HMS Snowflake (K 211)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||3 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||19 May 1941|
|Launched||22 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||2 Nov 1941|
Sold in 1947 and became a weather ship.
|Former name||HMS Zenobia|
Commands listed for HMS Snowflake (K 211)
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|1||Lt. Harold Geeves Chesterman, RNR||20 Oct 1941||21 Sep 1943|
|2||Lt. Ernest Jack Powell, RNR||21 Sep 1943||27 Dec 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Charles Donovan Smith, DSC, RD, RNR||27 Dec 1945||18 Jun 1946|
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Noteable events involving Snowflake include:
5 Apr 1943
HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR) picks up 62 survivors from the British tanker British Ardour that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-706 in the North Atlantic in position 58°08'N, 34°04'W.
6 May 1943
German U-boat U-125 was sunk east of Newfoundland, in position 52?30'N, 45?20'W, by ramming by the British destroyer HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.C.A. Ingram, RN) and gunfire from the British corvette HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR). (see map)