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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 (39)

1918: Royal Canadian Navy Destroyer Hamilton (I 24) - Royal Navy Destroyer Hamilton (I 24) - US Navy Destroyer Kalk (i) (DD 170)

1925: Italian Navy Submarine Goffredo Mameli

1928: French Navy Submarine Atalante

1931: French Navy Submarine Minerve

1936: Royal Navy Submarine Depot Ship Maidstone (F 44)

1939: Royal Navy MS Trawler Acacia (T 02)

1942: Royal Navy Light cruiser Blake (99) - Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2076 (J 876) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 401 (LST 401) - US Navy Destroyer Anthony (DD 515) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 140 (LCT 140) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 401 (LST 401) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 478 (LST 478) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1011 (SC-1011)

1943: Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 401 (MTB 401) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Oronsay (T 375) - Royal Navy Frigate Tobago (K 585) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Vatersay (T 378) - US Navy Escort carrier Hoggatt Bay (CVE 75) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 49 (LST 49) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Osmus (DE 701) - US Navy Frigate Pocatello (PF-9) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 388 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 389 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 493 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1479 (SC-1479)

1944: US Navy Destroyer Dyess (DD 880) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-816 (LCI(L)-816) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-13 (LCS(L)-13) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1287 (LCT 1287) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1341 (LCT 1341) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 338 (LSM 338) - US Navy Medium landing ship (Rocket) LSM(R) 188 (LSM(R) 188) - US Navy Medium landing ship (rocket) LSM(R) 189 (LSM(R) 189) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 798 (LST 798) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 759 - US Navy High speed transport Wantuck (APD 125)

Launched (48)

1917: Royal Navy Destroyer Ludlow (G 57) - US Navy Destroyer Stockton (i) (DD 73)

1918: US Navy Destroyer Breckinridge (DD 148) - US Navy Destroyer Roper (DD 147)

1933: French Navy Large destroyer Le Malin - Royal Indian Navy Auxiliary patrol vessel Prabhavati

1939: French Navy Minesweeper L'Impetueuse - Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Formidable (67) - Royal Navy Minelayer Port Quebec (M 59) - US Navy Fleet tug Navajo (AT 64)

1940: Royal Canadian Navy Corvette Cobalt (K 124)

1941: US Navy Minesweeper Brambling (AMc-39)

1942: Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2005 (J 805) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Hayling (T 271) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 111 (J 611) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 242 (J 742) - US Navy Fleet tug Cree (AT 84) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 418 (LCT 418) - US Navy Minesweeper Motive (AM 102) - US Navy Oiler Pecos (ii) (OA 65) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 128 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-678 (SC-678) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-742 (SC-742)

1943: Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Chebogue (K 317) - Royal Navy Frigate Bahamas (K 503) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Grain (T 360) - Royal Navy Corvette Kenilworth Castle (K 420) - Royal Navy Salvage vessel Lifeline - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 1027 (FY 1027) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Chambers (DE 391) - US Navy Frigate Corpus Christi (PF-44) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-367 (LCI(L)-367) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 222 (LST 222) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 41 (LST 41) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 42 (LST 42) - US Navy Escort carrier Midway (i) / St. Lo (CVE 63) - US Navy Frigate Pasco (PF-6) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 546 - US Navy Submarine Tang (306) - US Navy Aircraft Carrier Wasp (ii) (CV 18) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-309 (YMS-309)

1944: US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1085 (LCI(L)-1085) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-797 (LCI(L)-797) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-9 (LCS(L)-9) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1213 (LCT 1213) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1282 (LCT 1282)

1945: US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 620 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 722

Commissioned (25)

1918: US Navy Submarine O-10 (71) - US Navy Submarine R-17 (94)

1922: US Navy Submarine S-35 (140)

1934: US Navy Heavy cruiser Tuscaloosa (CA 37)

1938: Royal Navy Minesweeper Franklin (J 84)

1940: Royal Navy Corvette Coreopsis (K 32) - Royal Navy Submarine Utmost (N 19)

1941: Soviet Navy Submarine ShCh-216

1942: Royal Navy MS Trawler Prodigal (T 187) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Promise (T 193)

1943: Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 358 (MTB 358) - US Navy Destroyer Cogswell (DD 651) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-366 (LCI(L)-366) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-445 (LCI(L)-445) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-784 (PC-784) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 378 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1275 (SC-1275) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-387 (YMS-387)

1944: Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper Kapuskasing (J 326) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-793 (LCI(L)-793) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 234 (LSM 234) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 54 (LSM 54) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 633 (LST 633)

1945: Royal Navy Minesweeper Orcadia (J 462) - US Navy Submarine Mero (378)

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 17 August (3)


1943: US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1 (LCI(L)-1)

1944: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 123 (LCT 123)

1945: Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 230 (ML 230)

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General Events on 17 August


1940

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland: HMS Cumberland (Capt. G.H.E. Russell, RN) arrived at Simonstown from patrol.

