HMS Narcissus (K 74)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||J. Lewis & Sons Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||9 Sep 1940|
|Launched||29 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||17 Jul 1941|
HMS Narcissus is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold in April 1946 and became the merchantile Este.
Commands listed for HMS Narcissus (K 74)
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|1||Lt. William George Howe Bolton, RNR||2 Jun 1941||3 Dec 1943|
|2||T/Lt. George Thomas Sidney Clampitt, RNR||3 Dec 1943||12 Nov 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Oliver Birrell Medley, RNVR||12 Nov 1944||1 Mar 1945|
|4||T/Lt. Robert Stott, RNR||1 Mar 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Narcissus include:
10 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR) and FFS Lobelia. (1)
29 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN), HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR) and FFS Renoncule. (4)
5 Aug 1943
HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with FFS Aconit, HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN) and HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J. Byron, DSC, RNR). Also night attack exercises were carried out on a dummy convoy. (5)
5 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), FFS Roselys, ORP Burza (Cdr. F. Pitulko, ORP), HMS Narcissus (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR) and HMS Orchis (T/Lt. B.W. Harris, RNVR). (6)
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6412 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17216
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/18116
- ADM 173/17777
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.