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
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
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Reference: NO4201. Irish Sea Bay formed by
coasts of Anglesey and county of Carnarvon.
Name now changed to Caernarfon.)
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a Field White and Blue a fess wavy Green, two
wings Red armed Blue.
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1 9 4 5
Nominated for service in Rosyth, Local
Commissioned for service.
Build completion and commenced Acceptance
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
Rosyth deployment in continuation.
9 4 6
Deployed at Rosyth
Passage to Oslo.
Deployed for training duties.
Returned to Rosyth
Passage to Scapa Flow
Deployed at Scapa Flow
Passage to Rosyth
Resumed local duties at Rosyth.
Nominated for reduction to Reserve status.
Passage to Harwich to Pay-off
Accepted into Reserve and laid-up in Reserve
Fleet at Harwich.
Deployed as Living Ship for personnel of
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
Placed on the Disposal List in 1959 this ship
was sold to an Italian shipbreaker for
demolition and towed to Spezia where she
on 28th August 1959.