Allied Warships

HMS Morpeth Castle (K 693)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 693 
Built byWilliam Pickersgill & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland. U.K.) : Clark 
Ordered23 Jan 1943 
Laid down23 Jun 1943 
Launched26 Nov 1943 
Commissioned13 Jul 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Llanelly on 9 August 1960.

 

Commands listed for HMS Morpeth Castle (K 693)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Eric Robert Pate, DSC, RNR15 Mar 1944Jun 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Leslie Frederick Lewis Hill, RNRJun 1945Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Morpeth Castle include:


25 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Loch Morlich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.L. Foxall, RCNR) and HMS Morpeth Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, DSC, RNR). (1)

26 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Loch Morlich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.L. Foxall, RCNR) and HMS Morpeth Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, DSC, RNR). (1)

20 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. Also S.T.U. (mine detection) trials were carried out. During this day also pratice attacks were carried out on HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). These also included night attacks. (2)

27 Jun 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). (3)

31 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) and HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) serving as the targets. (4)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) and HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) serving as the targets. (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19420
  2. ADM 173/19930
  3. ADM 173/19472
  4. ADM 173/19931
  5. ADM 173/19932

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


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