FFL Aconit (K 58)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Ordered||21 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||25 Mar 1940|
|Launched||31 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||23 Jul 1941|
On loan from the Royal Navy since 23 July 1941.
|Former name||HMS Aconite|
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Notable events involving Aconit include:
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.
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)
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17248
- ADM 173/17268
- ADM 173/17827
- ADM 173/18513
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.