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Laid down (41)

1919: Battleship Colorado (BB 45)

1934: Submarine Narwhal (N 45) - Submarine M-85

1937: Submarine M-174 - Submarine M-175 - Submarine M-176

1940: Escort destroyer Bicester (L 34) - Seaplane tender Mackinac (AVP 13)

1941: Rescue Tug Adept (W 107) - Destroyer Carmick (DD 493) - Seaplane tender Chandeleur (AV 10) - Destroyer MacKenzie (ii) (DD 614) - Destroyer McLanahan (ii) (DD 615) - Submarine chaser SC-524 (SC-524)

1942: Minesweeper BYMS 2014 (J 814) - Minesweeper BYMS 2185 (J 985) - Minesweeper Afroussa (M 209) - Patrol craft PC-1221 (PC-1221) - Patrol craft PC-586 (PC-586) - Motor torpedo boat PT 89 - Submarine Raton (270) - Submarine chaser SC-1065 (SC-1065) - Minesweeper YMS-184 (YMS-184) - Minesweeper YMS-185 (YMS-185)

1943: Corvette Guelph (K 687) - Patrol craft PC-796 (PC-796) - Submarine chaser SC-1076 (SC-1076)

1944: Frigate Loch Glendhu (K 619) - Tank landing ship LST 3015 (LST 3015) - Destroyer Henry W. Tucker (DD 875) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-770 (LCI(L)-770) - Landing craft tank LCT 1304 (LCT 1304) - Landing craft tank LCT 839 (LCT 839) - Landing craft tank LCT 883 (LCT 883) - Medium landing ship LSM 158 (LSM 158) - Medium landing ship LSM 159 (LSM 159) - Medium landing ship LSM 325 (LSM 325) - Patrol craft PGM-30 (PGM-30) - Motor torpedo boat PT 743 - Minesweeper Wheatear (AM 390)

1945: Landing Craft Tank LCT 4004 (LCT 4004)

Launched (62)

1911: Armed Yacht Sayonara (4.72)

1915: Battleship Revenge (06)

1918: MS Trawler Thomas Bartlett (FY 553)

1919: MS Trawler Caerphilly Castle - Destroyer Caldwell (I 20) - Light cruiser Durban (D 99) - MS Trawler Harry Melling (FY 538) - Submarine L 26 (N 26) - Destroyer Malcolm (D 19) - Destroyer Gillis (AVD 12) - Destroyer Hale (i) (DD 133)

1920: Submarine Jastrzab (P 551)

1922: Submarine S-25 (130)

1930: Destroyer Blanche (H 47)

1934: Destroyer Gatineau (H 61) - Destroyer Express (H 61) - Sloop Wellington (L 65 / U 65) - Submarine ShCh-203

1941: Minesweeper Swift Current (J 254) - Escort destroyer Grove (L 77) - Escort destroyer Southwold (L 10) - Minesweeper Whitehaven (J 121) - Minesweeper Detector (AMc-75)

1942: Landing Craft Tank LCT 393 (LCT 393) - MS Trawler St. Kilda (T 209) - Submarine Trespasser (P 312) - Submarine rescue vessel Chanticleer (ASR 7) - Minesweeper Firm (AM 98) - Patrol craft PC-548 (PC-548)

1943: Frigate Matane (K 444) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 678 (LCT 678) - Destroyer Albert W. Grant (DD 649) - Destroyer Bryant (DD 665) - Destroyer Escort Bunch (DE 694) - Destroyer Escort Coolbaugh (DE 217) - Destroyer Escort Darby (DE 218) - Destroyer Escort Enright (DE 216) - Destroyer Escort J. Douglas Blackwood (DE 219) - Destroyer Escort Lee Fox (DE 65) - Tank landing ship LST 209 (LST 209) - Patrol craft PC-1245 (PC-1245) - Patrol craft PC-794 (PC-794) - Submarine chaser SC-1037 (SC-1037) - Submarine chaser SC-1363 (SC-1363) - Destroyer Escort Solar (DE 221) - Minesweeper YMS-170 (YMS-170) - Minesweeper YMS-354 (YMS-354) - Minesweeper YMS-379 (YMS-379) - Minesweeper YMS-380 (YMS-380) - Minesweeper YMS-393 (YMS-393)

