Allied Warships

HMS Mallow (K 81)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 81 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered19 Sep 1939 
Laid down14 Nov 1939 
Launched22 May 1940 
Commissioned2 Jul 1940 
End service11 Jan 1944 
History

HMS Mallow is not listed as active unit in the December 1943 Navy List

Transferred to the Yugoslavian Navy on 11 January 1944 and renamed Nada.
Renamed Partizanka in 1948.
Returned in 1948.
Transferred to the Egyptian Navy and renamed El Sudan in 1948.

 
Career notesTo the Yogoslavian Navy as Nada

Commands listed for HMS Mallow (K 81)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Brown Piggott, RNR21 May 19401 Jul 1941
2Lt. William Robert Boyce Noall, RNR1 Jul 194110 May 1943
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harold Thomas Stewart Clouston, RNVR10 May 1943mid 1943

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Notable events involving Mallow include:


17 Nov 1940
HMS Mallow (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Piggott, RNR) picks up 18 survivors from the British merchant Saint Germain that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-137 north-north-west of Tory Island in position 55°40'N, 08°40'W.

10 Dec 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, RNR) and HMS Mallow (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Piggott, RNR). (1)

11 Dec 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Mallow (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Piggott, RNR). (1)

19 Oct 1941
German U-boat U-204 was sunk near Tangier, in position 35°46'N, 06°02'W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Rochester (Cdr. C.B. Allen, RN).

26 Nov 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, RNR). (2)

12 Jan 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, DSO, RNR). (3)

1 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Alisma (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR), HMS Pink (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC, RNR), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, DSC, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (4)

2 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, DSC, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (4)

3 Feb 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Brown, RNVR), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, DSO, RNR) and HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR). (5)

5 Feb 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Mallow (Lt. W.R.B. Noall, DSO, RNR). (5)

23 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Mallow (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR), HMS Dianthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, RNR) and USS Spencer. (6)

25 Mar 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Mallow (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR). (7)

26 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR), HMS Mallow (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR), HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN), HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR) and HMS Bergamot (Lt. R.T. Horan, RNR). (8)

19 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Mallow (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR) and HMS St. Marys (Lt. D.B.G. Dumas, RN). (9)

12 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Windrush, HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR) and HMS Mallow. (10)

13 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR) and HMS Mallow, HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN) and HMS Windrush. (10)

18 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Hadleigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Mallow. (10)

5 Jan 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Mallow. (11)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16291
  2. ADM 173/16766
  3. ADM 173/17766
  4. ADM 173/17813
  5. ADM 173/17779
  6. ADM 173/17756
  7. ADM 173/17792
  8. ADM 173/17814
  9. ADM 173/17926
  10. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  11. ADM 173/18491

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


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