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ROYAL NAVY SOUTH ATLANTIC COMMAND - ROYAL NAVY C D SHIPS *

10)CLOVER (CORVETTE)



Photo. www.naval-history.net. Sister ship HMS Clarkia



Completed: 1940


Displacement: 940 tons full 1,180 tons


Length: 62,48 meters


Beam: 10,06 meters


Draught: 4,04 meters


Armament: 1 × 102mm, 1 × 40mm , 4-6 × 20mm / 12.7mm,  ASW (0-1×hedgehog, 1-2×DCL, 1-2×DCR)


Propulsion: 2 × S.E cylindrical boilers, 1 × vertical triple expansion reciprocating engines @ 2750 hp, 1 (shaft)


Speed: 16 kts


Complement: 85


Deployed at Freetown with ships of Group for escort of South Atlantic convoys from June 1941 to January 1942


HMS Clarkia in south Atlantic. 


June 1941  Completed work-up. Allocated for convoy defence in South Atlantic.

July. Passage to Freetown as apart of escort for Atlantic convoy.

August.   On arrival at Freetown deployed for Local Escort of Atlantic and coastal convoys.

September.  Freetown Local Escort duty in continuation to November.

December 22nd.  Joined HM Destroyers VELOX and VIMY in Local Escort into Freetown for military convoy WS12Z.

(Note: This was carrying troops to Middle East and India.) 25th. Detached from WS12Z with Local Escort on arrival at Freetown.


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January. Freetown deployment in continuation. Nominated for return to UK for refit.


February.  Passage to UK as part of escort for return convoy.


March. Arrived at Liverpool and taken in hand for refit


P o s t   W a r   N o t e s


HMS CLOVER was placed on the Disposal List in 1946 and sold on 17th May the next year for use as a mercantile to be named ss CLOVERLOCK. In 1952 this ship was purchased by the Chinese government and converted in China back for use as a warship. She remained in active use until after 1967 but had been stricken from the List by 1972. 


CONVOY ESCORT MOVEMENTS of HMS CLOVER


By Don Kindell

www.naval-history.net


CONVOYS CODES.ST - Freetown to Takoradi SL - Freetown to United Kingdom OS - Liverpool to Freetown


 

 

     

 

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

 

 

 

 

 

12/09/41

01/10/41

OS 006

03/10/41

03/10/41

05/10/41

05/10/41

SL 089

08/10/41

26/10/41

23/09/41

11/10/41

OS 007

14/10/41

14/10/41

15/10/41

15/10/41

SL 090

18/10/41

06/11/41

27/10/41

27/10/41

SL 091

31/10/41

08/11/41

13/10/41

31/10/41

OS 009

05/11/41

05/11/41

11/11/41

11/11/41

ST 008

16/11/41

16/11/41

04/12/41

04/12/41

ST 010

09/12/41

09/12/41

12/12/41

12/12/41

SL 095

17/12/41

31/12/41

30/11/41

17/12/41

OS 013

20/12/41

20/12/41

09/02/42

17/02/42

SL 100

19/02/42

04/03/42

14/12/43

14/12/43

SL 142MK

27/12/43

28/12/43

23/01/44

24/01/44

SL 146MK

30/01/44

02/02/44

03/03/44

03/03/44

SL 150MK

14/03/44

14/03/44

11/04/44

11/04/44

SL 154MK

19/04/44

23/04/44

08/11/44

08/11/44

SL 175MK

15/11/44

15/11/44

 

 

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