Allied Warships

HMS Farnham Castle (K 413)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 413 
Built byJohn Crown & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland, U.K) 
Ordered19 Dec 1942 
Laid down26 Jun 1943 
Launched25 Apr 1944 
Commissioned31 Jan 1945 
End service 

Went into Sheerness Reserve in 1947.
Completed a Tyne refit for the Harwich Reserve on 23 July 1949.
In reserve at Sheerness during 1950-1953.
In reserve at West Hartlepool during 1953-1959.
Offered to Norway in 1957 but the deal did not materialise.
Arrived at Gateshead on 31 October 1960 to be broken up by C.W. Dorkin & Co. Ltd.  

Commands listed for HMS Farnham Castle (K 413)

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1Lt. William Eldon Warwick, RNR14 Oct 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Farnham Castle include:

15 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Dart (Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR) and HMS Farnham Castle (Lt. W.E. Warwick, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20150

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

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