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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 (35)

1938: Royal Navy Landing Ship Infantry Princess Beatrix (4.44) - Royal Navy Landing Ship Infantry Queen Emma (4.180)

1940: Royal Navy Submarine Trooper (N 91) - Royal Navy Submarine Una (N 87)

1941: Royal Navy ASW Trawler Portsdown (T 221) - US Navy Repair ship Ajax (AR 6) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-516 (SC-516) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-32 (YMS-32)

1942: Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2057 (J 857) - US Navy Destroyer Maddox (ii) (DD 622) - US Navy Destroyer Nelson (DD 623) - US Navy Minesweeper Oracle (AM 103) - US Navy Destroyer Philip (ii) (DD 498) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 81 - US Navy Destroyer Renshaw (DD 499) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1057 (SC-1057) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1058 (SC-1058) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-727 (SC-727) - US Navy Destroyer William D. Porter (DD 579) - US Navy Destroyer Young (DD 580)

1943: Royal Navy Corvette Kenilworth Castle (K 420) - Royal Navy Submarine Solent (P 262) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-442 (LCI(L)-442) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 245 (LST 245) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-1144 (PC-1144) - US Navy Submarine Pintado (387) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-311 (YMS-311)

1944: US Navy High speed transport Cook (APD 130) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 878 (LCT 878) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 27 (LSM 27) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 28 (LSM 28) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 29 (LSM 29) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 30 (LSM 30) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 776 (LST 776) - US Navy Patrol craft PGM-22 (PGM-22)

Launched (42)

1913: Royal Navy MS Trawler Avola (FY 1730)

1917: Royal Navy MS Trawler David Ogilvie (FY 720)

1919: Royal Navy Destroyer Rockingham (G 58) - US Navy Destroyer Swasey (DD 273)

1934: Soviet Navy Submarine ShCh-119

1936: Royal Norwegian Navy Destroyer Sleipner (H 48)

1937: Royal Navy Tank landing ship Bachaquero (F 110)

1940: Royal Navy ASW Trawler Gavotte (T 115) - Royal Navy Destroyer Nerissa (G 65) - Polish Navy Destroyer Piorun (G 65)

1941: Royal Canadian Navy Corvette Summerside (K 141) - Soviet Navy Submarine M-114 - Soviet Navy Submarine M-115 - Soviet Navy Submarine M-116

1942: Royal Indian Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 131 (J 631) - Royal Navy Escort Carrier Striker (D 12) - US Navy Destroyer John Rodgers (DD 574) - US Navy Escort carrier Prince William (i) (CVE 19) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-47 (YMS-47)

1943: Royal Navy Sloop Amethyst (U 16) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 430 (LCT 430) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 717 (LCT 717) - US Navy Submarine Bonefish (223) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 341

1944: US Navy Submarine Blueback (326) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1064 (LCI(L)-1064) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-757 (LCI(L)-757) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-758 (LCI(L)-758) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1143 (LCT 1143) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 15 (LSM 15) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 16 (LSM 16) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 17 (LSM 17) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 18 (LSM 18) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 918 (LST 918) - US Navy Patrol craft PGM-20 (PGM-20) - US Navy Destroyer Purdy (DD 734) - US Navy Submarine Sea Owl (405) - Soviet Navy Heavy cruiser Kaganovich

1945: US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1145 (LST 1145) - US Navy Fleet tug Mosopelea (ATF 158) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 600 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 704

Commissioned (26)

1917: Royal Dutch Navy Submarine O 8

1927: United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Kimball (WPC 143) - United States Coast Guard Icebreaker Northland (WPG 49)

1928: French Navy Submarine Phoque

1941: Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1042 (ML 1042) - Royal Navy Corvette Mignonette (K 38) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 215 (ML 215) - US Navy Destroyer Woolsey (DD 437)

1942: Royal Navy Escort destroyer Oakley (ii) (L 98) - US Navy Destroyer Beatty (DD 640) - US Navy Net tender Teak (AN 35) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-118 (YMS-118) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-23 (YMS-23)

1943: Royal Navy Frigate Bann (K 256) - Royal Navy Boom defence vessel Barnaby (Z 237) - Italian Navy Submarine Marea - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 335

1944: Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Magog (K 673) - Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Stettler (K 681) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1490 (SC-1490)

