Allied Warships

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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.

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Laid down (24)

1917: Royal Navy Light cruiser Effingham (D 98)

1919: US Navy Destroyer Reuben James (i) (DD 245)

1933: Soviet Navy Submarine ShCh-120

1940: Royal Navy Minesweeper Bude (J 116) - US Navy Submarine Grenadier (i) (210)

1941: Italian Navy Torpedo boat Animoso - US Navy Oiler Housatonic (AO 35)

1942: Royal Indian Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 299 (MTB 299) - Royal Indian Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 300 (MTB 300) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 344 (LCT 344) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 299 (MTB 299) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 300 (MTB 300) - Italian Navy Corvette Minerva - US Navy Destroyer Boyd (DD 544) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-997 (SC-997)

1943: US Navy Salvage vessel Current (ARS 22) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 224 (LST 224)

1944: US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1039 (LCT 1039) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1040 (LCT 1040) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1041 (LCT 1041) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 747 (LST 747) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 748 (LST 748)

1945: US Navy Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD 850) - US Navy Submarine rescue vessel Sunbird (ASR 15)

Launched (31)

1908: Royal Navy MS Trawler Revello (FY 778)

1920: Royal Navy Armed boarding vessel Chantala

1921: Soviet Navy Submarine A-2

1925: French Navy Submarine Dauphin

1930: Royal Navy Armed Yacht Taransay (FY 057)

1941: US Navy Repair ship Delta (AR 9)

1942: Royal Navy Minesweeper Albacore (J 101) - Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2002 (J 802) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Filla (T 212) - Royal Navy Escort destroyer Haydon (L 75) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 324 (LCT 324) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 115 (J 615) - Royal Navy Destroyer Orwell (G 98) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Prophet (T 194) - US Navy Submarine Barb (220) - US Navy Minesweeper Bold (AMc-67) - US Navy Destroyer Endicott (DD 495) - US Navy Destroyer Kendrick (DD 612)

1943: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 708 (LCT 708) - US Navy Dock landing ship Epping Forrest (LSD 4) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 489 (LST 489) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 329 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1318 (SC-1318)

1944: US Navy Destroyer Escort Fieberling (DE 640) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Formoe (DE 509) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Grady (DE 445) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1057 (LCI(L)-1057) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-748 (LCI(L)-748) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-749 (LCI(L)-749)

1945: US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 657

1946: US Navy Aircraft Carrier Coral Sea (ii) (CVB 43)

Commissioned (25)

1919: US Navy Destroyer Kennison (DD 138)

1928: US Navy Submarine Argonaut (i) (166)

1941: Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 35 (MTB 35) - Royal Navy Submarine Uproar (P 31)

1942: Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper Caraquet (J 38) - Royal Indian Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1084 (ML 1084) - Royal Indian Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1087 (ML 1087) - Royal Navy Escort destroyer Hursley (L 84) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 232 (MTB 232) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 66 (MTB 66) - Royal Navy Submarine United (P 44) - US Navy Minesweeper Avenge (AMc-66) - US Navy Destroyer Farenholt (DD 491)

1943: Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1155 (ML 1155) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-306 (LCI(L)-306) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 64 (LST 64) - Royal Navy Destroyer Tumult (R 11) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 201 (LST 201) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 322

1944: Royal Norwegian Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 711 (MTB 711) - US Navy Minesweeper Peril (AM 272)

1945: Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Glory (62) - Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1455 (ML 1455) - Royal Navy Minesweeper Marvel (J 443) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1090 (LST 1090)

Legend:

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 2 April (4)


1943: Royal Indian Navy Auxiliary patrol vessel Haideri - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 267 (MTB 267) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 63 (MTB 63) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 64 (MTB 64)

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General Events on 2 April


1940

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unity: HMS Unity (Lt. J.F.B. Brown, RN) departed Blyth for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Denmark and later in the Skagerrak. No log or patrol report are available so no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Cdr. G.C. Phillips, DSO, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rimington, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. For the daily positions of HMS Parthian during the passage to the Mediterranean see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Phoenix: HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Nowell, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. This was the first leg of the trip to Alexandria where she was to join the Mediterranean Fleet. For the daily positions of HMS Perseus during this passage see the map below. HMS Phoenix passage Hong Kong - Alexandria click here for bigger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Gordon-Duff, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. HMS Proteus was to proceed to the Mediterranean. For the daily positions of HMS Proteus during the passage from Hong Kong to Alexandria see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rover: HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. For the daily positions of HMS Rover during the passage from Hong Kong to Singapore see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Grampus: HMS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Rowe, RN) conducted a minelaying exercise off Hong Kong.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Narwhal: HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Burch, RN) arrived at Immingham. After embarking a full outfit of 50 mines she departed Immingham for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to lay a minefield in the Heligoland Bight (minefield F.D. 1). For the daily positions of HMS Narwhal during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Cachalot: HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spearfish: HMS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Forbes, RN) arrived at Blyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sunfish: HMS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Slaughter, RN) departed Harwich for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Skagerrak. No log is available for this period, therefore no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triton: At 1950 hours, near position 57°31'N, 11°14'E, HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) damages her ASDIC dome when she bottoms heavily in 16 fathoms.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. V.J.H. Van der Byl, RN) departed Portsmouth for a trial period at Loch Long on the west coast of Scotland. She was escorted by HMS Malcolm (Capt. T.E. Halsey, RN) until 0730/3 when HMS Foxhound (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN) took over the escort.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. G.C.I.St B.S. Watkins, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Plymouth. She was taken in hand for repairs at the Devonport Dockyard.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. C.G. Walker, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. Here she joined the 5th submarine flotilla for training duties, training classes off new submarine crews. [As no logs are available for this period no further details can be given.]

1941

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Exeter: HMS Exeter (Capt. O.L. Gordon, MVO, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) ended her 4th war patrol at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) ended her 8th war patrol at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triumph (i): During the forenoon HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. W.J.W. Woods, RN) periscope reconnaissance was made of three other landing beaches. After completing this Triumph retired to seaward. Half an hour before midnight a Folbot was launched to reconnoitre one of the landing beaches [Part of Operation 'Cordite'].

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Utmost: HMS Utmost (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Cayley, RN) was docked in No.1 dock at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training.

1942

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K IX: HrMs K IX (Lt. T. Brunsting, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Fremantle.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Rothesay.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR), HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR), HMS Egret (Cdr. C.R.S. Farquhar, RN), HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR) and HMS Arctic Explorer (T/Lt. C. Pawley, RNVR).

US Navy Submarine USS Searaven: After two unsuccessful patrols USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. H. Cassedy) left Fremantle, Australia for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of Timor, Netherlands East Indies.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: At 1015 hours (zone -3) HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) suffered an explosion in no.6 oil fuel group.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) departed Lerwick for her 26th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Fro Havet, Norway. For the daily positions of HMS Seawolf during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) departed from Gibraltar for her 14th war patrol. This is a work-up patrol to the East of Gibraltar. For HMS Taku's daily positions during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, DSO, RN) departed from Alexandria with orders to patrol off the West coast of Greece. (This is HMS Torbay's 11th Mediterranean War Patrol) For the daily positions of HMS Torbay during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unique: HMS Unique (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) shifted from Sheerness to the Chatham Dockyard where she was to refit.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) attacked an Italian auxiliary A/S schooner with one torpedo about 10 nautical miles East-South-East of the island of Ponza. The torpedo missed. (All times are zone -2) 1750 hours - Sighted a large 3-masted schooner in position 40°49'N, 13°07'E. She was laying stopped. Started attack in which one torpedo was fired from 1400 yards. The torpedo missed just ahead. The target has not yet been identified.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbroken: HMS P 42 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 2nd war patrol (also 2nd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Alboran Sea.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS United: HMS P 44 (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) departed Sheerness for Portsmouth. She made the passage in convoy CW 74.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. M.E. Faber, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. S.A. Porter, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. R.T. White, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Anchusa (A/Lt.Cdr. D.M. Gibb, RNR), HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR), HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. D.T.M. Williams, RNR), HMS Philante (Cdr.(Retd.) H.J.R. Paramore, RN) and HMS Hurricane (Cdr. C.D. Howard-Johnston, DSO, DSC, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Ledbury (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, RN), HMS Speedy (Lt. J.G. Brookes, DSC, RN) and later with ML's.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 514: HMS P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) participated in A/S exercises at St. Margaret's Bay.

US Navy Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt. J.D.L. Grant, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. D.T. Hammond, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. B.E. Lewellen, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt. G.W. Kehl, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. M.G.R. Lumby, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class off new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 26: HMS L 26 (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 614: HMS P 614 (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) conducted special A/S exercises off St. Kilda with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). Upon completion of these exercises she set course to return to the Clyde area together with HMS Kingfisher.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 615: HMS P 615 (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Hall, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. En-route from Barrow trials and exercises had been carried out.

Soviet Navy Heavy cruiser USSR Kirov: Kirov is badly damaged by German aircraft in Leningrad on 4 April 1942 and again on 24 April, repairs lasted until early 1943.

1943

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Stevenstone (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Gar: USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

US Navy Submarine USS Peto: USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Nelson) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Truk-Rabaul shipping lanes.