Royal Australian Navy Light cruiser HMAS Perth: HMAS Perth (Capt. P.W. Bowyer-Smith, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral J.G. Crace, RN) conducted D/G trials on the D/G range in Chowder Bay.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Gloucester: HMS Gloucester (Capt. H.A. Rowley, RN) is docked in the floating dock at Alexandria.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Manchester: HMS Manchester (Capt. H.A. Packer, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Southampton: HMS Birmingham (Capt. A.C.G. Madden, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN) and HMS Southampton (Capt. B.C.B. Brooke, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral M.L. Clarke, DSC, RN) departed Sheerness around 1800A/17 for Rosyth where they arrived around 1300A/18. They were relocated to Rosyth due to the almost continuous bombing of the south part England by the Luftwaffe.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Makassar for Surabaya.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes: HMS Hermes (Capt. R.F.J. Onslow, DSC, MVO, RN) arrived at Simonstown after convoy escort duties and patrol. She entered the Selborne Dry Dock later the same day.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt.Cdr R.H. Dewhurst, RN) laid a minefield (50 mines) off Tulmaythah, Libya between 1103 and 1134 hours (zone -2). Approximate position was 32°40'N, 20°32'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 33 proceeded to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. A.F. Collett, RN) departed Harwich for her 9th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the North Sea. For the daily positions of HMS H 34 during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Huddard, RN) ended her 7th war patrol at Harwich.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Jaguar: The auxiliary minelayers Menestheus (Capt. W.H.D. Friedberger, RN), Port Napier (Capt.(Retd.) J.N. Tait, CBE, DSC, RN), Port Quebec (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Watson, RN), Southern Prince (A/Capt. E.M.C. Barraclough, RN) departed Port ZA (Loch Alsh) for minelaying mission SN 12. They were escorted by the AA cruiser HMS Cairo (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) and the destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN), HMS Firedrake (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Norris, DSC, RN), HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN). HMS Firedrake was relieved by HMS Echo (Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon, DSO, RAN) on the 18th (she had sailed from Scapa Flow at 1030/18) after which HMS Firedrake proceeded to Scapa Flow. The auxiliary minelayers returned to Port ZA shortly before 0100/19 escorted by HMS Inglefield and HMS Echo. HMS Javelin and HMS Jaguar proceeded to Scapa Flow where they arrived at 0630/19.

Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Voyager: Around 1520C/17, HMAS Voyager (Cdr. J.C. Morrow, RAN) departed Port Said to escort a local convoy to Alexandria where they arrived around 0830C/18. [No details available on which ships were in the local convoy.]

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Jupiter: HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN, with Capt. L.F.A.V.N. Mountbatten, GCVO, RN = Capt.(D.5) on board), HMS Jupiter (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) and HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off the Humber.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kipling: HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) departed Scapa Flow to relieve the escort of convoy OA 200, the Canadian destroyer HMCS Restigouche (Cdr. H.N. Lay, RN) which then proceeded to Scapa Flow to discharge all her oil fuel which had been contaminated with seawater. Restigouche arrived at Scapa Flow at 2100/17. After taking on board new oil fuel she departed Scapa Flow again at 0600/18. She rejoined the convoy at 1315/18 after which HMS Kipling returned to Scapa Flow arriving later the same day.

1941

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. A.W.S. Agar, VC, DSO, RN) departed Greenock to join convoy WS 10X at sea. More on this convoy see the event for 15 August 1941, Convoy WS 10X. For the daily positions of HMS Dorsetshire during the period of 17 to 28 August 1941 see the map below.

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Exeter: HMS Exeter (Capt. O.L. Gordon, MVO, RN) returned to Bombay from patrol.

