BAY-Class Anti-Aircraft Frigate initially ordered on 25th January 1943
for build as a LOCH-Class Anti-Submarine Frigate, but for which the order was
changed in 1944. Originally to have been named LOCH
MADDY she was laid down on 8th June 1944
and launched as CARNARVON BAY
by Robb at Leith on 15th March 1945. First RN ship to carry this
name she was completed on 20th September 1945
G e o g r a p h i c
L o c a t i o n
Reference: NO4201. Irish Sea Bay formed by coasts of Anglesey and county of Carnarvon.
(Note: Name now changed to Caernarfon.)
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Badge: On a Field White and Blue a fess wavy Green, two dragons
wings Red armed Blue.
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Nominated for service in Rosyth, Local Flotilla
Commissioned for service.
20th Build completion and commenced Acceptance Trials
On completion of trials and storing took passage
to Portland to complete
Carried out weapon calibration and on completion took passage to Rosyth
Joined Local Flotilla for training and local duties.
Rosyth deployment in continuation.
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Deployed at Rosyth
25th Passage to Oslo.
26th At Oslo
Deployed for training duties.
11th Returned to Rosyth
23rd Passage to Scapa Flow
24th Deployed at Scapa Flow
Passage to Rosyth
4th Resumed local duties at Rosyth.
April Nominated for reduction to Reserve status.
Passage to Harwich to Pay-off
May Accepted into Reserve and laid-up in Reserve Fleet at
Deployed as Living Ship for personnel of Reserve
F i n a l P h a
HMS CARNARVON BAY remained at Harwich until the
Reserve Fleet was closed down and was then transferred to Chatham to lay-up in the Medway.
Placed on the Disposal List in 1959 this ship was sold to an Italian shipbreaker for demolition and towed to Spezia where she arrived
on 28th August 1959.