HMS Antigua (K 501)
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||3 Apr 1943|
|Launched||26 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Nov 1943|
Returned to the USN on 2 May, 1946.
HMS Antigua is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
|Former name||USS Hammond PF-73|
Commands listed for HMS Antigua (K 501)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Duncan Frederick White, RNR||27 Jul 1943||9 Sep 1944|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Leo Donkin, RNR||9 Sep 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Antigua include:
7 May 1945
HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN) and HMS Antigua (A/Lt.Cdr. E.L. Donkin, RNR) served as targets. (2)
- ADM 173/19365
- ADM 173/19532
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.