HMS Clarkia (K 88)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||19 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||30 Oct 1939|
|Launched||7 Mar 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1940|
HMS Clarkia is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List.
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 30 July 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Clarkia (K 88)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Frederick John Gwynn Jones, RNR||4 Apr 1940||30 Aug 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Stanley Darling, RANVR||30 Aug 1942||12 Oct 1943|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Joseph Oswald Williams, RNR||12 Oct 1943||7 Mar 1945|
|4||Lt. Timothy Walter Beamish Pollock Hamilton, RNR||7 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Clarkia include:
26 Jul 1940
HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) picks up 45 survivors from the British passenger ship Accra that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-34 about 320 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°40'N, 16°28'W.
HMS Clarkia also picks up 32 survivors from the British merchant Vinemoor that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-34 about 320 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°43'N, 16°25'W. The Vinemoor sank the next day in position 55°25'N, 16°05'W.
12 Oct 1940
HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) picks up 16 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Brandanger that was torpedoed and sunk, the previous day, south of Iceland in position 57°10'N, 17°42'W by German U-boat U-48.
21 Dec 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted until 0805 hours by HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) after which HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) took over the escort. (2)
3 Feb 1941
The British merchant Empire Citizen is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-107 southwest of Iceland in position 58°12'N, 23°22'W. HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) later picks up 5 survivors.
15 Mar 1942
HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) picks up 4 survivors from the British tanker British Resource that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 north of Bermuda in position 36°04'N, 65°38'W.
21 May 1942
HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) picks up 18 survivors from the Canadian merchant Troisdoc that was shelled and sunk by German U-boat U-558 about 55 miles west of Jamaica in position 18°15'N, 79°20'W.
19 Aug 1942
HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) picks up 40 survivors from the British tanker British Consul that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-564 85 nautical miles north-west of Boca Grande, Trinidad in position 11°58'N, 62°38'W.
- ADM 173/16290
- ADM 173/16291
- File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.