17b). - WW11 Convoy Escorts, - "Castle Class" Corvettes.
This complete section added - Early June 2012.
New photo entries are marked thus ( # ) - earlier entries are now unmarked.
In common with several other
sections on this site, "WW11 Convoy Escorts" had become overly large and
difficult to manage,
due to the ever increasing numbers of photographic donations, being made by people,
wishing to see their wartime memories displayed for the benefit of others.
The decision was made, therefore, to split it into smaller and, hopefully, simpler sections to navigate for my sites visitors.
"Castle Class" Corvettes.
ships started to replace the much
as can be seen in
from around 1943 onwards.
They were quite larger, and more seaworthy than them, and it was fortunate that most of the countries smaller shipbuilding yards
were able to accommodate their 250ft length.
Although slow, even though fitted with 2 sets of "Flower Class" boilers and engines,
the "Castles" were more suited to Atlantic operations, and their bows were strong enough to be able to carry
the "New" forward firing SQUID A.S.W. Mortar then just entering into wartime service.