Photo. www. theflowerclasscorvetteforums.yuku.com Sister ship HMS Northern Spray
Displacement: 455 tons
Length: 138 ft
Beam: 23 ft
Draught: 13 ft
Propulsion: 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine, 1 screw
Armament: 2 × 12 pounder guns AA
HMS Turcoman was deployed along with several Armed trawlers at Freetown to provide escort and convoy protection. When sailing in convoy consisting of Saint Basile and two A/S trawlers HMS Birdlip (T 218), HMS Turcoman off Greenville, Liberia they were attacked by U-547 which sank HMS Birdlip (T 218) at 01.36 hours with a Gnat and at 02.56 hours the merchant Saint Basile.