HMS Vervain's 4-inch gun crew in action, July 1942
|Ordered||8 April 1940|
|Builder||Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Laid down||16 November 1940|
|Launched||12 March 1941|
|Completed||9 June 1941|
|Commissioned||9 June 1941|
|Stricken||20 February 1945|
|Identification||Pennant number K190|
|Fate||Torpedoed and sunk by U-1276 on 20 February 1945|
|Class and type||Flower-class corvette|
|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)|
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HMS Vervain was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy. She served during the Second World War.
In March 1942, the ship was adopted by the village of Queensbury in West Yorkshire.
On 28 February 1943 the liberty ship SS Wade Hampton was torpedoed by German submarine U-405 while sailing in a convoy from New York to Murmansk, Russia. Survivors were picked up by Vervain and HMS Beverley near Greenland.
On 20 February 1945 at 11.45 hours Vervain was escorting a homeward-bound convoy when she was sunk by a torpedo from a U-boat, U-1276 under Oberleutnant zur See Karl-Heinz Wendt, about 25 miles south-east of Dungarvan, Ireland, south of Waterford. Vervain sank after 20 minutes. The commander, three officers and 56 ratings were lost. Three officers and 30 ratings were rescued. In turn the U-boat, U-1276 was sunk with depth charges by HMS Amethyst. The action resulted in the loss of all 49 of the U-boat's crew.
HMS Vervain is a Designated vessel under schedule 1 of The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (Designation of Vessels and Controlled Sites) Order 2012.
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