Events on this day
This page is our compilation of data from several different databases. All data shown here is dynamic, but is accurate according to the information we have right now. Although content is still being added daily, more than 75% of the launched and commissioned data is already in place, so this section is almost complete.
The Shipyard Report
Laid down (34)
1934: Destroyer Cummings (DD 365)
1941: Minesweeper Horsham (J 235) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 310 (MTB 310) - Frigate Rother (K 224) - Destroyer Scourge (G 01) - Motor torpedo boat PT 52 - Minesweeper Radiant (AMc-99) - Minesweeper YMS-102 (YMS-102) - Minesweeper YMS-114 (YMS-114) - Minesweeper YMS-115 (YMS-115) - Minesweeper YMS-116 (YMS-116) - Minesweeper YMS-47 (YMS-47) - Minesweeper YMS-86 (YMS-86)
1942: Tank landing ship LST 301 (LST 301) - Submarine Balao (285) - Destroyer Escort Jacob Jones (ii) (DE 130) - Tank landing ship LST 301 (LST 301) - Fleet tug Moreno (AT 87) - Motor torpedo boat PT 100
1943: Corvette Farnham Castle (K 413) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-363 (LCI(L)-363) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-451 (LCI(L)-451) - Patrol craft PC-1207 (PC-1207) - Patrol craft PCS-1420 (PCS-1420) - Motor torpedo boat PT 435
1944: Frigate Loch Tralaig (K 655) - Destroyer tender Everglades (AD 24) - Destroyer Higbee (DD 806) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-704 (LCI(L)-704) - Landing craft tank LCT 1317 (LCT 1317) - Tank landing ship LST 1034 (LST 1034) - Tank landing ship LST 1035 (LST 1035)
1920: Destroyer Hopkins (DMS 13)
1923: Submarine S-45 (156)
1926: Destroyer L’Alcyon
1929: Destroyer Ardent (H 41)
1930: MS Trawler Cape Barracouta (4.122)
1934: Submarine Le Conquérant
1936: ASW Trawler Mildenhall (FY 128)
1941: Minesweeper Rockhampton (J 203) - Corvette Timmins (K 223) - MS Trawler Scarba (T 175) - MS Trawler Eday (T 201) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 138 (LCT 138) - Minesweeper Parrsboro (J 117) - Corvette Sweetbriar (K 209) - MS Trawler Tromøy (ii) (T 201) - Submarine M-119
1943: Minesweeper BYMS 2042 (J 842) - Patrol vessel Kildary (Z 05) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 669 (LCT 669) - Tank landing ship LST 215 (LST 215) - Tank landing ship LST 215 (LST 215) - Tank landing ship LST 84 (LST 84) - Destroyer Escort Mosley (DE 321) - Minesweeper Opponent (AM 269) - Minesweeper Palisade (AM 270) - Patrol craft PC-1173 (PC-1173) - Patrol craft PC-1240 (PC-1240) - Submarine chaser SC-1052 (SC-1052) - Minesweeper YMS-340 (YMS-340) - Minesweeper YMS-365 (YMS-365)
1944: Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1074 (LCI(L)-1074) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-641 (LCI(L)-641) - Landing craft tank LCT 1177 (LCT 1177) - Landing craft tank LCT 1178 (LCT 1178) - Landing craft tank LCT 1315 (LCT 1315) - Medium landing ship LSM 162 (LSM 162) - Medium landing ship LSM 163 (LSM 163) - Medium landing ship LSM 264 (LSM 264) - Tank landing ship LST 580 (LST 580) - Tank landing ship LST 680 (LST 680) - Submarine Piper (409) - Motor torpedo boat PT 545 - Submarine Threadfin (410)
1945: Motor torpedo boat PT 610
1917: Minesweeper Tedworth (J 32)
1919: Destroyer Tattnall (DD 125)
1943: MS Trawler Awatere (T 397) - Minesweeper BYMS 2076 (J 876) - Frigate Helford (K 252) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 878 (LCT 878) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 879 (LCT 879) - Destroyer Escort Donnell (DE 56) - Destroyer Escort Flaherty (DE 135) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-426 (LCI(L)-426) - Tank landing ship LST 76 (LST 76) - Motor torpedo boat PT 261 - Minesweeper YMS-285 (YMS-285) - Minesweeper YMS-402 (YMS-402)
1944: Landing Craft Tank LCT 1151 (LCT 1151) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 736 (LCT 736) - Motor minesweeper MMS 1034 (FY 1034) - Seaplane tender Currituck (AV 7) - Seaplane tender Hamlin (AV 15) - Minesweeper Indicative (AM 250) - Fleet tug Jicarilla (ATF 104) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1027 (LCI(L)-1027) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1073 (LCI(L)-1073) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-638 (LCI(L)-638) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-700 (LCI(L)-700) - Medium landing ship LSM 25 (LSM 25) - Tank landing ship LST 574 (LST 574) - Tank landing ship LST 622 (LST 622) - Tank landing ship LST 749 (LST 749) - Tank landing ship LST 751 (LST 751) - Destroyer Escort Tinsman (DE 589) - Submarine B-1
Laid down means that the ship's construction was officially started by laying down the keel (often just a single steel beam but could also mean the first of many pre-fabricated sections).
Launched means that the ship was launched from its shipyard, it then began its fitting out period (installation of smaller systems, weapons etc.) - in many yards the ships were launched very complete and needed little work afterwards.
Commissioned is when the navy takes the ship officially over and gives command of it to its new captain.
War Losses on 26 June (9)
1943: Motor Gun Boat MGB 644 (MGB 644)
1944: Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 734 (MTB 734)
More information on Allied Warships losses.
General Events on 26 June
Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) was docked at the Thornycroft shipyard.
Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. John J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN).
Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Portland together with HMS Foylebank (Capt. (retired) H.P. Wilson, RN) and HMS Hambledon (Cdr. S.H. Carlill, RN).
Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Gordon-Duff, RN) was ordered to proceed to Malta with despatch. She was to patrol off French North Africa in the western Mediterranean.
Submarine HMS Pandora: HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) was ordered to proceed to Malta.
Submarine HMS Regent: HMS Regent (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Browne, RN) conducted trials off Hong Kong.
Submarine HMS Regulus (i): HMS Regulus (Cdr. J.M. Money, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. She was to proceed to Alexandria, Egypt to join the Mediterranean Fleet.
Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) departed Blyth for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Texel, The Netherlands. For the daily positions of HMS Sturgeon during this patrol see the map below.
Submarine HMS Triton: HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) is detected and machine gunned by a German HE 115 aircraft in position 64°49'N, 10°03'E. Triton sustained no damage. (All times are zone -1) 0133 hours - Attacked by a German Heinkel 115 seaplane which approached from the cover of a black rain cloud. Triton was clearly silhouetted against a light northern sky. The German aircraft opened fire with her machine gun as Triton dived. Triton was not hit despite the close range of the aircraft. Following this incident Triton proceeded to the North as it was thought her current location would now be more closely patrolled.
Submarine HMS Talisman: HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN) conducted trials off Liverpool. Upon completion of these she departed Liverpool Bay for Greenock. She was escorted by HMS Imogen (Cdr. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN).
Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: At daybreak, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN), disbanded the convoy she was escorting and proceeded to Brisbane where she arrived later the same day and was fuelled yet again by the Dutch naval tanker TAN 4.
Submarine HMS Severn: HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Polinnia (1292 GRT) about 95 nautical miles south-west of Ischia Island, Italy in position 40°05'N, 12°08'E.
Submarine HMS Triumph (i): HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. W.J.W. Woods, RN) departed from Alexandria for her 16th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Sirte. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Triumph during this patrol see the map below. View HMS Triumph 16th war patrol in a larger map
Submarine HMS Upholder: At 1300 hours (zone -2) HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) is recalled to Malta.
Submarine HMS Utmost: HMS Utmost (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Cayley, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Enrico Costa (4080 BRT, built 1928) 4 nautical miles from Cape Todaro, Sicily, Italy in position 38°07'N, 14°37'E. The vessel was travelling from Catania to Palermo with 3000 tons of coal. There were no casualties. (All times are zone -2) 1200 hours -Sighted a partly laden merchant ship of about 6000 tons bearing 060°, 5 nautical miles away. Utmost closed to 1100 yards and fired two torpedoes. One of the torpedoes hit amidships. The crew abandoned ship but it did not sink. Utmost later fired a third torpedo that hit and sank the ship. According to Italian sources the vessel was travelling from Catania to Palermo with 3000 tons of coal. There were no casualties. The torpedo-boats Castore and Albatros were directed to the scene. Utmost sighted Albatros at 1425 hours and correctly identified her but the Italian warships failed to detect the submarine.
Submarine HMS P 33: HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.
Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Halifax for Pictou. She was escorted by the Canadian corvettes HMCS Ville de Quebec (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMCS Port Arthur (T/Lt. E.T. Simmons, DSC, RCNVR).
Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR). After these exercises a practice attack was made on HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN). O 10 then proceeded to Ardishaig.
Submarine USS Thresher: USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Marshall / Caroline Islands area.
Submarine USS Spearfish: USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dempsey) leaves Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.
Submarine USS Dolphin: USS Dolphin (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Rutter) attacked a Japanese oiler with torpedoes south of Japan in position 31°00'N, 133°53'E. Dolphin claims two hits but Japanese records don't show any evidence on this.
Submarine USS Trigger: USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Aleutians.
Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) departed Polyarnoe for her 29th war patrol. She was ordered to provide cover for convoy's QP 13 and PQ 17 and return to the U.K. afterwards.
Submarine HMS Sahib: HMS P 212 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. She departed later the same day for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Northern Norway to give cover for convoy operations PQ 17 and QP 13 to and from Northern Russia. For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 212 during this patrol see the map below. HMS P 212 1st war patrol click here for bigger map
Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Colombo for her 25th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Truant during this patrol see the map below. HMS Truant 25th war patrol click here for bigger map
Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, DSO and Bar, RN) departed from Portsmouth bound for the Devonport Dockyard at Plymouth where she is to refit. She arrived at Devonport the next day. She was escorted by HMS Lord Essenden (Skr. J.W. Shell, RNR). Most of the passage was made in convoy.
Submarine HMS Thorn: HMS Thorn (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, DSO, RN) ended her 7th war patrol at Alexandria.
Submarine HMS Utmost: HMS Utmost (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) was docked at Gibraltar.
Submarine HMS Unbroken: HMS P 42 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (also 4th in the Mediterranean) at Gibraltar.
Submarine HMS Unrivalled: While on a work-up patrol in the Norwegian Sea in position 65°03'N, 03°27'E, HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) fired a torpedo at what is thought to be a submerged enemy submarine that was proceeding on a course of 290°. Only the periscope was sighted and the torpedo was fired in the direction of the hydrophone effect. The attack was most likely against a non-sub target (perhaps a whale). There is a remote possibility that the target was U-456. 2154 hours - Sighted a periscope bearing green 90° 1000 yards away. P 45 dived immediately. Hydrophone Effect (H.E.) was heard. As there was doubt about the identity of the submarine attempts were made to make contact by SST. but there was no response. 2247 hours - Fired one torpedo at the contact. The torpedo was heard to explode after running its full range. Contact was lost soon after.
Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.
Submarine USS S-34: USS S-34 (Lt. T.L. Wogan) ended her 2nd war patrol at Dutch Harbour. She is now sent to the Puget Sound Navy Yard for an overhaul.
Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt. W.R. Laughon, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.
Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. D.T. Hammond, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt. P.W. Garnett, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. A.R. Gallaher, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine FR Rubis: The French tug Quand Meme (288 GRT) is sunk in the Bay of Biscay south of Vieux-Boucau, France in position 43°37'N, 01°35'W when she hits a mine laid on 5 June 1942 by the Free French submarine Rubis.
Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) makes a torpedo attack on a small empty Japanese tanker near the One Fathom Bank in the Malacca Staits in position 03°02'N, 100°40'E (All times are zone -6.5) 1517 hours - Surfaced for a surface patrol in the area. Immediately sighted a ship through the periscope. It was not seen from the bridge. The ship was in bearing 118°, distance was about 8 nautical miles, enemy course was about 300°. 1520 hours - Dived and commenced an attack as soon as the ship became visible through the periscope. It was first thought to be very large but when it came closer it was seen to be a small empty tanker of about 1000 tons or possibly even less. 1614 hours - In position 03°02'N, 100°40'E fired two torpedoes from 700 yards. No hits were obtained and it is quite likely the torpedoes ran under. The target made a sharp alteration towards and fearing a counter attack with depth charges O 23 had to take evasive action. After a few minutes the target altered course and zig-zagged away. It was decided not to surface for gun action as the tanker was armed and the element of surprise was now gone.
Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Ardishaig.
Submarine USS Barracuda: USS Barracuda departed the Portsmouth Navy Yard for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Submarine USS Narwhal: USS Narwhal (Cdr. Frank Devere Latta) left Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to create diversion by bombarding an air base on Matsuwa, Japan on 11 July. USS Lapon, USS Permit and USS Plunger were about to attempt an exit from the previously impenetrable Sea of Japan which they had so daringly entered. The night of the 15th Narwhal drew so much enemy attention to her presence she was forced to dive from the shells, but she accomplished her mission: the other submarines slipped through Etorofu Strait without detection. Narwhal returned to base on 7 August.
Submarine USS Finback: USS Finback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Tyree, Jr.) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.
Submarine USS Jack: USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transports Shozan Maru (5859 GRT) and Toyo Maru (4163 GRT) off Hachijo Jima, southern Honshu, Japan, in position 33°22'N, 138°56'E. Jack is damaged during a Japanese air attack but continues her patrol.
Submarine USS Pargo: USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.
Submarine USS Pogy: USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.
Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) departed Lerwick for her 5th war patrol. She proceeded to Lumna Voe for folbot exercises. She departed Lumna Voe later the same day for Spitsbergen where she was to pick up Norwegian commandoes operating there (operation Corncrake). For the daily and attack positions of HMS Seadog during this patrol see the map below. HMS Seadog 5th war patrol click here for bigger map ?
Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, OBE, RN) departed Oran for Algiers where she arrived later the same day.
Submarine HMS Truant: During the morning HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) A/S exercises were carried out with local small craft. During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HMS Onslow (Capt. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN).
Submarine HMS Torbay: With repairs completed HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Algiers.
Submarine HMS Trooper: HMS Trooper (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, RN) departed from Beirut bound for Port Said where she is to be docked to repair the damage to her Port propeller after the encounter with a large piece of wreckage on 12 June.
Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.
Submarine HMS Ultimatum: HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, RNR) was docked at Wallsend.
Submarine HMS Unrivalled: At 2200 hours (zone -2), HMS Unrivalled (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) again launched a folbot. The folbot was re-embarked at 0135/27.
Submarine HMS Unruffled: At 2200 hours (zone -2), HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN), launched a folbot for beach reconnaissance. The folbot returned at 0255/27.
Submarine HMS Unseen: At 2200 hours (zone -2), HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN), surfaced to launch a COPP party for a beach reconnaissance. The folbot with the party left at 2215/26 and returned at 0200/27. According to the leader of the party a second sortie was required on this beach.
Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN).
Submarine USS S-38: USS S-38 (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Rhymes) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Marshall Islands.
Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Parham, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. D.L. Mehlop, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Battleship USS Iowa: In the afternoon USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) topped off one of the destroyers of the Task Group with fuel.
Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR).
Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.
Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch: HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) passes the Suez Canal and arrived at Suez.
Submarine USS Cero: USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) departed from Manus for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.
Submarine USS Cobia: USS Cobia (Lt.Cdr. A.L. Becker) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bonin Islands area.
Submarine USS Barbero: USS Barbero (Cdr. I.S. Hartman, USN) arrived at Colon, Panama Canal Zone from Key West, Florida.
Submarine USS Baya: USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) arrived at Solomons Island, Maryland from New London, Connecticut.
Submarine USS Becuna: USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN) is put on the slipway at New London.
Submarine USS Segundo: With her trials and initial training completed USS Segundo (Lt.Cdr. James D. Fulp, Jr.) departed from New London bound for Pearl Harbor.
Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) conducted gunnery exercises off Rothesay together with HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN). During late June 1944 Una conducted independent exercises out of Rothesay. No log for July 1944 is available so Una's exact movemens during this months are unknown to us. On 1 August Una was operating out of Campbeltown.
Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She was escorted by HNoMS Hessa.
Submarine HMS Sea Rover: At 2155 hours (zone -6.5) HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was detected and depth charged by two Japanese A/S vessels South of Penang in position 04°36'N, 100°03'E. Considerable damage was done to instruments and internal fittings. Also two tons of water entered the submarine. The enemy remained in the area until about 0400 hours the next morning.
Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.
Submarine HMS Statesman: HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) departed Port Said for Aden.
Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Nubian (Lt.Cdr. T.A. Pack-Beresford, RN).
Submarine HMS Truculent: HMS Truculent (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Alexander, DSO, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Harukiku Maru (3040 GRT, former Dutch Van Waerwijck, built 1910) about 60 nautical miles south-east of Medan, Sumatra in position 03°15'N, 99°46'E. (All times are zone -6.5) 0958 hours - In position 03°19'17"N, 99°47'E, Truculent sighted smoke bearing 266°. Two minutes later it was noticed that an aircraft was circling in the same direction. Truculent closed for an attack. Later it became clear that Truculent was closing a Japanese convoy made up of one merchant of about 4000 tons, three merchants of about 1500 tons escorted by two submarine chasers and a motor launch. Overhead a twin-engined aircraft was circling. 1112 hours - Four torpedoes were fired against the 4000 tons merchant vessel from 3500 yards. Two hits were obtained. Truculent went deep but hit the bottom at 58 feet. 1116 hours - The first depth charges were dropped, a pattern of six, but these were not close. At 1124 hours two more depth charges were dropped, this time much closer. 1159 hours - More depth charges (at least three) were dropped, also close aboard. After these no more depth charges were dropped and Truculent was able to slip away. The Harukiku Maru was carrying POW's.
