HMS Columbine (K 94)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Richardson, Westgarth & Clark|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||3 Nov 1939|
|Launched||13 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||9 Nov 1940|
HMS Columbine is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold on 9 August 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Columbine (K 94)
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|1||Lt. Louis Alan Sayers, RNR||Oct 1940||10 Apr 1941|
|2||T/S.Lt. Sydney John Lavis, RNR||10 Apr 1941||Feb 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Alfred Laurence Turner, RNR||Feb 1942||23 Mar 1943|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Joseph Griffiths, RNR||23 Mar 1943||9 Nov 1943|
|5||T/Lt. John Coade Grose, RNR||9 Nov 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Columbine include:
22 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Beagle (Cdr. R.C. Medley, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, RD, RNR), HMS Leamington (Lt. B.M.D. I'Anson, RN), HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR), HMS Columbine T/Lt. A.L. Turner, RNR) and HMS Vanessa (Lt. C.E. Sheen, RN). (2)
26 May 1943
HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for exercises.
At 1800 hours the next day she joined HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville) for passage North. They were escorted by HMS Columbine T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.J. Griffiths, RNR). (3)
5 Nov 1943
HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Columbine T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.J. Griffiths, RNR), HMCS Skeena (A/Lt.Cdr. E.E.G. Boak, RCN), HMCS Mayflower (Lt. V. Browne, RCNR), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR) and HMS Sweetbriar (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R. Edwards, RNVR). (4)
11 Apr 1944
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Leith (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) A.W. Preston, RN), HMS Sandwich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.J. Clemence, RNR), HMS Versatile (Lt. G.C. Potter, DSC, RN) and HMS Columbine (T/Lt. J.C. Grose, RNR). (5)
- File 2.12.03.6387 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17201
- ADM 173/18003
- ADM 173/18231
- ADM 173/19337
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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