1945: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1280 (LCT 1280) - US Navy High speed transport Balduck (APD 132) - US Navy Destroyer Leary (ii) (DD 879) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 443 (LSM 443) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 495 (LSM 495) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1057 (LST 1057)

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 7 May (7)


1941: Royal Navy Minesweeper Stoke (J 33)

1942: French Navy Submarine Le Héros - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 130 (ML 130) - US Navy Destroyer Sims (i) (DD 409)

1943: French Navy Large destroyer L'Audacieux - Royal Australian Navy Armed Yacht Adele (FY 089)

1944: Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Valleyfield (K 329)

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General Events on 7 May


1940

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Cornwall: HMS Cornwall (Capt. C.F. Hammill, RN) and HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) conducted exercises off Freetown.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Liverpool: At 0915 hours (zone -3), HMS Liverpool (Capt. P.A. Read, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J.L. Murray, DSO, OBE, RN), dropped anchor off Kamaran Island. She departed later the same day, around 1800 hours, to continue her patrol.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Gloucester: HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Simonstown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Otway proceeded to Yarmouth.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Grampus: HMS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Rowe, RN) arrived at Port Said.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Narwhal: HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Burch, RN) departed Immingham for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to lay a minefield (F.D. 10) off Feistein Island, Norway (south-west of Stavanger). As no log is available for this period it is not possible to display a map of this patrol.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shark (i): HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Harwich for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea near Texel, the Netherlands. No log is available for this period therefore no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. A.R. Cheyne, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland.

Royal Indian Navy Sloop HMIS Lawrence: HMS Lawrence (Cdr. H.V. Banfield, RIN) arrived at Bombay from the Persian Gulf for a short refit.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Valentine (i): After having arrived with convoy FN 163 off Methil, the (AA) destroyer HMS Valentine (Cdr. H.J. Buchanan, RAN) and the sloop HMS Weston (Lt.Cdr. S.C. Tuke, RN) proceeded to Rosyth. They obtained an A/S contact to the east-north-east of May Island and started a hunt. HMS Valentine dropped depth charges and reported oil rising to the surface. They were relieved the following day by the A/S trawlers HMS Brimness (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Thornwick Bay (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Wallis, RNVR).

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Defender: HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) departed Suez for Aden.

Polish Navy Destroyer ORP Burza: The Polish destroyer Burza conducted a reconnaissance patrol in Bjerkvik area. At this time commander of Allied 1st Light Rifle Division, General Marie Emile Bethouart was onboard with his staff. Bjerkvik was the port where Allied troops were planned to be unloaded.

1941

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN) and HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. R.B.N. Hicks, DSO, RN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Vizalma (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR) and HMS Salisbury (Lt.Cdr. H.M.R. Crichton, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: The Italian merchant Pascoli (2939 GRT, 1902) was sunk 12 nautical miles south of Sansego after hitting a mine. This may have been one mines from a minefield laid by HMS Rorqual (Cdr R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) on 28 January 1941.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) carries out dummy attacks on HMS Revenge (Capt. E.R. Archer, RN) near Halifax, Canada.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triumph (i): HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. W.J.W. Woods, RN) fired three torpedoes against an enemy merchant vessel in the Gulf of Sirte near position 31°00'N, 17°59'E. This may have been the Italian merchant Silvio Scaroni (1394 GRT, built 1920) carrying stores from Benghazi to Tripoli. (All times are zone -3) 1745 hours - Sighted an empty 4000 tons merchant vessel approaching from the East. Started attack. 1814 hours - Fired three torpedoes from 1000 yards. When the periscope was raised again when the second torpedo fired should have hit it was seen that the target was squarely across the torpedo tracks. The wake of the third torpedo was seen approaching the stern of the ship. It soon appeared to graze the rudder but no explosion followed. Triumph turned to bring some more torpedo tubes to bear but the target altered course and began firing her gun. Lt.Cdr. Woods did not surface to engage her with the gun as there was quite a swell and the gun of the enemy was already manned and firing.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Prince of Wales: HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the destroyer HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN), HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMS Punjabi (Cdr. S.A. Buss, MVO, RN).