Royal Dutch Navy Destroyer HNMS Isaac Sweers: HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. J. Houtsmuller, RNN) joined the escort of convoy WS 10X.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Perseus (i): HMS Perseus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Regent: On board HMS Regent (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) the air vessel of one of the reload torpedoes exploded causing some damage to HMS Regent, other reload torpedoes and cargo she had embarked for her upcoming passage to Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tigris: HMS Tigris (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Norwegian passenger / cargo ship Haakon Jarl (1492 BRT, built 1904, offsite link) near Svaerholt, Norway in position 71°03'N, 26°43'E. Three were killed and thirteen survivors were later picked up. (All times are most likely zone -3) 0735 hours - In position 71°02'N, 26°46'E sighted a merchant vessel of about 3000 tons. Started attack. 0812 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 4500 yards. One hit was obtained and the ship was seen to sink after 90 seconds.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. P.S. Skelton, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. N. Marriott, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry where she was to participate in A/S exercises.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Penelope: Around 0900 hours, HMS Penelope (Capt. A.D. Nicholl, RN), departed Rosyth for Scapa Flow where she arrived around 2015 hours.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kipling: HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) and HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, RAN) departed Alexandria for a troop and supply run to Tobruk. They returned to Alexandria the following day.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR D-2 / Narodovolyets: Joined to Baltic Sea Fleet

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR Lembit: Lembit lays mines west of Bornholm.

1942

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland: HMS Cumberland (Capt. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop, AM, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Hvalfjord.

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Suffolk: During 17/18 August 1942, HMS Suffolk (Capt. R. Shelley, CBE, RN), conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. These included night exercises.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XI: HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN) conducted exercises off Karachi and then departed for the Gulf of Kutch to participate in A/S exercises there. On completion of the exercises in the Gulf of Kutch period K XI is to proceed to Bombay for maintenance.

US Navy Submarine USS Gudgeon: USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Stovall, Jr) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tankers Shinkoku Maru (10020 GRT) and Nichiei Maru (10020 GRT) north-west of Truk in position 07°43'N, 151°13'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Spearfish: USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dempsey) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

US Navy Submarine USS Swordfish: USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Burrows, USN) attacked a Japanese merchant vessel with three torpedoes south-west of Macclesfield Bank, South China Sea. No hits were obtained. (All times are zone -8) 1606 hours - In position 15°30'N, 113°30'E sighted smoke bearing 355°. Closed to investigate. The target turned out to be a 10000 tons merchant vessel. 1636 hours - Increased speed to get into a firing position. Targets course was 210°, speed 8 knots. 1711 hours - Range was now 2300 yards. In position 15°25'N, 113°05'E fired three torpedoes. Swordfish lost depth control and ended up at 200 feet. 1718 hours - Heard three end of run torpedo detonations. 1930 hours - Surfaced. Nothing in sight.

US Navy Submarine USS Bass: On board USS Bass (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp, USN), while at sea, a fire broke out in the after battery room and quickly spread to the after torpedo room and starboard main motor, resulting in the death of 26 enlisted men by asphyxiation. The following day USS Antaeus (AS-21) arrived to assist the submarine and escorted her into the Gulf of Dulce, Costa Rica. Both vessels then proceeded to Balboa. After 8 weeks of emergency repairs, Bass sailed to Philadelphia Navy Yard. Full repairs took until December 1943 and even then she never returned to fully operational status, being relegated to training for the remainder of her career.

