HMS Shiel (K 305)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||19 Nov 1942|
|Launched||26 May 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1943|
Was to be built in Canada for the United States Navy but transferred to the Royal Navy under the lend-lease program.
Returned to the U.S.N. 4 March 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Shiel (K 305)
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|1||Lt. Hugh Parker Crail, RNR||30 Sep 1943||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Shiel include:
1 Mar 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. D.L. Miller, RCNVR), HMCS Edmundston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR), HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Shiel (Lt. H.P. Crail, DSC, RNR). (1)
- ADM 173/18514
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.