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:
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)
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)
5 Aug 1943
HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with FFS Aconit, HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN) and HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J. Byron, DSC, RNR). Also night attack exercises were carried out on a dummy convoy. (5)
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. (6)
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). (6)
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17248
- ADM 173/17268
- ADM 173/17827
- ADM 173/18116
- ADM 173/18513
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.