HNoMS Buttercup (K 193)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||8 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||17 Dec 1940|
|Launched||10 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||20 Dec 1944|
HMS Buttercup was loaned to the Royal Norwegian Navy on 20 December 1944 to replace HNoMS Tunsberg Castle. For the duration of the war Buttercup served on escort duties. Buttercup sailed for Oslo, Norway on 13 May 1945. In 1946 she was purchased outright by the Norwegian government and on 10 August 1946 she was renamed Nordkyn. In November 1957 Nordkyn was sold to the Thor Dahl Whaling Company to be converted into a whaler being renamed Thoris. Thoris was eventually sold for scrapping in June 1969.
|Former name||HMS Buttercup|
Commands listed for HNoMS Buttercup (K 193)
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|1||Leif Rosenvold Lund,||20 Dec 1944||1 Mar 1945|
|2||Per Scott-Hansen,||1 Mar 1945||30 May 1945|
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Notable events involving Buttercup include:
15 Feb 1945
Served with the Liverpool Escort Force from 15 February 1945 until 08 May 1945. (1)
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