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CountryUnited Kingdom
Ship ClassFlower-class Corvette
Hull NumberK288
Launched5 Aug 1942
Decommissioned3 Oct 1945
Displacement1,375 tons standard
Length205 feet
Beam33 feet
Draft15 feet
MachineryTwo 3-drum express boilers driving one Canadian Vickers VTE engine
Speed17 knots
Armament1x3in dual purpose gun mounts


ww2dbaseHMS Milfoil was commissioned into the British Royal Navy in Aug 1941. In Mar 1943, she was transferred to the United States Navy and was renamed USS Intensity; she was manned by a United States Coast Guard crew. She was decommissioned in late 1945, and she was transferred to the United States Maritime Commission. In 1950, she was sold to the Panamanian whailing company Balleneros Limited, which renamed her Olympic Promoter. In 1965, she was sold to a Japanese company and operated under the name of Otori Maru No. 5.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Mar 2012


Corvette USS Intensity, formerly the Canadian-built HMS Milfoil, underway, circa mid-1943

Milfoil Operational Timeline

5 Aug 1942 HMS Milfoil was launched.
31 Mar 1943 British corvette HMS Milfoil was recommissioned into the United States Navy as USS Intensity.
29 Jun 1945 USS Intensity arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, United States.
3 Oct 1945 USS Intensity was decommissioned from service.

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Corvette USS Intensity, formerly the Canadian-built HMS Milfoil, underway, circa mid-1943

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