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Name: PORTCHESTER CASTLE
Type: Patrol Frigate
Keel: 17/03/1943
Launched: 21/06/1943
Completed: 08/11/1943
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1778
Dimensions: 1060disp, 252.0 x 37.0 x 10.0(draft)ft
Engines: T4cyl, 2750hp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 4.0ins QF, 1 x 2 x 20mm AA, 6 x 1 x 20mm guns
1 x Squid anti-submarine mortar; depth charges
History:
08/11/1943 British Royal Navy
23/05/1958 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Castle Class of Frigates also known as Corvettes
1951: Appeared as SALTASH CASTLE in the film Cruel Sea
1955: Used in the film The Man Who Never Was
23/05/1958: Arrived at Troon for breaking up by the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co
02/06/1958: Breaking up commenced
06/03/1959: Breaking up completed


Above photos courtesy of Photoship