FFL Mimosa (K 11)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.): Richardson, Westgarth & Clark|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||22 Apr 1940|
|Launched||18 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||11 May 1941|
|Lost||9 Jun 1942|
|Loss position||52° 12'N, 32° 37'W|
On 9 June 1942 the Free French corvette Mimosa (Capitaine de Frégate (Cdr.) Roger Richard Louis Birot) was torpedoed by U-124 (Mohr) while escorting the convoy ONS-100 and sank within three minutes after her boilers exploded about 600 miles southeast of Cape Farewell in position 52º12'N, 32º37'W. The commander, 60 French sailors and six British sailors, including the liasion officer were lost. The four surviving French sailors were picked up by the Canadian destroyer HMCS Assiniboine (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN).
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the FFL Mimosa|
|Former name||HMS Mimosa|
Commands listed for FFL Mimosa (K 11)
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|1||Roger Richard Louis Birot, FFN||17 Apr 1941||9 Jun 1942 (+)|
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Notable events involving Mimosa include:
Mimosa also picks up 26 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Ila that was also torpedoed and sunk by U-553 in the North Atlantic in position 53°34'N, 30°10'W.