This ship was transferred to the Dutch navy in early 1943 in exchange for the minesweeper Jan van Gelder which didn't fit in the policy of small, wooden minesweepers. Upon commissioning, the Friso was in a rather bad shape, and it was clear the British hadn't picked their best ship to transfer. She mainly served with the 37th escort group during the war, together with the frigate Johan Maurits van Nassau.
|Friso at sea on July 4, 1944.|
|Name||Hr Ms Friso (ex-HMS Carnation)|
|Dockyard||Grangemouth Dockyard Company|
|Commissioned||September 3, 1940 (Royal Navy)
March 26, 1943 (Royal Netherlands Navy)
|Status||Returned to Royal Navy October 4, 1944|
|Displacement||940 tons / 1170 t|
|Dimensions||62,48 x 10,06 x 4,42 m|
|Guns||1 x 102 mm (4-inch) Mk IX Low-angle
1 x 40 mm Mk VIII "pompom"
6 x 20 mm Oerlikon (6x1)
|Anti-submarine armament||Type 123 asdic (standard for this class)
4 depthcharge throwers
2 depthcharge rails
1 'Hedgehog' with 24 rounds.
|Radar||Type 271 (standard for this class)|
|Machinery||1 x 4 cilinder triple expansion engine|
|Range (max)||5000 nautical miles @ 10 knots|
|Bunkerage||240 tons oil|
|Maximum speed||16 knots|