Allied Warships

HMS Alnwick Castle (K 405)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 405 
Built byGeorge Brown & Co. (Greenock, Scotland): Kincaid 
Ordered19 Jan 1943 
Laid down12 Jun 1943 
Launched23 May 1944 
Commissioned11 Nov 1944 
End service 
History

In Reserve at Portsmouth during 1946-1949.
In Reserve at Harwich during 1950-1953.
In Reserve at West Hartlepool during 1953-1958.
Arrived at Gateshead on 9 December 1958 to be broken up by JJ King & Co. Ltd.

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

 

Commands listed for HMS Alnwick Castle (K 405)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Herbert Arthur Stonehouse, DSC, RNR20 Jul 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Alnwick Castle include:


17 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-425 was sunk in the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia, in position 69°39'N, 35°50'E, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Lark (Cdr. Lambton, RN, (retired)) and the British corvette HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR).


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