US Navy Submarine USS Tunny: USS Tunny (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Scott) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Toyo Maru No.2 (4162 GRT) west of Truk in position 07°23'N, 149°13'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sibyl: HMS Sibyl (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol to the North of Sicily. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sibyl during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, OBE, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Surf: HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS United: HMS United (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) ended her 14th war patrol (also 14th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultor: HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) departed Malta for her 10th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in / off the Gulf of Hammamet. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Unshaken during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Untamed: HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upstart: HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars). They were escorted by HMS Virginia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Dobson, RNR).

Royal Norwegian Navy Submarine HNoMS Ula: HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN). They were escorted by HMS Virginia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Dobson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed Rothesay for Plymouth. H 28 was to proceed to the Sheerness Dockyard to refit there. During the passage south through the Irish Sea she was escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: Lt. May took over command of HMS H 43 from Lt. Swanston. HMS H 43 then conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C Clarabut, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hesperus (Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Poppy (Lt. N.K. Boyd, RNR) and HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Loch na Lataich.

Royal Navy Sloop HMS Black Swan: German U-boat U-124 was sunk west of Oporto, in position 41°02'N, 15°39'W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Black Swan (Lt.Cdr. R.C.V. Thomson, RN).

Royal Navy Corvette HMS La Malouine: HMS La Malouine (Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant Katha that was torpedoed by German U-boat U-124 and sunk about 320 nautical miles west of Oporto, Portugal in position 41°02'N, 15°39'W.

US Navy Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Laughon, USN) proceeded to the Royal Dockyard (British) for repairs to her port propeller.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt. W.B. Parham, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-12: USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) was put back in the water.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt. R. Holden, USN) is put on the slipway at Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt. E.T. Shepard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Royal Navy ASW Trawler HMS Cape Warwick: HMS Cape Warwick (T/Lt. W.E. Goggin, RNR) picks up 325 crew and passengers from the British passenger ship City of Baroda that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-509 north-west of Cape town, South-Africa in position 26°56'S, 15°21'E.

Royal Hellenic Navy Submarine RHS Katsonis: Katsonis (Cdr. Laskos) torpedoed and sank the Italian pilot boat F 77 / Tergeste (212 GRT) off Gytheio, Maratonisi, Greece. The boat, sunk in shallow water, was raised within a few days.

1944

US Navy Destroyer USS Laffey (ii): USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Boston.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) returned to Trincomalee.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XIV: HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) reconnoitred Christmas Island.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Dahlia (Lt. G.V. Ward, DSC, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig.

US Navy Submarine USS Hake: USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Tarakan Maru (5135 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 01°58'N, 106°20'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Tinosa: USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Weiss) Topped up with fuel at Midway.

US Navy Submarine USS Apogon: USS Apogon (Cdr. W.P. Schoeni, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters. For the daily and attack positions of USS Apogon during this patrol see the map below. As no deck log is available (for the moment) positions were taken from the patrol report. Unfortunately the patrol report does not give daily noon positions.

US Navy Submarine USS Guitarro: USS Guitarro (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Haskins) departed from Balboa for Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Bang: USS Bang (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN) arrived at Midway.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Safari: HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) was docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch for a propeller change.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Surf: HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) arrived at Sheerness.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt.Cdr. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and 2 bars, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) arrived at Lerwick.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unsparing: HMS Unsparing (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR) departed Malta for her 10th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the eastern Aegean. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Unsparing during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upstart: HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) attacked a convoy of barges near Cape Ferrat. Four torpedoes were fired but no hits were obtained. (All times are zone -2) 0215 hours - In position 085°, Garoupe lighthouse, 4.5 nautical miles, sighted a convoy off Cap d'Antibes proceeding towards Cap Fettat. 0312 hours - Fired four torpedoes at a group of barges and escorts. No hits were obtained. 0318 hours - Dived in position 190°, Cap Ferrat, 4.5 nautical miles. 0345 hours - Three escorts carried out an ineffective hunt. They dropped 7 depth charges but these were not close. The convoy attacked was made up of the barges Klamon, Adoma, Cober, Esperance, the landing barge F 423 and the auxiliary T 1. They were escorted by the auxiliary minesweepers M 6009, M 6021, M 6022, M 6023 and M 6027.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vampire: HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Vanquisher (A/Lt.Cdr. F.M. Osborne, DSC, RANVR), HMS Sweetbriar (A/Lt.Cdr. W. Whitfield, DSC, RNR) and HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Keppel: German U-boat U-360 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea south-west of Bear Island, in position 73°28'N, 13°04'E, by British destroyer HMS Keppel (Cdr. I.J. Tyson, DSC, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Pipefish: USS Pipefish conducted exercises off Key West.