US Navy Submarine USS Kingfish: USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lowrence, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Safari: HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) sank the Italian sailing vessel Ausonia (218 GRT) with gunfire 11 nautical miles bearing 180 from Orosei, Sardinia. (All times are zone -2) 1145 hours - Sighted a large schooner approaching from the Northward. 1223 hours - Surfaced about 5 nautical miles South of Gonone (approximately 40°12'N, 09°40'E) and opened fire on the schooner, thought to be 250 tons in size, from 1000 yards. After the 6th round the schooner blew up. The debris rained from the sky. Had P 211 been closer she most likely would have been damaged by the blast. The crew of Ausonia had abandoned the vessel in two lifeboats but the explosion must have killed them as there were no survivors.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Splendid: HMS P 228 (Lt. I.L.M. McGeogh, RN) conducted trials off Sheerness.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) went to sea off Blyth with a filming party on board for the shooting of the film 'Close Quarters'.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Colombo for her 8th war patrol (5th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits. For the daily positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio (7137 GRT, built 1941) 12 nautical miles south-west of Navarino, Greece in position 36°35'N, 21°34'E. This ship is loaded with around 3200 POW's. 336 Pow's perish as a result of this attack (336 killed). The Italian merchant Sestriere (7992 GRT, built 1942) was missed during the same attack. (All times are zone -3) 1600 hours - Sighted a ship bearing 160°. Later it was seen that this was a convoy of two large ships escorted by three destroyers and several aircraft. Range was 14000 yards. Started attack. 1633 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 3600 yards. The salvo was spread over the two ships (thought to be modern ships of 7000 to 8000 tons and in ballast) which formed almost a single line. One of the torpedoes had a gyro failure and passed overhead of Turbulent three times. 2 Hits were obtained. Turbulent went deep upon firing but no counter attack followed. According to Italian sources the convoy was made up of the above mentioned ships. They were escorted by the Italian destroyers Nicoloso da Recco and Saetta and the Italian torpedo boats Castore and Orione. The damaged Nino Bixio was towed to Navarino.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 311: HMS P 311 (Cdr. R.D. Cayley, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unique: HMS Unique (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included a practice attack on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN) and RHS Kanaris.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unison: HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) attacked an escorted Italian merchant vessel with four torpedoes west of Lefkada Island, Greece. No hits were obtained. This was the transport Chisone (6168 GRT, built 1922) escorted by the torpedo boat Generale Antonino Cascino. Three torpedo tracks were sighted and she turned in time to see them passing a short distance ahead. Cascino dropped a few depth charges and was joined by an escorting aircraft which dropped a couple of bombs. (All times are zone -2) 1350 hours - Sighted an aircraft flying south, searching. 1358 hours - Sighted the masts of a vessel to the north. Started attack on a partly laden southbound merchant vessel. She was escorted by an older type Italian torpedo-boat. Also one of possibly two aircraft were patrolling the area. 1424 hours - In position 38°42'N, 20°31'E fired four torpedoes from 2000 yards. One torpedo caused a splash on firing and this was most likely seen by the enemy. No hits were obtained. Went deep on firing. 1432 hours - The torpedo-boat started a counter attack. 1446 hours - The last of 9 depth charges was dropped. Only minor damage had been caused to P 43. 1740 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) made a short stop at Holyhead before continuing her passage to Falmouth later the same day.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. K.H Joy, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS King George V: HMS King George V (Capt. P.J. Mack, DSO and Bar, RN, flying the flag of A/Admiral J.C. Tovey, KCB, KBE, DSO, RN, C-in-C Home Fleet) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow.

Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Stuart: Around 1600K/17, HMAS Stuart (Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon, DSO, RAN) departed Brisbane escorting the transport Poyang (British, 2873 GRT, built 1941) to Noumea.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Hero: The troop transports Princess Marguerite (Canadian, 5875 GRT, built 1925) and Antwerp (British, 2957 GRT, built 1920) departed Port Said for Famagusta. They were escorted by the British destroyers HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN, HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Beaufort (Lt.Cdr. S.O’G Roche, RN) and HMS Tetcott (Lt.Cdr. H.R. Rycroft, RN). At 1559 hours (1408 hours, German time was reported by the Germans) the Princess Marguerite was torpedoed and sunk north-west of Port Said in position 32°03'N, 32°47'E by German U-boat U-83. HMS Hero and HMS Kelvin picked up 1074 survivors. Immediately following the attack HMS Beaufort made a depth charge attack on U-83 but she was not damaged. HMS Kelvin and HMS Paladin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) also hunted the attacker following the attack but the Germans were able to escape. HMS Kelvin departed the area to land her survivors at Port Said. All ships of the original convoy returned to Port Said on 18 August. HMS Paladin remained hunting in the area until 20 August, reinforced by HMS Jervis (Capt. A.L. Poland, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN).

US Navy Submarine USS S-37: USS S-37 (Lt. T.S. Baskett) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Guadalcanal.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Folger, Jr., USN or Lt. I.J. Galantin, USN) was put back in the water.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-31: M-31 fires two torpedoes against 'what is identified as' an enemy merchant off Odessa in position 46.20N, 30.45E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

Polish Navy Destroyer ORP Piorun: Piorun is damaged during a storm.