Royal Navy Corvette HMS Marigold: The British merchant Ixion is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-94 about 200 miles southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland in position 61°29'N, 22°40'W. HMS Marigold (Lt. W.S. Macdonald, RNVR) later picks up 19 survivors.

Polish Navy Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar B. Karnicki) departed Portsmouth for her 2nd war patrol. Before proceeding on patrol a deep dive had to be made to test repairs to her pressure hull. Sokol was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth.

1942

Royal Norwegian Navy Submarine HNoMS Uredd: HNoMS Uredd (Lt. Røren) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Liverpool: Around 1530 hours (zone -2), HMS Kent (Capt. A.E.M.B. Cunninghame-Graham, RN), HMS Liverpool (Capt. W.R. Slayter, DSC, RN), HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstrong, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSC and Bar, RN), departed Scapa Flow for Seidisfiord, Iceland.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Quentin (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, DSC, RN), HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN) and HMS Blackmore (Lt. H.T. Harrel, RN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR).

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 La Cordeliere (A/Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HrMs O 10 proceeded to Rothesay.

US Navy Submarine USS Sturgeon: USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Wright) ended her 3th war patrol at Fremantle.

US Navy Submarine USS Silversides: USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Burlingame) damaged the Japanese guard boat Ebisu Maru No.5 with gunfire about 540 nautical miles north of Marcus Island in position 33°14'N, 150°58'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN).

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 222: HMS P 222 (Lt. A.J. MacKenzie, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thunderbolt: HMS Thunderbolt (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Crouch, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at the Devonport Dockyard.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorn: HMS Thorn (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) fires four torpedoes against an Italian convoy in the central Mediterranean about 180 nautical miles north-west of Benghazi, Libya in position 34°34'N, 17°56'E. All four torpedoes missed their intended target. (All times are (most likely) zone -3) 1732 hours - In position 34°34'N, 17°59'E sighted smoke bearing 335°. Turned towards. 1802 hours - Sighted masts and funnels of three merchant ships. Range 10000 yards, course 170°. Five escorting aircraft had also been sighted. 1815 hours - Sighted two destroyers, one ahead of the convoy and one on the Port beam. 1822 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the leading merchant ship from 3000 yards. A counter attack followed that lasted about one hour. 35 Depth charges were dropped. Two patterns of five each that were dropped in the beginning were fairly close but caused no damage. According to Italian sources this convoy was made up of the Italian merchants Anna Maria Gualdi (3289 GRT, built 1908), Trapani (1855 GRT, built 1926) and Capo Arma (3172 GRT, built 1905) escorted by destroyers Ugolino Vivaldi and Turbine and torpedo-boat Pegaso. The interception had been achieved following an ULTRA signal.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unison: HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. It was uneventful.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS United: HMS P 44 (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) attacked the inbound German submarine U-157 about 220 nautical miles north-west of Cape Finisterre, Spain in position 45°06'N, 12°58'W. Four torpedoes were fired but no hits were obtained. (All times are zone -1) 1546 hours - Sighted an eastbound enemy submarine at a range of 3000 yards on the starboard quarter. Started attack. 1552 hours - Fired a salvo of four torpedoes from 5000 yards. No hits were obtained. [The Germans reported four torpedo tracks and were able to evade them. The attack was however reported in German Grid BE 3424, approximately 49°57'N, 15°25'W, which is probably in error].

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS P 46 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Kames Bay where she was immediately docked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. Upon completion of these exercises H 32 proceeded to Rothesay.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She made the passage in convoy.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class off new submariners.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 614: HMS P 614 (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 615: HMS P 615 (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown.

1943

US Navy Battleship USS Iowa: USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN) conducted trials and exercises in Chesapeake Bay.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.B. de Meester, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Fremantle together with USS Tautog (Cdr. W.B. Sieglaff, USN) and USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver, USN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) was docked at Colombo.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) was docked in the outer graving dock at Colombo.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with ML's.

US Navy Submarine USS Tambor: USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. Russell Kefauver) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Gar: USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) sank a sampan with gunfire in the Celebes Sea in position 04°19'N, 118°53'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Saury: With her refit completed, USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. Anthony Henry Dropp) left Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol East China Sea off the northern Ryukyu Islands and off Kyushu.

