HMS Dianthus (K 95)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Henry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.): Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1939|
|Launched||9 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||17 Mar 1941|
HMS Dianthus is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold in May 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Dianthus (K 95)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Clement Edward Bridgman, RNR||20 Jan 1941||6 Nov 1942|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Neil Frederick Israel, RNR||6 Nov 1942||31 Aug 1943|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Bernard John Bowick, RNVR||31 Aug 1943||5 Mar 1945|
|4||T/Lt. James Branthwaithe Lyle, RNR||5 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Dianthus include:
10 Jun 1942
HMS Dianthus (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Bridgman, RNR) picks up 32 survivors from the British merchant Empire Clough that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-94 in the North Atlantic in position 51°50'N, 35°00'W.
8 Aug 1942
German U-boat U-379 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 57°11'N, 30°57'W, by ramming and depth charges from the British corvette HMS Dianthus (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Bridgman, RNR). (see map)
10 Aug 1942
HMS Dianthus (Lt.Cdr. C.E. Bridgman, RNR) picks up 39 survivors from the British merchant Cape Race that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-660 south of Iceland in position 56°45'N, 22°50'W.
HMS Dianthus and HMS Nasturtium (Lt. C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR) together pick up 65 survivors from the British merchant Empire Reindeer that was also torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-660 south of Iceland in position 57°00'N, 22°30'W.
23 Feb 1943
HMS Dianthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, RNR) picks up 34 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Glittre that was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 47°00'N, 36°20'W by German U-boat U-603.