HMS Castlenau (FY 355)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
Completed on 15 April 1918.
Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Castlenau (FY 355)
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|1||T/Skr. John Baxter, RNR||11 Feb 1943||Sep 1943|
|2||T/Skr. Alexander Wood, RNR||Sep 1943||23 Mar 1944|
|3||Skr. William George Mickleburgh, RNR||23 Mar 1944||14 Jun 1944|
|4||T/Skr. George Wood, RNR||14 Jun 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Castlenau include:
7 Jul 1944
HMS Tuna (Lt. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) departed Blyth for Port H.H.Z. She was escorted by HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR) until 1551/7 when HMS Castlenau (Skr. W.K. Mickleburgh, RNR) took over the escort. (5)
18 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) departed Rothesay for Dundee. She made the passage together with HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN). The submarines were escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). (7)
24 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN), HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) and their escort HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR) departed Loch Eriboll to continue their passage to Dundee. (7)
4 May 1945
HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) departed Scapa Flow together with HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN). They were escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). (9)
- ADM 173/19222
- ADM 173/18548
- ADM 173/19126
- ADM 173/18809
- ADM 173/18148
- ADM 173/19038
- File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19787
- File 2.12.03.5656 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.