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HMS Acanthus

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NameHMS Acanthus
Ordered21 September 1939[1]
BuilderAilsa Shipbuilding Company
Laid down21 December 1939
Launched26 May 1941
IdentificationPennant number: K01
FateSold to Royal Norwegian Navy, 1947
General characteristics
Class and typeFlower-class corvette (original)
Displacement925 long tons (940 t; 1,036 short tons)
Length205 ft (62.48 m)o/a
Beam33 ft (10.06 m)
Draught11.5 ft (3.51 m)
  • Single shaft
  • 2 × fire tube Scotch boilers
  • 1 × 4-cycle triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
  • 2,750 ihp (2,050 kW)
Speed16 knots (29.6 km/h)
Range3,500 nautical miles (6,482 km) at 12 knots (22.2 km/h)
Sensors and
processing systems
  • 1 × SW1C or 2C radar
  • 1 × Type 123A or Type 127DV sonar

HMS Acanthus was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy.

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  1. ^ "HMS Acanthus (K 01) of the Royal Navy - British Corvette of the Flower class - Allied Warships of WWII -".
  2. ^ Lambert & Brown 2008, p. 67
  3. ^ Friedman 2008, pp. 339–341

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