HMS Farnham Castle

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HMS Farnham Castle WWII IWM FL 13067.jpg
History
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Name: HMS Farnham Castle (K413)
Namesake: Farnham Castle
Builder: John Crown & Sons Ltd
Laid down: 25 June 1943
Launched: 25 April 1944
Commissioned: 31 January 1945
Decommissioned: 1947
Fate: Scrapped, 31 October 1960
General characteristics
Class and type: Castle-class corvette
Displacement: 1,060 long tons (1,077 t)
Length: 252 ft (77 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Installed power: 2,750 hp (2.05 MW)
Propulsion:
  • 2 × water-tube boilers
  • 1 × 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine
  • Single screw
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)
Range: 9,500 nmi (17,600 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 112
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Type 272 radar
  • Type 144Q sonar
  • Type 147B sonar
Armament:
  • 1 × 4-inch Quick Firing Mk.XIX High Angle/Low Angle combined air/surface gun
  • 1 × Squid anti-submarine mortar
  • 1 × depth charge rail, 15 depth charges
  • 2 × 20 mm twin anti-aircraft cannon
  • 6 × 20 mm single anti-aircraft cannon

HMS Farnham Castle (K413) was a Castle-class corvette of Britain's Royal Navy.

She was laid down at John Crown & Sons Ltd in Sunderland on 25 June 1943 and launched on 25 April 1944 before being commissioned on 31 January 1945 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uboat.net

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