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5th January 2007, 09:44
Is there any one who can tell me more about the flower class corvette HMS Thyme (K 210).
I know that she was build at Smits Dock Co.Ltd., South Bank-on-Tees. Laid down 30-04-41 launched 25-07-41 commissioned 23-10-41.
Under command of Lt. H Roach she picked up 9 survivors from the "Empire Stanley" on 17-08-43.
In 1947 she became the weather ship "Weather Explorer"and in 1958 she was sold of to Greece to become "Epos".
All info on this ship is welcome.
If any one knows where to find photograps of her as "Thyme", "Weather Explorer" and "Epos", please let me know.
What kind of ship was she as "Epos" and when and were was she scrapped ?
Looking forward to the responce,
5th January 2007, 09:50
Can't give you a lot of help only that she was called 'Weather Reporter' in 1946 and this was changed to 'Weather Explorer' in 1947.
5th January 2007, 10:00
Thyme is at
and (overprinted because they sell prints) http://www.wrightandlogan.co.uk/cart.php?target=product&product_id=21377&category_id=263
she seems (according to the BFI) to have been the "star" of a 1949 documentary- see;
The Empire Stanley was sunk by U197-- one of only 3 ships sunk by that boat between commissioning 1942 and it's sinking-- the U197 was itself sunk 3 days later on 20 August 1943 by Catalina flying boats near Madagascar
5th January 2007, 15:07
Have a look at these sites:
All the Flower class corvettes are here.
5th January 2007, 19:48
Peter, John & Karl, thanks for the reply. One step further into the history of this ship. It seems an almost forgotten ship. None of the sites mention when or were she was scrapped.
At last a good photograph of her as HMS Thyme, now in search for pics as Weather Reporter/Explorer and Epos.
6th January 2007, 00:11
I have a book at home which may be able to give the info you want. I should be able to reply back in a week or so
7th January 2007, 11:56
Maybe you don't know this site yet:
12th January 2007, 20:39
Karl & Visje,
Thanks for the reply. Visje, interesting site, but nothing on it on HMS Thyme. I will start a tread on it and see what come's up.
Karl, was there anything interresting in your book on this ship ?
16th January 2007, 15:15
The book I mentioned is about the whole class. It is in the 'Warship' series of books. The other I had in mind was a recent one about Destroyers & Frigates of the Royal Navy. It was written by an American (name escapes me), who has wrote books on the US Navy. This was his first on the RN (I think). The American one carry titles like American Aircraft Carriers, American Cruisers, etc.
I completly forgot about this request, but will try harder in future.
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