HMS Thyme (K 210)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||3 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||30 Apr 1941|
|Launched||25 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||23 Oct 1941|
Sold in 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Thyme (K 210)
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|1||T/Lt. Alan Rochfort Mackay, RNZNVR||7 Nov 1941||20 Feb 1942|
|2||Lt. Henry Roach, RNR||20 Feb 1942||Aug 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Geoffrey Hubert Thornton, RNVR||Aug 1944||14 Dec 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Evelyn Eastman, SANF(V)||14 Dec 1944||19 Aug 1945|
|5||R. A. Maran, RNR||19 Aug 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Thyme include:
6 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Pladda (T/Lt. P.T. Lovelock, DSC, RNVR), HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR), HMS Thyme (T/Lt. A.R. Mackay, RNZNVR) and HMS Lord Austin (Lt. N.P. McLeod, RNR). (1)
In mid-1943 she was escorting merchant traffic in the Freetown area
17 Aug 1943
The British merchant Empire Stanley is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-197 south-south-east of Cap Sainte Marie, Madagascar in position 27?08'S, 48?15'E. The British corvette HMS Thyme (Lt. H. Roach, RNR) later picks up 9 survivors and landed them at Durban on 29 August.
- File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 188.8.131.52 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)