KNM Sørøy - Corvette - Flower class

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KNM Sørøy - 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
3x 12.7mm Machineguns
60x 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: 16.8 Knots
Propellers: 1

CALENDAR
1941: Transferred to KNM on 14 August with new name Eglantine
1941: Liverpool Escort Force
1944: The Kirkenes department
1945: Sailed to Norway
1946: Purchased from Great Britain on 10 August with new name KNM Sørøy with pennant number K 02
1950: New pennant number F 308 and classified as a frigate
1956: Command canceled on 9 May
1956: Sold for conversion to a whaleboat in August with new name Thorglimt
1969: Sold for scrapping in June in Grimstad

KNM Sørøy - Ex Eglantine
EGLANTINE hoisted Norwegian command in Belfast on 14 August 1941. After command hoist, the vessel went to Tobermory on the north-west coast of Scotland, where it carried out exercises to train the crew.

EGLANTINE was ready for war on 1 October this year. 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. At the end of the war, EGLANTINE was subordinated to the commander of Marine section Kirkenes, who in turn was under the operational command of the commander of the Soviet Russian “Northern Fleet” - Admiral Golovko - who had his headquarters in Poliarnoye. After the end of the war, EGLANTINE was purchased for Norway and renamed SØRØY in 1946.

From December 1950, SØRØY was designated as a frigate. The vessel was put into fisheries inspection service, where it served until 1956, and the command was retired for the last time on 9 May. In the same year, SØRØY was sold to shipowner Thor Dahl in Sandefjord, who converted it into a whaleboat and named it THORSGLIMT. In 1969 it was sold to Kristiania Spigerverk and chopped up.

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KNM Sørøy korvette — ImgBB

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