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Name: TUNSBERG CASTLE
Type: Patrol Frigate
Keel: 05/05/1943
Launched: 16/08/1943
Completed: 29/04/1944
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1782
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:
17/04/1944 Royal Norwegian Navy
12/12/1944 Sank
Comments: A member of the Castle Class of Frigates also known as Corvettes
16/08/1943: Launched as SHREWSBURY CASTLE for the British Royal Navy
17/04/1944: On loan to the Government of Norway
12/12/1944: Mined & sunk off Båtsfjord, Norway in position 70.43N - 30.07'E


Above photos as TUNSBERG CASTLE courtesy of Photoship