Allied Warships

HNoMS Tunsberg Castle (K 374)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 374 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered6 Feb 1943 
Laid down5 May 1943 
Launched16 Aug 1943 
Commissioned17 Apr 1944 
Lost12 Dec 1944 
Loss position70° 44'N, 30° 08'E
History

Mined on 12 December 1944 of BÃ¥tsfjord, Norway in position 70.43.701'N, 30.07.800'E.
5 Crewmembers went down with the ship.

 
Former nameHMS Shrewsbury Castle

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Notable events involving Tunsberg Castle include:


10 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Awe (Lt.Cdr. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR), HMS Capel (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN), HNoMS Tunsberg Castle and FFS Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves . (1)

11 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Awe (Lt.Cdr. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR), HMS Capel (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN), HNoMS Tunsberg Castle and FFS Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves . (1)

12 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Awe (Lt.Cdr. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR), HMS Capel (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) and HNoMS Tunsberg Castle. (1)

16 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Evenlode (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.B. Medlycott, RNR), HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR), HMS Capel (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) and HNoMS Tunsberg Castle. (1)

17 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Capel (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN), HNoMS Tunsberg Castle and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR). (1)

27 Aug 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HNoMS Tunsberg Castle. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19192
  2. File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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