HMS Calendula (K 28)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||19 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||30 Oct 1939|
|Launched||21 Mar 1940|
|Commissioned||6 May 1940|
|End service||12 Mar 1942|
Acquired by the USN on 12 March 1942
|Career notes||To the United States Navy as USS Ready|
Commands listed for HMS Calendula (K 28)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Alan Douglas Bruford, RNVR||9 Apr 1940||12 Mar 1942|
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Noteable events involving Calendula include:
19 Jun 1940
HMS Calendula (Lt.Cdr. A.D. Bruford, RNVR) picks up 23 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Tudor that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-48 north-west of Cape Finisterre in position 45°10'N, 11°50'W.
3 Jul 1940
HMRT Marauder (Lt. W.J. Hammond, RNR) takes the damaged Dutch merchant Amstelland in tow to Falmouth, where they arrived on 5 July. The Amstelland was torpedoed and damaged on 1 July by German U-boat U-65 about 380 nautical miles southwest of Lands End in position 47°53'N, 13°23'W. During the tow the ships were escorted by the British corvette HMS Calendula (Lt.Cdr. A.D. Bruford, RNVR).