Allied Warships

HMS Myosotis (K 65)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 65 
Built byJ. Lewis & Sons Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down21 Jun 1940 
Launched28 Jan 1941 
Commissioned30 May 1941 
End service 
History

Sold on 2 september 1946 to Faroe islands for refitting as trawler Grunningur, but laid up in Thorshavn in May 1949.
Sold to Ørnen, towed to Sandefjord by Hauk, refitted as bouy-boat at Framnæs Mek.V. Renamed THORØRN by A/S Ørnen, (Thor Dahl Wh.Co.).
First whaling season was 1949/1950.
Refitted as whaler at Smith's Dock, during the summer of 1951.
A new (diesel) engine (a 6-cyl. Sulzer, 2400 BHP) was installed during 1952/1953.
Hired by Aukra Hval in the summer of 1956 for drifting in Norwegian waters.
Service in Antarctic from 1953 to 1967.
Laid up in Sandefjord from May 1967 to June 1969.
Sold to shipbreakers at Grimstad 1969.

 

Commands listed for HMS Myosotis (K 65)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Gerald Peter Shiers Lowe, RNVRJul 19411 Feb 1943
2T/Lt. Reginald Lugg, RNR1 Feb 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Myosotis include:


30 Jul 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Speedy (Lt. J.G. Brookes, RN) and HMS Myosotis (Lt. G.P.S. Lowe, RNVR). (1)

21 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Brown, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (Lt. G.P.S. Lowe, RNVR), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR) and HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR). (2)

2 Feb 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR), HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Brown, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR) and aircraft. (3)

6 Feb 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR), HMS Aubretia (Lt. G.D. Fowler, RNR), HMS Poppy (Lt. N.K. Boyd, RNR), HMS Dianella (T/Lt. J.F. Tognola, RNR) and RHS Miaoulis. (3)

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. (4)

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). (5)

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). (6)

17 Sep 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Whimbrel (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Moore, DSC, RNR), HrMs Johan Maurits van Nassau (Cdr. A. de Booy, RNN), HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR), HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN) and HMS Stork (Cdr.(Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, RN). (7)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16741
  2. ADM 173/17244
  3. ADM 173/17779
  4. ADM 173/17756
  5. ADM 173/17814
  6. ADM 173/17926
  7. ADM 173/17786

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


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