|Ordered||21 September 1939|
|Builder||Ailsa Shipbuilding Company|
|Laid down||21 December 1939|
|Launched||26 May 1941|
|Identification||Pennant number: K01|
|Fate||Sold to Royal Norwegian Navy, 1947|
|Class and type||Flower-class corvette (original)|
|Displacement||925 long tons (940 t; 1,036 short tons)|
|Length||205 ft (62.48 m)o/a|
|Beam||33 ft (10.06 m)|
|Draught||11.5 ft (3.51 m)|
|Speed||16 knots (29.6 km/h)|
|Range||3,500 nautical miles (6,482 km) at 12 knots (22.2 km/h)|
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HMS Acanthus was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy.
Construction and design
Acanthus was one of ten Flower-class corvettes ordered on 21 September 1939, in the fourth of a series of orders. She was laid down at Ailsa Shipbuilding Company's Troon shipyard on 21 December 1939, was launched on 26 May 1941 and completed on 1 October 1941.
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List of ships of World War II (A)
List of corvettes of World War II
HMS Rhododendron (K78)
HMS Honeysuckle (K27)
HMS Mignonette (K38)
HMS Meadowsweet (K144)
French corvette Alysse
HMS Aubrietia (K96)
HMS Delphinium (K77)
HMS Asphodel (K56)
HMS Gardenia (K99)
HMS Poppy (K213)
HMS Amaranthus (K17)
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- Lambert, John; Brown, Les (2008). Flower-Class Corvettes. St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada: Vanwall Publishing. ISBN 978-1-55068-986-0.
- Rohwer, Jürgen; Hümmelchen, Gerhard (1992). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939–1945. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 1-85367-117-7.
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