HMS Bryony (K-192)
HMS Bryony (K-192) was almost never completed. Laid down in April, 1940, she was launched in November. Before she was completed, however, an air raid scored a direct hit on the little Flower-class corvette, demolishing her superstructure, blowing off many of her hull plates, and sinking her in shallow water. However, she was raised, and completed with a longer bow than any of her sisters, Joining the fleet in March, 1941. Bryony mainly served on convoy duty, most notably in the escort of PQ-18 in September, 1942. She spent most of the War in the North Sea, and was sold to Norway in 1948. Commissioned as HNoMS Polarfront II, she was refitted as a weather ship, and served in this role until decommissioned in 1979.