HMS Statice

Carol Pratt
10th May 2009, 17:12
I believe this was a Canadian corvette used by the British in WW2 on convoys. I don't know the year it sank, (bomb or torpedo stike) but I think there were 3 survivors picked up from the sea after several days. Does anyone have any idea where I might find further information? Many thanks.

benjidog
10th May 2009, 19:32
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

First of all, she was Royal Navy rather than Canadian or she would have been called HMCS Statice.

I would start with Mr Google with a search using "HMS Statice" - don't forget to include the quotation marks or you will get everything with HMS in it. :(

This site HERE (http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/5585.html) referring to her as being still in service later in 1945.

Wikipedia has this:

"Formerly USS Vim (PG-99) (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=USS_Vim_(PG-99)&action=edit&redlink=1). Transferred to the RN under the lend-lease program (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend-lease_program). Returned to the USN on 21 Jun 1946.

She appears to be most famous for being involved in the sinking of U-678 which is covered in the URL above.

Peter4447
10th May 2009, 20:38
HMS Statice (Ex-USN 'Vim') Built Collingwood 1943, Returned to the USN 21/6/1946. Modified Flower Class corvette.
Peter4447