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HMS Linaria (K282)

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United States
BuilderMidland Shipyards, Ltd., Midland, Ontario, Canada
Laid downas CN-309
Launched18 November 1942
  • Transferred to the Royal Navy, 19 June 1943, returned 26 July 1946
  • Sold, 15 January 1948, and reportedly converted to commercial service; Renamed Porto Offuro
United Kingdom
Acquired19 June 1943
IdentificationPennant number: K282
FateReturned to US ownership, 27 July 1946
General characteristics
Class and typeFlower-class corvette
Displacement1,375 long tons (1,397 t)
Length205 ft (62 m)
Beam33 ft (10 m)
Draft14 ft 7 in (4.45 m)
Propulsiontwo 3-drum express boilers, 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. engine, one shaft.
Speed16.5 kn (19.0 mph; 30.6 km/h)

HMS Linaria was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy, which saw service during the Second World War. Originally built for the US Navy as Clash (PG-91), formerly CN-309, she was launched on 18 November 1942, by Midland Shipyards, Ltd., Midland, Ontario, Canada. Upon completion Clash was transferred to the Royal Navy on 19 June 1943, and commissioned as HMS Linaria. On 27 July 1946, she was returned to the US Navy. Never commissioned in the US Navy, Clash was sold on 15 January 1948 for commercial use and reportedly renamed Porto Offuro.

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