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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 (44)

1918: US Navy Fleet tug Mahopac (AT 30) - US Navy Patrol craft PE-32 (PE-32)

1935: US Navy Oiler Big Horn (AO 45)

1936: French Navy Destroyer Casque

1939: Royal Navy Corvette Arbutus (i) (K 86) - Royal Navy Light cruiser Bellona (63) - Royal Navy Light cruiser Bermuda (52) - Royal Navy Corvette Cyclamen (K 83)

1941: Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 395 (ML 395) - US Navy Submarine Chaser SC 1469 (SC 1469)

1942: Royal Canadian Navy Corvette Giffard (K 402) - Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Valleyfield (K 329) - Royal Navy Minelayer Blackbird (M 15) - Royal Navy Corvette Buddleia (K 402) - Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2205 (J 1005) - Royal Navy Destroyer Camperdown (R 32) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-231 (LCI(L)-231) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Acree (DE 167) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Baron (DE 166) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Herbert C. Jones (DE 137) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-231 (LCI(L)-231) - US Navy Patrol craft PCE-870 (PCE-870) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 193 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 363 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-686 (SC-686) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-205 (YMS-205) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-290 (YMS-290)

1943: Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Carlplace (K 664) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1037 (LCT 1037) - Royal Navy Frigate Loch Tarbert (K 431) - Royal Navy Corvette Oakham Castle (K 530) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-393 (LCI(L)-393) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 442 - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-412 (YMS-412)

1944: Royal Navy Frigate Pegwell Bay (K 638) - Royal Navy Sloop Sparrow (U 71) - US Navy Oiler Caloosahatchee (AO 98) - US Navy Destroyer Cone (DD 866) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-92 (LCS(L)-92) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 595 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 648 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 687 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 689 - US Navy Net tender Suncook (AN 80)

Launched (70)

1909: Royal Navy MS Trawler Varanis (FY 1613)

1918: Royal Navy Rescue Tug St. Mellons (W 81) - US Navy Destroyer Ellis (DD 154)

1926: United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Active (WPC 125) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Agassiz (WPC 126) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Alert (WPC 127) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Antietam (WPC 128) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Bonham (WPC 129) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Harriet Lane (WPC 141)

1929: Royal Navy Landing Ship Infantry Prince Leopold (4.251)

1933: French Navy Large destroyer Le Terrible

1936: French Navy Submarine Ouessant - Royal Navy Patrol vessel Kittiwake (L 30 / K 30) - Royal Navy ASW Trawler Reighton Wyke (FY 134) - US Navy Light cruiser Brooklyn (CL 40) - Soviet Navy Heavy cruiser Kirov

1939: French Navy Minesweeper La Gracieuse - Royal Navy Boom defence vessel Barndale (Z 92)

1940: Royal Canadian Navy Corvette Rosthern (K 169) - Royal New Zealand Navy Light cruiser Gambia (48) - Royal Navy Submarine Depot Ship Adamant (F 64) - Royal Navy Light cruiser Gambia (48) - Royal Navy Corvette Polyanthus (K 47)

1941: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 155 (LCT 155)

1942: Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2282 (J 1082) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-113 (LCI(L)-113) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 160 (LST 160) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 416 (LST 416) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 419 (LST 419) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-113 (LCI(L)-113) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-224 (LCI(L)-224) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-37 (LCI(L)-37) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-38 (LCI(L)-38) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 160 (LST 160) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 416 (LST 416) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 418 (LST 418) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 419 (LST 419) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 470 (LST 470) - US Navy Submarine Mingo (261) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 166 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-728 (SC-728) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-282 (YMS-282)

1943: Free French Navy Frigate L'Aventure (K 263) - Royal Navy Frigate Braid (K 263) - Royal Navy Landing Ship Infantry Empire Crossbow (F 183) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-511 (LCI(L)-511) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 1063 (FY 1063) - Royal Navy Submarine Stygian (P 249) - Royal Navy Submarine Visigoth (P 76) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-511 (LCI(L)-511) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 510 (LST 510) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 511 (LST 511) - US Navy Frigate Manitowoc (PF-61) - US Navy Submarine Queenfish (393) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1485 (SC-1485)

