HMS Oakham Castle - Weather Reporter

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HMS Oakham Castle

Built by Inglis, Harland & Wolff and Robey

Launched 20 July 1944


Photo The Flower Class Forum, taken in 1947


 

Photo The Flower Class Forum, taken in the 1950's


Weather Reporter  (MYDN)

Converted to Weather Reporter in 1958 by James Lamont and Co at Glasgow

On 16th May 1958 HMS Oakham castle was renamed Weather Reporter by Lord Hurcomb, the then Chairman of the Meteorological Committee.

First voyage (#1) 22 May - 23 Jun 1958 on Station ALPHA
Departed (presumably from Greenock) 2209Z
First observation 15Z 23 May at 55.2N 6.9W

 

Last voyage (#145) 11 Apr - 10 May 1977 on Station Lima
Moored 0623Z 10 May
Last observation 15Z 9 May at 55.2N 5.6W


Reporter during her sea trials in 1958

 James Hall


Reporter on trials

Harry Paul


Alongside the ex Flower Class Corvette Weather Observer 

James Pottinger


James Pottinger


Sea Breezes Magazine


Weather Reporter at station India

R. Brass


Drawing of Reporter

Mike Hatch


Weather Reporter 1958

Alan Douglas


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Alongside with Weather Adviser

Charlie McCurdy


Alongside with Weather Adviser

Charlie McCurdy


Derek Ogle


Derek Ogle


Leaving Station Alpha 1965

William MacLennan


Sea Breezes Magazine


Dave Offiler


Dave Offiler


Weather Reporter leaving for a tour of duty

Dave Offiler


Reporter in heavy seas

Dave Offiler


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Alongside with Weather Adviser in 1966

William K Work


Paul Cope


Alongside with Weather Adviser

Paul Cope


Paul Cope


Reporter taken from Surveyor about 1964

Bill Howard


Unknown


Reporter relieving Monitor at station India in 1972

Tom Keay


A damaged Reporters mast

Cameron Mackenzie


In Greenock in 1974

Trevor Pearce-Jones


Reporter in 1974

Derek Ogle


Reporter, taken in 1974

Gordon Ramsay


Reporter in 1976

Derek Ogle


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Taken 17 Aug 1977 with Admiral Beaufort berthed outboard

Tom Carreyette


Being broken for scrap in Middlesborough Nov 1977

Chad


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