HMS Heather (K 69)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||19 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||22 May 1940|
|Launched||17 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||1 Nov 1940|
HMS Heather is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 22 May 1947 and scrapped at Grays.
Commands listed for HMS Heather (K 69)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) James Geoffrey Clemons Gibson, RN||15 Oct 1940||May 1942|
|2||T/Lt. William Leslie Turner, RNR||May 1942||3 Mar 1945|
|3||Lt. Ernest Maitland Quarrie, RNR||3 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Heather include:
29 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN), HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR) and FFS Renoncule. (2)
2 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Vanessa (Lt. C.E. Sheen, RN), HMS Whitehall (Cdr. C.L.de H. Bell, RD, RNR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR) and HNoMS Rose. (3)
29 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campanula (T/Lt. I. Bull, RNVR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR), HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. D.L. Miller, RCNVR), HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), a href=/allies/warships/ship/807.html>HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR) and HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR). (5)
- ADM 173/16308
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17814
- ADM 173/17812
- ADM 173/18513
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.