1944: Royal Navy Destroyer Charity (R 29) - Royal Navy Destroyer Gravelines (R 24) - Royal Navy Sloop Opossum (U 33) - US Navy Destroyer Beatty (DD 756) - US Navy Destroyer Benner (DD 807) - US Navy Heavy cruiser Columbus (CA 74) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-86 (LCS(L)-86) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1383 (LCT 1383) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 285 (LSM 285) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 337 (LSM 337) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 421 (LSM 421) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 643 - US Navy Escort carrier Puget Sound (CVE 113) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-429 (YMS-429)

1945: US Navy Destroyer Samuel B. Roberts (ii) (DD 823)

Commissioned (65)

1917: Italian Navy Torpedo boat Giaconto Carini

1939: Royal Navy Armed Merchant Cruiser Ranpura (F 93)

1940: Soviet Navy Submarine K-21

1941: Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 308 (ML 308) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 443 (ML 443) - Royal Navy Mooring vessel Moorfire - Soviet Navy Submarine S-51

1942: Royal Canadian Navy Destroyer Iroquois (G 89) - Royal Indian Navy Minesweeper Kumaon (J 164) - Royal Navy Frigate Jed (K 235) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-105 (LCI(L)-105) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-174 (LCI(L)-174) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 578 (LCT 578) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 304 (LST 304) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 363 (LST 363) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 364 (LST 364) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 401 (LST 401) - Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat MGB 112 (MGB 112) - Royal Navy Destroyer Relentless (H 85) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-103 (LCI(L)-103) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-221 (LCI(L)-221) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 446 (LST 446) - US Navy Fleet tug Moreno (AT 87) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 102 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-683 (SC-683)

1943: Brazilian Navy Patrol craft Graúna (G 8) - Royal Indian Navy Motor Launch ML 412 (ML 412) - Royal Navy Light cruiser Black Prince (81) - Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2255 (J 1055) - Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1107 (ML 1107) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-389 (LCI(L)-389) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-390 (LCI(L)-390) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1023 (LCT 1023) - Royal Navy Frigate Redmill (K 554) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Borum (DE 790) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Brister (DE 327) - US Navy Oiler Elokomin (AO 55) - US Navy Submarine Golet (361) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Henry R. Kenyon (DE 683) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-508 (LCI(L)-508) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 491 - US Navy Destroyer Escort Waterman (DE 740)

1944: Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-493 (LCI(L)-493) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-494 (LCI(L)-494) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-495 (LCI(L)-495) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-496 (LCI(L)-496) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-498 (LCI(L)-498) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-499 (LCI(L)-499) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-500 (LCI(L)-500) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-501 (LCI(L)-501) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-505 (LCI(L)-505) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 289 (LST 289) - US Navy Oiler Chipola (AO 63) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-83 (LCS(L)-83) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 113 (LSM 113) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 249 (LSM 249) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 417 (LSM 417) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 824 (LST 824) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 851 (LST 851) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 861 (LST 861) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 892 (LST 892)

1945: Royal Navy Destroyer Croziers (R 27) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 3003 (LST 3003) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 507 (MTB 507) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 539 (LSM 539)

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 30 November (1)


1940: Royal Navy MS Trawler Chestnut (T 110)

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General Events on 30 November


