HMS Tintagel Castle (K 399) 10 Apr 1945 - German U-boat U-878 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of St Nazaire, France in position 47°35'N, 10°33'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Vanquisher (A/Lt.Cdr. F.M. Osborne, DSC, RANVR) and the British corvette HMS Tintagel Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Atkinson, DSC, RN).
HMS Arbutus (i) (K of the Royal Navy - HMS Arbutus (T/Lt. Arthur Lionel Waldegrave Warren, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine in the North Atlantic about 340 nautical miles west-north-west of Erris Head, Ireland in position
HMS Berkeley Castle(K387) a Castle class Corvette, ordered from Barclay, Curle & Co at Glasgow, she was launched on 19/08/43, just under 5 months from being laid down. Served as convoy escort until end of war and was eventually scrapped by Grays of Essex in '56. The Castles were an update on the Flowers and were fitted with radar.The most obvious visual difference was the Castle's lattice mast opposed to the Flower's pole mast.
HMS Wallflower, a typical Flower Class Corvette. These vessels were the mainstay of Allied convoys. 267 were built during the war serving as anti-submarine convoy escorts mainly in the Royal and Royal Canadian Navies.
HMS Arbutus (K86) - At 22.36 hours on 5 Feb 1942, U-136 fired a spread of three torpedoes at HMS Arbutus (K 86) (T/Lt A.L.W. Warren, DSC, RNR), which was escorting the convoy ON-63 about 295 miles west of Erris Head, Ireland. The corvette was hit by one torpedo and sank immediately after breaking in two. The commander, three officers and 39 ratings were lost.
8 Aug 1942 HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. A. Ayre, RNR (retired)) picks up 54 survivors from the Greek merchant Mount Kassion that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-176 and 7 survivors from the British merchant Anneberg that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-379 in convoy SC-94 southeast of Cape Farwell in position 56°30'N, 32°14'W.
HMS Lark - Cacciatorpediniere classe Black Swan - Dislocamento 1.300 Lunghezza 91,3 m Larghezza 11,43 m Pescaggio 2,59 m Propulsione 2 turbine a ingranaggi su 2 assi, 3.600hp. Velocità 19,5 nodi nodi Autonomia 8.000 n.mi. a 12 nodi ( km a km/h) Equipaggio 180
Motor Gun Boats during the Second World War, Steam Gun Boat, MGB under the command of Lieutenant Commander Peter Scott underway at sea. was also known as ‘Grey Goose’ Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum