HMS Willowherb (K 283)
Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Midland Shipyards Ltd. (Midland. Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||6 Dec 1941|
|Launched||24 Mar 1943|
Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
|Former name||USS Vitality|
Commands listed for HMS Willowherb (K 283)
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|1||Lt. Arthur Hague, RNR||30 Aug 1943||21 Sep 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Clement Archibalt Shillan, RNVR||21 Sep 1944||30 Sep 1945|
|3||T/Lt. Rowland Fawcus Merz, RNVR||30 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Willowherb include:
22 Mar 1945
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with aircraft and later with HMS Bergamot (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McInnes, RNR) and HMS Willowherb (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.A. Shillan, RNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/20231
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.