1945

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS Dolfijn: HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR).

US Navy Submarine USS Drum: USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. F.M. Eddy) ended her 13th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now sent to the US west coast for an overhaul.

US Navy Submarine USS Dragonet: With her repairs completed USS Dragonet (Cdr. J.H. Lewis) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Catfish: USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Bronstein (Lt. J.H. Longley, USNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Hardhead: USS Hardhead (Cdr. F.A. Greenup) lays mines off Cape Camau, French Indo-China.

US Navy Submarine USS Sea Devil: While operating in the Yellow Sea USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary vessel Edogawa Maru (1972 BRT) the Japanese army cargo ship Nisshin Maru (1179 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taijo Maru (6866 GRT) in position 34°18'N, 124°04'E. Sea Devil also torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Yamaji Maru (6800 GRT) in position 34°02'N, 124°00'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Atule: USS Atule (Cdr. J.H. Maurer, USN) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Honshu, Japan and to perform lifeguard duties as well. For the daily positions of USS Atule during this patrol see the map below.

US Navy Submarine USS Quillback: USS Quillback (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Nicholson, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) sank two sailing vessels with demolition charges off the west coast of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies. (All times are zone -6.5) 0710 hours - In position 01°12'S, 100°21'E sighted two sets of sails of reasonable size bearing 075 degrees. They were north bound. Closed the sails which turned out to be two 10 tons tongkangs. 0901 hours - Surfaced and sank both tongkangs with demolition charges. They were carrying 10 tons of rice and were bound for Padang. 0931 hours - Dived and retired to the westward.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Safari: HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area. These included night exercises.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. J.N. Elliot, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from the 16th Escort Group.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sea Nymph: HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. M.I. Usher, RN) departed Malta for Port Said.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stygian: HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) sank a Japanese coaster with gunfire in the Java Sea south of Kangean Island in position 07°02'S, 115°32'E. (All times are zone -9) 0602 hours - Resighted the coaster that was spotted yesterday. It was a steel coaster of about 300 tons flying the Japanese naval ensign. 0646 hours - Dived to close the target and wait for better light. 0814 hours - Surfaced in position 07°02'S, 115°32'E and opened fire from 1700 yards. 0826 hours - Ceased fire. 0832 hours - Coaster number 447 (or 744 ?) was seen to sink. 54 Rounds of 3" and 200 rounds of Oerlikon had been used. Left the area on the surface at 12 knots.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tactician: HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. L.N.A. Jewell, DSC, MBE, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) sank a small Japanese gunboat with gunfire off the North coast of Sumatra. Two torpedo attacks on a moored coaster fails. (All times are zone -6.5) 1307 hours - Surfaced in position 05°37'N, 95°15'E for gun action with a Japanese gunboat. Opened fire with the 4" gun from 6000 yards. The gunboat turned towards and increased speed. A running battle followed. 1319 hours - The damaged enemy turned towards the shore. 1329 hours - The target capsized and sank in position 05°37'N, 95°20'E. --------------------------------- 1710 hours - In position 05°34'N, 95°15'E fired one torpedo against a coaster moored alongside a pier at Ulee Lhoe (Banda Aceh). This torpedo however ran wild and detonated on the beach more than 2 nautical miles west of the target. 1715 hours - Surfaced and engaged another coaster with the 4" gun. Thorough was soon taken under fire by enemy shore gun and had to break off the action. 1720 hours - Dived in position 05°35'N, 95°15'E. --------------------------------- 1800 hours - Ran in again for a second torpedo shot on the coaster alongside the pier. 1834 hours - In position 05°35'N, 95°16'E fired a torpedo. This torpedo ran correct but due to strong currents near the shore she veered slightly of course, missing the target just astern hitting the root of the pier. Set course for deeper water after this attack.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taciturn: HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Colombo for Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Restigouche (Lt.Cdr. P.E. Haddon, RCN) and HMCS St. Laurent (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Stirling, RCN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultor: HMS Ultor (Lt. J.P. Harvey, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR) and HMS Tuscarora (T/Lt. J. Smith, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Untamed: HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Urtica: HMS Urtica (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vampire: HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted radar exercises off Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Volatile: HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vox: HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Quilliam (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) and later with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vulpine: HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A.G.G. Jenner, RD, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Amphion: HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted speed trials on the Arran measured mile.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Amphion: HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted speed trials on the Arran measured mile.

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt.Cdr. L.G. Bernard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. R.D. McWenthy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. M. Abrahams, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS S-12: USS S-12 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. R.T. Sallis, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vengeful: HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Enchantress (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.J. Clemence, RNR).

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