Allied Warships

HMS Honeysuckle (K 27)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 27 
Built byFerguson Shipbuilders. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down26 Oct 1939 
Launched22 Apr 1940 
Commissioned14 Sep 1940 
End service 
History

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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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. George Windsor Gregorie, RNRSep 194011 Feb 1942
2Lt. Henry Herbert Dietrich MacKillican, DSC, RNR11 Feb 194213 Feb 1944
3T/Lt. James Alfred Wright, RNR13 Feb 1944mid 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.

HMS Honeysuckle also picks up 22 survivors from the British tanker T.J. Williams that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-552 east of Cape Farewell in position 61°34'N, 35°11'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). (1)

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.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17201

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


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