HMS Primrose (K 91)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||22 Sep 1939|
|Launched||8 May 1940|
|Commissioned||15 Jul 1940|
HMS Primrose is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List.
Sold on 9 August 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Primrose (K 91)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Charles Bettesworth Sanders, RNVR||23 Apr 1940||12 Feb 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Albert Ayre, RNR||12 Feb 1941||24 Sep 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Philip Edward Kitto, RNR||24 Sep 1942||23 Sep 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Reginald Frederick Pembry, RNR||23 Sep 1943||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Primrose include:
27 Aug 1940
HMS Primrose (K91), picked up survivors from the Merchant ship Dunvegan Castle and landed in Scotland. (1)
8 Aug 1942
HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. A. Ayre, RNR (retired)) picks up 54 survivors from the Greek merchant Mount Kassion that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-176 and 7 survivors from the British merchant Anneberg that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-379 in convoy SC-94 southeast of Cape Farwell in position 56°30'N, 32°14'W.
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