HMS Delphinium (K 77)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Henry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) : Ailsa Shipbuilding Company Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1939|
|Launched||6 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||15 Nov 1940|
HMS Delphinium is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Scrapped at Pembroke Dock in February 1949.
Commands listed for HMS Delphinium (K 77)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Robert Lees Spalding, RN||18 Sep 1940||27 Mar 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Vivian Funge Smith, DSO, RD, RNR||27 Mar 1943||Sep 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Sidney Rule, RNVR||Sep 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Delphinium include:
16 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Delphinium (Cdr.(Retd.) R.L. Spalding, RN) and HMS Hyacinth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.C. Hopkins, DSC, RNR). (4)
- File 2.12.03.6387 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/1879
- ADM 173/17356
- ADM 173/17329
- ADM 173/17330
- ADM 173/19345
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.