HMS Bryony: Tribute to a Flower
by Ron Horabin
Self published 1996
Back in 1990 Ron Horabin decided to build a model of a Flower Class
Corvette. He eventually settled on HMS Bryony and set out to find out
more about the ship and the men who served on her. This book is the result
of that search.
HMS Bryony was badly damaged in an air raid shortly after completion
and it was decided to rebuild her with a few modifications lengthened
focsle and minesweeping gear were two of the changes. Although many Flowers
eventually got the lengthened foclse, Bryony's was much longer than normal
and she could be discerned by such.
Mr Horabin goes on to describe the wartime career of Bryony and the
men who served in her, as well as brief look at his model and Bryony's
postwar service as the Norwegian Weather ship Polarfront II. I was most
intrigued to find that she served until 1980 as Polarfront II, and I plan
an illustration of her in this guise sooner or later (as well as two of
Bryony in wartime).
The book is available directly from Ron