Allied Warships

HMS Widemouth Bay (K 615)

Frigate of the Bay class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 615 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered2 May 1943 
Laid down26 Apr 1944 
Launched19 Oct 1944 
Commissioned13 Apr 1945 
End service 

Scrapped 23 November 1957.  

Former nameLoch Frisa

Commands listed for HMS Widemouth Bay (K 615)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. John Hart Macalister, RNVR22 Feb 1945Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Widemouth Bay include:

3 May 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Alacrity (Lt.Cdr. J. Clutton-Baker, DSC, RN), HMS Rother (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR), HMS Widemouth Bay (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Macalister, RNVR) and HMCS Matane (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J. Jones, RCNVR). (1)

26 May 1945
HMS Vagabond (Lt. I.M. Stoop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Widemouth Bay (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Macalister, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/20332
  2. ADM 173/20221

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

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