Allied Warships

HMS Hollyhock (K 64)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 64 
Built byJohn Crown & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland, U.K) : N.E. Marine 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down27 Nov 1939 
Launched19 Aug 1940 
Commissioned19 Nov 1940 
Lost9 Apr 1942 
Loss position7° 21'N, 81° 57'E

HMS Hollyhock (Lt.Cdr. Thomas Edward Davies, OBE, RNR) was bombed and sunk by Japanese carrier aircraft east of Ceylon in position 07º21'N, 81º57'E.


Commands listed for HMS Hollyhock (K 64)

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1Lt. Thomas Edward Davies, OBE, RNR2 Nov 19409 Apr 1942 (+)

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Notable events involving Hollyhock include:

5 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hollyhock (Lt. T.E. Davies, OBE, RNR) and HMS Tulip (Lt.Cdr. A. Wilkinson, RNR). (1)

9 Nov 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Poe, RN), HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. (Retd.) N.W.H. Weekes, OBE, RN), HMS Hollyhock (Lt. T.E. Davies, OBE, RNR) and HMS Turcoman (T/Lt. R.F. Pretty, RNVR). (2)

9 Apr 1942
my father in law leonard rollinson one of the few that survived sinking. (3)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/16988
  3. Personal communication

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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