HMS Allington Castle (K 689)
Corvette of the Castle class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Dec 1942|
|Laid down||22 Jul 1943|
|Launched||29 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||19 Jun 1944|
Ex Alington Castle, with one 'l' but renamed with two in June 1944.
HMS Allington Castle is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
|Former name||HMS Alington Castle|
Commands listed for HMS Allington Castle (K 689)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Graeme Ogden, DSC, RNVR||25 Apr 1944||10 Sep 1944|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. Phillips Almond Read, RNR||10 Sep 1944||25 Apr 1945|
|3||T/Lt. Donald Beet Ross, RNVR||25 Apr 1945||15 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Allington Castle include:
18 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN) and HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR) and later with ships from the 4th Escort Group. (1)
21 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR). Upon completion of these HMS Upshot proceeded to Holy Loch escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR). (1)
1 Aug 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC, RNR), HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Cygnet (Cdr. D.M. MacLean, RD, RNR). (2)
- ADM 173/19297
- File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.