Allied Warships

HMS Statice (K 281)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 281 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered6 Dec 1941 
Laid down 
Launched10 Apr 1943 
Commissioned20 Sep 1943 
End service 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.

HMS Statice is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Returned to the United States Navy on 21 June 1946.

Former nameUSS Vim

Commands listed for HMS Statice (K 281)

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1T/Lt. Richard Wolfenden, RNR20 Sep 194324 Feb 1945
2T/Lt. John Byron Bramwell, RNVR24 Feb 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Statice include:

7 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-678 was sunk in the English Channel south-west of Brighton, in position 50°32'N, 00°23'W, by depth charges from the Canadian destroyers HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Kootenay and the British corvette HMS Statice.

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