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Yard No. 1185
HMS HELMSDALE



Yard Number 1185 was named HELMSDALE when launched on Saturday 05/06/1943 by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow for Royal Navy

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1943
Ship Type: River Class Frigate F253
Tonnage: 1370t displ
Length: 301 feet
Breadth: 36 feet 9

Owner History:
Royal Navy


HELMSDALE arrived for scrapping on 07/11/1957

Additional Information: Completed 15/10/1943
Atlantic escort sank U743
09/09/1944. Underwater Detection Est Portland for trials
Took part in search for HMS Affray
Scrapped at Faslane

Previous update by Colin Campbell, Brian Hargreaves
Photo supplied by John Ward~McQuaid