HMS Buttercup (K193)
HMS Buttercup under Belgian command.
|Class and type:||Flower-class corvette|
|Ordered:||8 April 1940|
|Builder:||Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Laid down:||17 December 1940|
|Launched:||10 April 1941|
|Commissioned:||24 April 1942|
|Out of service:||23 May 1941|
|Reinstated:||Returned to the Royal Navy|
|Fate:||Scrapped in 1969|
|Acquired:||23 May 1941|
|Out of service:||Late 1944|
|Fate:||Returned to the Royal Navy|
|Acquired:||20 December 1944 (bought 1946)|
|Class & type:||Flower-class corvette|
HMS Buttercup was a Flower-class corvette built for the Royal Navy. She served during the Second World War as part of the Free Belgian section of the Royal Navy (RNSB). Buttercup was the first of two corvettes to serve with the Free Belgian forces, along with HMS Godetia.
With the liberation of Belgium in late 1944, the vessel was returned to the United Kingdom. In December 1944, she was loaned to the Royal Norwegian Navy, who purchased her in 1946 and renamed her Nordkyn. In 1969 she became a civilian whaler, named Thoris. She was scrapped in 1969. In common with other Flower-class corvettes, the ship was named after an eponymous flower.
- "HMS Buttercup (K 193)". Uboat.net.
- 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. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.