KNM Andenes - Corvette Flower class

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KNM Andenes - Corvette Flower class

BUILDING SITE: Alisa Shipbuilding & Co. Ltd. Troon, Scotland
PREVIOUS NAME: HMS Acanthus
LAUNCHED: 26 May1941
HOIST NORWEGIAN COMMAND: 26 September 1941

ARMAMENT
1x 102mm cannon
1x 37mm cannon
6x 20mm Oerlicon cannons
2x 12.7mm Machineguns
2x 7.6mm Double machineguns
72x Hegdehog depth charges/sinking mines

SENSORS
Asdic-Radar

TECHNICAL DATA
Displacement: 1.250 Ton
Hull: Steel
Length: 68.0m
Width: 11.0m
Depth: 4.8m
Crew: 83 men

MACHINERY
1-4 cyl Triple Expansion steameigne
Power: 2.750 IHK
Speed: 16.5 Knots
Propellers: 1

CALENDAR
1941: Transferred to KNM on 26 September with new name Acanthus
1941: Liverpool Escort Force
1945: Sailed to Norway in May
1946: Purchased from UK 10 Aug and given the name KNM with pennant number K 01
1950: New pennant number F 307 and classified as a frigate
1956: Command canceled on 22 Feb.
1956: Sold to South Africa for conversion to whaleboat, renamed Colin Frye
1057: New name Toshi Maru No. 2.
1970: Scrapped in Japan

ANDENES ex-Acanthus
The corvette ACANTHUS hoisted Norwegian command on 26 September 1941 in Troon. After command lift, the vessel went to Tobermory on the north-west coast of Scotland, where it carried out exercises to train the crew.

ACANTHUS was ready for war on 1 November. and was stationed at Liverpool and subordinate to the Commander of Western Approaches. The vessel was put into the “Liverpool Escort Force” tasked with escorting convoys in the Atlantic and the Irish Sea. In addition to escort service, ACANTHUS also participated in the attack on the Lofoten Islands in Christmas 1941 - operation ANKLET.

In the beginning of. May 1945, ACANTHUS was ordered to go to Rosyth, where the vessel was to be ready to go to Norway. A few days later, the corvette sailed towards Norway and arrived in Bergen on 15 May. After the war, the vessel was formally taken over by the Royal Norwegian Navy and renamed ANDENES in 1946. From December 1950, ANDENES was designated as a frigate. It was essentially set to carry out fisheries supervision, but on 22 February 1956 it came to an end, and the command was struck off for the last time. Already in April ANDENES was sold to Union Whaling Company Ltd, Durban, converted to a whaling boat, and named COLIN FRYE.

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https://www.antikvariat.net/sv/ada18406-90-ar-under-rent-norsk-orlogsflagg-thomassen-marius-adamstuen-antikvariat
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90 år under rent norsk orlogsflagg - Deichman.no
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