HMS Saxifrage (K 04)
Corvette of the Flower class
World Ship Photo Library photograph with thanks to Jan Visser.
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Richardson, Westgarth & Clark|
|Ordered||21 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||1 Feb 1941|
|Launched||24 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||6 Feb 1942|
Sold in August 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Saxifrage (K 04)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Popkis Chapman, RNR||1 Nov 1941||31 May 1942|
|2||Lt. Norman Leslie Knight, RNR||31 May 1942||17 May 1943|
|3||T/Lt. James Renwick, DSO, RNR||17 May 1943||Jun 1944|
|4||Lt. David Kenneth Hamilton Kinloch, RNR||Jun 1944||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Saxifrage include:
4 Jul 1942
HMS Saxifrage (Lt. N.L. Knight, RNR) picks up 35 survivors from the British merchant Putney Hill that was torpedoed and finally sunk with gunfire on 26 June 1942 by German U-boat U-203 about 450 nautical miles east-north-east of Puerto Rico in position 24°20'N, 63°16'W.
4 Jan 1943
HMS Saxifrage (Lt. N.L. Knight, RNR) picks up 27 men from the British tanker British Vigilance that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-514 about 900 nautical miles north-east of Barbados in position 20°58'N, 44°40'W.
9 Jan 1943
HMS Saxifrage (Lt. N.L. Knight, RNR) picks up 34 survivors from the British tanker Empire Lytton that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-442 west of the Canary Islands in position 28°08'N, 28°20'W.