Allied Warships

HMS Potentilla (K 214)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 214 
Built byWilliam Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered3 Aug 1940 
Laid down28 Feb 1941 
Launched18 Dec 1941 
Commissioned13 Mar 1944 
End service 
History

Commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy as Potentila on 16 January 1942.
Returned to the Royal Navy on 13 March 1944.

HMS Potentilla is not listed as active unit in the January 1945 Navy List

Sold on 13 March 1946 and scrapped at Gateshead.

 
Career notesTo the Royal Norwegian Navy as Potentilla

Commands listed for HMS Potentilla (K 214)

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1Lt. Richard Harwin Nossiter, DSC, RANVR17 May 1944late 1944

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Notable events involving Potentilla include:


3 May 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Lord Nuffield (A/Skr.Lt. C.L. Buchan, RNR), HMS Copinsay (Skr. J.A. MacTean, RNR) and HMS Potentilla (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (1)

4 May 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Lord Nuffield (A/Skr.Lt. C.L. Buchan, RNR) and HMS Potentilla (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (1)

5 May 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Potentilla (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18480

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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