17a). - WW11 Convoy Escorts, - "Flower Class" Corvettes.
This complete section created Late April 2010.
Section updated and new photo's added Mid January 2013. - additions are indicated by ( # ) - Earlier additions now unmarked..
hopefully make it easier to search amongst the many different types of R.N. WW11
Convoy Escort ships that were produced, and used during the war years,
I have taken the opportunity to split the original "section 17" into three parts.
I have now been given an extremely large collection of these ships photo's to display, by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
particular sub-section ( 17a ) contains the Escort classes known to the R.N. as "Flower
whilst the next sub-section ( 17b ) contains the later "Castle Class Corvettes".
The original part of "section 17" now contains the larger ships that had later been re-classified by the RN as "Frigates",
as opposed to the more commonly used classification by the rest of the World of "Destroyer - Escort".
These quite diminutive but, for all that, quite powerfully armed little ships, and the A.S.W. trawlers found in "section 2"
of this website,
often comprised the only "Anti - Submarine Escort" a trans-Atlantic convoy had.
This was especially so, during the first 3 years or so of WW11, before the USA was inevitably drawn into the "Atlantic War",
that Gt. Britain was able to stand alone against the threat of the U-boat "Wolf Packs".
42) Dianthus. - 1 photo.
52). Gladiolus. - 1 photo.
|83). Nigella. - 1 photo. #|