HMS Kenilworth Castle (K420)

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HMS Kenilworth Castle IWM FL 9338.jpg
HMS Kenilworth Castle (K420) in November 1943
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Kenilworth Castle
Namesake: Kenilworth Castle
Builder: Smiths Dock Company
Launched: 17 August 1943
Commissioned: 14 November 1943
Identification: Pennant number: K420
Fate: Scrapped June 1956
General characteristics
Class and type: Castle-class corvette

HMS Kenilworth Castle was a Castle-class corvette of the Royal Navy.


She was built by Smiths Dock Company at South Bank, North Yorkshire, launched on 17 August 1943, and commissioned on 14 November 1943.

In World War II, she served as a convoy escort and took part in the sinking of two U-boats:

Kenilworth Castle was scrapped at Llanelli in June 1956.[citation needed]

The bell of HMS Kenilworth Castle was gifted to The Bugle Inn Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

In media[edit]

Lt. Cmdr. James Joseph Allon (1 May 1910 – 31 May 2004) commanded Kenilworth Castle in the Second World War. Shortly before he died, he wrote some reminiscences of his Merchant Navy and Royal Navy career which are included in the BBC's online archive WW2 People's War here: