Allied Warships

HNoMS Acanthus (K 01)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
PennantK 01 
Built byAilsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) 
Ordered21 Sep 1939 
Laid down21 Dec 1939 
Launched26 May 1941 
Commissioned1 Oct 1941 
End service 1956 

Transferred to the Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed Andenes. Sold to Union Whaling in 1956. Towed from Sandefjord to Glasgow, Scotland in June 1956 for convertion to whaler by A & J Inglis, Ltd. Renamed Colin Frye. Sold in 1957 to Taiyo Gyogyo KK,. Tokyo. Renamed Toshi Maru No.2. Scrapped in Japan in 1970.

This corvette served in the Escort Group B6 and took part 1942 in the convoy battles for ON-122 and SC-104.

Acanthus returned to Norway in May 1945. The next year the Norwegian Government purchased the vessel together with amongst others, the corvettes Buttercup and Eglantine. These ships were employed as fishery protection ships in Northern Norway and in the Barentz Sea as well as around Iceland. Like the other vessels in the Norwegian Navy she had KNM (HNoMS) added to her name in October 1946. She retained however her wartime pennant number K 01.

1950 she was reclassified as frigate and given pennant numer F 307.

Former nameHMS Acanthus

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