- Category: Corvettes
- Last Updated: Sunday, 29 October 2017 19:24
In 1943, an order for 57 modified flower class corvettes was placed with British shipyards. These ships were designed with greater rake and sheer to the bow than all the previous flower class corvettes, and the forecastle deck was extended further aft for greater accommodation for the crew. In the event, only ten were completed, the rest were cancelled to allow for the construction of more capable escort ships such as the late war frigates.