HMS Starwort (K 20)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Kincaid|
|Ordered||21 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||11 Jun 1940|
|Launched||12 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||26 May 1941|
HMS Starwort is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold in 1948 to Salvesen, Norway. Refitted in 1949 as whaler at James Jamont & Co. Ltd. Renamed Southern Broom. Suffered engine damage in April 1960, towed from Cape Town by Southern Main for repairs to Smith's Dock. Laid up in Melsomvik from May 1963 to January 1967. Sold to breakers in Belgium. Arrived Brügge under tow on 9 January 1967.
Commands listed for HMS Starwort (K 20)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Norman Winder Duck, RD, RNR||22 Mar 1941||6 Aug 1942|
|2||Lt. Arthur Horace Kent, RNR||6 Aug 1942||10 Aug 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Michael Fitzmaurice Villiers-Stuart, RNVR||10 Aug 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Starwort include:
12 Nov 1942
German U-boat U-660 was scuttled in the Mediterranean near Oran, in position 36°07'N, 01°00'W, after damaged by depth charges from the British corvettes HMS Lotus (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSC, RNR) and HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR). (see map)