HMS Clover (K 134)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||29 Jul 1940|
|Launched||30 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||13 May 1941|
Sold on 17 May 1947 and became the merchantile Cloverlock.
Commands listed for HMS Clover (K 134)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Frank Arthur Shaw, RNR||9 Apr 1941||9 Mar 1943|
|2||Lt. Philip Henry Grieves, RNR||9 Mar 1943||15 Oct 1943|
|3||Lt. Thomas Evelyn Fanshawe, RNR||15 Oct 1943||22 Mar 1945|
|4||Lt. Ronald Parkyn Booth, RNVR||22 Mar 1945||12 Dec 1945|
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Noteable events involving Clover include:
11 Apr 1943
At 05.49 hours on 11 April 1943, the German U-boat U-188 attacked convoy ON-176 and sank HMS Beverley (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Price, RN). Only four survivors out of a crew of 155 were picked up by the British corvette HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR).
10 Mar 1944
At 01.54 hours on 10 March 1944 German U-boat U-575 attacked convoy SL-150, which was combined with convoy MKS-41 and sank HMS Asphodel (Lt. M.A. Halliday, RNZNR) with a Gnat. Only five survivors out of a crew of 97 were picked up by the British corvette HMS Clover (Lt. T.E. Fanshawe, RNR).