HNoMS Potentilla (K 214)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Built by||William Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||3 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||28 Feb 1941|
|Launched||18 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||16 Jan 1942|
|End service||13 Mar 1944|
Commissioned into the Royal Norwegian Navy as Potentila on 16 January 1942.
|Former name||HMS Potentilla|
Commands listed for HNoMS Potentilla (K 214)
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|1||Christian A. Monsen,||16 Jan 1942||30 May 1943|
|2||Thomas Jacobsen,||30 May 1943||13 Mar 1944|
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Notable events involving Potentilla include:
9 Apr 1942
HNoMS Potentilla served in the Liverpool Escort force from 9 April 1942 until 13 March 1944. (1)
14 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Mayo (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Duke, USN), HNoMS Rose, HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR), HNoMS Acanthus, USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Burke, USN), HNoMS Potentilla and HNoMS Eglantine. (2)
25 Aug 1942
HNoMS Potentilla (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Monsen) picks up 16 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Trolla that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-438 south-east of Cape Farewell in position 48°55'N, 35°10'W.
13 Oct 1942
HNoMS Potentilla (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Monsen) picks up 10 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Fagersten that was torpedoed and sunk south of Cape Farewell in position 53°05'N, 44°06'W by German U-boat U-221.
14 Oct 1942
HNoMS Potentilla (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Monsen) picks up 77 survivors from the British whale factory ship Southern Empress that was torpedoed and sunk northeast of St. John's in position 53°40'N, 40°40'W by German U-boat U-221.
18 Nov 1942
HNoMS Potentilla picked up 20 survivors from HNoMS Montbretia that was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic in position 53°37'N, 38°15'W by German U-boat U-262. Some of the survivors were badly injured and two later died. (1)
- Personal communication
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17217
- ADM 173/18350
- ADM 173/17776
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.