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Hi all

Does anybody have any details of HMS Wildflower which depthcharged and sank the U32 on the 8 May 1918 which in turn had torpedoed and sunk the City of Birmingham (7498grt/1911)? The only reference I can find is under U32 on the "Uboat.net" but no other trace.

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NigelC
 

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Warships of World War I by H.M. LeFleming lists U32 as being sunk by HMS Wallflower in 1918. The latter was a Flower class sloop in service about 1916, length 267.75 feet, beam 33.5 feet, displacement 1250 tons. Armament among the class varied, either 1 or 2 four inch or 4.7 inch guns. These vessels, like their later namesakes, were constructed on mercantile lines for ease of construction by yards not familiar with warship construction. Wallflower was disposed of in 1931, presumably for scrap.
 

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Hi Pusser

Many thanks for the correction, no wonder I was getting absolutely nowhere with Wildflower.

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NigelC
 
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