1939

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Batavia, Java for the Gaspar Stait.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Orpheus (i): HMS Orpheus (Cdr. C.J. Blake, RN) departed Hong Kong for Singapore. For the daily positions of HMS Orpheus during this passage see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Narwhal: HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. E.R.J. Oddie, RN) conducted A/S exercises with Canadian destroyers.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: At 0100 hours in position 57°22'N, 02°20'E, HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. G.P.S. Davies, RN) sights an unknown submarine which is challenged. At the time it was believed that this might be HMS Unity (Lt.Cdr. J.F.B. Brown, RN) (but this was not the case) and after the submarine dived, contact was lost. This might have been German U-boat U-21, she was operating in this general area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triad: 0545 hours - HMS Triad (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, RN), towed by HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, RN) and escorted by HMS Maori (Cdr. G.N. Brewer, RN) arrived in Norwegian waters in Mastrafjord. Around 0730 hours all ships anchored in Mastra Fjord. After talks with Norwegian officials permission was granted that Triad could make repairs to her after hydroplanes. 1636 hours - Triad was taken in tow by a tug to Stavanger where she arrived at 2011 hours.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. D.E. Mansfield, RN) conducted practice attacks off Portland on HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr. Hon. J.M.G. Waldegrave, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. H.A.V. Haggard, RN) conducted exercises off Portland with HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr. Hon. J.M.G. Waldegrave, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr. Hon. J.M.G. Waldegrave, RN).

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Barham: HMS Barham (Capt. H.T.C. Walker, RN), HMS Dainty (Cdr. F.M. Walton, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) arrived at Alexandria from Malta.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Khartoum: After some repairs at the Devonport Dockyard HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) departed Plymouth for Belfast.

Polish Navy Destroyer ORP Blyskawica: While Blyskawica was escorting a coastal convoy the commodore's ship Sheaf Crest, hit the mine and sank. Blyskawica picked up 25 survivors.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Blyth.

1940

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Manchester: HMS Manchester (Capt. H.A. Packer, RN) arrived at Alexandria.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbeaten: HMS Unbeaten (Lt. E.A. Woodward, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these trials, HMS Unbeaten, proceeded to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Regulus (i): At 0613 hours, the Italian transport Veloce (5437 GRT, built 1911) in convoy reported an explosion a few miles off Otranto (it was not clear if she was torpedoed or mined although the Italians seemed to believe she was mined). She was in convoy with the Albano (2358 GRT, built 1918) and Ninuccia (4583 GRT, built 1910). They were escorted by the armed merchant cruiser Città di Tunisi (5419 GRT, built 1930) and were en-route to Brindisi. The vessel was abandoned in heavy weather, Città di Tunisi attempted to tow her but the cable broke. She was finally beached and the tugs Ursus (354 GRT, built 1918) and Ercole (480 GRT, built 1928) were sent to her assistance to free her and she was eventually towed to harbour. The whole crew of 39 was saved. It is not impossible that she was the victim of a torpedo attack from HMS Regulus but we have no positive proof.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: For the daily positions of HMS Porpoise during this passage see the map below. No positions are known for 3 to 6 December 1940.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) departed Holy Loch for Halifax, Canada. Porpoise was escorted until 1740/1 by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triumph (i): HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. W.J.W. Woods, RN) departed from Gibraltar for her 7th war patrol. This is a work-up patrol in the Alboran Sea to the East of Gibraltar. For the daily positions of HMS Triumph during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unique: HMS Unique (Lt. A.F. Collett, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Usk (i): HMS Usk (Lt.Cdr. P.R. Ward, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Portsmouth. Only small vessels had been sighted.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Utmost: HMS Utmost (Lt. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. As no log is available for this period no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) and HMS Heliotrope (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) arrived at Holyhead.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Diamond: HMS Diamond (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Cartwright, RN) arrived at Port Said from operations. She proceeded from Port Said to Alexandria later the same day.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kashmir: HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) and HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN) departed Plymouth for patrol at 1815 hours. They were also to make rendez-vous with the minelayer HMS Adventure (Capt. N.V. Grace, RN) to escort her on minelaying mission GQ 1. HMS Adventure departed Milford haven around 1100/1. Rendez-vous was made with the destroyers at 1500/1. The destroyer escort parted company at 1800/1 after which HMS Adventure proceeded to the minelaying position. She joined up with her destroyer escort again shortly after 0700/2. The destroyers were detached shortly before noon and shortly afterwards they were ordered to return to Plymouth with despatch. They apparantly arrived at Plymouth in the second half of the afternoon. HMS Adventure returned to Milford Haven around 1900/2.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Vanquisher: HMS Vanquisher (Lt. A.P. Northey, DSC, RN) picks up 9 survivors from the Greek merchant Mount Athos that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-103 two days earlier about 200 nautical miles south-south-west of Rockall in position 54°30'N, 15°25'W.

