HMS Stonecrop (K 142)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||4 Feb 1941|
|Launched||12 May 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Jul 1941|
HMS Stonecrop is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold on 17 May 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Stonecrop (K 142)
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|1||Lt. Jeffry Vanstone Brock, RCNVR||Jun 1941||31 Aug 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Patrick Smythe, RNR||31 Aug 1942||3 Oct 1943|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Sir Joseph Herbert Spence Fayrer, DSC, RNVR||3 Oct 1943||early 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Philip Norman Frederick Appleyard, RNVR||early 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Stonecrop include:
19 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Aubretia (Lt. G.D. Fowler, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR), HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (1)
21 Mar 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Black Swan (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) R.C.V. Thomson, RN), HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Bryony (T/Lt. T. Hand, RNR). (2)
2 Apr 1943
German U-boat U-124 was sunk west of Oporto, in position 41°02'N, 15°39'W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Black Swan (Lt.Cdr. R.C.V. Thomson, RN).
30 Aug 1943
German U-boat U-634 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of the Azores, in position 40°13'N, 19°24'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. G.W.E. Castens, (retired), RN) and the British corvette HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR).
- ADM 173/17244
- ADM 173/17792
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