Allied Warships

HMS Castlenau (FY 355)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 355 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedAug 1940 
End service 
History

Completed on 15 April 1918.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1940.
Displacement: 337 tons.

Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Scrapped at Antwerp, Belgium in June 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Castlenau (FY 355)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Skr. John Baxter, RNR11 Feb 1943Sep 1943
2T/Skr. Alexander Wood, RNRSep 194323 Mar 1944
3Skr. William George Mickleburgh, RNR23 Mar 194414 Jun 1944
4T/Skr. George Wood, RNR14 Jun 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Castlenau include:


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). (1)

19 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) arrive at Tobermory. (1)

20 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) shifted from Tobemory to Loch Alsh. (1)

21 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) shifted from Loch Alsh to Stornoway. (1)

23 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) shifted from Stornoway to Loch Eriboll. (1)

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. (1)

25 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) arrived at Dundee. (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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