Allied Warships

HMS Fleur de Lys (K 122)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 122 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered25 Jul 1939 
Laid down30 Jan 1940 
Launched21 Jun 1940 
Commissioned26 Aug 1940 
Lost14 Oct 1941 
Loss position36° 00'N, 6° 30'W
History

Launched as La Dieppoise for the French Navy, but completed as HMS Fleur de Lys for the Royal Navy after France was invaded by Germany.

HMS Fleur de Lys (Lt. Alexander Collins, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk on 14 October 1941 by the German submarine U-206 about 55 nautical miles west of Gibraltar in position 36º00'N, 06º30'W. There were only three survivors.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 14 Oct 1941 by U-206 (Opitz).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Fleur de Lys
Former nameLa Dieppoise

Commands listed for HMS Fleur de Lys (K 122)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. (retired) Robert Tatton Bower, RN1 Aug 194031 Oct 1940
2Cdr. (retired) Edmund Hugh Hopkinson, RN31 Oct 194029 Jan 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Leslie Mansfield Carter, RNR29 Jan 1941Jun 1941
4Lt. (retired) Alexander Collins, RNRJun 194114 Oct 1941 (+)

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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