HMS Candytuft (i) (K 09)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Grangemouth Dry Dock Co. (Grangemouth, Scotland): N.E. Marine|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1939|
|Launched||8 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||16 Oct 1940|
|End service||4 Mar 1942|
Acquired by the USN on 4 March 1942 at New York.
|Career notes||To the United States Navy as USS Tenacity|
Commands listed for HMS Candytuft (i) (K 09)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Frank Bentley Collinson, RD, RNR||28 Aug 1940||late 1941|
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Notable events involving Candytuft (i) include:
8 Jul 1941
HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Collinson, RNR, (retired)) picks up 7 survivors from the Icelandic merchant Hekla that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 June south of Cape Farewell in position 58°20'N, 43°00'W by German U-boat U-564.
9 Sep 1941
While in the North Atlantic, escorting convoy HX 148, HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Collinson, RNR (retired)) suffered a boiler explosion. 11 of the crew were killed in the incident. Candytuft was taken in tow. Repairs were completed at New York in February 1942. (3)
- ADM 173/16308
- ADM 173/16335
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.