Royal Navy Corvette HMS Pimpernel: HMS Pimpernel (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Thornton, RNR) picks up 29 survivors from the British merchant Fort la Reine that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-658 in the Windward Passage west of Haiti in position 18°30'N, 75°20'W.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Decoy: HMS Resolution (Capt. A.R. Halfhide, CBE, RN , flying the flag of A/Vice-Admiral A.U. Willis, DSO, RN), HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. D.N.C. Tufnell, DSC, RN), HMS Valiant (Capt. L.H. Ashmore, RN), HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN), HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr. M.J. Clark, DSC, RAN), HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN), HMS Foxhound (Cdr. C.J. Wynne-Edwards, DSC, RN), HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) and HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN) make rendez-vous with another group of warships which came from Colombo, these were HMS Warspite (Capt. F.E.P. Hutton, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral J.F. Somerville, KCB, KBE, DSO, RN), HMS Illustrious (Capt. A.G. Talbot, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral D.W. Boyd, CBE, DSC, RN), HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.D. Stephens, RN), HrMs Jacob van Heemskerck (Cdr. E.J. van Holte, RNN), HMAS Napier (Capt. S.H.T. Arliss, DSO, RN), HMS Inconstant (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Clouston, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN) and HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN). Exercises were then carried out on the 17th and on the 18th all ships entered Kilindini. HMS Dauntless proceeded to Diego Suarez via Mayotte.

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 Graph: HMS Graph (Lt. P.B. Marriott, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

1943

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Kent: HMS Kent (Capt. G.A.B. Hawkins, DSC, MVO, RN) and HMS Norfolk (Capt. D.K. Bain, RN) conducted exercises off Hvalfjord. HMS Norfolk had just returned from covering a minelay by the 1st Minelaying Squadron.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XII: HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. T. Brunsting, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Fremantle with USS SC-739.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig together with ML's. Upon completion of these exercises she returned to Campbeltown.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Nautilus: USS Nautilus ended her refit at the Mare Island Navy Yard. She proceeded to Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Cero: USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. D.C. White, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

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 Clyde: HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Philaelphia.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) made rendez-vous with HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) off Bishops Rock. HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) later also joined.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) made rendez-vous with HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) and HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) later also joined off Bishops Rock. They then proceeded towards Dundee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sibyl: HMS Sibyl (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for her 12th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to conduct a special operation in the Gulf of Genoa and afterwards to patrol between Corsica and the Italian Mainland. For the daily positions of HMS Sibyl during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sickle: HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for her 6th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the East coast of Corsica. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sickle during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stoic: HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriott, DSO, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) during which HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) served as target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Syrtis: HMS Syrtis (Lt M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) boarded a French fishing vessel in the Bay of Biscay in approximate position 46°41'N, 06°45'W. (All times are zone -1) 0318 hours - Sighted a darkened small tuna fishing vessel. Sent over the boarding party. The vessel was the Therese de l'enfant Jesus of Île d'Yeu. The French crew of 5 were sent off in their small boat. It was the intention to use the fishing vessel during the day for reconnaisance purposes but as there was no wind this idea was abandoned. The boarding party was taken off and they also took the ships books with them.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) ended her 26th war patrol at Lerwick.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted exercises off Algiers.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) ended her 14h war patrol at Lerwick.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tactician: HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultimatum: HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Scott (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Sharpey-Schafer, RN) serving as target. Also gunnery exercises were carried out.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Umbra: HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Spaniel.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) ended her 17th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Scott (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Sharpey-Schafer, RN), HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR), HMS Borage (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR), HMS Hurricane (Cdr. E.C. Bayldon, DSC, RN), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR) and HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuiness, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, 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 P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Burnham (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) and HMCS Skeena (A/Lt.Cdr. E.E.G. Boak, RCN).