1941

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K IX: HrMs K IX (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) is undocked.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) departed Gibraltar for her 12th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Oran for a few days and then to patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Naples but this was later changed by signal to the North of Sicily, Italy. For the daily and attack positions of HrMs O 24 during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Hezlet, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. She is to proceed to the U.K. for a refit.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Regent: HMS Regent (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. No log is available for this period, therefore no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Severn: HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, RN), HMS Woodruff (A/Lt.Cdr. F.H. Gray, RNR), HMS Nigella (T/Lt. L.J. Simpson, RNR) and HMS Freesia (T/Lt. R.A. Cherry, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) arrived at Plymouth where she was to refit at the Devonport Dockyard.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thunderbolt: At 1130 hours HMS Thunderbolt (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Crouch, DSO, RN) sights a southbound 6000 ton merchant vessel in position 36°06'N, 19°19'E but is unable to close within attacking range. This is most likely the Italian passenger/cargo vessel Adriatico (1976 GRT, built 1931) which will be sunk during the night by Force K (British light cruisers HMS Aurora, HMS Penelope and the British destroyer HMS Lively. The Italian tanker Iridio Mantovani (10540 GRT, built 1939) and the Italian destroyer Alvise da Mosto will also be sunk in the same sortie.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Cdr. G.M. Sladen, DSC, RN) arrived at Blyth for a short refit.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSC, RN) departed from Alexandria for her 21th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol in the Aegean. Later patrol area is shift to the West coast of Greece. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Truant during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: At 1030 hours, HMS Tuna (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN), made rendez-vous with her escort towards Holy Loch, HMS White Bear (Cdr. (Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) departed from her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with P 611 / Oruc Reis (Lt. P.S. Skelton, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 36: HMS P 36 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Dartmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. F.B. Gibbs, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR) and HMS Leith (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hulton, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Rochester (Cdr.(Retd.) C.B. Allen, RN), HMS Northern Spray (T/Lt. G.T. Gilbert, RNVR), HMS Leith (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hulton, RN) and HMS Newport.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kipling: The destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Jackal (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, DSC, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Alexandria to intercept Italian convoys between Navarino and Derna. Cover was provided by the light cruisers HMS Naiad (Capt. M.A.H. Kelsey, DSC, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral P.L. Vian, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Euryalus (Capt. E.W. Bush, DSO, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN). The four destroyers patrolled off Derna during the night of 30 November / 1 December but no enemy ships were encountered. At 1300/1 in position 32°15'N, 24°41'W, while on their way back to Alexandria carrying out an A/S sweep, the destroyers were attacked by three Italian torpedo bombers. HMS Jackal was hit right aft by a torpedo and damage was severe. She was however able to continue under her own power at 14 knots steering with her engines. The Commanding Officer of HMS Jaguar was killed when a shell from HMS Jervis exploded close to her. All ships arrived back at Alexandria during the night of 2/3 December.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR ShCh-204: The Bulgarian merchant Zar Ferdinand (1994 GRT), en route from Eregli, Turkey to Burgas, Bulgaria reports being attacked by a submarine. This might have been ShCh-204.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 611: Oruc Reis (Lt. P.S. Skelton, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow to work up in the Clyde area. She made the passage together with HMS Turbulent (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN).

1942

Royal Norwegian Navy Submarine HNoMS Uredd: HNoMS Uredd (Lt. Røren) departed Lerwick for Dundee.

US Navy Heavy cruiser USS Pensacola: (Captain Frank Loper Lowe, USN)During the battle of Tassafaronga, USS Pensacola was hit by Japanese "Long Lance" torpedo. Water flooded most of machinery compartments. Only one turbine remained operational. 125 died and 72 of the crew were wounded.