Submarine HMS Tudor: HMS Tudor (Lt. S.A. Porter, DSC, RN) transits the Suez Canal.
Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) arrived at Port Said.
Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) ended her 12th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean) at La Maddalena.
Submarine HMS Upstart: HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) departed La Maddalena for Malta. She was escorted by HMS HDML 1162 (T/Lt. B.J. Green, RNZNVR).
Submarine HNoMS Ula: HNoMS Ula (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Sars) shifted from Dundee to Leith for radar trials.
Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Mehlop, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Destroyer USS John R. Pierce: USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) arrived at San Diego.
Submarine USS Guardfish: USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. D.T. Hammond) ended her 12th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now assigned to training duties.
Submarine USS Cod: USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) departed from Guam for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam and along the coast of Indo-China.
Submarine USS Roncador: USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS Batfish: After a training period, which commenced on 13 June 1945, USS Batfish (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Small, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. Batfish was ordered to call at Saipan before proceeding towards her patrol area off the south-east coast of Kyushu, Japan. She was escorted out by USS PC-778 (Lt. F.J. Whittlessey, USNR). For the daily and attack positions of USS Batfish during this patrol see the map below.
Submarine USS Blenny: USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) conducted a deep dive and gunnery trials off Fremantle.
Submarine USS Blueback: During daylight hours, USS Blueback (Cdr. M.K. Clementson, USN), made the northbound transfer of Lombok Strait submerged.
Submarine USS Bullhead: USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) attacked a Japanese escort vessel with six torpedoes in the Bali Sea, north of Lombok Strait, in position 07°33'S, 115°47'E. No hits were obtained. The ship attacked was most likely the Japanese submarine chaser Ch 2. (All times are zone H, -8) 26 June 1945 1950 hours - In position 07°32'S, 115°07'E obtained radar contact bearing 280°(T), range 17800 yards. Notified USS Icefish and USS Puffer. Unable to contact USS Baya. 2020 hours - One of the targets had radar, 156 mgcs, 500 PR. They were zigzagging on a base course of 85°(T) at a speed of 12 knots. 2035 hours - Informed Icefish and Puffer that i would not attack until one of them had made contact. Still unable to contact Baya. It was bright moonlite. Commenced working over to the port side to get off moon. 2100 hours - Targets base course is now 090°(T), speed 12 knots. 2115 hours - Exchanged calls with USS Blueback via SJ. 2246 hours - Blueback reported that she was in contact. 2251 hours - Submerged and commenced approach. One target was pinging. Two targets were sighted and are thought to be minesweepers or Chidori class torpedo boats. 2324 hours - In position 07°33'S, 115°47'E fired six bow torpedoes from 1480 yards. The second and fourth torpedo broached. No hits were obtained. The target was seen to turn towards. 2326 hours - Rigged for depth charging and went to 200 feet. 2333 hours - Depth charging started. Four were dropped but they were not close. 2344 hours - Returned to periscope depth. 2346 hours - One target in sight astern at a range of 4500 yards. 27 June 1945 0010 hours - Lost sight of the target. Came up to 45 feet. All clear on both ST and SJ radar. 0020 hours - Surfaced. Informed the pack that we had missed and told Blueback to go ahead. 0045 hours - Regained contact in position 07°29'S, 115°52'E. 0120 hours - Blueback dived to attack. 0140 hours - Our target slowed, stopped and then circled around. Heard a few depth charges exploding. 0149 hours - The target blew up and disappeared. No idea where the second target is. Bullhead searched for the other ship and contact was regained at 0418 hours but no attack could be started.
