HMS Carisbrooke Castle (K379)

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History
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Name: HMS Carisbrooke Castle (K379)
Namesake: Carisbrooke Castle
Builder: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company
Launched: 31 July 1943
Commissioned: 17 November 1943
Fate: Scrapped in 1958
General characteristics
Class and type: Castle-class corvette

HMS Carisbrooke Castle (K379) was a Royal Navy Castle-class corvette. She was named after Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight.

She was launched at Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, in Dundee, Scotland, on 31 July 1943 and commissioned on 17 November 1943.

After the Second World War, her career was spent in the fleet reserve until May 1952, when she became part of the Second Training Squadron at Portland where she remained until 1956. In 1953, she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.[1]

In November 1956, she was placed back in the reserve until she was scrapped at Faslane in 1958.

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1953 1953 Lieutenant-Commander T G Ridgeway RN
1954 1956

References[edit]

  1. ^ Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden

Publications[edit]

Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.