HMS Begum (D 38)
Escort Carrier of the Ameer class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||3 Aug 1942|
|Launched||11 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||2 Aug 1943|
Decommissioned and transferred to the R.N. and commissioned in R.N. service as HMS Begum on 2 August 1943.
|Former name||USS Bolinas|
Commands listed for HMS Begum (D 38)
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|1||A/Capt. John Egerton Broome, DSC, RN||Aug 1943||26 Mar 1945|
|2||A/Capt. Cecil Lewis Howe, OBE, RN||26 Mar 1945||4 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Begum include:
11 Jun 1944
During 11 and 12 June 1944, HMS Storm (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR), conducted exercises off Trincomalee during which a practice attack was made on HMS Begum (A/Capt. J.E. Broome, DSC, RN). These were followed by A/S exercises with aircraft from Begum and several of her escorts. These included night exercises. (1)
12 Jun 1944
During 12 and 13 June 1944, HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. During these exercises she was escorted by HMS Rosalind (A/Skr.Lt. E.G. Littler, DSC, RD, RNR). Also part of these exercises were a practice attack on HMS Begum (A/Capt. J.E. Broome, DSC, RN) and A/S exercises with two of her escorts, the frigates HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR) and HMS Lossie (Lt.Cdr. A.F. MacFie, OBE, RNR). (2)
- ADM 173/18834
- ADM 173/18674
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.