HMS Sunflower (K 41)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||24 May 1940|
|Launched||19 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||25 Jan 1941|
HMS Sunflower is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Scrapped at Hale in August 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Sunflower (K 41)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Treasure Jones, RNR||18 Dec 1940||19 Feb 1943|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. James Plomer, RCNVR||19 Feb 1943||20 Mar 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Hugh Stammers, RNVR||20 Mar 1944||31 Jul 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Herbert Samuel May, RNR||31 Jul 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Sunflower include:
27 Jul 1941
HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Hawkinge that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-203 about 800 nautical miles south-west of Fastnet in position 44°55'N, 17°44'W.
30 Jul 1941
The British merchant Shahristan is torpedoed and sunk south-east of the Azores in position 35°19'N, 23°53'W. HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR) later picks up 37 survivors.
14 Jan 1942
HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR) picks up 21 survivors from the Panamanian merchant Chepo that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-43 in convoy ON-55 about 230 miles west-northwest of Rockall in position 58°30'N, 19°40'W.
16 Aug 1942
HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR) picks up 17 survivors from the British merchant Richmond Castle that was torpedoed and sunk on 4 August 1942 in the North Atlantic in position 50°25'N, 35°05'W by German U-boat U-176.
17 Dec 1942
HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RNR) picks up 27 survivors from the British destroyer HMS Firedrake (Cdr. E.H. Tilden, DSC, RN), which was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-211 in the North Atlantic in position 50°50'N, 25°15'W. (1)
5 May 1943
German U-boat U-638 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-east of Newfoundland, in position 54°12'N, 44°05'W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Sunflower (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Plomer, RCNVR).
HMS Sunflower also picks up 66 survivors from the British merchant Dolius that was U-638's last victim. northeast of Belle Isle
17 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-631 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 58°13'N, 32°29'W, by depth charges from the British corvette Sunflower (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Plomer, RCNVR).
29 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-282 was sunk south-east of Greenland, in position 55°28'N, 31°57'W, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Duncan (Cdr. P.W. Gretton, OBE, DSO, DSC, RN) and the British corvette HMS Sunflower (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Plomer, DSC, RCNVR).
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