HMS Lotus

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Southern Lotus
Vessel Type: 
Corvette
GRT: 
940
Draught For'd: 
6' 0"
Draught Aft: 
9' 0"
Year Built: 
1942
Arrival Date: 
25/04/1951
Breakup Started: 
30/04/1951
Date First Beaching: 
26/04/1951
Breakup Completed: 
11/06/1951
Original Builder: 
Charles Hill & Sons, Bristol & Ailsa S.B. Company
Original Yard No.: 
286
Name Changes: 

17-01-1942  :  Launched as HMS Lotus for the Royal Navy
23-05-1942  :  Completed as FFS Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves (Free French Navy)
31-05-1947  :  Returned to the Royal Navy by the Free French Navy
Jan'y 1948   :  Sold to Salvesen & Company, Leith and converted to the steam whaler S.S. Souhern Lotus
 
 

Other Information: 

Flower-Class Corvette ordered and built as the patrol frigate HMS Lotus  -  Pennant No. K 93
 
12-12-1939  :  Ordered
26-05-1941  :  Keel laid down
17-01-1942  :  Launched
23-05-1942  :  Completed
 
Tonnages  :  940 tons - gross                  1,180 tons - displacement
 
Dimensions  :  62.6 metres  x  10.1 metres  x  4.04 metres
 
Propulsion  :  Triple-expansion steam reciprocating engine, developing 2,750 HP
Boilers  :  Two single-ended cylindrical Boilers
Vessel Speed  :  16 knots
 
Complement  :  85 officers and crew
 
Armaments  :  1 x 102 mm            1 x 40 mm               4 x 20 mm
 
Ranges  :  16 knots = 2,360 nautical miles      12 knots = 3,450 nautical miles      10 knots =  5,000 nautical miles
 

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