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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, Greenock Garvel Shipyard  214 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 925 disp 205 ft oa  33 ft    14 ft 10in 
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
1 shaft VTE, 2 scotch cylindrical boilers, oil, 2750ihp giving 16 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Admiralty     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
Corvette, Flower Class - K.56

Battle Honour: ATLANTIC 1940-44  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1944  Torpedoed 10/03/1944 
Disposal Detail
Torpedoed and sunk 10/3/1944, 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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