Ex. HMS Montbretia.
Byggested: Flemming & Ferguson, Paisly, Scotland.
Depl: 900 tonn standard, 1250 tonn utrustet.
Dim: 205`(oa) x 33`x 11,5`.
Maskin: 1- 4 syl. 2LT Trippel Eksp, 1 aksel, 2750 IHK = 16 kn.
Bunkers: 232 tonn olje.
Aksj. Radius: 5500 n.mil ved 11kn.
1- 4`` B.L. Mk IV kanoner
1- 2 prd. Pom-pom Mk.8AHV
6x1- 20 mm Oerlicon kanoner
3- 0,5`` Colt MG
Synkeminer: 60 stk. 4 kastere, 2 synkeminerekker.
Kommisjonert. fra: 16.9.1941 til 18.11.1942.
Liverpool Escort Force 17.10.1941 - 18.11.1942.
Kapt.ltn. H. Søiland 16.9.1941 - 18.11.1942.
Skjebne: Sank etter 2 torpedotreff den 18.11.1942 fra tysk ubåt U-262 ( Kapitänleutnant Heinz Franke ) i Nord-Atanteren, pos. 53.37 N, 38.15 V, under eskorte av konvoy ONS 144. Den første torpedoen traff kl. 07.55 og den andre kl. 08.05 GMT. 47 mann omkom.
Fra U-boat.net: https://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/2439.html
"At 08.51 hours on 18 November 1942 HNoMS Montbretia (K 208) (LtCdr H. Søiland, RNoN) was hit in the starboard bow by one of three torpedoes fired from U-262, while she was investigating a radar contact near convoy ONS-144. The corvette had already been missed earlier that night by a torpedo from U-624 (Soden-Fraunhofen) at 06.03 hours. The torpedo explosion opened a large hole in the bow, the forecastle deck twisted upwards and caused the ammunition of the 4in gun to explode, sending debris of the gun platform over the after deck killing three men. The roof of the Asdic deck came down, the bridge distorted and the bulkheads in the wheelhouse stowed in, killing the helmsman. The commander gave order to abandon ship and three carley floats were launched until a second torpedo struck on the port side in the boiler room, breaking the ship in two and caused the ship to sink rapidly. First it was thought that the corvette was hit by two different U-boats, but U-262 had fired a single torpedo at 08.57 hours on a second escort vessel (as Franke wrong assumed), apparently the corvette turned around after the first hit and was hit by the same U-boat. HNoMS Potentilla (K 214) (LtCdr C.A. Monsen, RNoN) picked up 20 survivors from two Carley floats and five from a cork net. Some of them were badly injured and two later died and were buried at sea that same afternoon."
Marinens fartøyer 1939 - 1945 og deres skjebne.