HMS Cowslip (K 196)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||8 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||16 Jan 1941|
|Launched||28 May 1941|
|Commissioned||9 Aug 1941|
Sold in July 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Cowslip (K 196)
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|1||Lt. Frederick Granger, RNR||21 Jun 1941||9 Oct 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Ralph Thompson, RNR||9 Oct 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Cowslip include:
30 Sep 1942
The British merchant Empire Avocet is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-125 about 300 nautical miles southwest of Freetown in position 04°05'N, 13°23'W. HMS Cowslip (Lt. F. Granger, RNR) later picks up 24 survivors.
30 Oct 1942
German U-boat U-559 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Port Said, in position 32°30'N, 33°00'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Pakenham (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. M. Thornton, DSC, RN), HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, DSC, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, DSO, OBE, RN), HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, DSO, DSC, RN), after being located by a British Vickers Wellesley aircraft (47 Sqn RAF/F).
- ADM 173/19225
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.