HMS Gloxinia (K 22)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||19 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||21 Mar 1940|
|Launched||2 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Aug 1940|
HMS Gloxinia is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Scrapped at Purfleet on 15 July 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Gloxinia (K 22)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur John Cinnamond Pomeroy, RNVR||17 Jul 1940||5 Apr 1942|
|2||Lt. Archibald Ferguson Harkness, DSC, RNR||5 Apr 1942||Oct 1943|
|3||Lt. Malcolm Christopher English, RNR||Oct 1943||Jan 1944|
|4||Lt. David Perry, DSC, RNR||Jan 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Gloxinia include:
26 Sep 1940
HMS Gloxinia (Lt.Cdr. A.J.C. Pomeroy, RNVR) picks up 15 survivors from the British tanker Stratford that was torpedoed and sunk 85 nautical miles west-south-west of Bloody Foreland in position 54°50'N, 10°40'W by German U-boat U-137.
26 Aug 1942
HMS Gloxinia (Lt. A.F. Harkness, OBE, DSC, RNR) picks up 89 men from the British merchant Empire Kumari that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-375 north-east of Port Said in position 31°58'N, 34°21'E.
4 Oct 1943
HMS Gloxinia (Lt. A.F. Harkness, OBE, DSC, RNR) carried out four depth charge attacks on U-596 after it had carried out a successful attack on convoy XT-4 about 75 miles west of Derna in position 32°36'N, 20°24'E. The U-boat was damaged but managed to escape the A/S sweep in the area when she surfaced during the night without being detected.