HMS Jasmine (K 23)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ferguson Shipbuilders. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||23 Dec 1939|
|Launched||14 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||16 May 1941|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 11 September 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Jasmine (K 23)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Cecil Dick Bluett Coventry, RNR||26 Feb 1941||Jul 1943|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Colin Arthur Hoodless, RNR||Jul 1943||10 Nov 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Edwin Charles Leaver, RNR||10 Nov 1944||18 Jan 1946|
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Notable events involving Jasmine include:
26 Sep 1941
HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr. C.D.B. Coventry, RNR (retired)) picks up survivors from the Norwegian merchant Varangberg and the British merchant Avoceta that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-203 in convoy HG-73 north of the Azores in position 47°50'N, 24°50'W.
27 Sep 1941
HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr. C.D.B. Coventry, RNR (retired)) picks up most survivors from the British fighter catapult ship HMS Springbank that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-201 in convoy HG-73 north-north-east of the Azores in position 49°09'N, 20°10'W. The corvette went alongside to take off survivors and later scuttles the vessel by gunfire after an attempt to sink her with depth charges failed.
19 Nov 1942
The British tanker Scottish Chief is torpedoed and sunk about 200 miles east-southeast of Durban, South Africa in position 30°39'S, 34°41'E by German U-boat U-177. HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry, RNR) later picks up 5 survivors and HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR) later pick up 7 survivors.
20 Apr 1943
At 1200 hours (zone -4), HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN), makes rendez-vouz in position 27°42'S, 40°10'E with HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry, RNR) that is to escort her to Durban. (2)
- ADM 173/16782
- ADM 199/1861
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.