1944: Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-692 (LCI(L)-692) - Landing craft tank LCT 1157 (LCT 1157) - Landing craft tank LCT 1158 (LCT 1158) - Landing craft tank LCT 837 (LCT 837) - Landing craft tank LCT 906 (LCT 906) - Medium landing ship LSM 211 (LSM 211) - Tank landing ship LST 572 (LST 572) - Tank landing ship LST 920 (LST 920) - Motor torpedo boat PT 481 - Minesweeper Reign (AM 288)

1945: Repair Ship Tarbart Ness (F 84) - Motor torpedo boat PT 794

Commissioned (55)

1918: Minesweeper RD 25 - Submarine O-4 (65)

1919: Destroyer Badger (DD 126)

1940: Escort destroyer Fernie (L 11) - Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB 9 (MA/SB 9)

1941: Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1041 (ML 1041) - Motor Launch ML 272 (ML 272) - Destroyer Isaac Sweers (G 83) - Destroyer Swanson (DD 443)

1942: Destroyer Nepal (G 25) - ASW Trawler Dunkery (T 224) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1089 (ML 1089) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1122 (ML 1122) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1149 (ML 1149) - Destroyer Barton (i) (DD 599) - Minesweeper Skipper (AMc-104) - Minesweeper YMS-104 (YMS-104)

1943: Motor Launch ML 801 (ML 801) - Minesweeper BYMS 2212 (J 1012) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1243 (ML 1243) - MS Trawler Herschell (T 289) - Sloop Woodcock (U 90) - Submarine rescue vessel Greenlet (ASR 10) - Tank landing ship LST 22 (LST 22) - Tank landing ship LST 486 (LST 486) - Fleet tug Macato (AT 86) - Patrol craft PC-1127 (PC-1127) - Patrol craft PC-1200 (PC-1200) - Submarine chaser SC-1330 (SC-1330) - Minesweeper YMS-198 (YMS-198)

1944: Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1327 (ML 1327) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 476 (MTB 476) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 477 (MTB 477) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 751 (MTB 751) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-619 (LCI(L)-619) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-689 (LCI(L)-689) - Medium landing ship LSM 10 (LSM 10) - Medium landing ship LSM 206 (LSM 206) - Tank landing ship LST 566 (LST 566) - Tank landing ship LST 616 (LST 616) - Tank landing ship LST 670 (LST 670) - Tank landing ship LST 744 (LST 744) - Tank landing ship LST 918 (LST 918) - Tank landing ship LST 998 (LST 998) - Patrol craft PC-1218 (PC-1218) - Patrol craft PCS-1442 (PCS-1442) - Submarine rescue vessel Penguin (ASR 12) - Motor torpedo boat PT 535

1945: Minesweeper Marmion (ii) (J 381) - Frigate St. Austell Bay (K 634) - MS Trawler Vacesay (T 432) - Destroyer Herbert J. Thomas (DD 833) - Tank landing ship LST 1080 (LST 1080) - Tank landing ship LST 971 (LST 971) - Minesweeper Minivet (AM 371)

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 29 May (12)


1940: MS Trawler Calvi - Destroyer Grafton (H 89) - Destroyer Grenade (H 86) - MS Trawler Polly Johnson - Destroyer Wakeful (i) (H 88)

1941: Destroyer Hereward (H 93) - Destroyer Imperial (D 09) - ASW Trawler Sindonis (FY 120)

1943: Motor Gun Boat MGB 110 (MGB 110)

1944: MS Whaler Kos IX (FY 1725) - Escort carrier Block Island (ii) (CVE 21)

1945: Landing Craft Tank LCT 357 (LCT 357)

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General Events on 29 May


1940

Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for exercises in Madoera Strait.

Submarine HNMS O 13: HrMs O 13 (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Vorster, RNN) departed Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to pstrol in the English Channel.

Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel to the south of the Isle of Wight. For the daily positions of HrMs O 9 during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel to the south of the Isle of Wight. For the daily positions of HrMs O 10 during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt. C.B. Crouch, RN) departed Portsmouth for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel. No log is available for May 1940 so no map for this patrol can be displayed.

Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RN) departed Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel. Before she proceeded on patrol a practice attack was made on HMS Warrior II. For the daily positions of HMS Otway during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) is undocked.

Submarine HMS Osiris: HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. J.R.G. Harvey, RN (retired)) conducted exercises off Alexandria.

Submarine HMS Oswald: HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Fraser, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria together with HMAS Voyager (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Morrow, RAN).

Submarine HMS Phoenix: HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Nowell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria with HMS Voyager (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Morrow, RAN).

Submarine HMS Rainbow: HMS Rainbow (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Moore, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore with HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN) and HMS Scorpion (Cdr. (retired) F.W. Crowther, DSC, RN).

Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Studholme, RN) departed Rosyth for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Texel, the Netherlands.

Submarine HMS Triad: HMS Triad (Lt.Cdr. E.R.J. Oddie, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea to the North-West of the Dutch coast. For the daily positions of HMS Triad during this patrol see the map below. HMS Triad 9th war patrolclick here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Tetrarch: HMS Tetrarch (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Mills, RN) was docked at Rosyth.

Sloop HMIS Lawrence: With her refit completed, HMS Lawrence (Cdr. H.V. Banfield, RIN), departed Bombay for the Persian Gulf.

Destroyer HMS Jaguar: During Operation Dynamo (the evacuation of Dunkirk) HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) was bombed and damaged by German aircraft. Repairs were completed in mid-June.

Destroyer HMS Greyhound: Around 1700hours, two German bombers attacked the Polish destroyer Blyskawica, but missed. At night, she received a signal from the badly damaged British destroyer HMS Greyhound (loaded with some 1000 soldiers). The Polish destroyer managed to tow Greyhound to Dover.

Destroyer HMS Ivanhoe: HMS Ivanhoe (Cdr. P.H. Hadow, RN) torpedoed and sank the damaged British destroyer HMS Grafton in the English Channel.

Destroyer ORP Blyskawica: Around 1700hours, two German bombers attacked the Polish destroyer Blyskawica, but missed. At night, she received a signal from the badly damaged British destroyer HMS Greyhound (loaded with some 1000 soldiers). The Polish destroyer managed to tow Greyhound to Dover.

Minesweeper HMS Lydd: During the Dunkirk evacuation, the British minesweeper HMS Lydd (Lt.Cdr. R.C.D. Haig, RN) rammed and sank the British drifter Comfort (60 GRT) off Dover, mistaken her for an enemy vessel.

1941

Submarine HMS Osiris: HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a training period.

Submarine HMS Thrasher: Having completed her torpedo discharge trials, HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN), shifted from Arrochar to Greenock for some repairs at the Scott's shipyard.

Submarine HMS Utmost: HMS Utmost (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Cayley, RN) attacked a merchant vessel with three torpedoes about 5 nautical miles South-East of Kuriat. No hits were obtained. One of the torpedoes had a gyro failure. (All times are zone -2) 1350 hours - In position 35°43'N, 11°06'E sighted a merchant ship of about 3000 tons. One aircraft was circling overhead and was believed to be an escort. Range was 10000 yards. Closed at speed to attack. In the attack three torpedoes were fired from 4500 yards. Upon firing Utmost went to 80 feet. One of the torpedoes had a gyro failure and appeared to be cruising around in an erratic and alarming matter. After 10 minutes HE from the torpedo became fainter and finally disappeared. At the time this was believed to have been the Italian Florida II (3100 GRT, built 1905) but she was at Sfax at the time. The target has not yet been identified.

Submarine HMS P 33: HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch.

Destroyer HMAS Stuart: HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) sailed from Alexandria in company of destroyers Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine RN) and Defender (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Farnfield, RN) to cover the return of evacuation transport Glengyle.

Destroyer HMS Imperial: HMS Imperial (Lt.Cdr. C.A.deW. Kitcat, RN) sailed from Alexandria at 0600 hrs of 28/5 with CLs Orion, Flagship of Radm Bernard Rawlings, Ajax and Dido, DDs Decoy, Jackal, Hotspur, Kimberley, Hereward, tasked with evacuating British troops from Crete. At 1920 hrs that evening, while the formation was transiting Kasos Channel heading north, there was an attack by Italian S.84 level bombers belonging to the 205? Squadriglia, 41? Gruppo Bombardamento Terrestre, led by pilot Lt. Giovanni Ghinazzi. One of the bombs near-missed Imperial's stern, detonating in the vicinity of her propellers, with no immediately apparent consequences. Keeping station, Imperial arrived at Iraklion around 2030 hrs, embarked 300 troops and sailed for Alexandria at 0320 hrs, 29 May. Shortly after 0345 hrs, while working up speed and already making 29 kn, the rudder, evidently damaged by the earlier near-miss, jammed, and the out-of-control destroyer cut across the bow of Orion, barely missing a catastrophic collision. After determining the impossibility of carrying out repairs, and unwilling to delay the retreat of the entire Squadron, Radm Rawlings ordered Hotspur (Lcdr. C. P. F. Brown) to remove crew and passengers, which was done by 0445 hrs, then scuttle the cripple. Hotspur therefore fired 2 torpedoes into Imperial, sinking her, about 55 nm east of Kasos island.

