Mar 1943 
Launched2 Aug 1943 
Commissioned7 Dec 1943 
End service31 Oct 1946 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 31 October 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 22 Janaury 1947.
Sold into merchantile service on 29 July 1947 being renamed Roebiah.
Renamed President Marcos in 1967.
Scrapped in Taiwan in 1972.  

Former nameUSS St. Andrews

Commands listed for HMS Queen (D 19)

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1A/Capt. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, DSO, RNDec 194319 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Queen include:

6 Feb 1945
HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with aircraft from HMS Queen (A/Capt. K.J. D'Arcy, DSO, RN). (1)

4 May 1945
German U-boat U-711 was sunk at Kilbotn, near Harstad, Norway, in position 68°43,7'N, 16°34,6'E, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (846, 853 and 882 Sqn FAA) of the British escort carriers HMS Searcher, HMS Trumpeter and HMS Queen.


  1. ADM 173/19852

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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