HMS Amberley Castle

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Admiral Fitzroy
Vessel Type: 
Weather Ship
Official Number: 
117493
GRT: 
1,405
Year Built: 
1944
Arrival Date: 
01/01/1982
Original Builder: 
S. P. Austin & Son, Wear Dock
Original Yard No.: 
377
Name Changes: 

1944  :  Launched as Patrol Frigate HMS AMBERLEY CASTLE      Pennant No. K386      (1,010 tons)
1945-1952  :  In reserve at Portsmouth                        1953-1957  :  In reserve at Penarth
1957-1960 :  Converted for role as a Weather Ship by Blyth S.B. & D.D. Coy Ltd., Northumberland
1960 :  Renamed WEATHER ADVISOR
1976 :  Extensively upgraded in July by Manchester D/docks
1977 :  Renamed ADMIRAL FITZROY

Other Information: 

Keel Laid Down :  31-05-1943
Launched :  27-11-1943
Completed :  24-11-1944

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