Allied Warships

HMS Caistor Castle (K 690)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 690 
Built byJ. Lewis & Sons Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered19 Dec 1942 
Laid down28 Aug 1943 
Launched22 May 1944 
Commissioned29 Sep 1944 
End service 

In reserve at Devonport during 1947-1948.
Completed a refit at Cardiff in 1949.
Completed a refit at Falmouth in 1951.
Served in the 2nd Training Sqdn at Portland from February 1953 untill 1955.
Represented the Reserve Fleet at the Coronation Review in 1953.
In reserve at Devonport in 1955-1956.
Arrived at Dalmuir, Troon in March 1956 to be broken up by W.H. Arnott Young & Co. Ltd.


Commands listed for HMS Caistor Castle (K 690)

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1Lt. Harry Hutchinson, RN14 Jun 194424 Mar 1945
2A/Lt.Cdr. Bernard John Bowick, RNVR24 Mar 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Caistor Castle include:

28 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN), HMS Pevensey Castle (Cdr. E. Hewitt, RD, RNR), HMS Kenilworth Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. J.O. Williams, RNR), HMS Launceston Castle (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR) and HMS Caistor Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. B.J. Bowick, RNVR). These included night exercises. (1)


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

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