HMS Cowslip

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Cowslip
Vessel Type: 
Corvette
GRT: 
940
Draught For'd: 
7' 6"
Draught Aft: 
10' 0"
Year Built: 
1941
Arrival Date: 
15/02/1949
Breakup Started: 
30/03/1949
Date First Beaching: 
27/03/1949
Breakup Completed: 
26/07/1949
Original Builder: 
Harland & Wolff Limited of Belfast
Original Yard No.: 
1105
Other Information: 

Flower-Class Corvette HMS COWSLIP for the Royal Navy                 Pennant No. K 196
 
08-04-1940  :  Ordered
16-01-1941  :  Keel laid down
28-05-1941  :  Launched
09-08-1941  :  Commissioned
 
L.O.A.  :  62.6 metres  (203' 5")
L.P.P.   :  57.9 metres  (188' 2")
Beam   :  10.1 metres  (32' 10")
 
Propulsion :
1 x Vertical 4-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine driving a single shaft/screw
Steam generated by 2 x 3-Drum Fire-Tube Single-Ended Boilers
 
Speed  :  16 knots
Complement  :  85 men
 
Armanents :
1 x 4" dual-purpose deck gun
2 x 20mm A.A. guns
Hedgehog Multiple Spigot Mortar
2 x Mk. II Depth-Charge Throwers
 
30-09-1942  :  Picked up 54 survivors from EMPIRE AVOCET torpedoed by U-125 , 300 nm S.W. of Freetown
29-10-1942  :  Picked up 50 survivors from British CORINALDO torpedoed by U-509 and U-203 near Madeira
 
Upper Image  :  HMS Cowslip on 31-01-1943
Lower Image :  HMS Cowslip on 24-06-1944
 

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