Allied Warships

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27 January

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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 (28)

1942: Royal Australian Navy Minesweeper Latrobe (J 234) - Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper Sault Ste. Marie (J 334) - US Navy Destroyer Saufley (DD 465) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-631 (SC-631)

1943: Royal Navy Minesweeper Florizel (J 404) - Royal Navy Minesweeper Foam (J 405) - Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Triumph (ii) (16) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Cabana (DE 260) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Camp (DE 251) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Dionne (DE 261) - US Navy Submarine Golet (361) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Hurst (DE 250)

1944: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1087 (LCT 1087) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Bray (DE 709) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 640 (LCT 640) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 646 (LCT 646) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 647 (LCT 647) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 721 (LCT 721) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 968 (LCT 968) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 969 (LCT 969)

1945: US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-104 (LCS(L)-104) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-105 (LCS(L)-105) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 469 (LSM 469) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 470 (LSM 470) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 471 (LSM 471) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 472 (LSM 472) - US Navy Destroyer Meredith (iii) (DD 890) - US Navy Destroyer O Hare (DD 889)

Launched (53)

1911: Soviet Navy Battleship Marat

1918: Royal Navy Destroyer Woolston (L 49) - US Navy Destroyer Gregory (i) (APD 3) - US Navy Submarine O-9 (70)

1925: Royal Navy Armed Merchant Cruiser Chitral (F 57)

1926: Royal Navy Destroyer Amazon (D 39)

1927: United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Boutwell (WPC 130) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Cahoone (WPC 131) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Cartigan (WPC 132) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Crawford (WPC 134) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Cuyahoga (WPC 157) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Diligence (WPC 135) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Dix (WPC 136) - US Navy Repair ship Alcor (AR 10)

1932: United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Daphne (WPC 106)

1936: Royal Dutch Navy Submarine O 16

1940: Royal Navy MS Trawler Fir (T 129) - US Navy Submarine Tautog (199)

1941: Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper Outarde (J 161) - Royal Navy ASW Trawler Tarantella (T 142)

1942: Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper Milltown (J 317)

1943: Royal Navy Minesweeper Gozo (J 287) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 616 (LCT 616) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 624 (LCT 624) - Royal Navy Minesweeper Tattoo (J 374)

1944: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 921 (LCT 921) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 923 (LCT 923) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 1074 (FY 1074) - Royal Navy Submarine Subtle (P 251) - Royal Dutch Navy Motor minesweeper Duiveland (FY 1074) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Alfred Wolf (DE 544) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Groves (DE 543) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 713 (LCT 713) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 779 (LCT 779) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 854 (LCT 854) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 980 (LST 980) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 981 (LST 981) - US Navy Submarine Razorback (394) - US Navy Submarine Redfish (395) - US Navy Submarine Ronquil (396) - US Navy Submarine Scabbardfish (397)

1945: US Navy Dock landing ship Catamount (LSD 17) - US Navy Salvage vessel Conserver (ARS 39) - US Navy High speed transport Kleinsmith (APD 134) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-100 (LCS(L)-100) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-101 (LCS(L)-101) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 387 (LSM 387) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 388 (LSM 388) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 430 (LSM 430) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 459 (LSM 459) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 460 (LSM 460) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1043 (LST 1043) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1098 (LST 1098)

Commissioned (30)

1923: Royal Navy Destroyer Wren (i) (D 88)

1927: United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Alert (WPC 127)

1940: Royal Navy Sloop Black Swan (L 57 / U 57)

1941: Royal Navy Corvette Azalea (K 25)

1942: US Navy Destroyer Rodman (DD 456) - US Navy Oiler Winooski (AO 38)

1943: Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-266 (LCI(L)-266) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-300 (LCI(L)-300) - Royal Navy Motor Fishing Vessel MFV 35 (MFV 35) - Royal Navy Salvage vessel Salviking - US Navy Destroyer Doyle (DD 494) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-235 (LCI(L)-235) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-236 (LCI(L)-236) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-348 (LCI(L)-348) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 373 (LST 373)

1944: Royal Canadian Navy Motor Launch ML 120 (ML 120) - Royal Navy Rescue Tug Emphatic (W 154) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 928 (LCT 928) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Bowers (DE 637) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-410 (LCI(L)-410) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 533 (LST 533) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 310

