Allied Warships

HMS Rushen Castle (K 372)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 372 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered6 Feb 1943 
Laid down8 Apr 1943 
Launched16 Jul 1943 
Commissioned24 Feb 1944 
End service 

Sold on 26 September 1960.
Became a weather ship.

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Commands listed for HMS Rushen Castle (K 372)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Colin Warwick, DSC, RNR1 Dec 194325 Jun 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Kirke Craig, RNVR25 Jun 19454 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Rushen Castle include:

23 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Flint Castle (T/Lt. N. Harrison, RNVR), HMS Oxford Castle (T/Lt. H.E. Holden, DSC, RNR), HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR), HMS Vidette (Lt. P.J. Stoner, RN), HMS Chelmer (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR) and HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR). (1)

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  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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