Stephen John Fovargue, RN

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Ranks

1 Jan 1939 S.Lt.
1 Nov 1939 Lt.
1 Nov 1947 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 30 Mar 1959


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Stephen John Fovargue, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Oberon (N 21)Lt.Submarine4 Jun 19428 Sep 1942
HMS Varangian (P 61)Lt.Submarine22 Nov 194323 May 1944
HMS Virulent (P 95)Lt.Submarine15 May 194413 Mar 1945

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Submarine HMS Varangian (P 61)


2 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Dundee for Rothesay.

Upon completion of the repairs to her engine defects HMS Varangian was assigned to training duties with the 7th Submarine Flotilla based at Rothesay. Most exercises were carried out in the Clyde area but also in Northern Ireland (Londonderry) and Wales (Fishguard) (1)

5 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

9 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Rothesay for Oban. (2)

10 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Oban. HMS Varangian shifted from Oban to Tobermory later the same day. (2)

12 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (2)

13 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Kittern (A/Skr.Lt. C.A. Johnson, RNR) and HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR). (2)

14 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with RHS Tompazis, HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR) and HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (2)

15 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with RHS Tompazis and HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (2)

18 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (2)

19 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Windermere (Skr. T. Williamson, RNR). (2)

20 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with RHS Tompazis. (2)

24 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Windermere (Skr. T. Williamson, RNR) and HMS Mewstone (A/Skr.Lt. J. Mawer, RNR). (2)

26 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (2)

27 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (2)

1 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR). (3)

2 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR). (3)

6 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR) and HMS Fort York (T/Lt. E.W. De la Mare, RNR). (3)

7 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted execises off Tobermory. (3)

8 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. (3)

10 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. (3)

14 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted execises off Tobermory. (3)

15 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S execises off Tobermory. (3)

16 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S execises off Tobermory. (3)

17 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S execises off Tobermory. (3)

18 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) and HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (3)

19 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (3)

26 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) is docked at Rothesay. (3)

27 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) is undocked. (3)

28 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (3)

29 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Fishguard. (3)

2 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 2/3 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

3 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 3/4 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

4 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

5 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 5/6 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

6 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 6/7 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

7 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

10 Mar 1944
During 10/11 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

11 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 11/12 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

12 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

13 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 13/14 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

14 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 14/15 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

15 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with a trawler. (4)

17 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 17/18 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

18 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 18/19 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

19 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 19/20 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

20 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 20/21 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (4)

24 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

25 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

26 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

27 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

28 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

31 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (4)

4 Apr 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (5)

5 Apr 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (5)

7 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (5)

8 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (5)

9 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 9/10 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (5)

10 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 10/11 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (5)

11 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 11/12 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (5)

15 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 15/16 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (5)

20 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 20/21 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (5)

22 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Fishguard for Rothesay. (5)

23 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (5)

1 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Londonderry. (6)

3 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

5 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

6 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

11 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (6)

12 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (6)

13 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

14 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (6)

15 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

18 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

19 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

20 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (6)

21 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

22 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)


Submarine HMS Virulent (P 95)


15 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted trials off the Tyne. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Blyth where she arrived later the same day. (7)

16 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted a basin dive at Blyth. (7)

17 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (7)

18 Sep 1944
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (7)

21 Sep 1944
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (7)

23 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) is docked in No.3 dock at Blyth. She was undocked later the same day. (7)

24 Sep 1944
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (7)

25 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). She made part of the passage (until Dundee) with the Polish submarine ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski). (7)

26 Sep 1944
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Thurso Bay where she anchored. (7)

27 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Thurso Bay for Holy Loch. She was now escorted by HNoMS Narvik. (7)

1 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. She then conducted acceptance trials following which she was commissioned. (8)

4 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

6 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

8 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to the torpedo range at Arrochar. (8)

9 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (8)

10 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (8)

11 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (8)

13 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted D/F calibration trials in the Clyde area. (8)

17 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. RD/F exercises were cancelled due to the poor visibility. (8)

18 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS Virulent proceeded to Holy Loch. (8)

19 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted echo sounding trials in the Clyde area. (8)

21 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the targets. These included night exercises. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Virulent proceeded to Holy Loch the next morning. (8)

22 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She joined her escort, HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR), for onward passage, around 2300/23. (8)

24 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (8)

25 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Zebra (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Peake, RN). (8)

26 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Zealous (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Bute (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T. Costley, RNVR) and HMS Macbeth (A/Skr.Lt. R.C. Green, DSC, RNR). (8)

27 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Cowdray (Lt. D.J. Beckley, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Bellona (Capt. C.F.W. Norris, RN). (8)

28 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Zebra (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Peake, RN). (8)

29 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN). and HMS Zealous (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN). (8)

31 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Zebra (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Peake, RN) and HMS Scorpion (Cdr. C.W. McMullen, DSC, RN). (8)

1 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Cowdray (Lt. D.J. Beckley, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Flaaten, RNR) and HMS Bute (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T. Costley, RNVR). (9)

2 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN), HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Flaaten, RNR) and HNoMS Risor. (9)

3 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Mendip (Lt. P.D. Davey, RN) and HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN). (9)

6 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Zebra (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Peake, RN). (9)

7 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN). (9)

8 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. At sea she made rendez-vous with HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) and HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN), which were returning from patrol in the North Sea, and their escort, HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (9)

11 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (9)

14 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (9)

15 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. En-route exercises were carried out with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). (9)

17 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercise off Larne. (9)

18 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Cobourg (T/Lt. G.H. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Peterborough (T/Lt. J.B. Raine, RCNR). (9)

20 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Larne with aircraft. (9)

21 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Larne with aircraft. (9)

22 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Petrolia (T/Lt. P.W. Spragge, RCNVR) and HMCS Wentworth (T/Lt.Cdr. R.J.C. Pringle, RCNVR). (9)

23 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS North Bay (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B. Hynes, RCNVR), HMCS Atholl (T/Lt. W.G. Garden, RCNVR), HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR) and HMS Somaliland (A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR). (9)

25 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS La Hulloise (Lt.Cdr. J. Brock, RCNVR) and HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR). (9)

26 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS La Hulloise (Lt.Cdr. J. Brock, RCNVR) and HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR). (9)

28 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (9)

1 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (10)

3 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (10)

4 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the targets. These included night exercises. (10)

5 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (10)

6 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the target. (10)

9 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (10)

11 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) is undocked. (10)

18 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (10)

29 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Rothesay. (10)

1 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Fishguard. (11)

3 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 3/4 January 1945, HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted night A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

5 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

7 Jan 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

22 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (11)

26 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (11)

28 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (11)

31 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (11)

3 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (12)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (12)

7 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (12)

11 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Tobermory. (12)

13 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

15 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

16 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

19 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

21 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

22 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

23 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

24 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

26 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR). (12)

27 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Oban back to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR). (12)

28 Feb 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (12)

1 Mar 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (13)

2 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (13)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory. (13)

10 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Virulent (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) conducted D/G trials off Helensburgh. (13)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1385
  2. ADM 173/19346
  3. ADM 173/19347
  4. ADM 173/19348
  5. ADM 173/19349
  6. ADM 173/19350
  7. ADM 173/19409
  8. ADM 173/19410
  9. ADM 173/19411
  10. ADM 173/19412
  11. ADM 173/20298
  12. ADM 173/20299
  13. ADM 173/20300

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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