Allied Warships

HMS Marigold (K 87)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 87 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down26 Jan 1940 
Launched4 Sep 1940 
Commissioned28 Feb 1941 
Lost9 Dec 1942 
Loss position36° 50'N, 3° 00'E
History

HMS Marigold (Lt. James Alexander Smith Halcrow, RD, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by Italian aircraft off Algiers, Algeria in position 36º50'N, 03º00'E.

The corvette was escorting convoy KMS.3Y, which was attacked in the late evening by 3 S.79 VTBs of the 105º Gruppo AS (105th Torpedo group) led by Capt. Urbano Mancini. Hit by a torpedo about 2200 hrs and sank in a short time with 40 of the crew killed.

 

Commands listed for HMS Marigold (K 87)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

CommanderFromTo
1Lt. William Sinclair MacDonald, RNVRJan 1941early 1942
2T/Lt. James Renwick, DSO, RNRearly 194225 Apr 1942
3Lt. James Alexander Smith Halcrow, RNR25 Apr 19429 Dec 1942 (+)

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Noteable events involving Marigold include:


7 May 1941
The British merchant Ixion is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-94 about 200 miles southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland in position 61°29'N, 22°40'W. HMS Marigold (Lt. W.S. Macdonald, RNVR) later picks up 19 survivors.

16 Nov 1941
German U-boat U-433 was sunk at 2155hrs on 16 November 1941 in the Mediterranean south of Malaga, Spain, in position 36°13'N, 04°42'W, after being damaged by depth charges and gunfire 25nm east of Gibraltar by the British corvette HMS Marigold (T/Lt. J. Renwick, RNR).

15 Jun 1942
HMS Marigold (Lt. J.A.S. Halcrow, RNR) picks up 36 survivors from the British merchant Etrib and 20 survivors from the Norwegian tanker Slemdal that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-552 west of Corunna, Spain in position 43°18'N, 17°38'W.

HMS Marigold also picks up 29 survivors from the British merchant Thurso that were torpedoed and sunk by the same German U-boat in position 43°41'N, 18°02'W.

13 Nov 1942
HMS Marigold (Lt. J.A.S. Halcrow, RNR) picks up 81 survivors from the British merchant Maron that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-81 north-west of Oran, Algeria in position 36°27'N, 00°55'W.


Return to the Allied Warships section