HMS Astute (P 447)
Submarine of the A class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||7 Apr 1943|
|Laid down||4 Apr 1944|
|Launched||30 Jan 1945|
|Commissioned||30 Jun 1945|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 2 September 1970. Scrapped at Dunston on Tyne in October 1970.
Commands listed for HMS Astute (P 447)
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|1||Lt. Richard Gatehouse, DSC, RN||30 Jan 1945||13 Nov 1946|
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Notable events involving Astute include:
27 Jun 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). (1)
28 Jun 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. En-route from Barrow several trials were conducted. While based at Holy Loch a period of trials and training followed off the West coast of Scotland. (1)
6 Aug 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch to return to her builders yard at Barrow. (2)
7 Aug 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) arrived at her builders yard at Barrow where she was taken in hand for some alterations / modifications. When the war with Japan ended she was still there. She returned to Holy Loch on 21 October 1945 to resume her trials and training programme. (2)
- ADM 173/19472
- ADM 173/19474
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.