Allied Warships

HMS Oxford Castle (K 692)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 692 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered23 Jan 1943 
Laid down21 Jun 1943 
Launched11 Dec 1943 
Commissioned10 Mar 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Briton Ferry, Wales on 6 September 1960.

 

Commands listed for HMS Oxford Castle (K 692)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Harold Edward Holden, DSC, RNR10 Nov 194317 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Oxford Castle include:


23 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Leeds Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Mackay, RNR), HMS Oxford Castle (T/Lt. H.E. Holden, DSC, RNR), HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR) and HMS Loring (Lt. A.d'E.T. Sangster, RN). (1)

24 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Leeds Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Mackay, RNR) and HMS Oxford Castle (T/Lt. H.E. Holden, DSC, 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)

22 Aug 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Oxford Castle (T/Lt. H.E. Holden, DSC, RNR) and aircraft. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19326
  2. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. File 2.12.03.6385 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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