Allied Warships

HMS Knaresborough Castle (K 389)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 389 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : White 
Ordered19 Jan 1943 
Laid down22 Apr 1943 
Launched28 Sep 1943 
Commissioned5 Apr 1944 
End service 

Scrapped at Port Glasgow on 16 March 1956.


Commands listed for HMS Knaresborough Castle (K 389)

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1Lt. James Robert Freeman, RNR5 Nov 19439 Oct 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Frederick Marchant, RNR9 Oct 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Knaresborough Castle include:

20 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Knaresborough Castle (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR), HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR), HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMS Lapwing (Cdr.(Retd.) E.C. Hulton, RN). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19218

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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