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HMS Rushen Castle (launched 1943)


HMS Rushen Castle (K372) was a Castle class corvette built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend.

  • Launched: 16th of July, 1943
  • Completed: 23rd of February, 1944
  • Served as a convoy escort during the Second World War
  • Transferred to the British Air Ministry in 1960
  • Renamed: "Weather Surveyor"
  • Scrapped: 1983

HMS Rushen Castle (K372) was a of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. She was named after Castle Rushen in Castletown, Isle of Man.

Built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, she was launched on 16 July 1943 and finished on 23 February 1944 - she served as a convoy escort during the Second World War.

She was transferred to the British Air Ministry on 26 September 1960 for use as a weather ship, and was commissioned as Weather Surveyor on 21 December 1961. She was sold on 15 July 1977 and converted to a salvage vessel. She was scrapped at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands in 1983.

The wartime commanding officer, R. C. Warwick, RNR, published a book, Really Not Required, detailing his wartime experience on this ship and his previous command, the anti-submarine trawler .

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HMS Rushen Castle, on the River Tyne, 1944
- Photograph of Castle class corvette HMS Rushen Castle, on the River, 17 February 1944. Public Domain photograph from the Imperial War Museums (collection no. 8308-29), c/o Wikimedia Commons.

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