HMS Arbutus (K86)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Arbutus and HMNZS Arbutus (K403).
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Arbutus
Builder: Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd
Laid down: 30 November 1939
Launched: 5 June 1940
Commissioned: 12 October 1940
Identification: Pennant number: K86
Fate: Torpedoed, 5 February 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Flower-class corvette
Displacement: 940 tons
Length: 205 ft (62 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draught: 11.5 ft (3.5 m)
Propulsion: Two fire tube boilers
One 4-cycle triple-expansion steam engine
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) at 2,750 hp
Range: 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots (6,500 km at 22 km/h)
Complement: 87 men
Armament: 1 × BL 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk IX gun,

1 × 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two 20 mm twin machine guns,

two stern depth charge racks with 40 depth charges

HMS Arbutus was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Navy.

World War II service[edit]

She is credited with sinking U-47.


She was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-136 on 5 February 1942.

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