Allied Warships

HMS Clover (K 134)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 134 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Ordered25 Jul 1939 
Laid down29 Jul 1940 
Launched30 Jan 1941 
Commissioned13 May 1941 
End service 
History

Sold on 17 May 1947 and became the merchantile Cloverlock.
Later became the Chinese Kai Feng.

 

Commands listed for HMS Clover (K 134)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Frank Arthur Shaw, RNR9 Apr 19419 Mar 1943
2Lt. Philip Henry Grieves, RNR9 Mar 194315 Oct 1943
3Lt. Thomas Evelyn Fanshawe, RNR15 Oct 194322 Mar 1945
4Lt. Ronald Parkyn Booth, RNVR22 Mar 194512 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Clover include:


28 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Clover (Lt.Cdr. F.A. Shaw, RNR), HMS Daneman (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR), HMS Highlander (Cdr. S. Boucher, RN) and HMS Asphodel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN). (1)

8 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Clover (Lt.Cdr. F.A. Shaw, RNR), HMS Asphodel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR). (2)

12 Sep 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pennyworth (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR), HMS Clover (Lt.Cdr. F.A. Shaw, RNR), HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR), HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR) and HMS Dunkery (T/Lt. S.M. Booker, RNVR). (3)

1 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR), HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Asphodel (Lt. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Clover (Lt.Cdr. F.A. Shaw, RNR). (4)

24 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN) and HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR). (5)

25 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN), HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR), HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR) and HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR). (5)

26 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR), HMS Mallow (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR), HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN), HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR) and HMS Bergamot (Lt. R.T. Horan, RNR). (5)

11 Apr 1943
At 05.49 hours on 11 April 1943, the German U-boat U-188 attacked convoy ON-176 and sank HMS Beverley (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Price, RN). Only four survivors out of a crew of 155 were picked up by the British corvette HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR).

19 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR), HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR or Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RNR), HMS Pennyworth (Lt. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR), HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RD, RNR), HMS Highlander (Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN), HMS Asphodel (Lt. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR). (6)

27 Jul 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Madison, USS Lansdale, HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RD, RNR), HMS Pennywort (Lt. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR) and HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR). (7)

25 Nov 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Clover (Lt. T.E. Fanshawe, RNR). (8)

10 Mar 1944
At 01.54 hours on 10 March 1944 German U-boat U-575 attacked convoy SL-150, which was combined with convoy MKS-41 and sank HMS Asphodel (Lt. M.A. Halliday, RNZNR) with a Gnat. Only five survivors out of a crew of 97 were picked up by the British corvette HMS Clover (Lt. T.E. Fanshawe, RNR).

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17201
  2. ADM 173/17216
  3. ADM 173/17253
  4. ADM 173/17244
  5. ADM 173/17814
  6. ADM 173/17925
  7. ADM 173/17772
  8. ADM 173/17776

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


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