HMS Crocus (K 49)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Kincaid|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||26 Oct 1939|
|Launched||26 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||20 Oct 1940|
HMS Crocus is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold on 22 July 1946 and became the merchantile Annlock.
Commands listed for HMS Crocus (K 49)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Edward Wheeler, RNR||14 Aug 1940||26 Jan 1942|
|2||T/Lt. John Ferdinand Holm, RNZNR||26 Jan 1942||3 Oct 1943|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Rochfort Mackay, RNZNVR||3 Oct 1943||21 Sep 1944|
|4||T/Lt. David Gordon White, RNVR||21 Sep 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Crocus include:
22 Aug 1942
HMS Crocus (T/Lt. J.F. Holm, RNR) picks up 21 survivors from the British merchant Vimeira that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-109 on 11 August about 450 nautical miles south-west of the Cape Verde Islands in position 10°03'N, 28°55'W.
6 Oct 1942
The British corvette HMS Crocus on 6 Oct, 1942 fought an epic battle with German U-boat U-333. The U-boat lost 3 men dead (including the IWO) and several men wounded, including the commander, Peter Erich Cremer. The boat was heavily damaged and limped back to base.
28 Oct 1942
The British merchant Nagpore is torpedoed and sunk north-west of the Canary Islands in position 31°30'N, 19°35'W by German U-boat U-509. HMS Crocus (T/Lt. J.F. Holm, RNR) later picks up 34 survivors.