HMS Tintagel Castle (K 399)
Corvette of the Castle class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Ordered||23 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||29 Apr 1943|
|Launched||13 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Apr 1944|
Scrapped at Troon in June 1958.
Commands listed for HMS Tintagel Castle (K 399)
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|1||Lt. Robert Atkinson, DSC, RNR||1 Feb 1944||9 Jun 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Colin Arthur Hoodless, RNR||9 Jun 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Tintagel Castle include:
1 Aug 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC, RNR), HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Cygnet (Cdr. D.M. MacLean, RD, RNR). (2)
8 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC and Bar, RNR), HMS Poppy (Lt. H. Roach, RNR) and HMS Lotus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.B. Bald, MBE, RNVR). (3)
10 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-878 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of St Nazaire, France in position 47°35'N, 10°33'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Vanquisher (A/Lt.Cdr. F.M. Osborne, DSC, RANVR) and the British corvette HMS Tintagel Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Atkinson, DSC, RN).
- ADM 173/19192
- File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19424
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.