Allied Warships

HMS Honesty (K 285)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 285 
Built byKingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered6 Oct 1941 
Laid down 
Launched28 Sep 1942 
Commissioned18 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 Caprice

Commands listed for HMS Honesty (K 285)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Moris John Rowlands, RNVR7 Aug 1943mid/late45

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Notable events involving Honesty include:


11 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for special A/S trials to the west of the Hebrides with HMS Hadleigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Honesty (T/Lt. M.J. Rowlands, RNVR). (1)

4 Jan 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with Dumont d'Urville, HMS Sobkra (Lt. C.K. Mackenzie, RANVR) and HMS Honesty (T/Lt. M.J. Rowlands, RNVR). (2)

12 Jan 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Honesty (T/Lt. M.J. Rowlands, RNVR), HMS Solvra (T/Lt. M. Low, DSC, RNVR), ML 834 and aircraft. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18454
  2. ADM 173/20272

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


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