HMS Verbena (K 85)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||29 Jun 1940|
|Launched||1 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||19 Dec 1940|
HMS Verbena is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold on 17 May 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Verbena (K 85)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Denys Arthur Rayner, DSC, RNVR||14 Nov 1940||Sep 1942|
|2||Lt. James Robert Freeman, RNR||Oct 1942||14 Jul 1943|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Gordon George Greatorex Riches, RNVR||14 Jul 1943||19 Jan 1944|
|4||Lt. John Dudley Edward Lewis, RNR||19 Jan 1944||Mar 1945|
|5||Lt. James Johnson, DSC, RNR||Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Verbena include:
27 Jul 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Violet (Lt.Cdr. K.M. Nicholson, RNR), HMS Verbena (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN). (4)
- File 2.12.03.6366 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16780
- File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16741
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.