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

Name Builder Launch Date Fate
HMS Mallow (K81) Harland & Wolff 22nd May 1940 Served with the Yugoslavian Navy as Nada in 1944, then as Partizanka in 1948 but shortly after she transferred to Egypt as El Sudan.
HMS Marguerite (K54) Hall Russell 8th July 1940 Used as a weather observation ship in 1947 until scrapped on 8th September 1961 at Ghent.
HMS Marigold (K87) Hall Russell 4th September 1940 Lost presumed sunk 9th December 1942.
HMS Meadowsweet (K144) Hill, Richardson Westgarth & Clark 28th March 1942 Served as the merchant ship Gerrit W Vinke in 1951.
HMS Mignonette (K38) Hall Russell, N E Marine 28th January 1941 Served as the merchant ship Alexandrouplis in 1948 but was lost on 30th November 1948.
HMS Mimosa (K11) Hill, Richardson Westgarth & Clark 18th January 1941 Served with the French Navy in 1942 but was lost on 9th June 1942.
HMS Monkshood (K207) Fleming & Ferguson 17th April 1941 Served as the merchant ship W R Strang in 1948.

K207 HMS Monkshood.

Contributed by The family of Capt. C.R. Longenecker, MC, USN (Ret.).

HMS Montbretia (K208) Fleming & Ferguson 27th May 1941 Served with the Norwegian Navy in 1941 and was lost on 18th November 1942.
HMS Myosotis (K65) Lewis 28th January 1941 Served as the merchant ship Grunningur in 1948, name changed in 1949 to Thoron.

HMS Myosotis, 1941.

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HMS Narcissus (K74) Lewis 29th March 1941 Served as the merchant ship Este in 1946.
HMS Nettle (K212) Hall 23rd September 1941 Name was changed to Hyderbad in 1941 and she was scrapped in October 1948 at Portaferry.
HMS Nigella (K19) Philip, Clark 21st September 1940 Served as the merchant ship Nigelock in 1947 she was lost on 10th March 1955.
HMS Orchis (K76) Harland & Wolff 15th September 1940 Took too much damage to be repaired and scrapped on 21st August 1944.

My late Grandfather, Peter Glanville, served on HMS Orchis during the earlier part of the war. I have attached several photo?s I have from this time for your use on your website.   Paul Glanville ---   Thanks for allowing us to use this great collection of photographs Paul ! 

Shipmates on HMS Orchis

Iced Guns on the Orchis

The Iced Up Lifeboats on HMS Orchis

HMS Orchis' Torn Ensign

More Ice on Orchis

Big Waves on Orchis

Depth Charge - North Atlantic

On Lookout on HMS Orchis

On Lookout with Guns

HMS Oxlip (K123) Inglis, Kincaid 28th August 1941 Served with the Irish Navy as Maev in 1946.

HMS Oxlip

HMS Heartsease (ex-Pansy) (K15) Harland & Wolff 20th April 1940 Served with the US Navy as Courage in 1942. Became the merchant ship Roskva in 1951, changed name to Douglas in 1956, changed name again to Seabird in 1958 and was lost in December of that year.
HMS Pennywort (K111) Inglis, Kincaid 18th October 1941 Scrapped in February 1949 at Troon.
HMS Peony (K40) Harland & Wolff 4th June 1940 Served with the Hellenic Navy as Sakhtouris in 1943 and was scrapped on 21st April 1952 at Dunston.

Sakhtouris (ex - HMS Peony), July 1944.

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HMS Pentstemon (K61) Philip, Clark 18th January 1941 Served as the merchant ship Galaxidi in 1947, changed name to Rosa Vlassi in 1951.
HMS Periwinkle (K55) Harland & Wolff 24th February 1940 Served with the US Navy as Restless in 1942, becoming the merchant ship Perilock in 1947 she was scrapped in 1953 in Hong Kong.
HMS Petunia (K79) Robb, Kincaid 19th September 1940 Served with the Chinese Navy as Fu Po in 1946 and was lost on 19th March 1947.

Fu Po (ex HMS Petunia), 1946.

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HMS Lotus  (ex Phlox) (K130) Henry Robb, Ailsa, NE Marine Leith Scotland 16th January 1942 Took part in Russian Convoys including PQ17 and served in the Med, during Op Torch. Became the merchant ship Southern Lotus in 1948.
HMS Picotee (K63) Harland & Wolff 19th July 1940 Lost on 12th August 1941.
HMS Pimpernel (K71) Harland & Wolff 16th November 1940 Scrapped in October 1948 at Portaferry.
HMS Pink (K137) Henry Robb, Ailsa, NE Marine,  Leith 16th February 1942 Damaged beyond repair on 27th June 1944 she was scrapped in 1947 at Llanelly.
HMS Polyanthus (K47) Robb, Kincaid 30th November 1940 Lost on 21st September 1943.
HMS Poppy (K213) Hall 20th November 1941 Became the merchant ship Rami in 1946. Eventually hulked in 1955.
HMS Potentilla (K214) Simons 18th December 1941 Served with the Norwegian Navy from 1942-1944, she was scrapped in 1946 at Gateshead.
HMS Primrose (K91) Simons 8th May 1940 Became the merchant ship Norfinn in 1949.
HMS Primula (K14) Simons 25th June 1941 Became the merchant ship Marylock in 1947 eventually scrapped in 1953 at Hong Kong.