1942

Submarine HNMS O 24: During her refit at Dundee HrMs O 24 (Lt. W.J. de Vries, RNN) was docked.

Submarine USS Sculpin: USS Sculpin (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Chappell) leaves Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

Submarine USS Swordfish: USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Smith, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Tatsufuku Maru (1946 GRT, built 1939) at the south-western entrance to Balabac Strait in position 07°33'N, 116°18'E. (All times are zone -8) 0150 hours - Sighted a ship bearing 338°, distance about 8 nautical miles. Closed to investigate. 0224 hours - Dived. The vessel looked like a destroyer lying to. Range was now 3 nautical miles. Continued approach submerged. 0240 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 1600 yards. A torpedo explosion was heard 1m 25s after firing the first torpedo. Observed a narrow column of water one quarter lenght from the bow. Continued towards the target and at a range of 600 yards thought the target was a tanker of about 3500 tons. Thebow was slightly down but the target did not seem to be sinking. Turned away to bring the stern tubes to bear. 0253 hours - Fired one stern torpedo. A loud explosion was heard 56 seconds after firing. Smoke and spray were observed near the stern of the target. The target sank within two minutes.

Submarine USS Snapper: USS Snapper (Lt.Cdr. Harold E. Baker) left Fremantle for her third war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Flores Sea, Makassar Strait and the Celebes Sea.

Submarine USS Finback: USS Finback (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Hull) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

Submarine USS Trigger: USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. Jack Hayden Lewis) departed from Pearl Harbor to take part in the defence of Midway. She was to take station north-east of Midway.

Submarine HMS Sahib: HMS Sahib (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) is undocked after which she returned to Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Trident: At 0455 hours HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) uses again her antiaircraft armament in the defence of convoy PQ 16.

Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, DSO and Bar, RN) departed from Gibraltar bound for the U.K.

Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian destroyer Emanuelle Pessagno (1917 tons, built 1930) and the Italian merchant Capo Arma (3172 GRT, built 1905) about 70 nautical miles north-west of Bengasi, Libya in position 33°15'N, 19°25'E. (All times are zone -3) 28 May 1942 2310 hours - In position 33°51'N, 18°54'E sighted a Southbound convoy of two merchant ships (6000 and 5000 tons each) escorted by two destroyers (one Spica class torpedo boat, the other looked bigger) bearing 325°. Speed was thought to be 12 knots. Due to the mist is was very difficult to estimate the convoys course and range. Cdr. Linton decided to get ahead of the convoy. 2345 hours - Turbulent was now on the convoys beam and that the convoys course was 160°. Turbulent went ahead and soon afterwards lost touch. 29 May 1942 0001 hours - Altered course towards and increased speed to find them. 0020 hours - The convoy was sighted apparently steering a course of about 200°. Started to get ahead. 0150 hours - The convoy changed course to 160° and later to 140°. 0230 hours - As there seemed no prospect in any change in the weather and that an attack at dawn (what Cdr. Linton initially intended to do) might be spotted by aircraft it was decided to make a submerged attack by moonlight. 0337 hours - Dived 5 miles ahead of the convoy and 3000 yards off track. 0401 hours - Sighted the convoy a little closer than expected. The escorting destroyer on this side of the convoy could not be seen or heard. 0405 hours - Sighted the destroyer, it was much closer than was anticipated. Turbulent was right ahead. 0407 hours - The destroyer was seen to be on a steady bearing. 0409 hours - Fired four torpedoes at one of the merchant vessels. The destroyer was now very near. Turbulent went deep upon firing. 1min. 13secs after firing the first torpedo an explosion was heard. Shortly afterwards one of the torpedoes passed over the conning tower. Two further explosions were heard 2min. 28secs. and 3min. 10secs. after firing the first torpedo. The torpedo that ran overhead had a gyro failure and with a great deal of luck had hit the destroyer that was so near to Turbulent. 0610 hours - Came to periscope depth and found one destroyer about 3 nautical miles away and moving slowly around the position of the attack. Nothing else was in sight. The other merchant ship in this convoy was the Italian merchant Anna Maria Gualdi (3289 GRT, built 1908). The other destroyer was the Antonio Pigafetta, she was off the Navigatori-class and a sister ship of the Emanuelle Pessagno. This class of destroyers were the largest Italian destroyers in service.