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Penelope: Around 1745/17, the light cruisers HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Belben, DSC, AM, RN), HMS Euryalus (Capt. E.W. Bush, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. J.S. Crawford, DSO, RN) and HMS Paladin (Lt. E.A.S. Bailey DSC, MBE, RN) departed Palermo for a sweep along the northern coast of Sicily towards the Italian mainland and a bombardment of Scalea, Cosenza, Italy. The bombardment commenced around 0120/18 and was completed about 10 minutes later. Course was then set to proceed to Bizerta. Around 1130/18, HMS Euryalus was detached to proceed to Malta where she arrived around 2000/18. HMS Penelope, HMS Jervis and HMS Paladin arrived at Bizerta around 1530/18.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Charybdis: Combined convoy WS 33 / KMF 22. This convoy was assembled off Oversay on 18 August 1943. On assembly the combined convoy was made up of the following (troop) transports; Antenor (British, 11174 GRT, built 1925), Arundel Castle (British, 19118 GRT, built 1921), Boissevain (Dutch, 14134 GRT, built 1937), Cameronia (British, 19297 GRT, built 1920), Duchess of Bedford (British, 20123 GRT, built 1928), Duchess of Richmond (British, 20022 GRT, built 1928), Durban Castle (British, 17388 GRT, built 1938), Empress of Australia (British, 21833 GRT, built 1914), Glenartney (British, 9795 GRT, built 1940), Indrapoera (Dutch, 10825 GRT, built 1925), Johan de Witt (Dutch, 10474 GRT, built 1920), Marnix van St. Aldegonde (Dutch, 19355 GRT, built 1930), Monarch of Bermuda (British, 22424 GRT, built 1931), Orduna (British, 15507 GRT, built 1914), Ormonde (British, 14982 GRT, built 1917), Otranto (British, 20026 GRT, built 1925) and Tegelberg (British, 14150 GRT, built 1937). The convoy was escorted by the escort carrier HMS Hunter (Capt. H.H. McWilliam, RN), heavy cruiser HMAS Shropshire (Capt. J.A. Collins, CB, RAN), destroyer HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN), sloops HMS Weston (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR), HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN), HMIS Narbada (A/Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN), cutter HMS Totland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.E. Tourtel, RNR) and the frigates HMS Barle (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Davies, RNVR), HMS Ettrick (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR) and HMS Usk (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR). The AA cruiser HMS Charybdis (Capt. G.A.W. Voelcker, RN) joined the convoy around 0955B/20. HMS Charybdis parted company with the convoy around 2210B/21 and proceeded to Gibraltar arriving there on 22 August. The entire combined convoy arrived at Gibraltar on 24 August 1943. From Gibraltar the convoys continued on as KMF 22 and WS 33.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Ceylon: HMS Ceylon (Capt. G.B. Amery-Parkes, RN) and HMS Phoebe (Capt. C.P. Frend, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow.

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. G.F. Sharp, 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.

Royal Navy Corvette HMS Thyme: The British merchant Empire Stanley is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-197 south-south-east of Cap Sainte Marie, Madagascar in position 27?08'S, 48?15'E. The British corvette HMS Thyme (Lt. H. Roach, RNR) later picks up 9 survivors and landed them at Durban on 29 August.

US Navy Submarine USS S-13: USS S-13 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft.

1944

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Kent: Rear-Admiral R.R. McGrigor, CB, DSO, RN, transferred his flag from HMS Kent (Capt. G.A.B. Hawkins, DSC, MVO, RN) to HMS Indefatigable (Capt. Q.D. Graham, CBE, DSO, RN).

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Dauntless: HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Methil.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) departed Trincomalee as escort for the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Easedale (8032 GRT, built 1942). This tanker was put to sea to refuel the ships that were to participate in the upcoming operation 'Banquet'. For the daily positions of HrMs Tromp during the period of 19 August 1944 to 27 August 1944, see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) arrived at the U.S. submarine base at New London for a period of trials and training.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. C.A. Collins, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft.

US Navy Submarine USS Croaker: USS Croaker (Cdr. J.E. Lee) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Yamatero Maru (6862 GRT) off the west coast of Korea in position 35°33'N, 126°10'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Sealion (ii): USS Sealion (ii) (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Reich) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Baya: USS Baya (Cdr. A.H. Holtz, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Burden R. Hastings (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fay, USNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Besugo: USS Besugo (Cdr. T.L. Wogan, USN) arrived at Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone.

US Navy Submarine USS Hammerhead: USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS Pampanito: USS Pampanito (Lt.Cdr. P.E. Summers) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Luzon Strait.

US Navy Submarine USS Scabbardfish: USS Scabbardfish (Lt.Cdr. F.A. Gunn) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne.

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

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 PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR) and HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN) served as targets.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS Shakespeare (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 14th war patrol. She was ordered to perform an Anti-Uboat patrol to the East of the Shetlands. She was escorted North through the Minches by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). For the daily positions of HMS Shakespeare during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Scythian: HMS Scythian (T/Lt C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) conducted speed trials on the Arran measured mile.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stygian: HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (T/Lt. P.S. Parmenter, RNR) 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) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tudor: HMS Tudor (Lt. S.A. Porter, DSC, RN) lands a party to make a beach reconnaissance at Bireuen on the North coast of Sumatra. The party is recovered after about 3 hours.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tiptoe: HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) both shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. They were escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trenchant: HMS Trenchant (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Trincomalee.

