HMS Pevensey Castle (K 449)
Corvette of the Castle class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||23 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||21 Jun 1943|
|Launched||11 Jan 1944|
|Commissioned||10 Jun 1944|
Employed on Air Sea Rescue Duties in the South Atlantic in June 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Pevensey Castle (K 449)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Charles William Leadbetter, RNR||16 Apr 1944||Sep 1944|
|2||Cdr. Denys Arthur Rayner, DSC, RNVR||Sep 1944||12 Dec 1944|
|3||Cdr. Eric Hewitt, RD, RNR||12 Dec 1944||29 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Pevensey 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.