US Navy Heavy cruiser USS New Orleans: USS New Orleans was hit by Japanese "Long Lance" torpedo during The Battle of Tassafaronga. Huge explosion cut off the bow with "A" main turret. Later the cruiser received a new bow.

US Navy Heavy cruiser USS Minneapolis: USS Minneapolis (Captain Frank Jacob Lowry, USN) was torpedoed during the Battle of Tassaforonga and her bow was blown off. Heavily damaged cruiser managed to withdraw and was later repaired however 37 of the crew died and 36 were wounded.

Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper HMCS Quinte: HMCS Quinte (T/Lt. C.A. Nicol, RCNR) was damaged after running aground at the entrance to St. Peter's Canal, Cape Breton. Quinte had just completed a refit before she went aground and was beached to prevent sinking. Salvage operations were conducted over the winter of 1943. Repairs were not completed until June 1944, after which she was assigned to training duties.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XI: From 30 to 4 December 1942, HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN), participated in A/S exercises off Bombay.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XII: In the evening HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. T. Brunsting, RNN) landed party 'Tiger I' (3 men and supplies) on the South coast of Java in the Prigi Bay.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil.

US Navy Submarine USS Tautog: The Vichy-French merchant Canton (1581 GRT) sank off Cape Padaran, Indo-China in position 11°10'N, 108°47'E. The mine was laid on 2 November 1942 by the US submarine USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. J. H. Willingham).

US Navy Submarine USS Seal: USS Seal (Lt.Cdr. K.C. Hurd) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor and after repairs she was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

US Navy Submarine USS Sturgeon: USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Piaczentkowski) leaves Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to off Truk.

US Navy Submarine USS Porpoise: USS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. J.R. McKnight, Jr) left Pearl Harbor for her fourth war patrol. She was to patrol off the coast of Honshu, Japan.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: Druring the night of 30 November / 1 December 1942, HMS Ursula (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) landed a party of two to sabotage a railway tunnel near Laigueglia. The party was succesful and was re-embarked later that night. (All times are zone -1) 1818 hours - Surfaced and closed the coast near Cape Mele to 500 yards. 2015 hours - Launched a folbot with a 2 men party. They were to wreck a train in a tunnel near the village of Laigueglia. The party consisted of Captain Richard Percy Livingstone (SBS) and Sergeant S. Wetherall. Due to the presence of a sentry, the demolition charges had to be laid 150 yards from the tunnel. 2115 hours - Ursula retired to seaward. 2335 hours - Returned to the rendez-vouz position and re-embarked the folbot party. They had managed to place their charges. 0008 hours (Dec. 1st) - Ursula proceeded to seaward. A large flash and an explosion came from the direction of Laigueglia. These were followed by three smaller flashes. It was thought that a train had set off the charges. See the event of 1 December 1942 for the continuation of the events.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Regent: HMS Regent (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) departed Philadelphia for Bermuda. No log is available for this period, therefore no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Safari: HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS P 216 (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Holy Loch later the same day together with HMS P 312 (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN). They were escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR) until 1300/1 when HMS Foxtrot took over the escort.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 222: HMS P 222 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. MacKenzie, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Naples, Italy. She did not return from patrol and was declared overdue (at Algiers) on 21 December 1942.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sickle: P 224 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Helensburgh.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: Lt. Coe sent a radio signal to base that he was very sick and could not conduct an effective patrol due to his condition.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: For the daily positions of HMS Tuna during her 16th war patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) departed from Holy Loch for her 16th war patrol. She is to perform a special operation in the Bay of Biscay. Before she departed from for patrol exercises were carried out in Inchmarnock Water. During the passage south through the Irish Sea she was escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr. (Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 311: HMS P 311 (Cdr. R.D. Cayley, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS P 339 (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) conducted exercises off Holyhead. She departed for Holy Loch later the same day, again escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Lerwick bound for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS P 216 (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR) until 1300/1 when HMS Foxtrot took over the escort.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Umbra: HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN) departed Malta for her 15th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the Tunisian coast between Hammamet and Kerkenah. For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 35 during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS United: HMS P 44 (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) ended her 9th war patrol (also 9th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS P 49 (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) participated in exercises at / off Scapa Flow.

