HMS Tulip (K29)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Tulip
Ordered: 31 August 1939
Builder: Smiths Dock Company, South Bank, Middlesbrough
Laid down: 30 May 1940
Launched: 4 September 1940
Commissioned: 18 November 1940
Out of service: Sold in May 1947
Renamed: Olympic Conqueror in 1950
Otori Maru No.8 in 1956
Thorlyn in 1957
Reclassified: Whaling ship between 1950 and 1964
Identification: Pennant number: K29
Fate: Scrapped in 1965
General characteristics
Class & 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) at 2,750 hp (2,050 kW)
Range: 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots (6,500 km at 22 km/h)
Complement: 85 men
Armament:

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

She launched at Smiths Dock Company on 4 September 1940 and was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 18 November 1940.

Civilian service[edit]

She was sold in 1947 and rebuilt as the whaling ship Olympic Conqueror in 1950. She was seized in 1954 by Peruvian warships and was sold to Japan in 1956 as the Otori Maru No. 8. In 1957 she was sold to Thor Dahl AS and renamed Thorlyn. In 1962 she was laid up in Sandefjord and then sold in 1964 at Gothenburg, Sweden. She was scrapped in Germany in 1965.

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