HMS Heartsease (K 15)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||19 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||14 Nov 1939|
|Launched||20 Apr 1940|
|Commissioned||4 Jun 1940|
|End service||3 Apr 1942|
Transferred to the USN on 3 April 1942.
|Career notes||To the United States Navy as USS Courage|
Commands listed for HMS Heartsease (K 15)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Edward John Robert North, RNR||May 1940||Nov 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Francis Babington Proudfoot, RN||Nov 1940||10 Jul 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. John Albert Baragwanath, RNR||10 Jul 1941||2 Dec 1941|
|4||Lt. George Charles Wilson Meldrum, RD, RNR||2 Dec 1941||early 1942|
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Noteable events involving Heartsease include:
22 Sep 1940
HMS Heartsease (Lt.Cdr. E.J.R. North, RNR) picks up 31 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Simla that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-100 west of Ireland in position 55°11'N, 17°58'W.
15 Oct 1940
HMS Heartsease (Lt.Cdr. E.J.R. North, RNR) picks up 9 survivors from the British merchant Thistlegarth that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-103 45 nautical miles west-north-west of Rockall in position 58°43'N, 15°00'W.