HNoMS Rose (K 102)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Built by||William Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||3 Sep 1940|
|Launched||22 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||31 Oct 1941|
|Lost||26 Oct 1944|
|Loss position||45° 50'N, 40° 15'W|
Transferred to the Royal Norwegian Navy as Rose upon completion.
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|Former name||HMS Rose|
Commands listed for HNoMS Rose (K 102)
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|1||Thomas Jacobsen,||13 Oct 1941||30 May 1943|
|2||Leif Rosenvold Lund,||30 May 1943||13 Aug 1944|
|3||Per Scott-Hansen,||13 Aug 1944||13 Oct 1944|
|4||Leif Rosenvold Lund,||13 Oct 1944||26 Oct 1944|
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Notable events involving Rose include:
21 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HNoMS Rose, HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR), HMS Rockrose (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Birch, RNR) and HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR). (1)
24 Nov 1941
Served with the Liverpool Escort Force from 24 November 1941 until 26 October 1944. (2)
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. (3)
18 Nov 1942
HNoMS Rose (Lt.Cdr. T. Jacobsen) picks up survivors from the American merchant Parismina that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-624 in the north Atlantic south-southeast of Cape Farewell in position 54°07'N, 38°26'W.
2 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Vanessa (Lt. C.E. Sheen, RN), HMS Whitehall (Cdr. C.L.de H. Bell, RD, RNR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR) and HNoMS Rose. (4)
6 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR), HMS Spiraea (Lt. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR), HMS Rochester (Cdr. H.V. King, OBE, RN), HNoMS Rose and HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggott, OBE, RD, RNR). (5)
24 Oct 1943
Convoy SC 145.
This convoy departed Halifax on 24 October 1943.
On departure from Halifax the convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Agwistar (American, 4661 GRT, built 1919), Athelprince (British (tanker), 8782 GRT, built 1926), Atlantic (Panamanian, 6132 GRT, built 1919), Baltrover (British, 4916 GRT, built 1913), Baron Dunmore (British, 3938 GRT, built 1933), Bayou Chico (American, 5401 GRT, built 1920), Benedick (British (tanker), 6978 GRT, built 1928), Bonaire (Dutch, 3164 GRT, built 1926), Boston City (British, 2870 GRT, built 1920), Chr. Th. Boe (Norwegian (tanker), 6192 GRT, built 1930), Clam (British, 7404 GRT, built 1927), Delmar (American, 5107 GRT, built 1920), Dundee (British, 1541 GRT, built 1934), El Ciervo (British (tanker), 5841 GRT, built 1923), El Grillo (British (tanker), 7264 GRT, built 1922), Fort Slave (British, 7134 GRT, built 1942), Gudfor (Norwegian, 2280 GRT, built 1928), Gyda (British, 1695 GRT, built 1934), H.M. Flagler (Panamanian (tanker), 8208 GRT, built 1918), Kingman (Panamanian, 1513 GRT, built 1934), Leerdam (Dutch, 8815 GRT, built 1921), Maycrest (British, 5923 GRT, built 1913), Michigan (Panamanian (former French), 6419 GRT, built 1920), Orwell (Norwegian (tanker), 7920 GRT, built 1905), Pacific Shipper (British, 6290 GRT, built 1924), San Felix (British (tanker), 13037 GRT, built 1921), San Valerio (British (tanker), 6493 GRT, built 1913), Sarazen (British, 5401 GRT, built 1920), Sulev (British (former Estonian), 2233 GRT, built 1908), Van de Velde (Dutch, 6389 GRT, built 1919), Vav (Norwegian (tanker), 6415 GRT, built 1931) and Wisla (Polish, 3108 GRT, built 1928).
On departure from Halifax the convoy was escorted by the destroyer HMCS Annapolis (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Boulton, RCNVR) and the corvettes HMCS Kenogami (T/Lt. J.L. Percy, RCNVR), HMCS Saskatoon (Lt.Cdr. T. MacDuff, RCNR) and HMCS Shediac (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Moorhouse, RCNR).
The minesweeper HMCS Clayoquot (T/Lt. C.L. Campbell, RCNVR) was with the convoy during 25/26 October 1943.
On 28 October 1943, the original escort from Halifax parted company to proceed to St. Johns, Newfoundland after the relief escort had joined coming from St. Johns. This relief escort was made up of the destroyers HMS Fame (Cdr. R.A. Currie, RN), HMS Vanquisher (Lt.Cdr. G.A.G. Ormsby, RN), frigates HMS Deveron (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RD, RNR), HMS Domett (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gordon, RNVR) and the corvettes HNoMS Potentilla, HNoMS Rose and HMS Linaria (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.H. Jameson, RNR).
Around 1105P/29 the escort carrier HMS Fencer (Capt. E.W. Anstice, RN) and the destroyers HMS Inconstant (Cdr. R.H. Mills, RN), ORP Garland (Kmdr.ppor. (Cdr.) S. Biskupski) and ORP Burza (Kmdr.ppor. (Cdr.) F. Pitulko) joined the convoy. They parted comanay with the convoy to proceed to the Clyde around 1320N/2.
The convoy arrived in U.K. waters on 6 November 1943.
11 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Deveron (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RD, RNR), HNoMS Rose (Lt. L.R. Lund, RNorN) and HMS Kingcup (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Hodson, DSC and Bar, RNVR). (8)
12 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Kingcup (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Hodson, DSC and Bar, RNVR), HMCS Amherst (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L. de la C. Audette, RCNVR), HNoMS Rose (Lt. L.R. Lund, RNorN) and aircraft. (9)
17 Aug 1944
Around 0600B/17, 'Force 32', made up of the escort carrier HMS Fencer (A/Capt. W.W.R. Bentinck, OBE, RN), frigates HMS Moorsom (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and the corvettes HMS Abelia (T/Lt. D.S. Hutton, RNR), HNoMS Acanthus (?) and HNoMS Rose departed Loch Foyle for an A/S patrol in the central North Atlantic between 52°N / 55°N and 30°W and 34°W. Later they were ordered to patrol in the Cape Wrath / North Minches area.
In the afteroon of 19 August 1944, HMS Abelia was topped off with fuel by HMS Fencer.
In the morning of 20 August 1944, HMS Anguilla was topped off with fuel by HMS Fencer.
Around 2315B/21, HMS Fencer escorted by HMS Anguilla and HNoMS Rose set course for Loch Ewe where HMS Fencer arrived around 1630B/22.
HMS Moorsom, HMS Abelia arrived at Lough Foyle on 22 August 1944. HNoMS Acanthus arrived at Liverpool on 23 August 1944. After escorting HMS Fencer to Loch Ewe, HMS Anguilla arrived at Lough Foyle on 22 August 1944 and HNoMS Rose arrived at Liverpool on 23 August 1944. (11)
- File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- Personal communication
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17814
- ADM 173/17756
- ADM 173/18160
- ADM 173/18090
- ADM 173/17813
- ADM 173/18492
- File 2.12.03.6385 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 53/119426 + ADM 199/1392
- ADM 173/19089
- ADM 173/19195
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.