Allied Warships

HNoMS Potentilla (K 214)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 214 
Built byWilliam Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered3 Aug 1940 
Laid down28 Feb 1941 
Launched18 Dec 1941 
Commissioned16 Jan 1942 
End service13 Mar 1944 
History

Commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy as Potentila on 16 January 1942.
Returned to the Royal Navy on 13 March 1944.
Sold on 13 March 1946 and scrapped at Gateshead.

 
Former nameHMS Potentilla

Commands listed for HNoMS Potentilla (K 214)

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CommanderFromTo
1Christian A. Monsen, 16 Jan 194230 May 1943
2Thomas Jacobsen, 30 May 194313 Mar 1944

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Notable events involving Potentilla include:


9 Apr 1942
HNoMS Potentilla served in the Liverpool Escort force from 9 April 1942 until 13 March 1944. (1)

25 Aug 1942
HNoMS Potentilla (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Monsen) picks up 16 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Trolla that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-438 south-east of Cape Farewell in position 48°55'N, 35°10'W.

13 Oct 1942
HNoMS Potentilla (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Monsen) picks up 10 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Fagersten that was torpedoed and sunk south of Cape Farewell in position 53°05'N, 44°06'W by German U-boat U-221.

14 Oct 1942
HNoMS Potentilla (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Monsen) picks up 77 survivors from the British whale factory ship Southern Empress that was torpedoed and sunk northeast of St. John's in position 53°40'N, 40°40'W by German U-boat U-221.

18 Nov 1942
HNoMS Potentilla picked up 20 survivors from HNoMS Montbretia that was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic in position 53°37'N, 38°15'W by German U-boat U-262. Some of the survivors were badly injured and two later died. (1)

Sources

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