HMS Wallflower (K 44)
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||23 Jul 1940|
|Launched||14 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||7 Mar 1941|
HMS Wallflower is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold on 29 July 1946.
Sold to Kosmos 1951 and refitted to whaler in Kiel during summer 1951.
Commands listed for HMS Wallflower (K 44)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Ismay James Tyson, RD, RNR||14 Feb 1941||mid 1942|
|2||Lt. George Richard Greaves, RNR||mid 1942||21 Oct 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Trevor Davies Bennett, RNR||21 Oct 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Wallflower include:
19 Aug 1941
HMS Wallflower (Lt.Cdr. I.J. Tyson, RN) picks 10 survivors from the British passenger ship Aguila that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-201 west-south-west of Fastnet Rock in position 49°23'N, 17°56'W.
28 Aug 1942
HMS Wallflower picks up 62 survivors from the Dutch merchant Abbekerk that was torpedoed and sunk on 25 August 1942 in the North Atlantic in position 52°05'N, 30°50'W by German U-boat U-604.
22 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR), HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN), HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (1)
22 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR), HMS Fame (Cdr. R.A. Currie, RN), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR) and HMS Scimitar (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR or Lt. G.C. Potter, DSC, RN). (2)
23 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN), HMS Loosestrife (Lt. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR), HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, DSC, RNR), HMCS Assiniboine (Cdr. K.F. Adams, RCN), HMS Deveron (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RD, RNR), HMS Sabre (T/A/Lt.Cdr. The Hon. G. Howard, RNVR) and HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (2)
17 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR), HMS Borage (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR), HMS Hurricane (Cdr. E.C. Bayldon, DSC, RN), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR) and HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuiness, RNR). (3)
25 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-523 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Vigo, in position 42°03'N, 18°02'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wanderer (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Whinney, RN) and the British corvette HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR).
12 May 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Smilax (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR) and HMS Pink (Lt. W.K. Tadman, RNR) and HMCS Louisburg (T/Lt. J.B. Elmsley, RCNVR). (5)
- ADM 173/17790
- ADM 173/17926
- ADM 173/17773
- File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18528
- ADM 173/18534
- File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.