US Navy Submarine USS Wahoo: USS Wahoo (Cdr. D.W. Morton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant passenger/cargo ship Tamon Maru No.5 (5260 GRT) off Benten Zaki, Honshu, Japan in position 40°05'N, 141°53'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Jack: USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

US Navy Submarine USS Snook: USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Tosei Maru (4363 GRT) and Shinsei Maru No.3 (1258 GRT) in the Yellow Sea in position 36°05'N, 123°21'E.

Royal Navy Minesweeper HMS Shippigan: HMS Shippigan (Cdr M.H. Brown, DSC, RN) picks up 11 survivors from the Greek merchant Laconikos that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-89 northeast of the Azores in position 41°40'N, 18°13'W.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) bombarded Platamone with 41 rounds at 2015 hours. Two caiques were claimed sunk with one hit each, one of 70 tons and one of 30 tons. One of these caiques was SAL 92 / Agios Issidoros (22 GRT). The action was broken off when Parthian received return fire. One of her gun crew was mortally wounded and died later that night. He was buried at sea. Lt. St. John decided to abandon the patrol as the attack periscope was out of action amongst other minor mechanical problems.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) 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 the target. These included night exercises.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sceptre: HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) and HMS Forth (Capt. R.S. Warne, RN) served as the targets.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Surf: HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol to the North-East of Iceland to intercept German warships that might try to break out into the North Atlantic. For the daily positions of HMS Surf during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Syrtis: HMS Syrtis (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) proceeded to Campbeltown on completion of last night's exercises. That evening she departed again for night attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Forth (Capt. R.S. Warne, RN) served as target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt. S.A. Porter, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Spaniel.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Templar: HMS Templar (Lt. D.J. Beckley, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tally-Ho: HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) destroyed the Italian sailing vessel Albina (223 GRT) south of San Lucido, Italy. Only one man was wounded but the vessel was a constructive total loss. (All times are zone -2) 1025 hours - Sighted a three-masted topsail schooner. She was northbound. The vessel was identified as the schooner we had attacked yesterday. 1101 hours - In position 39°13'N, 16°02'E from 1000 yards. After about 400 yards a large splash was seen, this was probably caused by a torpedo collision. This was seen by the schooner. The vessel changed course. Two small machine guns were seen on the schooners stern. 1116 hours - Surfaced and engaged with the gun. The crew soon abandoned ship and the vessel was turned towards the shore. 17 rounds of HE (High Explosive) were fired for 7 or 8 hits before the vessel ran on the beach. Dived and drew clear.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unsparing: At 1115 hours, HMS Unsparing (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR), made rendez-vous with HMS Kingston Topaz (Skr. A. Flett, RNR), her escort towards Portsmouth. They then waited for HMS Unbending (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) which joined them at 1450 hours.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) participated in special trials / exercises off Dartmouth with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR), HMS Bryony (T/Lt. T. Hand, RNR), HMS Lowestoft (A/Cdr.(Retd.) L.H. Phillips, RN) and HMS Bergamot (Lt. R.T. Horan, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR).

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Laforey: The German auxiliary minesweeper M 6616/Alba Eder (21 GRT) and the Italian tug Porto Cesareo (230 GRT) were sunk off Cape Bon, Tunisia by gunfire from the British destroyers HMS Laforey (Capt. R.M.J. Hutton, DSO, RN), HMS Loyal (Lt.Cdr. H.E.F. Tweedie, RN), HMS Tartar (Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) and HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN).

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kelvin: The destroyer HMS Kelvin (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, DSO, DSC, RN) and the escort destroyers HMS Beaufort (Lt.Cdr. S.O’G Roche, DSO, RN), HMS Dulverton (Cdr. S.A. Buss, MVO, RN) and HMS Tetcott (Lt.Cdr. H.R. Rycroft, RN) departed Alexandria for Tobruk. [No further details available to us for the moment.]

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. W.B. Parham, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt. 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.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR L-6: L-6 fires two torpedoes against the German tugs Baikal and Amur of the west coast of the Crimea in position 45°15'N, 32°52'E. Both torpedoes missed their targets.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-117: M-117 fires a torpedo against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 6000 tons about 10 nautical miles south-east of Yalta, Crimea in position 44°38'N, 34°34'E. The torpedo missed its target.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-172: M-172 fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Fasan (1075 GRT) off the Varangerfjord in the Vardo/Kiberg area. Both torpedoes missed their target.

