HMS Honeysuckle (K 27)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ferguson Shipbuilders. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||26 Oct 1939|
|Launched||22 Apr 1940|
|Commissioned||14 Sep 1940|
Sold to T.W. Ward in 1950, arrived at Grays in November 1950 for scrapping.
Commands listed for HMS Honeysuckle (K 27)
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|1||Lt. George Windsor Gregorie, RNR||Sep 1940||11 Feb 1942|
|2||Lt. Henry Herbert Dietrich MacKillican, DSC, RNR||11 Feb 1942||13 Feb 1944|
|3||T/Lt. James Alfred Wright, RNR||13 Feb 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Honeysuckle include:
20 Sep 1941
HMS Honeysuckle (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RNR) picks up 51 survivors from the British merchant Empire Burton that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-74 east of Cape Farewell in position 61°34'N, 35°05'W.
4 Jul 1943
HMS Honeysuckle (Lt. H.H.D. MacKillican, DSC, RNR) picks up 276 survivors from the British merchant St. Essylt that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-375 off Cape Tenes, Algeria in position 36°44'N, 01°31'E.