HMS Charlock (K 395)
Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ferguson Shipbuilders. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1942|
|Launched||16 Nov 1943|
On 6 June 1944, Charlock was employed as an escort vessel to the Western Task Force during the Normandy landings.
During March-April 1945, Charlock was involved in North Atlantic Allied convoy duties from St Johns to the Western Approaches. At the end of that year she arrived at Simonstown, South Africa. From 21 until 30 November she was docked in the Selborne dry dock at Simonstown.
In 1946 Charlock was transferred to the Royal Indian Navy and renamed Mahratta. In 1947 Mahratta was stranded and became a total loss.
The ships badge can still be seen displayed on the dry dock wall at the Selborne dry dock, with the inscription “Semper Paratus”.
Commands listed for HMS Charlock (K 395)
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|1||T/Lt. John Enda Bernard Healy, RNVR||1 Dec 1943||8 Apr 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Frederick George Watts, RD, RNR||8 Apr 1945||1 Jul 1945|
|3||Lt. John Stafford Hough, DSC, RNR||1 Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Charlock include:
- ADM 173/18479
- File 2.12.03.6399 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.