Allied Warships

HMS Tamarisk (K 216)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 216 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Ordered24 Oct 1940 
Laid down10 Feb 1941 
Launched28 Jul 1941 
Commissioned26 Dec 1941 
End serviceNov 1943 
History

Renamed HMS Tamarisk before completion in 1941.
Transferred to the Royal Hellenic Navy in November 1943 and renamed Tompazis.
Returned in 1952.
Scrapped in the UK starting on 20 March 1952.  

Former nameHMS Ettrick
Career notesTo the Royal Hellenic Navy as Tompazis

Commands listed for HMS Tamarisk (K 216)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Sydney Ayles, RNR18 Sep 1941late 1943

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Notable events involving Tamarisk include:


6 Feb 1942
German U-boat U-82 was sunk north of the Azores, in position 44°10'N, 23°52'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Rochester (Cdr. C.B. Allen, RN) and the corvette HMS Tamarisk (Lt. S. Ayles, RNR).

29 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Tamarisk (Lt. S. Ayles, RNR), HMS ML 277 and HMS ML 281. (1)

6 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) the Hon. V.M. Wyndham-Quin, RN) and HMS Tamarisk (Lt. S. Ayles, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17528
  2. ADM 173/17529

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


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