Submarine HMS P 514: HMS P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Argentia.

Destroyer HMS Hero: German U-boat U-568 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Tobruk, in position 32°42'N, 24°53'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, DSC, RN) and HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN).

Escort destroyer HMS Eridge: German U-boat U-568 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Tobruk, in position 32°42'N, 24°53'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, DSC, RN) and HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN).

Escort destroyer HMS Hurworth: German U-boat U-568 was sunk in the Mediterranean north-east of Tobruk, in position 32°42'N, 24°53'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Hero (Lt. W. Scott, RN) and the British escort destroyers HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, DSC, RN) and HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN).

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

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

Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Folger, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

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

Submarine USSR ShCh-214: ShCh-214 sank the Turkish sailing vessel Hudavendigar (90 GRT) through ramming east-south-east of Cape Igneada, Turkey in position 41°50'N, 28°14'E

Submarine USSR A-3: A-3 torpedoed and sank the Rumanian merchant Sulina (3495 GRT) off Odessa in position 46°31'N, 30°52'E.

1943

Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: Around 1630 hours, near position 25°19'S, 91°00'E, HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.B. de Meester, RNN), turned over the escort of convoy US 19 to the British heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (Capt. W.Y.La R. Beverley, RN).

Submarine HNMS Dolfijn: HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN) departed Malta to resume her patrol.

Submarine USS Tambor: USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Eisho Maru (2486 GRT) in the South China Sea about 60 nautical miles south-east of Hainan Island in position 17°30'N, 110°55'E.

Submarine USS Gato: USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Foley) landed more Australian commandos at Toep and transported more evacuees to Ramos Island. She then continued on the Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands.

Submarine USS Muskallunge: Having completed torpedo firing tests, USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

Submarine USS Scorpion: USS Scorpion (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Wylie) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. She was assigned to training duties with the 7th Submarine Flotilla.

Submarine HMS Sceptre: HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow to participate in A/S exercises.

Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) shifted from Scapa Flow to Lerwick. She made the passage together with HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR).

Submarine HMS Syrtis: HMS Syrtis (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises off Scapa Flow.

Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Algiers for her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol off Southern France. For the daily positions of HMS Trespasser during this patrol see the map below. HMS Trespasser 4th war patrolclick here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Tally-Ho: HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick.

Submarine HMS Unseen: During the night of 29-30 May 1943, HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN), launched a COPP party for a beach reconnaissance. Position in which the folbot was launched was 36°44'N, 14°34'E. They used a folbot as there was too high a swell to use a Chariot. The party left at 2200/29 and returned at 0200/30. Course was then set to return to Malta (all times zone -2).

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

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

Submarine USS R-12: USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

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

Submarine USSR ShCh-215: At 1732 hours ShCh-215 fires a torpedo against the German tug Netty about 40 nautical miles south-east of Feodosiya, Crimea in position 44°27'N, 35°57'E. The torpedo missed it's target.

Submarine RHS Katsonis: Katsonis (Cdr. Laskos) damaged the German merchant Rigel (552 GRT, former Spanish Tercio de Montejurra) with gunfire in the Aegean Sea near the island of Skiathos, Greece in position 39°12'N, 23°21'E.

1944

Destroyer Escort USS Ahrens: German U-boat U-549 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic south-west of Madeira in position 31°13'N, 23°03'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Eugene E. Elmore and USS Ahrens.

Destroyer Escort USS Eugene E. Elmore: German U-boat U-549 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic south-west of Madeira in position 31°13'N, 23°03'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Eugene E. Elmore and USS Ahrens.

Submarine HNMS K XIV: HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle.

