Allied Warships

HMS Oxford Castle (K 692)

Corvette of the Castle class

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

Scrapped at Briton Ferry, Wales on 6 September 1960.


Commands listed for HMS Oxford Castle (K 692)

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

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Notable events involving Oxford Castle include:

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). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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