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Shiel (PG 110)
ex-HMS Shiel (K 305)

British River Class Frigate:

  • Laid down in 1943 as PG-110 for the U.S. Navy at Canadian Vickers, Ltd., Montreal, Canada
  • Launched 29 September 1943
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy before completion under the lend-lease program and named HMS Shiel (K 305)
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody 2 March 1946 at Boston, Massachusetts and reclassified PG-110
  • Struck from the Navy Register 8 May 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Sold in December 1946
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1370 t.
  • Length 301.25'
  • Beam 36.5'
  • Draft 13'
  • Speed 20 kts.
  • Complement 107
  • Armament: Fwo 4"/40 mounts, ten 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks and one hedgehog depth charge projector
  • Propulsion: Two Admiralty 3-drum express boilers, one 5,500ihp reciprocating vertical triple expansion engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    PG-110 276k Hand colored photo from the collection of Eric E. Ashcroft who served with the Royal Navy in Shiel Ken Ashcroft
    PG-110 55k HMS Shiel (K 305) underway on 26 June 1944
    Photo from the Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection Ministry of Defense Foxhill Collections of Ship's Photographs, Photo No. IWM (FL 10562)
    Mike Green

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