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Short histories of Flower Class Corvettes from HMS Gardenia to HMS Lotus. Shown on this web page are ships company notice board, histories, photos and paintings and prints.

Other ships will be added soon, this page is under construction.

Displacement 925 tons, and a crew of 85, top speed of 16 knots. and armament of one 4 - inch gun, one 2 pounder AA  and four .303 inch AA guns. 

Name Builder Launch Date Fate
HMS Gardenia (K99) Simons 10th April 1940 Lost on 9th November 1942.
HMS Genista (K200) Harland & Wolff 24th July 1941 Used as a weather recorder in 1947. She was scrapped in 1961.
HMS Gentian (K90) Harland & Wolff 6th August 1940 Scrapped in August 1947 at Purfleet.

HMS Gentian, 1941.

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HMS Geranium (K16) Simons 23rd April 1940 Served with the Danish Navy as Thetis in 1947.
HMS Gladiolus (K34) Smiths Dock 24th January 1940 Lost on 16th October 1941.
HMS Gloxinia (K22) Harland & Wolff 2nd July 1940 Scrapped in August 1947 at Purfleet.

HMS Gloxinia, 1943.

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HMS Gloxinia, February 1943.

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HMS Godetia (K72) Smiths Dock 8th May 1940 Lost on 6th September 1940.
HMS Godetia II (ex Dart) (K226) Crown, Clark 24th September 1941 Scrapped in 1947 at Grays.
HMS Heather (K69) Harland & Wolff 17th September 1940 Scrapped in 1947 at Grays.
HMS Heliotrope (K03) Crown, NE Marine 5th June 1940 Served with US Navy as Surprise in 1942 before becoming the merchant ship Heliolock in 1946. She changed her name to Ziang Teh in 1947 and again under Chinese service to Lin I.
HMS Hibiscus (K24) Harland & Wolff 6th April 1940 Served with the US Navy as Spry in 1942 before becoming the merchant ship Madonna in 1947. She was scrapped in Hong Kong in 1955.
HMS Hollyhock (K64) Crown, NE Marine 19th August 1940 Lost on 9th April 1942.
HMS Honeysuckle (K27) Ferguson 22nd April 1940 Scrapped in 1950 at Grays.
HMS Hyacinth (K84) Harland & Wolff 19th August 1940 Served with the Hellenic Navy as Apostolis in 1943.
HMS Hydrangea (K39) Ferguson 4th September 1940 Became the merchant ship Hydralock in 1948 and was lost on 25th February 1957.
HMS Coriander (ex Iris) (K183) Hall Russell 9th June 1941 Served with the French Navy as Comandante Detroyat in 1942 and was finally scrapped in February 1948 at Troon.
HMS Jasmine (K23) Ferguson 14th January 1941 Sold for scrap on 11th September 1948.

HMS Jasmine, 1941.

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HMS Jonquil (K68) Fleming & Ferguson 9th July 1940 Became the merchant ship Lemnos in 1948. Her name was changed to Olympic Rider in 1951 and was lost on 1st December 1955.
HMS Kingcup (K33) Harland & Wolff 31st October 1940 Became the merchant ship Rubis in 1946 and then Seislim in 1954. Scrapped in the Netherlands in the late 1950s.
HMS Larkspur (K82) Fleming & Ferguson 5th September 1940 Served with the US Navy as Fury in 1942, becoming the merchant ship Larkslock in 1946 she was scrapped in 1953 in Hong Kong.
HMS Lavender (K60) Hall 27th November 1940 Became the merchant ship Eugene Vinke in 1948.
HMS Lobelia (K05) Hall 15th February 1941 Served with the French navy in 1941 before becoming the merchant ship Thorgeir in 1949.
HMS Loosestrife (K105) Hall Russell 25th August 1941 Became the merchant ship Kallsevni in 1949 and was scrapped in April 1962.
HMS Lotus (K93) Hill, Ailsa 17th January 1942 Served with the French Navy as Comandante D'Estienne D'Orves in 1942. She was then scrapped in May 1951 at Troon.