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HMS Zinnia (K98)

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Name  HMS Zinnia
Laid down  20 August 1940
Out of service  Sunk on 23 August 1941
Construction started  20 August 1940
Length  62 m
Displacement  852,800 kg
Ordered  31 August 1939
Commissioned  30 March 1941
Identification  Pennant number K98
Launched  28 November 1940
Weight  955.1 tons
Draft  3.51 m
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Builders  Smiths Dock Company, South Bank, Middlesbrough

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.

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HMS Zinnia (K98) Wikipedia


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