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 Untamed: HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR) and HMCS Petrolia (T/Lt. P.W. Spragge, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) departed Heysham for exercises off Morecambe Bay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uther: HMS Uther (Lt. R.A.A.C. Ward, DSC, RN) conducted practice attacks on HMS Bazely (A/Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.W. Cooper, RNR). These were followed by special exercises with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varne: HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. I.M. Stoop, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

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 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. P.M. Staveley, 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) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (T/Lt. C.D. Smith, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR).

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Euryalus: HMS Euryalus (Capt. R. Oliver-Bellasis, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Ceylon: During 17/18 August 1944, HMS Nigeria (Capt. H.A. King, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.D. Read, CB, RN), HMS Kenya (Capt. C.L. Robertson, RN), HMS Ceylon (Capt. G.B. Amery-Parkes, RN), HMNZS Gambia (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Malaya: HMS Malaya (Capt. E.W. Bush, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) conducted AA gunnery exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Renown: During 17/18 August 1944, HMS Renown (Capt. B.C.B. Brooke, RN, flying the flag of Vice Admiral A.J. Power, KCB, CVO, RN, second in command of the Eastern Fleet) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. During these exercises HMS Renown was escorted by the destroyers HrMs Van Galen (Cdr. F.T. Burghard, RNN), HMS Queenborough (Cdr. E.P. Hinton, DSO and Bar, MVO, RN) and HMAS Quiberon (Cdr. W.H. Harrington, DSO, RAN).

Royal Navy Battleship HMS King George V: HMS King George V (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. [No details available about the escort.]

US Navy Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

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-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. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Plaice: USS Plaice (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Runnymede (Lt. R.C. Chenoweth, RCNVR), HMCS Joliette (Skr.Lt. G.N. Downey, RCNR), HMCS Nene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR) and HMCS Cobalt (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.M. Wallace, RCNVR).

1945

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland: HMS Cumberland (Capt. P.K. Enright, RN) arrived at Trincomalee after escort duty. She had detached the troopship Strathaird (British, 22281 GRT, built 1932) off Colombo the previous day. [After the Japanese surrender HMS Cumberland remained on the East Indies Station until late October 1945 when she sailed for the U.K. arriving there in mid-November.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Dauntless: HMS Dauntless (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. J.M. Hodges, DSO, RN) departed Rosyth for Loch Bay.

US Navy Destroyer USS Soley: USS Soley (Cdr. J.S. Lewis) arrived at San Diego.

US Navy Destroyer USS Stormes: USS Stormes departed from Buckner Bay bound for the Hunters Point Navy Yard for full repairs and overhaul.

US Navy Battleship USS Iowa: USS Iowa (Capt. C. Wellborn, Jr., USN) Topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Cushing (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Adams, USN) and USS Colahan (Cdr. M.A. Shellabarger, USN), with fuel.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) departed Seeadler Harbour, Manus for Sydney, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS Seadragon: USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Davis, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Gabilan: USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Parham) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Dragonet: USS Dragonet (Lt.Cdr G.G. Hinman) ended her 3rd war patrol at Saipan.

US Navy Submarine USS Chub: USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle. At Fremantle she was refitted by USS Clytie.

US Navy Submarine USS Bugara: USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS Entemedor: USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) ended her 1st and only war patrol at Saipan.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) conducted night gunnery exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt.Cdr. N.L.A. Jewell, MBE, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Scotsman: HMS Scotsman (Lt. A.H.B. Anderson, DSC, RNR) arrived at Subic Bay. As the war with Japan had now ended she would see no offensive action. After a visit to Hong Kong Scotsman returned to the U.K. arriving at Rothesay on 7 December 1945.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt. R.H.H. Brunner, DSC, RN) transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Port Said.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Talent (iii): HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vagabond: HMS Vagabond (Lt. I.M. Stoop, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Volatile: HMS Volatile (Lt. P.T. Miles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Douglas with aircraft. These included night exercises during the night of 17/18 August.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Anson: HMS Anson (Capt. A.C.G. Madden, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral C.S. Daniel, CB, CBE, RN) departed Sydney for Manus.

Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vendetta: HMAS Vendetta (Lt. W.K. Tapp, RAN) conducted basin trials at Brisbane.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. D.C. Bowman, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt. R.G. Black, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

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