HMS Smilax (K 280)
Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||6 Dec 1941|
|Launched||24 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||21 Jun 1943|
Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
|Former name||USS Tact|
Commands listed for HMS Smilax (K 280)
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|1||Lt. Alan Branson, RNR||21 Jun 1943||5 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Smilax include:
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). (1)
- ADM 173/18528
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.