Allied Warships

HMS Carnation (K 00)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 00 
Built byGrangemouth Dry Dock Co. (Grangemouth, Scotland): N.E. Marine 
Ordered25 Jul 1939 
Laid down31 Oct 1939 
Launched8 Jul 1940 
Commissioned16 Oct 1940 
End service 
History

Served as Royal Netherlands Navy HrMs Friso from 26 March 1943 to 4 October 1944.

HMS Carnation is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List

Sold into merchantile service on 31 March 1948 and renamed Southern Laurel in 1949. Scrapped at Stavanger, Norway in 1966.

 
Career notesTo the Royal Netherlands Navy as HrMs Friso

Commands listed for HMS Carnation (K 00)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. George William Houchen, OBE, RNR18 Dec 194018 Jul 1942
2Lt. Alan Branson, RNR18 Jul 194226 Mar 1943

3T/Lt. William Richard Fowler, RNVR10 Feb 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Carnation include:


20 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. E. Randell, RCNR) and HMS Carnation (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RNR). (1)

21 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. E. Randell, RCNR) and HMS Carnation (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RNR). (1)

22 May 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. E. Randell, RCNR), HMS Carnation (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RNR) and HMS Lady Madeleine (T/Lt. W.G. Ogden, RNVR). (1)

30 Jun 1942
HMS P 222 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. MacKenzie, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar together with HMS Fowey (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Aubrey, RN), HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Carnation (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Houchen, OBE, RNR) and one other escort vessel (name is unreadable in the log of HMS P 222). (2)

7 Aug 1942
HMS P 37 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar together with HMS Black Swan (Cdr. T.A.C. Pakenham, RN) and HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR). (3)

30 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR). (4)

20 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR) and HMS St. Elstan (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR). (5)

21 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Brown, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (Lt. G.P.S. Lowe, RNVR), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR) and HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR). (5)

22 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Black Swan (Cdr. T.A.C. Pakenham, RN), HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR), USS Spencer, USS Badger and HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR). (5)

1 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Alisma (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Pink (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC, RNR), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, DSC, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (6)

2 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, DSC, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (6)

3 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Aubretia (Lt. G.D. Fowler, RNR), HMS Black Swan (Capt. T.A.C. Pakenham, RN) and HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR). (6)

30 Apr 1945
HMS H 34 (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Carnation (T/Lt. W.R. Fowler, RNVR). (7)

1 May 1945
HMS H 34 (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Carnation (T/Lt. W.R. Fowler, RNVR). (8)

11 May 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Clover (Lt. R.P. Booth, RNVR), HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Wallace, RNVR), HMS Carnation (T/Lt. W.R. Fowler, RNVR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (9)

16 May 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR), HMS Carnation (T/Lt. W.R. Fowler, RNVR) and HMS Clover (Lt. R.P. Booth, RNVR). (9)

21 May 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carnation (T/Lt. W.R. Fowler, RNVR) and HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR). (9)

23 May 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR), HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR), HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Carnation (T/Lt. W.R. Fowler, RNVR). (9)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17460
  3. ADM 173/17383
  4. ADM 173/17216
  5. ADM 173/17244
  6. ADM 173/17813
  7. ADM 173/19491
  8. ADM 173/19492
  9. ADM 173/20183

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


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