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Name Official number Flag IMO
ASPHODEL    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1940  25/05/1940  11/09/1940 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Corvette  Steel Screw Steamer 1 Mast 
Builder Yard Yard no
George Brown & Co. (Marine) Ltd, Greenock Garvel Shipyard  214 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 1180 tons full load 205 ft 3 in oa  33 ft  17 ft 6 in (mld)  13 ft 3 in full load 
Engine builder J G Kincaid & Co. Ltd., Greenock
Engine detail
1-shaft T.Exp 4cyl (18.5", 31", 38.5" & 38.5" x 30") 2750 IHP 16 knots.
2-Single-ended cylindrical boilers 225 lbs/sq.in. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Admiralty, London     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
25/07/1939 Ordered
20/10/1939 Laid down
Battle Honour: ATLANTIC 1940-44  
Remarks
A Flower class Corvette, Pennant No K 56
190 ft LBP; 940 tons light disp at 11 ft 3 in draught. 
End year Fate / Status
1944  Torpedoed 09/03/1944 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed and sunk 09/3/1944, 350 miles WNW of Cape Finistere. She was struck aft by a Gnat torpedo from U-575 at a range of 3,500 yards. 89 of her crew were lost and there were only five survivors. 
 

 



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