HMS Castlenau (FY 355)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
Completed on 15 April 1918.
Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Castlenau (FY 355)
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|1||T/Skr. John Baxter, RNR||11 Feb 1943||Sep 1943|
|2||T/Skr. Alexander Wood, RNR||Sep 1943||23 Mar 1944|
|3||Skr. William George Mickleburgh, RNR||23 Mar 1944||14 Jun 1944|
|4||T/Skr. George Wood, RNR||14 Jun 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Castlenau include:
7 Jul 1944
HMS Tuna (A/Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) departed Blyth for Port H.H.Z. She was escorted by HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR) until 1551/7 when HMS Castlenau (Skr. W.K. Mickleburgh, RNR) took over the escort. (5)
25 Sep 1944
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). She made part of the passage (until Dundee) with the Polish submarine ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski). (8)
18 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) departed Rothesay for Dundee. She made the passage together with HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN). The submarines were escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). (10)
24 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN), HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) and their escort HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR) departed Loch Eriboll to continue their passage to Dundee. (10)
4 May 1945
HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) departed Scapa Flow together with HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN). They were escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). (12)
- ADM 173/19222
- ADM 173/18548
- ADM 173/19126
- ADM 173/18809
- ADM 173/18148
- ADM 173/19038
- ADM 199/1851
- ADM 173/19409
- ADM 173/19151
- File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19787
- File 2.12.03.5656 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.