HMS Amberley Castle

Vessel name on Arrival: Admiral Fitzroy

Original Builder: S. P. Austin & Son, Wear Dock

Original Yard No: 377

Official Number: 117493

Vessel Type: Weather Ship

GRT: 1405

Year Built: 1943

Arrival Date: 01/01/1982

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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