Built by Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) being laid down on 26 October 1939, launched on 22 April 1940 and commissioned on 12 August 1940. On 7 Jan 1941, she sank the Italian submarine Nani off Iceland. On 17 Mar 1943 HMS Anemone picked up 94 men from the British merchant Nariva, which was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-600 in the North Atlantic southeast of Cape Farewell. HMS Anemone tried to scuttle the Nariva with gunfire, but failed to do so. The wreck of the Nariva was finally sunk a few hours later by German U-boat U-91. The next day, she and HMS Pennywort picked up 54 survivors from the British merchant Canadian Star, that had been torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-221 south-east of Cape Farewell. Following the war and retired from RN service, from 1949 she was a Norwegian whaler, until scrapping on 1 November 1964.