FFL Lobelia (K 05)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||Alexander Hall & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||27 Jun 1940|
|Launched||15 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||16 Jul 1941|
Served as the Free French corvette Lobelia (name not changed from 1941). Returned to the Royal Navy in April 1947.
Sold to Norway on 3 May 1947 for conversion to trader, but sold on to Bryde & Dahl in July 1948. Refitted as bouy-boat, renamed Thorgeir. Last season as whaler was 1966/1967. Laid up in Sandefjord from May 1967 to June 1969 when sold to Norsk Skipsopphugning, Grimstad for breaking up.
|Former name||HMS Lobelia|
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Notable events involving Lobelia include:
11 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR), FFS Lobelia, HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR) and HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, RNR). (1)
27 Dec 1942
During 27/28 December 1942, HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with FFS Roselys, FFS Aconit and FFS Lobelia. These exercises included night exercises. (2)
6 Feb 1943
German U-boat U-609 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 54°56'N, 28°11'W, by depth charges from the Free French corvette Lobelia.
5 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), ORP Burza (Cdr. F. Pitulko, ORP) and FFS Lobelia. (3)
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17268
- File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.