Allied Warships

HMS Mallow (K 81)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 81 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered19 Sep 1939 
Laid down14 Nov 1939 
Launched22 May 1940 
Commissioned2 Jul 1940 
End service11 Jan 1944 

HMS Mallow is not listed as active unit in the December 1943 Navy List

Transferred to the Yugoslavian Navy on 11 January 1944 and renamed Nada.
Renamed Partizanka in 1948.
Returned in 1948.
Transferred to the Egyptian Navy and renamed El Sudan in 1948.

Career notesTo the Yogoslavian Navy as Nada

Commands listed for HMS Mallow (K 81)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Brown Piggott, RNR21 May 19401 Jul 1941
2Lt. William Robert Boyce Noall, RNR1 Jul 194110 May 1943
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harold Thomas Stewart Clouston, RNVR10 May 1943mid 1943

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Notable events involving Mallow include:

17 Nov 1940
HMS Mallow (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Piggott, RNR) picks up 18 survivors from the British merchant Saint Germain that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-137 north-north-west of Tory Island in position 55°40'N, 08°40'W.

19 Oct 1941
German U-boat U-204 was sunk near Tangier, in position 35°46'N, 06°02'W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Rochester (Cdr. C.B. Allen, RN).

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