HMS Celandine (K 75)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Grangemouth Dry Dock Co. (Grangemouth, Scotland): N.E. Marine|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||30 Apr 1940|
|Launched||28 Dec 1940|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1941|
HMS Celandine is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold to J. Lee for scrapping at Portaferry in October 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Celandine (K 75)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Aislabie Harrison, RNR||21 Mar 1941||8 Mar 1942|
|2||Lt. Patrick Varwell Collings, RNR||8 Mar 1942||21 Nov 1943|
|3||Lt. William Eldon Warwick, RNR||21 Nov 1943||21 Sep 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Dennis Charles Hayes, RNVR||21 Sep 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Celandine include:
27 Jun 1941
German U-boat U-556 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Iceland, in position 60°24'N, 29°00'W, by depth charges from the British corvettes HMS Nasturtium (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, RNR), HMS Celandine (Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR) and HMS Gladiolus (Lt.Cdr. H.M.C. Sanders, DSO, DSC, RNR).
10 Sep 1942
HMS Celandine (Lt. P.V. Collings, RNR) picks up 44 survivors from the Belgian merchant Elisabeth van Belgie that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-96 in the convoy ON-127 in the North Atlantic.
14 Sep 1942
HMS Celandine (Lt. P.V. Collings, RNR) picks up 49 survivors from HMCS Ottawa that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-91 north-east of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
25 Nov 1943
HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Agassiz (T/Lt. E.M. More, RCNR) and HMS Celandine (Lt. W.E. Warwick, RNR). (1)
1 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMS Celandine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D.C. Hayes, RNVR) and HMS Barbados (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR). (2)
2 Feb 1945
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted special A/S trials off Loch Alsh with HMS Celandine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D.C. Hayes, RNVR). (3)
- ADM 173/18096
- ADM 173/20257
- ADM 173/19626
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.