Allied Warships

HMS Veronica (K 37)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 37 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down9 Jul 1940 
Launched17 Oct 1940 
Commissioned18 Feb 1941 
End service16 Feb 1942 
History

Ordered for French Navy but taken over with the fall of France.
Transferred to the USN on 16 February 1942.
Commissioned in the USN on 21 March 1942.
Decomissioned by the USN on 20 August 1945.
Returned to the RN on 26 August 1945.
Sold to merchantile service and renamed Verolock in 1946. Verolock sank in 1947.
Raised and scrapped at Blyth, UK in 1951.

 
Career notesTo the United States Navy as USS Temptress

Commands listed for HMS Veronica (K 37)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Duncan Frederick White, RNRMay 1941early 1942

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Noteable events involving Veronica include:


17 Oct 1941
HMS Veronica (Lt.Cdr. D.F. White, RNR (retired)) picks up 21 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Rym that was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 57°01'N, 24°20'W by German U-boat U-558.


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