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HMS Hadleigh Castle (K355)
HMS Hadleigh Castle 1943 IWM FL 13713.jpg
Hadleigh Castle in September 1943
Career (United Kingdom) RN Ensign
Name: HMS Hadleigh Castle (K355)
Namesake: Hadleigh Castle
Builder: Smiths Dock Company
Laid down: 4 April 1943
Launched: 21 June 1943
Commissioned: 31 January 1945
Decommissioned: 1946
Fate: Scrapped, January 1959
General characteristics
Class & type: Castle-class corvette
Displacement: 1,060 long tons (1,077 t)
Length: 252 ft (77 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Installed power: 2,750 hp (2.05 MW)
Propulsion: 2 × water-tube boilers
1 × 4-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine
Single screw
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)
Range: 9,500 nmi (17,600 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 112
Sensors and
processing systems:
• Type 272 radar
• Type 144Q sonar
• Type 147B sonar
Armament: • 1 × 4-inch Quick Firing Mk.XIX High Angle/Low Angle combined air/surface gun
• 1 × Squid anti-submarine mortar
• 1 × depth charge rail, 15 depth charges
• 2 × 20 mm twin anti-aircraft cannon
• 6 × 20 mm single anti-aircraft cannon

HMS Hadleigh Castle (K355) was a Castle-class corvette of Britain's Royal Navy.

She was laid down at Smiths Dock in Middlesbrough on 4 April 1943 and launched on 21 June 1943 before being commissioned on 18 September 1943 [1]

References[]

  • Brown, David K. (2007). Atlantic Escorts: Ships, Weapons & Tactics in World War II. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84415-702-0. 
  • Critchley, Mike (1986). British Warships Since 1945: Part 5: Frigates. Liskeard, UK: Maritime Books. ISBN 0-907771-13-0. 

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