HMS Pevensey Castle

Weather Monitor

Admiral Beaufort

HMS Pevensey Castle

Built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast

Launched on 11 Jan 1944, Commissioned June 1944

HMS Pevensey Castle

Pre 1946 with K449 Pennant

© The Flower Class Forum
HMS Pevensey Castle

Post 1946 with F449 Pennant

© The Flower Class Forum, taken approx 1950

Converted to Weather Monitor in 1960/61 by Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd, Commissioned and renamed Weather Monitor by Mrs A.C. Best the wife of the then Director of Services of the Meteorological Office on 12th May 1961

Weather Monitor

During refit at Blyth in 1960

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Weather Monitor

Weather Monitor

Taken at Blyth in 1961 during the naming ceremony by Mrs A.C. Best

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Weather Monitor

Taken at Blyth in 1961 just after refit

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Weather Monitor

Taken at Blyth in 1961 just after refit

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Weather Monitor
© James Pottinger
Weather Monitor
© Crown copyright 2010, the Met Office
Weather Monitor

Monitor in James Watt Dock 1962

© Bernard Burton