Allied Warships

HMS Linaria (K 282)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 282 
Built byMidland Shipyards Ltd. (Midland. Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered6 Oct 1941 
Laid down 
Launched18 Nov 1942 
Commissioned22 Jun 1943 
End service 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 27 July 1946.

Former nameUSS Clash

Commands listed for HMS Linaria (K 282)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Hudson Jameson, RNR22 Jun 1943Jul 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Evan Emrys Roberts, RNRJul 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Linaria include:

26 Nov 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Linaria (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.H. Jameson, RNR) and HMS Highlander (Cdr. C.W. McMullen, DSC, RN) and aircraft. (1)

27 Oct 1944
HMS Linaria (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Jameson, RNR) picks up 31 survivors off Europa Island in the Mozambique Channel. These survivors were from the British merchant Radbury that was torpedoed and sunk on 13 August 1944 west of Madagascar in position 24°20'S, 41°45'E by German U-boat U-862.


  1. ADM 173/17776

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

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