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

US Navy Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

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.Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR).

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 L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. W.N. Eade, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 615: With her repairs completed, HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN), departed Ardrossan for exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Holy Loch.

Soviet Navy Heavy cruiser USSR Voroshilov: Voroshilov is damaged by the shock of close mine detonations off Zmeiny Island.

1943

US Navy Battleship USS Iowa: USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) departed Bahia, Brazil for Freetown, Sierra Leone. Again she was escorted by ComDesRon 10; USS Ellyson (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Longton, USN), USS Rodman (Cdr. J.F. Foley, USN) and USS Emmons (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Billingsley, USN). For the daily positions of USS Iowa during this passage see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Cdr. F. Stam, RNN) conducted exercises off Melbourne.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XV: HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) arrived at Port Said.

US Navy Submarine USS Gato: USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Foley) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Columbia Maru (5617 GRT, built 1928) north of Manus in position 01°56'N, 147°21'E. All times are zone +11) 1247 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 352°. 1324 hours - Masts appeared, it's the same convoy as yesterday. Commenced an end-around run. 1730 hours - Submerged 13 miles ahead of the convoy and commenced approach. 1820 hours - Fired four bow torpedoes. Once again lost depth control so went to 300 feet. 1821 hours - Heard two torpedo detonations followed by the noise of compartments breaking up. 1825 hours - Received the first two depth charges. 1834 hours - Received a pattern of three or four depth charges, too close for comfort. Went to 400 feet. 2024 hours - The escorts were heard to leave. 2100 hours - Surfaced and commenced chase.

US Navy Submarine USS Flying Fish: USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) departed from Midway for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Formosa Strait and the South China Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Harder: USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

US Navy Submarine USS Archerfish: From 30 November 1943 to 3 December 1943 USS Archerfish (Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) underwent voyage repairs at Pearl Harbour.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Blyth to Gateshead.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) departed Heysham for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Brighton (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D.H. Foulds, DSC, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.B.de B. Kershaw, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pimpernel (Lt. H.D. Hayes, RNR), HMS Burdock (T/Lt. F.R.M. Greasley, RNR), HMS Helmsdale (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.J. Simpson, RNR) and HMS Portchester Castle (Lt. A.G. Scott, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She made the passage together with the Norwegian submarine HNoMS Ula (Lt. S. Valvatne). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spiteful: HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) conducted attack exercises off Larne on a dummy convoy.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Storm: HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Holy Loch to Ardrossan where some modifications were to be fitted before her deployment to the Far East.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stratagem: HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS St. Catharines (Lt.Cdr. H.C.R. Davis, RCNR) and aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) and HMS Syrtis (Lt M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) both conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as target. They also made practice attacks on each other.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spirit: HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Bellona (Capt. C.F.W. Norris, RN), HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN), HMIS Cauvery (A/Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN) and HMS Tuscan (Lt.Cdr. C.H.de B. Newby, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with aircraft from HMS Striker (Capt. F.M. Walton, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tradewind: HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Havelock (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, DSC, RN and HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. J.N.K. Knight, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) shifted from Sheerness to Tilbury where she was to refit.

Royal Norwegian Navy Submarine HNoMS Ula: HNoMS Ula (Lt. S. Valvatne) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She made the passage together with HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vampire: HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted speed trials in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pimpernel (Lt. H.D. Hayes, RNR), HMS Burdock (T/Lt. F.R.M. Greasley, RNR), HMS Helmsdale (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.J. Simpson, RNR) and HMS Portchester Castle (Lt. A.G. Scott, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Oakville (T/Lt. H. Farncomb, RCNVR) and HMS Fennel (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Moffat, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 512: HMS P 512 (Lt. R.B. Foster, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

US Navy Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. N.D. Gage, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. G.F. Sharp, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

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

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

Polish Navy Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Port Said for Beirut.

