Allied Warships

HMS Anchusa (K 186)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 186 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered8 Apr 1940 
Laid down17 Sep 1940 
Launched15 Jan 1941 
Commissioned1 Mar 1941 
End service 

HMS Anchusa is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Sold in 1946.
Became the merchant Silverlord in 1949.
Renamed Sir Edgar in 1954.
Sunk on 18 January 1960.
The ship was salvaged and then scrapped in Mauritius.


Commands listed for HMS Anchusa (K 186)

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1T/Lt. Philipp Everett-Price, DSC, RNR20 Jan 1941Jul 1941
2Lt. James Ernest Lewis Peters, RNRJul 194127 Mar 1942
3A/Lt.Cdr. David Mirylees Gibb, RNR27 Mar 194230 Mar 1943
4T/Lt. Henry Vincent Gordon, RNVR30 Mar 194320 Oct 1943
5T/Lt. Raymond Archilles Baker, RNVR20 Oct 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Anchusa include:

3 May 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) departed Freetown for Gibraltar. She was escorted by HMS Anchusa (T/Lt. P. Everett-Price, DSC, RNR) until 0626/4. (1)


  1. ADM 173/16982

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

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