HMS Linaria (K282)

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Career (US)
Name: USS Clash
Builder: Midland Shipyards, Ltd., Midland, Ontario, Canada
Laid down: as CN-309
Launched: 18 November 1942
Fate: Transferred to the Royal Navy, 19 June 1943
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Linaria
Acquired: 19 June 1943
Identification: Pennant number: K282
Fate: Returned to U.S. ownership, 27 July 1946; Sold, 15 January 1948 and reportedly converted to commercial service; Renamed Porto Offuro
General characteristics
Class & type: Flower-class corvette
Type: Corvette
Displacement: 1,375 long tons (1,397 t)
Length: 205 ft (62 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 14 ft 7 in (4.45 m)
Propulsion: two 3-drum express boilers, 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. engine, one shaft.
Speed: 16.5 kn (19.0 mph; 30.6 km/h)
Complement: 90
Armament:

HMS Linaria was a Flower-class corvette of the Royal Navy, which saw service during the Second World War. Originally built for the US Navy as Clash (PG-91), formerly CN-309, she was launched on 18 November 1942, by Midland Shipyards, Ltd., Midland, Ontario, Canada. Upon completion Clash was transferred to the Royal Navy on 19 June 1943 and commissioned as HMS Linaria. On 27 July 1946 she was returned to the U.S. Navy. Never commissioned in the U.S. Navy, Clash was sold on 15 January 1948.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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