Allied Warships

HNoMS Eglantine (K 197)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 197 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered8 Apr 1940 
Laid down16 Jan 1941 
Launched11 Jun 1941 
Commissioned29 Aug 1941 
End service 
History

Eglantine served with the Liverpool Escort Force until 29 November 1944.
From December 1944 until May 1945 she served off North East Norway, based at Murmansk and Kirkenes.
She was purchased by the Norwegian Government in 1946 and renamed Soroy on 10 August 1946. She was then emplyed in fishery protection service.
She was sold out of the Navy in August 1956 after 15 years of hard work in war and peace.
She was bought by Thor Dahl Whaling company and converted to a whaler with diesel engine at Framn├Žs Mek.V, Sandefjord.
Reconstruction was finished in November 1957 and she was renamed Thorglimt.
Last season in Antarctic was 1967/1968.
Laid up in Sandefjord from May 1968 to June 1969.
Sold to shipbreakers in Grimstad.

 
Former nameHMS Eglantine

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