HMS Heliotrope (K 03)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Crown & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland, U.K) : N.E. Marine|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||23 Oct 1939|
|Launched||5 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||12 Sep 1940|
|End service||24 Mar 1942|
Ordered for French Navy but taken over with the fall of France.
|Career notes||To the United States Navy as USS Surprise|
Commands listed for HMS Heliotrope (K 03)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Jackson, RNR||8 Aug 1940||24 Mar 1942|
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Noteable events involving Heliotrope include:
1 Dec 1940
HMS Heliotrope (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, RNR) picks up 32 survivors from the British tanker Appalachee that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-101 about 340 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 54°30'N, 20°00'W.