FFL Renoncule (K 117)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||William Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||19 Jul 1940|
|Launched||25 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||28 Jul 1941|
Transferred to the free French Navy upon completion on 28 July 1941.
|Former name||HMS Ranonculus (K 117)|
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Notable events involving Renoncule include:
29 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN), HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR) and FFS Renoncule. (2)
29 Apr 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Peake, RN), FFS Roselys, FFS Aconit, FFS Renoncule and HMS Keppel (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (3)
At 1220/21 the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) took over the escort. (4)
23 Sep 1943
FFS Renoncule and HMCS Morden pick up survivors from the American merchant Steel Voyager that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-952 in the North Atlantic in position 53°18'N, 40°24'W.
22 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Orchis (T/Lt. B.W. Harris, DSC, RNVR), FFS Renoncule, FFS Aconit and FFS Roselys. (5)
23 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with FFS Renoncule, FFS Aconit, FFS Roselys, HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR) and ORP Burza (Lt.Cdr. F. Pitulko). (5)
- ADM 173/17216
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17827
- ADM 173/18382
- ADM 173/18513
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.