Allied Warships

HMS Oakham Castle (K 530)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 530 
Built byA & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered19 Dec 1942 
Laid down30 Nov 1943 
Launched20 Jul 1944 
Commissioned10 Dec 1944 
End service 

Sold in August 1957.
Became a weather ship.


Commands listed for HMS Oakham Castle (K 530)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Archie Herbert Lyons, RNVR16 Aug 19449 Jul 1945
2A/Lt.Cdr. Herbert Arthur Stonehouse, DSC, RNR9 Jul 194530 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Oakham Castle include:

29 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Oakham Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Lyons, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19424

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

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