HMS Rushen Castle - Weather Surveyor

Click the photos for a larger view


HMS Rushen Castle

Built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd at a cost of 119, 140 14sh 10d (about 4 million pounds in todays money)

Launched 16 July 1943


Photo The Flower Class Forum


Weather Surveyor  (MEDE)

Converted to Weather Surveyor at Blyth Drydock and Shipbuilding Co in 1961

HMS Rushen Castle was renamed Weather Surveyor and commissioned by Provost J. Reid of Greenock on 21st Dec 1961


Taken at Blyth in 1961 just after refit

source unknown


Weather Surveyor refuelling on the River Derry, N. Ireland prior to her first voyage in Jan 1962

Bob Reid


Weather Surveyor at The James Watt Dock

Bob Reid


Weather Surveyor (with Monitor behind) at The James Watt Dock

Bob Reid


Surveyor in dry dock

Bob Reid


Surveyor in dry dock

Bob Reid


Unknown


John Bell


Alongside with Weather Monitor

@ Paul Jarvis


Crown copyright 2010, the Met Office


William MacLennan


Dave Offiler


Dave Offiler


Surveyor in background taking over from Reporter demonstrating its rolling abilities!

Dave Offiler


At station Alpha

2010 Mik Cass


Weather Surveyor entering Lamonts new dry dock at Greenock (the first ship to do so), taken around 1965

Harry Paul


Photo from Ken Wilson taken by the RAF

Unknown


David Lord


The Dan McDonald Collection


Weather Surveyor

Unknown


Weather Surveyor

Surveyor in dry dock in 1965

Chris Jackson


Taken 23 Jul 1977 with Reporter and Fitzroy behind

Stuart Cameron


Moored in Fareham Creek

Unknown.


Sold to Pounds as a salvage ship 7 July 1977


 

Portsmouth 11 May 1982 being towed to the breakers

John Bell


Being scrapped in 1983 by Arie Rijsdijk - Boss En Zonen at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands.

Arie Rijsdijk - Boss En Zonen BV


Main Menu