HMS Anemone (K 48)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Clark|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||26 Oct 1939|
|Launched||22 Apr 1940|
|Commissioned||12 Aug 1940|
HMS Anemone is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold in November 1949 to Pelagos and refitted as bouy-boat at Marinens Hovedverft, Horten, Norway.
Commands listed for HMS Anemone (K 48)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Humphry Gilbert Boys-Smith, RNR||20 Jun 1940||25 Feb 1942|
|2||Lt. Robert Atkinson, DSC, RNR||25 Feb 1942||22 Jul 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Patrick George Alexander King, RD, RNR||22 Jul 1942||1 Jul 1943|
|4||Lt. Joseph Benjamin Sparkes, RNR||1 Jul 1943||Mar 1945|
|5||Lt. Ronald Stewart Mackay, RNR||1 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Anemone include:
7 Jan 1941
The Italian submarine Nani (offsite link) was sunk south off Iceland in position 60°15'N, 15°27'W by the British corvette HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO, RNR).
17 Mar 1943
HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RNR) picks up 94 men from the British merchant Nariva that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-600 in the North Atlantic southeast of Cape Farewell. HMS Anemone tried to scuttle the Nariva with gunfire but failed to do so. The wreck of the Nariva was finally sunk a few hours later by German U-boat U-91 in position 50°34'N, 35°02'W.
18 Mar 1943
HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RNR) and HMS Pennywort (Lt. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR) together pick up 54 survivors from the British merchant Canadian Star that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-221 south-east of Cape Farewell in position 53°24'N, 28°34'W.