HMS Cowslip

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Cowslip

Original Builder: Harland & Wolff Limited of Belfast

Original Yard No: 1105

Official Number:

Vessel Type: corvette

GRT: 940

Year Built: 1940

Arrival Date: 15/02/1949

Breakup Started: 30/03/1949

Date First Beached: 27/03/1949

Date Breakup Completed: 25/07/1949

Draught For’d: 7' 6"

Draught Aft: 10' 0"

Name Changes:

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