Allied Warships

FFL Aconit (K 58)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Free French Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 58 
Built byAilsa Shipbuilding Company Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) 
Ordered21 Sep 1939 
Laid down25 Mar 1940 
Launched31 Mar 1941 
Commissioned23 Jul 1941 
End service 1947 
History

On loan from the Royal Navy since 23 July 1941.
Returned to the Royal Navy on 30 April 1947.
Sold in July 1947.

 
Former nameHMS Aconite

We don't have any commands listed for FFL Aconit (K 58)


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Notable events involving Aconit include:


1 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rothesay (Cdr. A.A. Martin, DSC, RD, RNR), FFS Senateur Duhamel, FFS Aconit and HMS Fara (Lt.Cdr. N.L. Pickersgill, RCNVR). (1)

2 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with FFS Aconit and HMS Fara (Lt.Cdr. N.L. Pickersgill, RCNVR). (1)

23 Apr 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Benson, HMCS Collingwood (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, RCNR), HMCS Hepatica (T/Lt. T. Gilmour, RCNR) and FFS Aconit. (2)

27 Dec 1942
During 27/28 December 1942, HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with FFS Roselys, FFS Aconit and FFS Lobelia. These exercises included night exercises. (3)

11 Mar 1943
German U-boat U-432 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 51°35'N, 28°20'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the Free French corvette Aconit.

11 Mar 1943
German U-boat U-444 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 51°14'N, 29°18'W, by ramming and depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Harvester and the Free French corvette Aconit.

29 Apr 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Peake, RN), FFS Roselys, FFS Aconit, FFS Renoncule and HMS Keppel (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (4)

22 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Orchis (T/Lt. B.W. Harris, DSC, RNVR), FFS Renoncule, FFS Aconit and FFS Roselys. (5)

23 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with FFS Renoncule, FFS Aconit, FFS Roselys, HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR) and ORP Burza (Lt.Cdr. F. Pitulko). (5)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17248
  3. ADM 173/17268
  4. ADM 173/17827
  5. ADM 173/18513

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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