Allied Warships

HMS Wallflower (K 44)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 44 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down23 Jul 1940 
Launched14 Nov 1940 
Commissioned7 Mar 1941 
End service 
History

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

Sold on 29 July 1946.
Refitted as bouy-boat for Spermacet Whalingin 1949 and renamed Asbjrrn Larsen.

Sold to Kosmos 1951 and refitted to whaler in Kiel during summer 1951.
Laid up during 1952/1953, but later in went back in service.
Last season as whaler was 1965/1966.
Laid up in Sandefjord in October 1966.
Later sold to shipbreakers in Grimstad.

 

Commands listed for HMS Wallflower (K 44)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Ismay James Tyson, RD, RNR14 Feb 1941mid 1942
2Lt. George Richard Greaves, RNRmid 194221 Oct 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Trevor Davies Bennett, RNR21 Oct 1944mid 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)

3 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Alisma (Lt. G. Lanning, RANVR), HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R. Adams, RNR), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. W.R. Blower, RANVR), HNoMS Molde and HNoMS Narvik. (3)

4 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R. Adams, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. W.R. Blower, RANVR) and HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (3)

5 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. W.R. Blower, RANVR) and HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). Also exercises were held with the boarding party of HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. R. Dyer, RN). (4)

6 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. R. Dyer, RN) and HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (4)

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).

15 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (5)

17 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (5)

19 Feb 1944
HMS Tudor (Lt. S.A. Porter, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch exercises and subsequent passage to Scapa Flow. She made the passage together with HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) and HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN). They were escorted by HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (6)

20 Feb 1944
HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) departed the Clyde for Lerwick. She made the passage North through the Minches together with HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN). They were escorted by HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (7)

23 Feb 1944
HMS Syrtis (Lt M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. Off Scapa Flow she was joined by HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) and FFS Junon (Lt. E. Schlumberger). They were escorted by 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). (8)

2 Nov 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Wallflower (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.D. Bennett, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (9)

4 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Walker, RN) and HMS Wallflower (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.D. Bennett, RNR). (10)

6 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR) and HMS Wallflower (T/Lt. A.C. Martyn, RNVR). (10)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17790
  2. ADM 173/17926
  3. ADM 173/17773
  4. ADM 173/17927
  5. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  6. ADM 173/19134
  7. ADM 173/18666
  8. ADM 173/18528
  9. ADM 173/18534
  10. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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