HMS Montserrat (K586)

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United States
Name: USS Hornby
Namesake: British name assigned in anticipation of ship's transfer to United Kingdom
Reclassified: Patrol frigate, PF-82, 15 April 1943
Builder: Walsh-Kaiser Company, Providence, Rhode Island
Laid down: 28 August 1943[1]
Renamed: Monsterrat, 1943
Namesake: Montserrat
Launched: 27 September 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Harry Gray
Commissioned: never
Identification: PG-190
Fate: Transferred to United Kingdom, 31 August 1944
Acquired: Returned by United Kingdom 11 June 1946
Fate: Sold for scrapping 30 November 1947
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Montserrat
Namesake: Montserrat
Acquired: 31 August 1944
Commissioned: 31 August 1944[1]
Identification: K586
Fate: Returned to United States 11 June 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: Colony/Tacoma-class patrol frigate
Displacement: 1,264 long tons (1,284 t)
Length: 303 ft 11 in (92.63 m)
Beam: 37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
Draft: 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
  • 3 × boilers
  • 2 × turbines, 5,500 shp (4,100 kW) each
  • 2 shafts
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 190

HMS Montserrat (K586) was a Colony-class frigate of the United Kingdom that served during World War II. She originally was ordered by the United States Navy as the Tacoma-class patrol frigate USS Hornby (PF-82) and was transferred to the Royal Navy prior to completion.

Construction and acquisition[edit]

The ship, originally designated a "patrol gunboat," PG-190, was ordered by the United States Maritime Commission under a United States Navy contract as USS Hornby. She was reclassified as a "patrol frigate," PF-82, on 15 April 1943 and laid down by the Walsh-Kaiser Company at Providence, Rhode Island, on 28 August 1943.[1] Intended for transfer to the United Kingdom, the ship was renamed Montserrat by the British prior to launching and was launched on 27 September 1943.

Service history[edit]

Transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease on 31 August 1944, the ship served in the Royal Navy as HMS Montserrat (K586) on patrol and escort duty.


The United Kingdom returned Montserrat to the U.S. Navy on 11 June 1946. She was sold to the John J. Duane Company of Quincy, Massachusetts, on 30 November 1947 for scrapping.




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