1945: Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1489 (ML 1489) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Hanna (DE 449) - US Navy Destroyer Higbee (DD 806) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 373 (LSM 373) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 426 (LSM 426) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1036 (LST 1036) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 973 (LST 973) - US Navy Destroyer Stormes (DD 780)

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 27 January (2)


1941: Royal Navy MS Trawler Darogah

1942: Royal Navy Destroyer Thanet (H 29)

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General Events on 27 January


1940

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Dauntless: HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN) proceeded from Langkawi to Penang.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Manchester: HMS Manchester (Capt. H.H. Bousfield, RN) returned to Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oswald: HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. G.M. Sladen, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN). On completion of the exercises both destroyers set course for Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) arrived at the Aldabra Atoll. She departed later the same day for the Glorieuses Islands.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Regent: HMS Regent (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Browne, RN) returned to Singapore upon completetion of her exercises.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Swordfish: HMS Swordfish (Lt. C.B. Crouch, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Studholme, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triton: HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Maori (Cdr. G.N. Brewer, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Hall, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Portland.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tetrarch: HMS Tetrarch (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Mills, RN) conducted engine trials in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) arrived at the Sheerness Dockyard where she was taken in hand for refit.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Neptune: Around 0800A/27, HMS Neptune (Capt. J.A.V. Morse, DSO, RN) made rendezvous with the repair ship HMS Resource (Capt.(Retd.) D.B. O’Connell, RN) and her escort, the French destroyer La Railleuse (Lt.Cdr. J.E.C. Hourcade). The French destroyer then proceeded to Dakar where she arrived later the same day.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Malaya: HMS Malaya (Capt. I.B.B. Tower, DSC, RN) returned to Halifax from escort duty. She was escorted in by the destroyers HMCS Fraser (Cdr. W.N. Creery, RCN) and HMCS Restigouche (Lt.Cdr. H.N. Lay, RCN).

Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Repulse: Battleship HMS Rodney (Capt. F.H.G. Dalrymple-Hamilton, RN, flying the flag of Admiral J.M. Forbes, KCB, DSO, RN), battlecruiser HMS Repulse (Capt. E.J. Spooner, DSO, RN) and the destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. C.S. Daniel, DSO, RN), HMS Fame (Cdr. P.N. Walter, RN), HMS Fearless (Cdr. K.L. Harkness, RN), HMS Foresight (Lt.Cdr. G.T. Lambert, RN), HMS Fortune (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO, RN), HMS Foxhound (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Peters, RN) and HMS Fury (Cdr. G.F. Burghard, RN) departed Greenock to patrol near the Shetland Islands to provide distant cover for the Northern Patrol and convoys to and from Norway.

Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Renown: In the afternoon, HMS Dainty (Cdr. F.M. Walton, RN) and HMS Diamond (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Cartwright, RN), fuelled at sea from HMS Renown (Capt. C.E.B. Simeon, RN).

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Jaguar: HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN) departed Invergordon for patrol shortly after 0900/27. HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Invergordon at 1730/27 and joined HMS Javelin at sea shortly before 2000/27. At 1600/28 they were joined by HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN) which came from Rosyth. HMS Jaguar then parted company and proceeded to Scapa Flow arrinving there shortly before 1730/28. HMS Javelin parted company with HMS Jackal at 0740/30 and arrived at Scapa Flow at 0900/30. HMS Javelin rejoined HMS Jackal at 0545/31. HMS Jackal and HMS Javelin arrived at Rosyth around 0430/1 escorting the tanker Athelknight (British (tanker), 8940 GRT, built 1930).

