HMS Sundew

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Sundew

Original Builder: John Lewis & Sons Limited, Aberdeen, Scotland

Original Yard No: 155

Official Number:

Vessel Type: corvette

GRT: 940

Year Built: 1940

Arrival Date: 02/05/1948

Breakup Started: 04/05/1948

Date First Beached: 11/05/1948

Date Breakup Completed: 29/06/1948

Draught For’d: 8' 3"

Draught Aft: 7' 3"

Name Changes:

 

1941  :  Launched and completed as HMS Sundew

1942 – 1947  :  Loaned to the Free French Navy and renamed Roselys

1947  :  Returned to the British Government and name reverted to HMS Sundew

Other Information:

Flower-Clas Corvette HMS SUNDEW  Pennant No. K 57

 

21-09-1939  :  Ordered

04-11-1940  :  Laid Down

28-05-1941  :  Launched

19-09-1941  :  Completed

 

Dimensions   :  62.6 mts  x  10.1 mts  x  4.04 mts

Tonnages     :   940 tons / 1,180 tons

Complement  :  85

 

Propulsion  :

Triple Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine supplied with steam from 2 x S.E. oil-fired cylindrical Boilers

 

Power, Speed & Range  :    2,750 IHP  :  16 knots  :  5,000 nautical miles at a mean speed of 10 knots

 

Armaments :

1 x 4" AA Gun :  2 x 57mm AA Guns  :  1 x 40mm AA Gun  :  2 x 20mm AA Guns  :  6 x Depth-Charge Throwers

 

Vessel sold on 23-10-1947 to the West of Scotland Shipbreaking Company Limited, Troon,for breaking.

 

Arrived at Troon in March 1948