HMS Veronica (K 37)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||9 Jul 1940|
|Launched||17 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||18 Feb 1941|
|End service||16 Feb 1942|
Ordered for French Navy but taken over with the fall of France.
|Career notes||To the United States Navy as USS Temptress|
Commands listed for HMS Veronica (K 37)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Duncan Frederick White, RNR||May 1941||early 1942|
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Notable events involving Veronica include:
23 Apr 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Keppel (Cdr. A.M. Sheffield, RN), HMS Douglas (Cdr. W.E. Banks, DSC, RN), HMS Roxborough (Lt. V.A. Wight-Boycott, OBE, RN), HMS Gladiolus (Lt.Cdr. H.M.C. Sanders, DSC, RNR), HMS Veronica (Lt.Cdr. (retired) D.F. White, RNR), HMS St. Elstan (T/Lt. G. Butcher, RNVR) and HMS Vizalma (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR). (1)
17 Oct 1941
HMS Veronica (Lt.Cdr. D.F. White, RNR (retired)) picks up 21 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Rym that was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 57°01'N, 24°20'W by German U-boat U-558.
- File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16760
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.