French Navy Submarine FR Amazone: Amazone conducted exercises off Bermuda.

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

1944

US Navy Destroyer USS John W. Weeks: USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. R.A. Theobald. Jr.) departed from San Francisco bound for Pearl Harbor.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XI: HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) is docked at Bombay.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS Dolfijn: HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted exercises with A/S aircraft off Dundee.

US Navy Submarine USS Tambor: USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Germershausen) ended her 12th and final war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now assigned to training duties.

US Navy Submarine USS Gar: USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. M. Ferrara) ended her 14th war patrol at Mios Woendi, New Guinea.

US Navy Submarine USS Cobia: USS Cobia (Lt.Cdr. A.L. Becker) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Sunfish: USS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Dairen Maru (3748 GRT) off western Korea in position 38°08'N, 124°35'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Bergall: USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) was docked at Fremantle.

US Navy Submarine USS Caiman: USS Caiman (Cdr. F.C. Lucas, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Saipan together with USS Ellet (Cdr. E.C. Rider, USN).

US Navy Submarine USS Sterlet: USS Sterlet (Lt.Cdr. O.C. Robbins) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turpin: HMS Turpin (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Sheerness.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) participated A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Clyde: HMS Clyde (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) ended her 29th war patrol (2nd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Pathfinder (Lt.Cdr. T.F. Hallifax, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (A/Lt.Cdr. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Safari: HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Milford (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN) and HMS Deane (A/Lt.Cdr. V.A. Hickson, DSO, RN) served as targets.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sibyl: HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted night shadowingk exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). On completion of these exercises HMS Sibyl proceeded to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted exercises off Holyhead.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sea Nymph: HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. M.I. Usher, RN) conducted night attack exercises in the Clyde area during which and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the target. Upon completion of these night exercises HMS Sea Nymph proceeded to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Strongbow: HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) sank three sailing vessels with gunfire off the west coast of Sumatra. (All times are zone 6.5) 1100 hours - Surfaced in position 00°28'S, 99°56'E and boarded a small prau. The cargo was copra. The prau was accidentaly rammed and was making water so took the crew prisoner. 1109 hours - Dived. 1300 hours - The prau was still on the surface and did not sink as expected. 1430 hours - Sighted two large junks and a small one at anchor. 1519 hours - Surfaced in position 00°36'S, 100°04'E and opened fire from 1000 yards at the 3 junks. One was of 70 tons, one of 50 tons and the small one was 15 tons. 1523 hours - Shore batteries opened fire. 1524 hours - Straddle. Increased to full speed and left the area. It was not possible to dive due to the shallow water. All junks had been sunk. 36 rounds had been fired for 33 hits. 1527 hours - A rain squall came to the aid of HMS Strongbow. 1531 hours - Dived.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted S.T.U. trials (mine detection) off Fairlie.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Selene: HMS Selene (Lt.Cdr. H.R.B. Newton, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Aden bound for Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truculent: HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Lt. P.H. May, RN) suffers three cracked breech ends. There was only one spare carried, it was decided to keep it in reserve for the moment.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. J. Whitton, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Untamed: HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Urtica: HMS Urtica (Lt. R.M. Seaburne-May, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Viking: HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area.

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-4: USS R-4 (Lt. D.C. Peto, 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.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR L-20: The German merchant Adolf Binder (3515 GRT) is damaged when she hits a mine off the Mager?y Sund, northern Norway. The mine was possibly laid on 23 October 1944 by the Russian submarine L-20.

Polish Navy Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) ended her 28th war patrol at Leriwck.

Royal Navy Frigate HMS Duff: At 0745 hours, HMS Duff (T/Lt. R.A. Harry, RNVR) is mined off Ostend, Belgium. She is badly damaged but managed to limp to Harwich. The ship was not repaired, 3 dead.

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

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