HMS Stonecrop (K142)
HMS Stonecrop in October 1942
|Ordered||31 August 1939|
|Builder||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Laid down||4 February 1941|
|Launched||12 May 1941|
|Commissioned||30 July 1941|
|Identification||Pennant number: K142|
|Class and type||Flower-class corvette|
|Displacement||925 long tons (940 t)|
|Length||205 ft (62 m) o/a|
|Beam||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draught||11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)|
|Installed power||30 ft 4 in (9.25 m)|
|Speed||16 kn (18 mph; 30 km/h)|
|Range||3,500 nmi (4,000 mi; 6,500 km) at 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
|Sensors and |
HMS Stonecrop was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy. She served during the Second World War. She was named after the stonecrop flower (Sedum).
She was built at Smith's Dock, South Bank-on-Tees and launched on 12 May 1941.
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During the Second World War Stonecrop was a convoy escort and helped to sink two U-boats. On 2 April 1943 she and the sloop Black Swan sank U-124 with depth charges off the coast of Portugal. Later that year on 30 August 1943 she and the sloop Stork sank U-634 with depth charges in the North Atlantic east of the Azores.
Following the war she was sold on 17 May 1947 and became the merchant ship Silver King.
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Source: "HMS Stonecrop (K142)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, December 23rd), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Stonecrop_(K142).
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