Allied Warships

HMS Allington Castle (K 689)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 689 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Dec 1942 
Laid down22 Jul 1943 
Launched29 Feb 1944 
Commissioned19 Jun 1944 
End service 

Ex Alington Castle, with one 'l' but renamed with two in June 1944.
Part of the Home Fleet in 1946, based Fleetwood.
In the Harwich Reserve during 1947-1948.
Completed a Tyne refit whilst in Reserve in August 1949.
In Reserve at Harwich during 1950-1951.
In Reserve at West Hartlepool during 1952-1958.
Arrived at Sunderland on 20 December 1958 to be broken up by T. Young.

HMS Allington Castle is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Former nameHMS Alington Castle

Commands listed for HMS Allington Castle (K 689)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Graeme Ogden, DSC, RNVR25 Apr 194410 Sep 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. Phillips Almond Read, RNR10 Sep 194425 Apr 1945
3T/Lt. Donald Beet Ross, RNVR25 Apr 194515 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Allington 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). (1)


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

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