Allied Warships

HMS Dahlia (K 59)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 59 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered25 Jul 1939 
Laid down28 Feb 1940 
Launched31 Oct 1940 
Commissioned21 Mar 1941 
End service 

Arrived at Gelleswick Bay to be scrapped on 28 October 1948.


Commands listed for HMS Dahlia (K 59)

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1T/Lt. Magnus Spence Work, RNRJan 194128 Dec 1943
2Lt. Geoffrey Villiers Ward, DSC, RNR28 Dec 1943late 1945

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Notable events involving Dahlia include:

29 Dec 1944
HMS Dahlia (Lt. G.V. Ward, RNR) picks up 68 survivors from the American merchant Black Hawk that was torpedoed and heavily damaged (CTL) by German U-boat U-322 southeast of the Portland Bill Lighthouse in position 50°28'N, 02°28'W.

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