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kashmir: Convoy HN 9A. This convoy was formed near Bergen, Norway on 27 January 1940. It arrived at Methill on 31 January 1940. This convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Albert (Swedish, 1745 GRT, built 1922), Carbonia (Swedish, 1918 GRT, built 1916), Ceres (Finnish, 996 GRT, built 1889), Edna (Norwegian, 915 GRT, built 1905), Eikhaug (Norwegian, 1436 GRT, built 1903), Ergo (Finnish, 1928 GRT, built 1893), Favorit (Norwegian, 2826 GRT, built 1920), Haardrade (Norwegian, 750 GRT, built 1922), Helios (Estonian, 1309 GRT, built 1894), Inga (Finnish, 2410 GRT, built 1907), Ingaro (Swedish, 1999 GRT, built 1916), Inger (Norwegian, 1409 GRT, built 1930), Ingerfire (Norwegian, 3835 GRT, built 1905), Julia (Greek, 4352 GRT, built 1914), Juta (Estonian, 1559 GRT, built 1908), Kjell Billner (Norwegian, 1128 GRT, built 1907), Knoll (Norwegian, 1151 GRT, built 1916), Kul (Norwegian, 1310 GRT, built 1907), Lab (Norwegian, 1118 GRT, built 1912), Ledaal (Norwegian, 3076 GRT, built 1899), Leonardia (Swedish, 1583 GRT, built 1906), Louis de Geer (Swedish, 1847 GRT, built 1916), Makefjell (Norwegian, 1567 GRT, built 1932), Mammy (Norwegian, 1656 GRT, built 1911), Namdo (Swedish, 2738 GRT, built 1907), Nordia (Swedish, 1316 GRT, built 1921), Nurgis (Norwegian, 700 GRT, built 1919), Ramava (Latvian, 2141 GRT, built 1900), Rigel (Nowegian, 3828 GRT, built 1924), Skotfoss (Norwegian, 1465 GRT, built 1917), Tautra (Norwegian, 1749 GRT, built 1920), Torne (Swedish, 3792 GRT, built 1913), Torni (British, 2044 GRT, built 1918), Vaga (Norwegian, 1612 GRT, built 1924), Veni (Norwegian, 2982 GRT, built 1901), Vesla (Norwegian, 1107 GRT, built 1913) and Vestfoss (Norwegian, 1388 GRT, built 1909). Escort was provided by the destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, RN), HMS Imogen (Cdr. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN), HMS Isis (Cdr. J.C. Clouston, RN) and HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN). Close cover for this convoy was provided by the light cruisers HMS Edinburgh (Capt. C.M. Blackman, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN) and HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN). The destroyer HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN) joined on 30 January and then split off from the convoy together with HMS Inglefield and twelve ships from the convoy to proceed to the west coast of the U.K. The bulk of the convoy arrived safely at Methill on 31 January.

1941

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Diomede: HMS Diomede (Capt. J.W. Farquhar, RN) departed Kingston, Jamaica for a patrol along the west coast of South America.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) departed from Dundee for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the coast of South-West Norway near Bergen. For the daily positions of HrMs O 21 during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted trials off Dundee.

Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious: While still in Walker Yard fitting out, she was narrowly missed by 2 bombs during a German air raid.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt. H.R.B. Newton, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMSAS Southern Floe (T/Lt. J.E.J. Lewis, SANF(V)) and HMSAS Southern Sea (T/Lt. A. Thomas SANF(V)). Upon completion of the exercises she set course for Port Said.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sunfish: HMS Sunfish (Lt. G.R. Colvin, RN) landed a Norwegian agent near Lindesnes, Norway.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) receives a signal informing her of an Italian submarine (Commandante Alfredo Cappellini) returning to Bordeaux and she attempts to intercept but sights nothing.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unique: HMS Unique (Lt. A.F. Collett, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. L.W.A. Bennington, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carina (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) A.C.G. Jolly, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR).

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Neptune: Around 1830A/27, HMS Sheffield (Capt. C.A.A. Larcom, RN) and HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN) departed Gibraltar to provide cover for convoys west of Gibraltar. Around 1900A/28, HMS Neptune was detached to return to Gibraltar where she arrived around 0900A/29. HMS Sheffield returned to Gibraltar around 1130A/30.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Dainty: HMS Protector (Cdr. R.J. Gardner, RN), HMS Dainty (Cdr. M.S. Thomas, DSO, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) arrived at Suda Bay from Alexandria.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kelly: Around 1130A/27, HMS Kenya (Capt. M.M. Denny, CB, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN), HMS Kelly (Capt. L.F.A.V.N. Mountbatten, GCVO, DSO, RN) and HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), returned to Plymouth. They had sighted nothing. They were ordered to be able to raise steam in one hour as to be able to depart almost immediately if required.

Polish Navy Destroyer ORP Piorun: The Allied forces had to split. Piorun and two British destroyers were ordered to escort the battleship HMS Rodney and the light cruiser HMS Edinburgh.

Polish Navy Submarine ORP Sokol: Sokol (Kpt.mar. (Lt.Cdr.) B. Karnicki) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN).

