Allied Warships

HNoMS Buttercup (K 193)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
PennantK 193 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered8 Apr 1940 
Laid down17 Dec 1940 
Launched10 Apr 1941 
Commissioned20 Dec 1944 
End service 

HMS Buttercup was loaned to the Royal Norwegian Navy on 20 December 1944 to replace HNoMS Tunsberg Castle. For the duration of the war Buttercup served on escort duties. Buttercup sailed for Oslo, Norway on 13 May 1945. In 1946 she was purchased outright by the Norwegian government and on 10 August 1946 she was renamed Nordkyn. In November 1957 Nordkyn was sold to the Thor Dahl Whaling Company to be converted into a whaler being renamed Thoris. Thoris was eventually sold for scrapping in June 1969.

Former nameHMS Buttercup

Commands listed for HNoMS Buttercup (K 193)

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1Leif Rosenvold Lund, 20 Dec 19441 Mar 1945
2Per Scott-Hansen, 1 Mar 194530 May 1945

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Notable events involving Buttercup include:

15 Feb 1945
Served with the Liverpool Escort Force from 15 February 1945 until 08 May 1945. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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