HMS Jonquil (K68)
Underway in 1944
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||31 August 1939|
|Builder:||Fleming and Ferguson|
|Laid down:||27 December 1939|
|Commissioned:||20 October 1940|
|Identification:||Pennant number: K68|
|Fate:||Sold to Greece, renamed Lemnos|
|Renamed:||Olympic Rider (1951)|
|Fate:||Sank in 1955 after a collision.|
|Class & type:||Flower-class corvette|
|Displacement:||925 long tons|
|Length:||205 ft (62 m) o/a|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 × 4-cycle triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
2 × fire tube Scotch boilers
2,750 ihp (2,050 kW)
|Speed:||16 kn (30 km/h)|
|Range:||3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 12 kn (22 km/h)|
|1 × SW1C or 2C radar
1 × Type 123A or Type 127DV sonar
Laid down by the company Fleming and Ferguson on 27 December 1939 and launched on 9 July 1940, Jonquil entered service on 20 October and assumed convoy responsibilities the following month. Her first deployment was as an escort for Convoy WS.5A, bound for the West African port of Freetown.
Jonquil survived the war but was relegated to the reserve at Gibraltar from August 1945. Bought by Greece, the corvette was renamedLemnos and was converted into a merchant vessel. Redesignated Olympic Rider in 1951, Jonquil sank after a collision with Olympic Cruiser in the Antarctic in 1955.
- *Mason, Geoffrey B (2005), Chronologies of War Service of Royal Navy Warships: HMS Jonquil - Flower-class Corvette, naval-history.net. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Mason, Geoffrey B (2005), Chronologies of War Service of Royal Navy Warships: HMS Jonquil - Flower-class Corvette, naval-history.net. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
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