HMS Launceston Castle (K 397)
Corvette of the Castle class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : White|
|Ordered||19 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||27 May 1943|
|Launched||27 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||20 Jun 1944|
Scrapped at Davidson Forth on 3 August 1959.
Commands listed for HMS Launceston Castle (K 397)
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|1||Lt. Roland Maurice Roberts, RNR||15 Apr 1944||21 Jun 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. George Henry Riches, RNVR||21 Jun 1945||5 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Launceston Castle include:
11 Nov 1944
The depth charge attacks carried out by the British corvettes HMS Pevensey Castle (Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VD, RNVR), HMS Launceston Castle (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR), HMS Portchester Castle (Lt. A.G. Scott, RNR) and HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J. Allon, RNR) south of Ireland, in position 50°24'N, 09°10'W, formerly credited with the destruction of the German U-boat U-1200, were actually made against a non-sub target.
- ADM 173/19225
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.