Allied Warships

HMS Narcissus (K 74)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 74 
Built byJ. Lewis & Sons Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down9 Sep 1940 
Launched29 Mar 1941 
Commissioned17 Jul 1941 
End service 

HMS Narcissus is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List

Sold in April 1946 and became the merchantile Este.


Commands listed for HMS Narcissus (K 74)

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1Lt. William George Howe Bolton, RNR2 Jun 19413 Dec 1943
2T/Lt. George Thomas Sidney Clampitt, RNR3 Dec 194312 Nov 1944
3T/Lt. Oliver Birrell Medley, RNVR12 Nov 19441 Mar 1945
4T/Lt. Robert Stott, RNR1 Mar 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Narcissus include:

10 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR) and FFS Lobelia. (1)

12 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Cowdray (Lt.Cdr. C.W. North, RN), HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR) and FFS Renoncule. (2)

29 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN), HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR) and FFS Renoncule. (3)

5 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), FFS Roselys, ORP Burza (Cdr. F. Pitulko, ORP), HMS Narcissus (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR) and HMS Orchis (T/Lt. B.W. Harris, RNVR). (4)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17216
  3. ADM 173/17252
  4. ADM 173/17777

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

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