HMS Zinnia (K 98)
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||20 Aug 1940|
|Launched||28 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||30 Mar 1941|
|Lost||23 Aug 1941|
|Loss position||40° 25'N, 10° 40'W|
While escorting convoy OG-71 HMS Zinnia (Lt.Cdr. Charles George Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-564 west of Portugal in position 40º25'N, 10º40'W.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Zinnia|
Commands listed for HMS Zinnia (K 98)
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|1||T/Lt. Henry Noel Russell, RNR||21 Mar 1941||4 May 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Charles George Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR||4 May 1941||23 Aug 1941|
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Notable events involving Zinnia include:
9 Aug 1941
HMS Zinnia (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthberston, DSC, RNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British merchant Cape Rodney that foundered west of Ushant in position 52°44'N, 11°41'W after being torpedoed and damaged on 5 August 1941 west of Ireland in position 53°26'N, 15°40'W by German U-boat U-75.