HMS Cyclamen (K 83)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||J. Lewis & Sons Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||30 Nov 1939|
|Launched||20 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1940|
HMS Cyclamen is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List.
Sold in 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Cyclamen (K 83)
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|1||Lt. Hamish Napier Lawson, RNR||16 Sep 1940||3 Aug 1943|
|2||T/Lt. William Swire Joliffe, RNR||3 Aug 1943||15 Feb 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Archibald Henry Frogbrook, RNR||15 Feb 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Cyclamen include:
8 Jun 1941
HMS Cyclamen (Lt. H.N. Lawson, RNR) picks up 415 survivors from the British passenger ship Adda that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-107 82 nautical miles west-south-west of Freetown in position 08°30'N, 14°39'W.
27 Oct 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) departed Freetown for a few days of exercises together with the destroyer HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN), the corvettes HMS Armeria (T/Lt. H.N. Russell, RNR), HMS Cyclamen (Lt. H.N. Lawson, RNR), HMS Aster (Lt.Cdr. E. Hewitt, RD, RNR), the A/S trawlers HMS Fandango (Lt. J.A.T. Maishman, RNR), HMS Morris Dance (Lt. A. Bruce, RCNVR) and several ML's. (1)
12 Sep 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Odzani (Lt.Cdr. L.A. Sayers, RNR), HMS Onyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.C.L. Gaussen, RNVR) and HMS Cyclamen (T/Lt. W.S. Joliffe, RNR). (2)
9 Apr 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Cyclamen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Frogbrook, RNR) until 2315/11 when she parted company in position 43°00'N, 13°22'W.
For the daily positions of HMS Sibyl during this passage see the map below.
HMS Sibyl passage Gibraltar - Holy Loch click here for bigger map (3)
- ADM 173/16987
- ADM 173/17928
- ADM 199/1875
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.