Allied Warships

HNoMS Rose (K 102)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
PennantK 102 
Built byWilliam Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered25 Jul 1939 
Laid down3 Sep 1940 
Launched22 Sep 1941 
Commissioned31 Oct 1941 
Lost26 Oct 1944 
Loss position45° 50'N, 40° 15'W

Transferred to the Royal Norwegian Navy as Rose upon completion.
HNoMS Rose (Lt. Leif Rosenvold Lund) was sunk on 26 October 1944 in the North Atlantic in position 45º50'N, 40º15'W after being rammed by the British frigate HMS Manners. 3 of the crew lost their lives.

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Former nameHMS Rose

Commands listed for HNoMS Rose (K 102)

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1Thomas Jacobsen, 13 Oct 194130 May 1943
2Leif Rosenvold Lund, 30 May 194313 Aug 1944
3Per Scott-Hansen, 13 Aug 194413 Oct 1944
4Leif Rosenvold Lund, 13 Oct 194426 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving Rose include:

21 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HNoMS Rose, HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR), HMS Rockrose (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Birch, RNR) and HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR). (1)

24 Nov 1941
Served with the Liverpool Escort Force from 24 November 1941 until 26 October 1944. (2)

14 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Mayo (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Duke, USN), HNoMS Rose, HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR), HNoMS Acanthus, USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Burke, USN), HNoMS Potentilla and HNoMS Eglantine. (3)

18 Nov 1942
HNoMS Rose (Lt.Cdr. T. Jacobsen) picks up survivors from the American merchant Parismina that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-624 in the north Atlantic south-southeast of Cape Farewell in position 54°07'N, 38°26'W.

6 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR), HMS Spiraea (Lt. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR), HMS Rochester (Cdr. H.V. King, OBE, RN), HNoMS Rose and HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggott, OBE, RD, RNR). (4)

14 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HNoMS Rose. (4)

12 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Kingcup (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Hodson, DSC and Bar, RNVR), HMCS Amherst (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L. de la C. Audette, RCNVR), HNoMS Rose (Lt. L.R. Lund, RNorN) and aircraft. (5)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. Personal communication
  3. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. ADM 173/17756
  5. ADM 173/18492

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

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