Hms Oakham castle

Weather Reporter

HMS Oakham Castle

Built by Inglis, Harland & Wolff and Robey

Launched 20 July 1944

HMS Oakham Castle
Photo © The Flower Class Forum, taken in 1947
HMS OAKHAM CASTLE
Photo © The Flower Class Forum, taken in the 1950's

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

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Reporter during her sea trials in 1958

© James Hall
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Reporter on trials

© Harry Paul
Weather Reporter Weather Observer

Alongside the ex Flower Class Corvette Weather Observer

© James Pottinger
Weather Reporter
© James Pottinger
Weather Reporter
© Sea Breezes Magazine
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Weather Reporter at station India

© R. Brass
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Drawing of Reporter

© Mike Hatch
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Weather Reporter 1958

© Alan Douglas
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© Crown copyright 2010, the Met Office
Weather Reporter, Weather Adviser

Alongside with Weather Adviser

© Charlie McCurdy
Weather Adviser, Weather Reporter

Alongside with Weather Adviser

© Charlie McCurdy
Weather Reporter
© Derek Ogle
Weather Reporter
© Derek Ogle
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Leaving Station Alpha 1965

© William MacLennan
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© Sea Breezes Magazine
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© Dave Offiler
Weather Reporter
© Dave Offiler
Weather Reporter
© 2010 Mik Cass
Weather Adviser, Weather Reporter

Alongside with Weather Adviser in 1966

© William K Work
Weather Reporter
© Paul Cope
Weather Reporter, Weather Adviser

Alongside with Weather Adviser

© Paul Cope
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Reporter taken from Surveyor about 1964

© Bill Howard
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Reporter relieving Monitor at station India in 1972

© Tom Keay
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In Greenock in 1974

© Trevor Pearce-Jones
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Reporter in 1974

© Derek Ogle
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Reporter, taken in 1974

© Gordon Ramsay
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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