Submarine HNMS O 19: HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) which came from Sheerness and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) which came from Blyth. They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt. F.J. Kroesen, RNN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft.

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. J.B. Henderson, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR).

Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch: HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine USS Albacore: USS Albacore (Cdr. J.W. Blanchard) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

Submarine USS Silversides: USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transports Horaisan Maru (1998 GRT) and Shoken Maru (1942 GRT) about 100 nautical miles north-north-west of Saipan in position 16°23'N, 144°59'E.

Submarine USS Angler: USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. R.I. Olsen) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

Submarine USS Bream: USS Bream (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Chapple) arrived at Manus

Submarine USS Pogy: USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Metcalf) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

Submarine USS Rasher: USS Rasher (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Laughon) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Anshu Maru (2601 GRT) about 110 nautical miles north-north-west of Halmahera in position 03°32'N, 127°07'E.

Submarine USS Tilefish: USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

Submarine USS Barbel: USS Barbel (Cdr. R.A. Keating, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, OBE, RN) departed Aden for Colombo. This was later changed to Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Storm: HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) ended her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Tudor: HMS Tudor (Lt. S.A. Porter, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) is undocked.

Submarine HMS Telemachus: HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Suez bound for Aden.

Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine HMS Ultimatum: HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) was undocked.

Submarine HMS United: HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. She made the passage together with HMS Sealion (Lt. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth.

Submarine HMS Unswerving: HMS Unswerving (T/Lt. M.D. Tattersall, RNVR) was undocked.

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

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

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

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

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

Submarine USSR S-103: S-103 fires four torpedoes against the German auxiliary submarine chasers UJ 1209, UJ 1211 und UJ 1219 off the Laksfjord. The torpedoes missed their targets and S-103 was depth charged by UJ 1209.

1945

Destroyer USS Willard Keith: USS Willard Keith arrived in the Okinawa area.

Battleship USS Iowa: USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) topped off two of the destroyers of the Task Group, USS Mertz (Cdr. W.S. Maddox, USN) and USS Trathen (Cdr. J.R. Millett, USN), with fuel.

Submarine HNMS K XV: HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) is ordered to proceed to Exmouth Gulf to pick up her fresh provisions there. She arrived at Exmouth Gulf later in the same day.

Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Fremantle for her 24th war patrol (12th in the Far East and 2nd for this deployment). She was to patrol in the Flores Sea. For the daily and attack positions of HrMs O 24 during this patrol see the map below. View HrMs O 24 24th war patrol in a larger map

Submarine USS Marlin: USS Marlin departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

Submarine USS Cod: USS Cod (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Adkins) ended her 6th war patrol when she returns to Guam.

Submarine USS Flying Fish: USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) departed from Guam for her 12th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

Submarine USS Dace: USS Dace (Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) topped up with fuel at Midway.

Submarine USS Rasher: USS Rasher (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Nace) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

Submarine USS Tinosa: USS Tinosa (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Latham) departed from Guam for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

Submarine USS Bowfin: USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) departed from Guam for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan. For daily and attack positions of USS Bowfin during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine USS Caiman: USS Caiman (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) was ordered to proceed to Subic Bay.

Submarine USS Boarfish: USS Boarfish (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Blonts, Jr., USN) is damaged by grounding and depth charges in the northern end of the Sunda Strait while attacking a Japanese convoy with four torpedoes which all missed. She is forced to terminate her patrol. (All times are zone I, -9) 1405 hours - Sighted three ships and two escorts coming from the Sumatra shore and heading towards Batavia. This convoy consisted of one large stack aft ship, evidently a tanker, followed by two smaller transports. The escorts were converted trawlers and were not echo ranging. 1413 hours - Battle stations torpedo. Closed to attack. 1442 hours - In position 05°48'S, 105°58'E commenced firing bow four torpedoes at the leading ship from 2350 yards. Temporarily lost depth control. 1443 hours - Heard a torpedo explosion thought to be a hit. 1444 hours - Returned to periscope depth. One of the escorts was rushing towards us. Went to 215 feet (the chart showed 240 feet as the depth here). 1445 hours - While passing 100 feet the first depth charge was dropped followed by two more. These were fairly close but astern. 1449 hours - The escort went overhead but did not dropped depth charges. 1452 hours - Went aground in 216 feet of water. Both sound heads were ripped off and making much noise. 1456 hours - A string of eight depth charges was dropped, close astern and above. 1459 hours - Backed off the submerged hill. The port propellor hit the bottom. Planed up to 180 feet. Every time Boarfish tried to speed up the escort came in again due to the noise produced. 1600 hours - The escort had now lost contact. 1719 hours - The escort dropped three more depth charges but these were far away. 1754 hours - At periscope depth. Two more depth charges were dropped quite a way off. Decided to stay down a little longer. Went deep again. 1850 hours - Returned to periscope depth. 1908 hours - Lost sight of the escort when she turned towards Batavia. 2048 hours - Surfaced and sent out a report. In the evening Boarfish was ordered to proceed to Fremantle for repairs.

