Shell-case from HMS Borage, 12 Lb Naval

Shell-case from HMS Borage, 12 Lb Naval

Shell-case from HMS Borage, 12 Lb Naval

£40.00

In stock

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£40.00

Shell-case from HMS Borage, 12 Lb Naval

Availability: In stock

Description

A cut down Naval shell-case ,1943 ,,12 pound , from HMS Borage.

size 3.25 in tall

 

HMS Borage was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Navy during World War II.

Borage was ordered in July 1939 as part of the Royal Navy‘s 1939 War Emergency building programme. She was laid down by George Brown & Co. of Greenock on 27 November 1940, launched on 22 November 1941 and completed on 29 April 1942. After working up and sea trials she joined Western Approaches Command for anti-submarine warfare and convoy escort duties

From July 1942 onwards Borage served with close escort groups for convoys on the North AtlanticGibraltar and South Atlantic routes. In three years she helped guard more than 50 merchant convoys (outbound and homebound); from these just two ships were damaged and none were lost. Borage contributed to the safe and timely arrival of more than 1,000 merchant ships. In December 1943 she was part of the close escort to convoy JW 55B, which was subject to a failed attack resulting in the sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst. With the end of hostilities Borage was decommissioned and in 1946 she was sold.

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