HMS Spiraea (K 08)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Kincaid|
|Ordered||21 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||31 May 1940|
|Launched||31 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||27 Feb 1941|
Sold in August 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Spiraea (K 08)
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|1||T/Lt. Louis Clifford Head, RNVR||19 Dec 1940||22 Nov 1941|
|2||T/Lt. Ronald William Tretheway, RNR||22 Nov 1941||early 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Robert Stevenson Miller, DSC, RNR||14 Apr 1942||20 Feb 1943|
|4||Lt. Alan Henry Pierce, OBE, RNR||20 Feb 1943||Nov 1944|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Howard Dudley Reid, RANVR||29 Nov 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Spiraea include:
13 Mar 1943
HMS Spiraea (Lt. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR) picks up four survivors from the British merchant Oporto and the sole survivor from the Dutch merchant Sembilangan that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-107 in the convoy OS-44 190 nautical miles west of Cape Finisterre in position 42°45'N, 13°31'W.
1 Oct 1943
HMS Spiraea (Lt. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR) and HMS Alisma (Lt. G. Lanning, RANVR) together pick up 68 survivors from the British merchant Fort Howe that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-410 east of Bougie in position 37°19'N, 06°40'E.