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HMS Barbados (K 504)

Tacoma Class Patrol Frigate:

  • (MC Type T. S2-S2-AQ1) Originally authorized as Patrol Gunboat, PG-184
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Frigate, PF-76, 15 April 1943
  • Laid down under a Maritime Commission contract at Welsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, RI
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program, named Halstead and launched 27 August 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned HMS Barbados (K 504), 18 December 1943
  • Returned to U.S. custody 15 April 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission and sold for scrap 30 October 1947 to Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Chester, PA
    Naval Vessel Register of 1 January 1949 lists sales date as May 1948.


  • Displacement 1,190 t.
  • Length 303' 11"(oa)
  • Beam 37' 6"
  • Draft 13' 8"
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 190
  • Armament: Three 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, two twin 40mm gun mounts, nine 20mm guns, one Hedgehog depth charge projector, eight Y-gun depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Three boilers, two 5,500 iHP turbines, two shafts.
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