HMS Hedingham Castle (K529)

HMS Hedingham Castle was a Castle-class corvette of the Royal Navy named after Hedingham Castle in Essex.

Hedingham Castle
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Hedingham Castle
Namesake: Hedingham Castle
Builder: John Crown & Sons Ltd
Laid down: 2 November 1943
Launched: 30 October 1944
Decommissioned: August 1945
Identification: Pennant number: K529
Fate: Scrapped April 1958
General characteristics
Class and type: Castle-class corvette

She was originally to have been called Gorey Castle (after Mont Orgueil in Jersey). She was launched at John Crown & Sons Ltd in Sunderland on 30 October 1944. In World War II she served as a convoy escort.

In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II[1] and was broken up at Granton in April 1958.

Another Castle-class corvette was originally to have been called Hedingham Castle but she was reallocated to the Royal Canadian Navy before launching and renamed HMCS Orangeville.

She plays in the movie Crest Of The Wave (Roy Boulting - 1954).


  1. Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden


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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