HMS Dahlia (K 59)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||28 Feb 1940|
|Launched||31 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||21 Mar 1941|
Arrived at Gelleswick Bay to be scrapped on 28 October 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Dahlia (K 59)
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|1||T/Lt. Magnus Spence Work, RNR||Jan 1941||28 Dec 1943|
|2||Lt. Geoffrey Villiers Ward, DSC, RNR||28 Dec 1943||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Dahlia include:
29 Dec 1944
HMS Dahlia (Lt. G.V. Ward, RNR) picks up 68 survivors from the American merchant Black Hawk that was torpedoed and heavily damaged (CTL) by German U-boat U-322 southeast of the Portland Bill Lighthouse in position 50°28'N, 02°28'W.