Allied Warships

HMS Snowdrop (K 67)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 67 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down4 Feb 1941 
Launched12 May 1941 
Commissioned30 Jul 1941 
End service 
History

HMS Snowdrop is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 17 May 1947.
Scrapped at Tyne in September 1949.

 

Commands listed for HMS Snowdrop (K 67)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Geoffrey Couling, RNR10 Jun 194114 Jan 1942
2Lt. Patrick Alexander Tinne, RNVR14 Jan 194213 Mar 1943
3T/Lt. William Alexander Burnett, RNVR13 Mar 194311 Oct 1943
4T/Lt. Christopher Alan Boardman, RNVR11 Oct 194327 Nov 1944
5Lt. John Bruce Hogg, RNR27 Nov 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Snowdrop include:


28 Feb 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Oxlip (Lt. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR), HMS Snowdrop (Lt. P.A. Tinne, RNVR), HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Aubrey, RN) and HMS St. Marys (Lt. D.B.G. Dumas, RN). (1)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (2)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR) and HMSAS Good Hope (T/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Dryden-Dymond, SANF(V)). (2)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR) and HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR). (2)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Oakham Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Lyons, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6381 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/19424

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


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