Allied Warships

HMS Lancaster Castle (K 691)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 691 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Ordered19 Dec 1942 
Laid down 
Launched14 Apr 1944 
CommissionedSep 1944 
End service 

Scrapped at Gateshead on 6 September 1960.  

Commands listed for HMS Lancaster Castle (K 691)

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1T/Lt. William Swire Joliffe, RNRMay 19442 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Lancaster Castle include:

28 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Berkeley Castle (Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC and Bar, RD, RNR), HMS Lancaster Castle (T/Lt. W.S. Joliffe, RNR) and HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Heron, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19423

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

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