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.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 614: HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Walvis Bay for Simonstown. She was escorted by HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR).

Royal Australian Navy Armed Yacht HMAS Adele: On 7 May 1943, Adele struck the breakwater at Port Kembla and was subsequently declared a total loss. The wreck of Adele is protected under the New South Wales Heritage Act, 1977.

1944

Royal Canadian Navy Corvette HMCS Giffard: HMCS Giffard (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Petersen, RCNR) picks up 43 survivors from HMCS Valleyfield that was torpedoed and sunk about 50 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland in position 46°03'N, 52°24'W by German U-boat U-548. 5 of the survivors later died of exposure.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Narwhal: USS Narwhal (Cdr. Jack C. Titus) left Fremantle for her 11th war patrol.

US Navy Submarine USS Burrfish: USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the German oiler Rossbach (5984 GRT, former Norwegian Madrono, offsite link) south of Murotosaki, Japan in position 33°15'N, 134°11'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Guitarro: USS Guitarro (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Haskins) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Evenlode (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.B. Medlycott, RNR) and FFS Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves .

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 Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. E.M. Mackay, RD, RNR) served as the target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sibyl: HMS Sibyl (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Dundee to Blyth where she was to refit. She was escorted by HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sickle: At 0521 hours, HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSO, DSC, RN observed the German transport Agathe escorted by three destroyers entering the Doro Channel but soon disappeared in the fog. This was indeed Agathe (1579 GRT, built 1922) escorted by the torpedo boats of the 9th Flotilla TA 16, TA 17 and TA 19 on passage from Leros to Piraeus.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spiteful: HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) conducted noise trials at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spark: HMS Spark (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spirit: HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) departed Suez for Aden.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises at/off Scapa Flow with each other.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantalus: HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) is docked at Trincomalee in AFD 9.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) sank a Siamese sailing vessel with gunfire of the west coast of Siam. (All times are zone -6,5) 0502 hours - Dived 1525 hours - Surfaced for gun action, 24 rounds were fired at a junk (about 150 tons) from about 700 yards of which 14 were hits. After the junk sank 4 survivors were picked up. The junk was fully loaded with tin and also had a deck cargo of bagged rice. She was en-route from Phuket to Penang

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tradewind: HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN) departed from Aden bound for Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) departed Rothesay for Heysham. She was escorted by HMS Mistral (Lt. J.H.M. Sowry, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: With her refit completed, HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN), shifted from Tilbury to Sheerness.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uther: HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Visigoth: HMS Visigoth (Lt. J.R.H. Haddow, DSC, RN) participated in exercises off Larne.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vox: HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 512: HMS P 512 (Lt. J.A. Wingate, DSC, RN) suffers from a serious defect on her forward hydroplanes. Repairs take until May 20th.

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

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR ShCh-202: ShCh-202 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a landing barge in the Black Sea about 90 nautical miles east-south-east of Constanta, Romania in position 43°45N, 30°37'E. All torpedoes fired missed their target.

1945

US Navy Destroyer USS Adams: USS Adams arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

US Navy Destroyer USS Alfred A. Cunningham: USS Alfred A. Cunningham departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

US Navy Destroyer USS Thomas E. Fraser: USS Thomas E. Fraser arrived back in the Okinawa area.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XIV: During the evening HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNN(R)) landed supplies and a party on Keririan.

US Navy Submarine USS Bonefish: USS Bonefish (Cdr. L.L. Edge) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam.

US Navy Submarine USS Sunfish: USS Sunfish arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

US Navy Submarine USS Billfish: USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, USNR) departed Saipan for her patrol area.

US Navy Submarine USS Cabrilla: USS Cabrilla (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Lauerman, USN) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway. At Midway she was refitted by Submarine Division 242 Relief crew and the USS Aegir.

US Navy Submarine USS Blackfin: USS Blackfin (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Kitch, USN) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Singapore. She returned later the same day due to defects. After repairs she left Fremantle to resume her 4th war patrol the next day. No map can be displayed for this patrol, the patrol report holds only a few positions.

US Navy Submarine USS Cabezon: USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.T. Hotchkiss, USNR) and USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN).

