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Name: ANCHUSA
Type: Patrol Frigate or Sloop
Keel: 02/1917
Launched: 21/04/1917
Completed: 06/1917
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 917
Dimensions: 1290disp, 262.3 x 35.0 x 11.5(draft)ft
Engines: T3cyl, 2500hp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 4.0ins, 1 x 12pdr guns, depth charges
History:
06/1917 British Royal Navy
16/07/1918 Sank
Comments: Member of the Flower Class - Anchusa Type
Designed as Q ships, to look like merchant ships to U-Boats
16/07/1918: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U54 off west coast of Ireland


Above photo is of sister AURICULA

Above photo is of sister CEANOTHUS