Allied Warships

HMS Shiel (K 305)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 305 
Built byCanadian Vickers, Montreal, Canada 
Ordered9 Dec 1941 
Laid down19 Nov 1942 
Launched26 May 1943 
Commissioned30 Sep 1943 
End service 

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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1Lt. Hugh Parker Crail, RNR30 Sep 1943late 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)

2 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Shiel (Lt. H.P. Crail, DSC, RNR) (2)


  1. ADM 173/18514
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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

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