HMS Honeysuckle (K 27)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ferguson Shipbuilders. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||26 Oct 1939|
|Launched||22 Apr 1940|
|Commissioned||14 Sep 1940|
Sold to T.W. Ward in 1950, arrived at Grays in November 1950 for scrapping.
Commands listed for HMS Honeysuckle (K 27)
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|1||Lt. George Windsor Gregorie, RNR||Sep 1940||11 Feb 1942|
|2||Lt. Henry Herbert Dietrich MacKillican, DSC, RNR||11 Feb 1942||13 Feb 1944|
|3||T/Lt. James Alfred Wright, RNR||13 Feb 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Honeysuckle include:
20 Sep 1941
HMS Honeysuckle (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RNR) picks up 51 survivors from the British merchant Empire Burton that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-74 east of Cape Farewell in position 61°34'N, 35°05'W.
11 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Honeysuckle (Lt. H.H.D. MacKillican, DSC, RNR), ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. H. Eibel, ORP), HMS Totland (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) S.G.C. Rawson, RN) and HMS Weston (Cdr. (Retd.) J.G. Sutton, RN). (2)
4 Jul 1943
HMS Honeysuckle (Lt. H.H.D. MacKillican, DSC, RNR) picks up 276 survivors from the British merchant St. Essylt that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-375 off Cape Tenes, Algeria in position 36°44'N, 01°31'E.
- ADM 173/16332
- ADM 173/17201
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.