Weather Surveyor (RUSHEN CASTLE)

Weather Surveyor (RUSHEN CASTLE)

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:25 pm

The weather ship Weather Surveyor was completed by Swan Hunter as the corvette Rushen Castle in 1944. Seen here heading down the Clyde on 6 October 1970.
Weather Surveyor, Clyde, 6 October 1970_1_1.jpg
Regards, Dennis.
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Re: Weather Surveyor (RUSHEN CASTLE)

Postby magoonigal » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:32 am

HMS Rushen Castle (K372) was a Castle-class corvette built for the 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.
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