HMS Peony (K40)
Sachtouris underway in September 1943, shortly after her transfer to the Royal Hellenic Navy.
|Builder||Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Laid down||24 February 1940|
|Launched||4 June 1940|
|Completed||2 August 1940|
|Commissioned||2 August 1940|
|Out of service||Transferred to the Royal Hellenic Navy in 1943|
|Renamed||Sachtouris on transfer|
|Reinstated||Returned to the Royal Navy in September 1951|
|Identification||Pennant number: K40|
|Fate||Scrapped 21 April 1952|
|Kingdom of Greece|
|Out of service||September 1951|
|Class and type||Flower-class corvette|
|Displacement||925 long tons (940 t)|
|Length||205 ft (62 m)|
|Beam||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draught||11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)|
|Speed||16 knots (30 km/h) at 2,750 hp (2,050 kW)|
|Range||3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
HMS Peony was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy. In 1943 she was transferred to the Royal Hellenic Navy as RHNS Sachtouris (Greek: ΒΠ Σαχτούρης), serving throughout World War II and the Greek Civil War. She was returned to the Royal Navy in 1951 and scrapped in April 1952.
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Sachtouris was returned to the Royal Navy in September 1951 and scrapped on 21 April 1952.
Source: "HMS Peony (K40)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, December 23rd), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Peony_(K40).
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