HMS Zinnia (K98)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Zinnia
Ordered: 31 August 1939
Builder: Smiths Dock Company, South Bank, Middlesbrough
Laid down: 20 August 1940
Launched: 28 November 1940
Commissioned: 30 March 1941
Out of service: Sunk on 23 August 1941
Identification: Pennant number: K98
Fate: Sunk by German submarine U-564
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)
  • 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 K98

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

She was built at Smiths Dock Company, South Bank-on-Tees, launched on 28 November 1940 and commissioned on 30 March 1941.

She protected convoys in the North Atlantic during the Second World War as part of the Battle of the Atlantic. On 23 August 1941, while escorting Convoy OG 71, she was hit by a torpedo from U-564, commanded by Reinhard Suhren, exploded and sank west of Portugal at 40°25′N 10°40′W / 40.417°N 10.667°W / 40.417; -10.667.

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