Allied Warships

HMS Knaresborough Castle (K 389)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 389 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : White 
Ordered19 Jan 1943 
Laid down22 Apr 1943 
Launched28 Sep 1943 
Commissioned5 Apr 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Port Glasgow on 16 March 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Knaresborough Castle (K 389)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. James Robert Freeman, RNR5 Nov 19439 Oct 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Frederick Marchant, RNR9 Oct 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Knaresborough Castle include:


19 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Lapwing (Cdr.(Retd.) E.C. Hulton, RN), HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR) and HMS Knaresborough Castle (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR). (1)

20 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Knaresborough Castle (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR), HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR), HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMS Lapwing (Cdr.(Retd.) E.C. Hulton, RN). (1)

26 Feb 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Sealyham, HMS Thirlmere (T/Lt. H.O. Olsen, RNR), HMS Knaresborough Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.F. Marchant, RNR) and HMS Seychelles (A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Baldwin-Wiseman, RD, RNR). (2)

27 Feb 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Knaresborough Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.F. Marchant, RNR), HMS Seychelles (A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Baldwin-Wiseman, RD, RNR), HMS Jasper (Lt. J.N. Kempton, RN) and HMS Sealyham. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19218
  2. ADM 173/20142

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


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