HMS Begonia (K 66)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||13 Mar 1940|
|Launched||18 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||3 Mar 1941|
|End service||10 Mar 1942|
Transferred to the USN 10 March 1942.
|Career notes||To the United States Navy as USS Impulse|
Commands listed for HMS Begonia (K 66)
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|1||T/Lt. Thomas Arthur Rennie Muir, RNR||Jan 1941||20 Oct 1941|
|2||Lt. Alan Henry Pierce, OBE, RNR||20 Oct 1941||10 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Begonia include:
4 May 1941
HMS Begonia (Lt. T.A.R. Muir, RNR) picks up survivors from the Norwegian merchant Taranger that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-95 south-west of Reykjavik, Iceland in position 61°07'N, 25°20'W.
28 Jul 1941
HMS Begonia (Lt. T.A.R. Muir, RNR) picks up 33 survivors from the British merchant Erato that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-126 about 200 nautical miles west of Cape Finisterre in position 43°10'N, 17°30'W.
25 Sep 1941
HMS Begonia (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Phillips, RNR) picks up 27 survivors from the British merchant Empire Stream that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 north-north-east of the Azores in position 46°03'N, 24°40'W.