HMS Godetia (ii) (K 226)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Crown & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland, U.K.) : Clark|
|Ordered||24 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||15 Jan 1941|
|Launched||24 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||23 Feb 1942|
Name changed from HMS Dart prior to commissioning.
She was crewed by Belgian sailors for the duration of the Second World War.
HMS Godetia is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold on 22 May 1947 and scrapped at Grays.
|Former name||HMS Dart|
Commands listed for HMS Godetia (ii) (K 226)
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|1||Lt. Charles Donovan Smith, DSC, RNR||6 Jan 1942||14 Mar 1942|
|2||Lt. Alan Henry Pierce, OBE, RNR||14 Mar 1942||early 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Maurice Albert Francois Larose, RNR||early 1943||5 Jan 1945|
|4||Lt. Richard Harwin Nossiter, DSC, RANVR||5 Jan 1945||27 Apr 1945|
|5||T/Lt. Brian Trevena Coulton, RNVR||27 Apr 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Godetia (ii) include:
11 Jan 1943
HMS Godetia (Lt. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR) picks up 16 survivors from the British tanker British Dominion that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-522 northwest of the Canary Islands in position 30°30'N, 19°55'W.
16 Mar 1943
On this date HMS Godetia (Lt. M.A.F. Larose, RNR) rescued the crew of the British minesweeping trawler HMS Campobello after this ship suffered from severe leaks as a result of earlier damage when she ran into ice. HMS Campobello was beyond salvage and her crew (35 men) was taken off by the corvette HMS Godetia. Godetia finally sank Campobello with shallow set depth charges.
18 Mar 1943
HMS Godetia (Lt. M.A.F. Larose, RNR) picks up 110 survivors from the British merchants Port Auckland and merchants Zouave that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-305 in the North Atlantic in position 52°25'N, 30°15'W.
14 Jul 1943
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Vesper (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN), HMS Clematis (T/Lt. R.H. Farrands, DSC, RNR) and later with HMS Warwick (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Godetia (T/Lt. M.A.F. Larose, RNR). (1)
2 May 1944
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) departed Holy Loch for Blyth. She made the passage together with HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR).
At 1540/3 Taku parted company with Voracious and Sardonyx and continued her passage to Blyth but now escorted by HMS Godetia (T/Lt. M.A.F. Larose, RNR). (3)
26 Jan 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Loch Quoich (Lt.Cdr. G. MacClelland, DSC, RN), HMS Denbigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR), HMS Ness (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.S. Steel, RNR) and HMS Godetia (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (4)
- ADM 173/18285
- ADM 173/18250
- ADM 173/18922
- ADM 173/20149
- ADM 173/20150
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.