BAY Class Anti-Aircraft Frigate initially ordered on 25th January 1943
for build as a LOCH
Class Anti-submarine Frigate, but for which
the ordered was changed in 1944.
Originally to have been named LOCH
FOIN she was laid down on 8th February 1944
and launched as PADSTOW BAY
by Pickersgill at
on 3rd October 1944.
First RN ship to carry this name she was
completed on 26th January 1946.
Bay 3 miles East
of Leven on north
of Firth of Forth.
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Nominated for service in Mediterranean on
completion of trials.
Build completion and commenced Acceptance
On completion of storing and trials took
passage to Portland for weapon calibration and
work-up for foreign service.
Deployed at Portland
Passage to Gibraltar
Embarked military personnel for passage to
Arrived at Malta and joined Escort Flotilla.
Nominated for Palestine Patrol duties in
(Note: RN ships were required to intercept
mercantiles on passage to Palestine which were
carrying illegal immigrants. For details See
Naval Staff History published in 2002.)
Passage to Alexandria
Deployed for patrol.
Arrived in Malta on relief from patrol.
Deployed in Malta for Flotilla duties.
Sailed for patrol from Malta.
Passage to Malta.
Arrived in Malta
Deployed for local duties with Flotilla in
Malta deployment in continuation.
Nominated to return to UK to Pay-off and
reduce to Reserve status.
Took passage from Malta to return to UK.
Arrived at Portsmouth
Paid-off and destored.
Reduced to Reserve for lay-up at Portsmouth in
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HMS LARGO BAY remained in the Reserve Fleet until 1958
when placed on the Disposal List. The ship was
sold to BISCO for demolition by
TW Ward and towed to the breakerís yard at
Inverkeithing where she arrived on 11th July