Allied Warships

HMS Tintagel Castle (K 399)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 399 
Built byAilsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) 
Ordered23 Jan 1943 
Laid down29 Apr 1943 
Launched13 Dec 1943 
Commissioned7 Apr 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Troon in June 1958.

 

Commands listed for HMS Tintagel Castle (K 399)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Robert Atkinson, DSC, RNR1 Feb 19449 Jun 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Colin Arthur Hoodless, RNR9 Jun 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Tintagel Castle include:


4 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC and Bar, RNR). (1)

10 Apr 1945
German U-boat U-878 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of St Nazaire, France in position 47°35'N, 10°33'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Vanquisher (A/Lt.Cdr. F.M. Osborne, DSC, RANVR) and the British corvette HMS Tintagel Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Atkinson, DSC, RN).

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19192

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


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