Allied Warships

HMS Dittany (K 279)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 279 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered6 Oct 1941 
Laid down 
Launched31 Oct 1942 
Commissioned31 May 1943 
End service 
History

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 20 June 1946.  

Former nameUSS Beacon

Commands listed for HMS Dittany (K 279)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. William Proctor Page, RNREarly 194323 Aug 1943
2T/Lt. Stanley William Lock, RNVR23 Aug 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Dittany include:


4 Oct 1943
HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Larne. She was escorted by HMS Dittany (T/Lt. S.W. Lock, RNVR). (1)

11 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dittany (T/Lt. S.W. Lock, RNVR) and HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR). (2)

12 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dittany (T/Lt. S.W. Lock, RNVR) and HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18449
  2. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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