Allied Warships

HMS Jasmine (K 23)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 23 
Built byFerguson Shipbuilders. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down23 Dec 1939 
Launched14 Jan 1941 
Commissioned16 May 1941 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 11 September 1948.

 

Commands listed for HMS Jasmine (K 23)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Cecil Dick Bluett Coventry, RNR26 Feb 1941Jul 1943
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Colin Arthur Hoodless, RNRJul 194310 Nov 1944
3T/Lt. Edwin Charles Leaver, RNR10 Nov 194418 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Jasmine include:


17 Jun 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry RNR) and HMS Larkspur (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, RNR). (1)

18 Jun 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.D.B. Coventry RNR) and HMS Larkspur (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, RNR). (1)

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)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16782
  2. ADM 199/1861

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


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