Submarine USS Cabezon: USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Midway to top off with fuel and some minor voyage repairs.

Submarine USS Dentuda: USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea and Formosa strait. For daily positions (though incomplete) of USS Dentuda during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine USS Hawkbill: USS Hawkbill (Lt.Cdr. W. Scanland, Jr.) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam in position 10°05'N, 99°34'E.

Submarine USS Sterlet: USS Sterlet (Lt.Cdr. H.H. Lewis) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ships Kuretake Maru (1924 GRT) and Tenryo Maru (2231 GRT) east of the La P?rouse Strait in position 46°46'N, 144°16'E.

Submarine USS Segundo: USS Segundo (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Fulp, Jr.) sank 7 Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 37°08'N, 125°24'E.

Submarine HMS Spark: HMS Spark (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) departed Subic Bay for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East and 3rd in the South-West Pacific area). She was ordered to patrol to the East of Singapore. This patrol included air/sea rescue duties. For the daily positions of HMS Spark during this patrol see the map below. View HMS Spark 5th war patrol in a larger map

Submarine HMS Sturdy (ii): HMS Sturdy (T/Lt. F.A. Wicker, RNVR) departed Aden for Port Said.

Submarine HMS Stygian: HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) departed Subic Bay for her 7th war patrol (6th in the Far East and 2nd in the South-West Pacific area). She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Stygian during this patrol see the map below. HMS Stygian 7th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Subtle: HMS Subtle (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) was docked at Trincomalee to inspect damage to the pressure hull inflicted by the depth charging of May 12th. The date of undocking is unknown to us as there is no log available for June to August 1945.

Submarine HMS Sea Scout: HMS Sea Scout (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) arrived at Onslow to top off with fuel.

Submarine HMS Trump: HMS Trump (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) sank a Japanese coaster with gunfire off Alas Strait in position 08°22'S, 116°58'E. Area: Alas Strait (all times are zone -9) 0335 hours - In position 08°15'S, 116°43'E an object was sighted, 10 minutes later the object was identified as two small native fishing vessels 0619 hours - Dived in position 08°15'S, 116°45'E 1530 hours - In position 08°22'S, 116°58'E sighted a coaster about 6000 yards away that was at anchor 1554 hours - Trump surfaced and commenced firing with the deck gun from about 4000 yards. After 25 minutes Trump had fired 83 rounds, about 1/3th of these were hits, Trump dived at 1620 hours 1953 hours - Surfaced in position 08°16'S, 116°59'E

Submarine HMS Taciturn: HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) attacks a Japanese 'submarine chaser' with three torpedoes off the North coast of Java in position 06°35'S, 111°34'E. No hits were obtained and Taciturn was depth charged following this attack. Minor damage was done to Taciturn. (All times are zone -9) 0920 hours - Sighted a vessel approaching from the Eastward. Started attack. Soon afterwards the contact was identified as a submarine chaser. 0942 hours - Fired three stern torpedoes which most likely ran under. 0945 hours - The enemy was quick to counter attack although he only dropped seven depth charges in two patterns (the first of three and the second of four). These were not close but despite that Taciturn was shaken rather surprisingly much, most likely because the water was so shallow. Minor damage was caused. 1036 hours - No more HE of the enemy was heard. 1050 hours - Came to periscope depth. Nothing in sight so resumed submerged patrol.

Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) was undocked.

Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.

Submarine HMS Untiring: HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) departed Sheerness for Portsmouth where she arrived late on the same day.

Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with Tenacity and Laurel.

Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt. D.C. Peto, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

Submarine USS Cutlass: USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS Diablo: USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut bound for Key West, Florida.

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