HMS Azalea (K25)
|Builder||Cook, Welton & Gemmell|
|Laid down||15 November 1939|
|Launched||8 July 1940|
|Commissioned||27 January 1941|
|Identification||Pennant number: K25|
|Fate||Sold 5 April 1946 as mercantile Norte, and sank on 19 January 1955|
|Class and type||Flower-class corvette|
HMS Azalea was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Navy during World War II.
Discover more about HMS Azalea (K25) related topics
Azalea was laid down by Cook, Welton & Gemmell of Beverley on 15 November 1939; launched on 8 July 1940; and commissioned on 27 January 1941.
World War II service
On 12 April 1941, Azalea and Kenogami fired a shot over the bow of the U.S.-flagged American Export liner Siboney 320 nautical miles (590 km) out of Lisbon. After crew aboard Azalea questioned Wenzel Habel, the captain of the unarmed passenger liner, Siboney was allowed to go on her way.
HMS Azalea was the sole allied warship present during the German raid on allied landing craft during Exercise Tiger off Slapton Sands, England in the early morning of 28 April 1944. Although Azalea received word via radio of the presence of German torpedo boats from naval headquarters ashore, because of a typographical error in orders, the escorted LST's did not. Azalea did not relay the notice. In the attack, three LST's were hit by torpedoes, two were sunk.
Discover more about World War II service related topics
Azalea was sold on 5 April 1946 and became the merchant ship Norte. She sank on 19 January 1955.
Source: "HMS Azalea (K25)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, December 19th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Azalea_(K25).
Get our FREE extension now!
HMS Dragon (D46)
Landing Ship, Tank
HMS Bluebell (K80)
Battle of the Mediterranean
HMS Salmon (N65)
USS Siboney (ID-2999)
HMS Opportune (G80)
Indian Ocean in World War II
HMS Artifex (F28)
Japanese minelayer Hatsutaka
HMS Westcott (D47)
HMS Lightning (G55)
- ^ "U.S. liner halted by warships' fire" (fee). The New York Times. 22 April 1941. p. 5. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
- ^ MacDonald, Charles B. 'Slapton Sands: The Cover-up That Never Was'. Army Magazine, June 1988, cited on The Navy Department Library, http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq20-2.htm
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
The content of this page is based on the Wikipedia article written by contributors..
The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence & the media files are available under their respective licenses; additional terms may apply.
Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization & is not affiliated to WikiZ.com.