Allied Warships

HMS Kingsmill (K 484)

Frigate of the Captain class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 484 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Jan 1942 
Laid down9 Jul 1943 
Launched13 Aug 1943 
Commissioned29 Oct 1943 
End service 

Assigned USN penant DE 280 but not named.

Returned to the USN on 22 August 1945. Scrapped.

Former nameDE 280

Commands listed for HMS Kingsmill (K 484)

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1Lt. George Henry Cook, RN29 Oct 194326 Sep 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. David Turquand-Young, RNVR26 Sep 194424 Oct 1944
3Lt. George Henry Cook, RN24 Oct 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Kingsmill include:

7 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Kingsmill (Lt. G.H. Cook, RN), HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR), HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR) and HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR). (1)

Media links

The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

Collingwood, Donald


  1. ADM 173/19326

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

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