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The General Stores Issue Ship Castor (ex-Challenge) was launched in 1939. She had a displacement of 6,700 tons and carried four 5-inch guns. She was 459 feet in length overall and 63 feet in the beam, drawing 26 feet of water. On 7 December she was moored in the inlet east of Merry's Point in South-East Loch.

See also: Merry's Point; South-East Loch