Allied Warships

FFL Mimosa (K 11)

Corvette of the Flower class

Mimosa as completed

NavyThe Free French Navy
PennantK 11 
Built byCharles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.): Richardson, Westgarth & Clark 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down22 Apr 1940 
Launched18 Jan 1941 
Commissioned11 May 1941 
Lost9 Jun 1942 
Loss position52° 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
Sunk on 9 Jun 1942 by U-124 (Mohr).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the FFL Mimosa
Former nameHMS Mimosa

Commands listed for FFL Mimosa (K 11)

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1Roger Richard Louis Birot, FFN17 Apr 19419 Jun 1942 (+)

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Notable events involving Mimosa include:

15 Oct 1941
Mimosa picks up 26 survivors from the British merchant Silvercedar that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-553 in the North Atlantic in position 53°36'N, 29°57'W.

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.

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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