HMS Camellia (K31)
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HMS Camellia with a convoy, 23 September 1943
|Builder:||Harland and Wolff|
|Laid down:||14 November 1939|
|Launched:||4 May 1940|
|Completed:||18 June 1940|
|Commissioned:||18 June 1940|
|Identification:||Pennant number: K31|
|Fate:||Sold to Dutch Company and renamed Hetty W Vinke 1946|
|Status:||Scrapped 19 September 1965|
|Class and type:||Flower-class corvette|
She was laid down on 14 November 1939, launched on 4 May 1940, and commissioned on 18 June 1940.
In January 1941 Camelia served as a rescue transport for five crewman of the merchant ship Ringhorn which had gone down in stormy weather.
On Christmas Eve 1941, she saw unknown action and lost an indeterminate number of sailors listed as "killed in action".
In 1946 she was sold privately, and two years later was rechristened Hetty W Vinke.
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.