2nd November 2005, 13:05
I have been trying to find the fate of the following to vessel (unsuccessfully obviously) and would be grateful for any information or pointers:
HMS Camellia (K31) Flower class corvette - Sold privately 1946 & r/n Hetty W Vinkle
HMS Spey (K246?) River class frigate - Sold 1948 to the Egyptian Navy & r/n Rashid
Thanks in advance
2nd November 2005, 15:30
Sorry I don't know her fate but hopefully the following may be of interest.
HMS Camellia Built by Harland and Wolff Belfast. Yard number 1064 launched 4th May 1940 delivered 18th June 1940 724 tons. I'll dig about my records to see if I can uncover anything further.
2nd November 2005, 20:20
HETTY W VINKE 40 - 65
Owned by Nederlandsche Maaeschappij voor de Walvisvaart (Vinke & Co) Nederlands
sold to South Africa Metal and machinary Co (Pty) Ltd Cape town and was brocken up in 9 September 1965
RASHEED still in service 74 /75 but will keep serching
2nd November 2005, 20:42
Hetty W Vinke
ss Hetty W Vinke-AM-9
Coll.NSA-Vinke&Co.photo JW Martens
11th January 2006, 20:17
HMS Spey (K246) River class frigate - Sold in 1949 to the Egyptian Navy.....Renamed Rachid 511.....the last I can trace of her,was being used as a Submarine tender in 1983.