HMS Dumbarton Castle (K388)

HMS Dumbarton Castle (K388) was a Castle-class corvette of the Royal Navy. She saw action in the Battle of the Atlantic in the Second World War.

United Kingdom
Class and type: Castle-class corvette
Name: HMS Dumbarton Castle
Ordered: 2 February 1943
Builder: Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Dundee
Laid down: 6 May 1943
Launched: 28 September 1943
Commissioned: 25 February 1944
Identification: Pennant number: K388
Honours and
Atlantic 1944-45
  • Sold on 16 November 1960
  • Broken up in 1961
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,060 tons
Length: 252 ft (77 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Propulsion: 2 water tube boilers, 1 four cylinder triple expansion steam engine driving a single screw 2,750hp (2MW)
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)
Range: 9,500 nautical miles (17,600 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 112
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar: Type 272
  • Sonar: Types 144Q and 147B

She was the second of three British warships of this name.


  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.

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