norwegian Norwegian Royal Navy Montbretia (K208) HMoNS (+1942)
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nationality norwegian
purpose war
type corvette
subtype/class Flower class corvette (br.)
Flower class corvette (br.) Hollyhock HMS (K-64) [+1942]
propulsion steam
date built 1941
weight (tons) 940  grt
dimensions 62.5 x 10.1 x 3.5 m
material steel
engine 2 × fire tube Scotch boilers or 2 x water tube boilers, 1 × 4-cycle triple expansion reciprocating steam engine, single shaft, 1 screw
armament 1 × 4 inch BL Mk.IX gun, 2 × .50" Vickers mg., 2 × .303" mg, 2 × MkII depth charge throwers, 2 × depth charge rails with 40 depth charges
power 2750  i.h.p.
speed 16  knots
yard no. 570
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 18/11/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Fleming & Ferguson Ltd., Paisley
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[1]Norwegian Royal Navy
Montbretia (K208) HMoNS (+1942)
period 1941 ~ 1942
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[2]British Royal Navy - Admiralty - RN, London
HMS Montbretia
period 1941 ~ 1941
complement 85
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entered 15/03/2008
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last update 18/11/2013
Allen Tony15/03/2008
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Allen Tony09/05/2008Montbretia HNoMS (K208) was a Norwegian Royal Navy Flower Class Corvette of 925 tons built in 1941. Laid down as HMS Montbretia (K 208) and loaned to the Norwegian Navy, commissioned as HNoMS Montbretia (K 208). On 21st January 1942, the HNoMS Montbretia (K 208) was one of four vessels in an outward bound convoy that ran aground in a storm near Ballyquintin light, south of Belfast. The corvette was refloated and towed to Belfast 12 days later.

The corvette was assigned to the Escort group B6 and took part in the following convoy battles: ON-122, SC-104 and ONS-144. On the 18th November 1942 when on escort duty with Convoy ONS-144 she was torpedoed by German submarine U-262 and sunk.
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