HMS Waldegrave (K 579)
Frigate of the Captain class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 Oct 1943|
|Launched||4 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||28 Jan 1944|
Assigned USN penant DE 570 but not named.
Returned to the USN on 3 December 1945. Scrapped.
|Former name||DE 570|
Commands listed for HMS Waldegrave (K 579)
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|1||Lt. Tempest Hay, RN||25 Jan 1944||24 Sep 1945|
|2||T/A/Cdr. Thomas Hughes, RNR||24 Sep 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Waldegrave include:
9 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR), HMS Duff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN) and HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN). (1)
25 Apr 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR), HMS Stockham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hamilton, RNR), HMS Rupert (Lt. P.C.S. Black, RN) and HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN). (2)
- ADM 173/19218
- ADM 173/18697
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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