Submarine USS Dentuda: USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN) attacked but missed a Japanese submarine with four torpedoes just north of the Formosa Strait in position 25°53'N, 120°22'E. This was most likely the Japanese transport submarine I-351 that had departed Sasebo for Singapore on 22 June. (All times are zone H, -8) 1725 hours - While at 90 feet and preparing to go to 58 feet for a periscope observation sound picked up fast screws bearing 310°(T). Went to battle stations. 1727 hours - Periscope observation revealed a Japanese I-class submarine on a course of 170°(T). Range by ST radar was 2000 yards. Enemy speed was estimated at 16 knots. 1729 hours - Final periscope observation. 1730 hours - In position 25°53'N, 120°22'E Fired four stern torpedoes from 3500 yards. All missed. 1732 hours - The target appeared to be unaware of the attack. Continued tracking. THe enemy was stearing a base course of 210°(T) zigzagging at intaervals of about three minutes. 1813 hours - Surfaced and regained sight contact through high periscope at a range of 25000 yards. 1814 hours - Night was falling. Decided to close to ST radar range and commence an end around. 2030 hours - ST radar did not pick up the target until the range was 9900 yards. 2031 hours - The enemy was using his radar. Opened out to the west. 2310 hours - Sighted the target at a range of 9800 yards bearing 115°(T). 2312 hours - Changed course and dived. 2340 hours - Surfaced. Unable to obtained contact on the enemy. A search was started but the enemy did not show up again.
Submarine USS Parche: USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Kamitsu Maru (2721 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Eikan Maru (6903 GRT) about 7 nautical miles from Todozaki, Honshu, Japan in position 39°25'N, 142°04'E.
Submarine USS Pintado: Photo courtesy of Mr. Mike Lebens, Assistant Curator at the Nimitz Museum, Fredericksburg, Texas.Photo with thanks to Dave Dings. USS Pintado (Cdr. R. Budd) rescues 12 crew members of the B-29 bomber "City of Galveston" south of Honshu, Japan. The survivors were taken to Guam where the air crew and submarine crew christened a new B-29 named "USS Pintado" at North Field on 20 July 1945. See also this website (offsite link).
Submarine USS Sea Cat: USS Sea Cat (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bowers) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.
Submarine USS Tirante: USS Tirante (Cdr. G.L. Street, III) sank two small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°32'N, 124°10'E.
Submarine HMS Turpin: HMS Turpin (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed from Malta for Port Said.
Submarine HMS Scythian: HMS Scythian (T/Lt C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) departed Trincomalee for Colombo.
Submarine HMS Scotsman: HMS Scotsman (Lt. A.H.B. Anderson, DSC, RNR) departed Malta for Port Said. The passage was made together with HMS Spur (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN).
Submarine HMS Sea Devil: HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) was undocked.
Submarine HMS Statesman: HMS Statesman (Lt. R.M. Seaburne-May, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire off Diamond Point in position 05°19'N, 97°34'E. (All times are zone -6.5) 0102 hours - Altered course to investigate two objects approaching from the West. 0140 hours - The objects were identified as two small junks of about 20 tons. 0145 hours - The leading junk was sunk with 8 rounds from a range of 2200 yards. The second junk beached herself and could not be engaged against the dark background of the trees. No further action was taken and course was set towards deeper water.
Submarine HMS Spur: HMS Spur (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) departed Malta for Port Said.
Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt.Cdr. C.P. Norman, DSO, RN) sank a Japanese coaster with gunfire off Sabang, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies. (All times are zone -7,5) 1100 hours - The mast and funnel of a coaster was sighted at 10000 yards. Torbay manoeuvred to get ahead of the target. At 1250 hours range was still 8000 to 9000 yards. At 1300 Torbay surfaced and gave chase on the surface. At 1306 hours the enemy turned towards the nearest shore zig-zagging wildly. 1314 hours - Torbay opened fire with the deck gun from 6000 yards. At 1329 hours fire was ceased as the target was now on fire from amidships to aft. In all 58 rounds were fired. 1335 hours - Torbay dived in position 02°57'N, 100°04'E. At 1350 hours the target was seen to blow up and sink.
Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.
Submarine HMS Totem: HMS Totem (Lt.Cdr. M.B. St. John, RN) arrived at Aden. After a few hours she departed from for Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Tradewind: HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed from Aden bound for Port Said.
Submarine HMS Trenchant: HMS Trenchant (Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Subic Bay for her 7th war patrol. She is to patrol in the Java Sea. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Trenchant during this patrol see the map below. HMS Trenchant 7th war patrolclick here for bigger map
Submarine HMS United: HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) departed Bermuda for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.
Submarine HMS Untiring: HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.
Submarine HMS Upstart: HMS Upstart (Lt. R. Westlake, RNVR) arrived at Gibraltar.
Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. D.C. Bowman, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt. R.G. Black, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine IT Tito Speri: Tito Speri arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from Key West, Florida, USA.