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

11)COLUMBINE (CORVETTE)



Photo. www.leander-project.homecall.co.uk/Corvettes.



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


HMS Columbine K 96  rescued one lifeboat 20/May/41 with part of 47 survivors from Dutch Merchant Marisa sunk 16/may/41 by U-107 in pos. 06º 10’N 18º 07’W. The other two boats, one was rescued by HMS Surprise. The third boat with the master made landfall at the coast of French Guinea one week later.


 

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