HMS Berkeley Castle (K387)

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HMS Berkeley Castle 1943 IWM FL 1805.jpg
Berkeley Castle on the River Clyde, December 1943
Career (UK)RN Ensign
Name:HMS Berkeley Castle
Namesake:Berkeley Castle
Builder:Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd
Laid down:23 March 1943
Launched:19 August 1943
Commissioned:18 November 1943
Identification:Pennant number: K387
Fate:Scrapped 29 February 1956
General characteristics
Class & type:Castle-class corvette
 
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HMS Berkeley Castle 1943 IWM FL 1805.jpg
Berkeley Castle on the River Clyde, December 1943
Career (UK)RN Ensign
Name:HMS Berkeley Castle
Namesake:Berkeley Castle
Builder:Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd
Laid down:23 March 1943
Launched:19 August 1943
Commissioned:18 November 1943
Identification:Pennant number: K387
Fate:Scrapped 29 February 1956
General characteristics
Class & type:Castle-class corvette

HMS Berkeley Castle was a Castle-class corvette of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. She was named after Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire.

She was laid down at the Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. shipyard in Glasgow on 23 March 1943 and launched five months later on 19 August and commissioned on 18 November. She served as a convoy escort until the end of the Second World War.

She was then placed in reserve at Harwich. She suffered serious damage when she capsized in dock at Sheerness during severe flooding in February 1953 but was refloated and repaired. She was in reserve at Sheerness until 1956. She arrived at Grays in Essex on 29 February 1956 for scrapping.

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