HMS Flint Castle (K 383)
Corvette of the Castle class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Henry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.)|
|Ordered||19 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||20 Apr 1943|
|Launched||1 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Dec 1943|
Operated with the Clyde Escort Force until November 1945.
Portrayed a German escort vessel depth charging a British submarine off the coast of France in the movie The Cockleshell Heroes starring Jose Ferrer and Trevor Howard.
Commands listed for HMS Flint Castle (K 383)
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|1||T/Lt. Norman Harrison, RNVR||20 Oct 1943||3 Jul 1944|
|2||T/Lt. Sidney George Wright, RNVR||3 Jul 1944||Jan 1945|
|3||Lt. William Reresby Sitwell, RN||1 Jan 1945||15 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Flint Castle include:
6 Mar 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Caldy (T/Lt. G.D. Cowley, RNVR), HMS Flint Castle (T/Lt. N. Harrison, RNVR) and HMS Crowlin (A/Skr.Lt. A. Smith, RNR). (1)
23 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Flint Castle (T/Lt. N. Harrison, RNVR), HMS Oxford Castle (T/Lt. H.E. Holden, DSC, RNR), HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR), HMS Vidette (Lt. P.J. Stoner, RN), HMS Chelmer (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR) and HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR). (2)
- File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)