HMS Mallow (K81)

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Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: HMS Mallow
Ordered: 19 September 1939
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Yard number: 1065[1]
Laid down: 14 November 1939
Launched: 22 May 1940
Completed: 2 July 1940[1]
Commissioned: 2 July 1940
Out of service: Loaned to the Yugoslav Royal Navy on 11 January 1944
Identification: Pennant number: K81
Naval Ensign of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svgYugoslavia
Name: Nada
Acquired: 11 January 1944
Naval Ensign of SFR Yugoslavia.svgSFR Yugoslavia
Name: Nada
Out of service: Returned to the Royal Navy in 1948
Renamed: Partizanka in 1946
Name: Sollum
Acquired: 28 October 1948
Out of service: 1975
Fate: Deleted from lists in 1982
General characteristics
Class and type: Flower-class corvette
Displacement: 940 tons
Length: 205 ft (62 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draught: 11.5 ft (3.5 m)
  • 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
Notes: Pennant number K81

HMS Mallow was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Navy. She also served in the Yugoslav Royal Navy and the SFR Yugoslav Navy under the names Nada and Partizanka, and the Egyptian Navy as El Sudan.

Post-war service[edit]

Towards the end of the Second World War HMS Mallow was transferred to the Yugoslav Royal Navy in exile, at their naval base in Valletta, Malta, and was renamed Nada. After the recognition of Tito's Partisans, the anti-fascist resistance movement in occupied Yugoslavia, the ship was renamed Partizanka and served in the SFR Yugoslav Navy after the war until 1948.

In 1948 HMS Mallow was returned to the Royal Navy and was transferred in the same year to the Egyptian Navy where she served as Sollum.


  1. ^ a b McCluskie, Tom (2013). The Rise and Fall of Harland and Wolff. Stroud: The History Press. p. 148. ISBN 9780752488615.