US Navy Submarine USS Razorback: USS Razorback (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Brown) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol to the east and south of Honshu, Japan

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Clyde: HMS Clyde (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) developed defects and set course to return to Trincomalee for repairs.

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 Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN) and HMS Antigua (A/Lt.Cdr. E.L. Donkin, RNR) served as targets.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from the 32nd Escort Group.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from the 32nd Escort Group.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spiteful: HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) departed Port Said for Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spark: HMS Spark (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) departed Fremantle for Subic Bay, Philippines. For the daily positions of HMS Spark during this passage see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) transited the Suez Canal Southbound and arrived at the port of Suez.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stygian: During 7 and 8 May 1945 HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Barlow, RN) sank a coaster and a sailing vessel with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam. A second coaster was heavily damaged if not destroyed. (All times are zone -9) 0850 hours - In position 06°21'N, 102°08'E sighted a mast bearing 272°. Closed to investigate. 0926 hours - Identified the mast as belonging to a junk. At the same time two heavily camouflaged coasters were seen inshore and only 3 nautical miles away. 0932 hours - Surfaced and engaged the leading coaster from 3000 yards, she immediately turned inshore. 0939 hours - The coaster, estimated to be of 300 tons, was satisfactory damaged so turned our attention to the junk, which looked new and of 50 tons. The second coaster meanwhile was still 3 nautical miles away. She was laying stopped and was firing at Supreme with a gun (thought to be a 12pdr). The crew of the junk abandoned ship while she was taken under fire. 0946 hours - The junk sank in position 06°18'N, 102°05'E and fire was shifted to the first coaster again. 0957 hours - After 30 rounds, for about 20 hits, the coaster was sinking in position 06°16'N, 102°05'E. Fire was then shifted to the other coaster, which was also of 300 tons and whose fire was now getting more accurate. Also Oerlikon and Vickers guns were used. She turned towards the shore and was hit many times and was on fire. She could not be closed any further as the water was now very shallow. 1008 hours - Turned away to seaward to make for deeper water.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sidon: HMS Sidon (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) departed Port Said and transited the Suez Canal.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tudor: HMS Tudor (Lt. S.A. Porter, DSC, RN) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She is to patrol in the Eastern part of the Java Sea. For the daily positions of HMS Tudor during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt. R.H.H. Brunner, DSC, RN) Topped up with fuel and provisions at Exmouth Gulf before proceeding to her patrol area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. R.P. Fitzgerald, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for exercises with aircraft to the north of Brittany, France.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (T/Lt. F.A. Haworth, RNVR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Newhaven.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from E.G. (Escort Group) 32.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from E.G. (Escort Group) 32.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Untamed: HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upshot: HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Viking: HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Volatile: HMS Ultor (Lt. J.P. Harvey, RN) and HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R . Lawrence, RN) both departed Tobermory for Rothesay. They joined HMS Sceptre (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) and her escort HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN) which came from Loch Alsh.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vulpine: HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Amphion: HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (T/Lt. G.P. Christie, DSC, RNR) conducted special trials in the Clyde area.

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-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) was decommissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

US Navy Submarine USS R-18: USS R-18 conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Argonaut (ii): USS Argonaut (ii) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Diablo: Having completed a period of trials and training in the Portsmouth area, USS Diablo (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Matherson, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

Royal Navy ASW Trawler HMS Valse: HMS Valse and HMS Leicester City together pick up 19 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Sneland I that was torpedoed and sunk near May Island in the Firth of Forth in position 56°10'N, 02°31'W by German U-boat U-2336.

Royal Navy ASW Trawler HMS Leicester City: HMS Valse (T/Lt. B.H.S. Arendt, RNVR) and HMS Leicester City together pick up 19 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Sneland I that was torpedoed and sunk near May Island in the Firth of Forth in position 56°10'N, 02°31'W by German U-boat U-2336.

1949

US Navy Destroyer USS Nicholson: The movie "On The Town" was shot on the Nicholson from 7 May to 11 May 1949. The ship appeared in the first part of the movie and at the last scenes. Movie made it\'s world premier at Radio City Music Hall during Xmas season 1949. The crew were invited guests. Movie starred Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munchin, Anne Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera Ellen. Gene Kelly spent time with crew talking & drinking bos'n locker coffee.

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