HMS Honeysuckle (K27)
HMS Honeysuckle coming alongside the aircraft carrier Trumpeter in the Kola Inlet
|Ordered||31 August 1939|
|Builder||Ferguson Shipbuilders. Ltd., Port Glasgow|
|Laid down||26 October 1939|
|Launched||22 April 1940|
|Commissioned||14 September 1940|
|Out of service||1950 – sold to T.W. Ward|
|Identification||Pennant number: K27|
|Fate||Sold 1950; scrapped November 1950|
|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)|
|Sensors and |
HMS Honeysuckle was a Flower-class corvette that served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War. She served as an ocean escort in the Battle of the Atlantic.
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The ship was commissioned on 31 August 1939 by Harland and Wolff from Port Glasgow in Scotland.
On 20 September 1941, HMS Honeysuckle picked up 51 survivors from the CAM ship Empire Burton, which was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-74. That same day, she picked up an additional 22 survivors from the tanker T.J. Williams, which has torpedoed by a different U-boat, U-552. On 4 July 1943, she picked up 276 survivors from the merchant St. Essylt, which was torpedoed by U-375 off of Algeria.
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