History of Leith, Edinburgh

December 22, 2010

A Point Halved

One of the Flower Class Corvettes, H.M.S. ” Delphinium,” saw a good deal of active service in the fight against enemy submarines off the Portuguese coast in 1943. In July of that year she shared with another corvette a ” kill ” of a large U-boat.

H.M.S. ” Delphinium,” with several of her sister ships in the Levant group of corvettes, stood by the Eighth Army faithfully from Egypt to Sicily, and visited nearly every port along the North African coast. She formed part of the 47th Mediterranean Escort Group in March 1944.
In February 1945 she returned to Plymouth patrol.

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