Allied Warships

HMS Bamborough Castle (K 412)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 412 
Built byJ. Lewis & Sons Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered19 Dec 1942 
Laid down1 Jul 1943 
Launched11 Jan 1944 
Commissioned30 May 1944 
End service 
History

Part of the Home Fleet in 1946, based at Plymouth. In reserve at Devonport during 1947-1948.
Completed a refit at London on 15 September 1949.
Again in reserve at Devonport during 1950-1951.
In reserve at Penarth during 1952-1958.
Arrived at Lianelly on 22 May 1959 to be broken up by Rees SB Co. Ltd.

HMS Bamborough Castle is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List

 

Commands listed for HMS Bamborough Castle (K 412)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Magnus Spence Work, DSC, RNR28 Mar 194411 Apr 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Vernon, RNR11 Apr 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Bamborough Castle include:


29 Jun 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RD, RNR). (1)

30 Jun 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RD, RNR). (1)

1 Jul 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hurst Castle (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR). (2)

2 Jul 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR). (2)

26 Jul 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR). (3)

2 Aug 1944
HMS Una (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMCS Arnprior (T/Lt. S.D. Thom, DSC, RCNVR). (4)

3 Aug 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMCS Arnprior (T/Lt. S.D. Thom, DSC, RCNVR). (3)

9 Dec 1944
German U-boat U-387 was sunk in the Barents Sea near Murmansk, Russia, in position 69°41'N, 33°12'E, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR).

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19224
  2. ADM 173/19225
  3. File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. ADM 173/19194

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


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