HMS Azalea (K 25)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||15 Nov 1939|
|Launched||8 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||27 Jan 1941|
Sold on 5 April 1946 and became the merchantile Norte.
Commands listed for HMS Azalea (K 25)
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|1||Lt. George Carlow Geddes, RNR||6 Nov 1940||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Azalea include:
12 Apr 1943
HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR) picks up 45 survivors from the British merchant Fresno City that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-706 in the North Atlantic in position 54°15'N, 30°00'W.