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Name: CHRYSANTHEMUM
Type: Patrol Frigate or Sloop
Keel: 09/07/1917
Launched: 10/11/1917
Completed: 02/02/1918
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 929
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:
02/02/1918 British Royal Navy
1995 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Flower Class - Anchusa Type
Designed as Q ships, to look like merchant ships to U-Boats
05/1920: Used as a target towing vessel
1938: Transferred to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and stationed on the Thames Embankment in London
1995: Broken up


Above photo of CHRYSANTHEMUM copyright of National Maritime Museum

Above photo of CHRYSANTHEMUM as RNVR Drill Ship

Awaiting the breaker's torch. Above photo is copyright of Stan Mayes