HMS Iris

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Coriander

Original Builder: Hall, Russell & Company Limited of Aberdeen, Scotland

Original Yard No: 760

Official Number:

Vessel Type: frigate

GRT: 940

Year Built: 1940

Arrival Date: 16/02/1948

Breakup Started: 27/02/1948

Date First Beached: 17/02/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 26/04/1948

Draught For’d: 6' 0"

Draught Aft: 3' 0"

Name Changes:

 

Flower-Class Patrol Frigate /Corvette

 

Launched as HMS Iris

Loaned to Free French Navy as Commandant Detroyant

Returned to R.N. as HMS Coriander

Other Information:

 

25-07-1939  :  Ordered

19-09-1940  :  Laid Down

09-06-1941  :  Launched

16-09-1941  :  Completed

 

Tonnages  :  940 tons / 1,180 tons

 

Dimensions  :  62.6  x  10.1 metres

 

Transferred to Free French Navy on completion and renamed COMMANDANT DETROYANT

 

Returned to the Royal Navy in 1947 and sent for breaking to WSSCL / Troon in February 1948