Allied Warships

HMS Zinnia (K 98)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 98 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down20 Aug 1940 
Launched28 Nov 1940 
Commissioned30 Mar 1941 
Lost23 Aug 1941 
Loss position40° 25'N, 10° 40'W

While escorting convoy OG-71 HMS Zinnia (Lt.Cdr. Charles George Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-564 west of Portugal in position 40º25'N, 10º40'W.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 23 Aug 1941 by U-564 (Suhren).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Zinnia

Commands listed for HMS Zinnia (K 98)

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1T/Lt. Henry Noel Russell, RNR21 Mar 19414 May 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Charles George Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR4 May 194123 Aug 1941

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Notable events involving Zinnia include:

9 Aug 1941
HMS Zinnia (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthberston, DSC, RNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British merchant Cape Rodney that foundered west of Ushant in position 52°44'N, 11°41'W after being torpedoed and damaged on 5 August 1941 west of Ireland in position 53°26'N, 15°40'W by German U-boat U-75.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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