Royal Hellenic Navy Torpedo boat RHS Thyella: During heavy seas one man lost overboard [Lt. George Athanasiou]

1942

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS London: With her refit completed, HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), conducted D/G trials off North Shields.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Birmingham: HMS Birmingham (Capt. A.C.G. Madden, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral F.H. Pegram, DSO, RN) departed Port Stanley, Falkland Islands for patrol in the River Plate focal area.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Newcastle: HMS Newcastle (Capt. E.A. Aylmer, DSC, RN) conducted D/F calibration trials off Plymouth upon completion of which she departed Plymouth for Scapa Flow.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: While en-route to Batavia (Jakarta), Java from Pladjoe (Pladju, Palembang, Sumatra), HMS Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) and the destroyers HrMs Piet Hein (Lt.Cdr. J.M.L.I. Chompff, RNN) and HrMs Banckert (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Goslings, RNN) are ordered, at 0330 hours, to proceed at high speed towards a position 60 nautical miles to the north-west of Strait Karimata as a convoy of 16 Japanese ships is reported to be heading south in that direction. HrMs Java (Capt. P.B.M van Straelen, RNN), who is also in the area is also ordered to proceed to that position. At 1430 hours this order is cancelled and Tromp and her two escorting destroyers are ordered to proceed to Surabaya, Java.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XVIII: HrMs K XVIII (Lt.Cdr. C.A.J. van Well Groeneveld, RNN) ended her 1st war patrol at Surabaya. It was estimated that repairs would take about 2 months.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K IX: HrMs K IX (Lt. J.W. Caspers, RNN) is undocked.

US Navy Submarine USS Gudgeon: USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. Elton W. Grenfell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine I-73 (offsite link) about 240 nautical miles west of Midway in position 28°24'N, 178°35'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Swordfish: USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. C.C. Smith, USN) attacked a Japanese merchant / transport ship east-south-east of the Gulf of Davao. One torpedo was fired but it missed. (All times are zone -8) 1143 hours - Surfaced for a sun sight. Sighted a steamer bearing 008°, range 10 nautical miles. Enemy course 240°. 1146 hours - Dived and closed submerged at full speed. The target was a merchant / transport ship of about 6300 GRT. 1258 hours - In position 06°20'N, 126°49'E fired one torpedo from 3300 yards. It missed astern.

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). The exercises had to be abandoned due to the bad visibility.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Regent: HMS Regent (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) arrived at Ponta Delgada, Azores for repairs.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) departed Polyarny for her 24th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Trondheim area, Norway. For the daily positions of HMS Sturgeon during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) ended her 24th war patrol at Lerwick having proceeded there from Sullom Voe escorted by HMS Bandit.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tempest: HMS Tempest (Lt.Cdr. W.A.K.N. Cavaye, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorn: In the early morning hours HMS Thorn (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) carries out special operation ' Henna '. Yugoslav Lt. Rapotec and former police agent Steven Shinko and stores were landed on Mljet Island, Croatia near Saplunara.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Malta. She carries some much needed stores and 10 passengers (2 for Malta and 8 for Alexandria) to Malta during this passage. Before proceeding to Malta she conducts A/S exercises with HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN), HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR) and HMS Marigold (T/Lt. J. Renwick, DSO, RNR). (As no log of HMS Turbulent is available for January 1942 it is not possible to display a map.)

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) arrived at Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) was undocked at Kames Bay. She then returned to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Hermione: HMS Hermione (Capt. G.N. Oliver, DSO, RN) arrived at Ponta Delgada, Azores to fuel. After doing so she departed to resume her patrol later the same day.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-171: M-171 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 4000 tons of the Syltefjord in position 70°60'N, 30°58'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR ShCh-422: At 1032 hours, ShCh-422 attacked a German convoy and fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 6000 GRT off the Tanafjord in position 71°05'N, 28°49'E. Both torpedoes missed their target. The Germans report this attack as being against the escorts UJ 1706, UJ 1707 and V 6111/Franke.

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

1943

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Sussex: HMS Sussex (Capt. W.Y.La R. Beverley, RN) conducted D/F calibration trials at Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Dauntless: HMS Dauntless (Capt. N.J.W. William-Powlett, DSC, RN) is undocked.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Fremantle for exercises about 100 nautical miles west off Rottnest Island together with HrMs Jacob van Heemskerck (Capt. E.J. van Holthe, RNN) and HMAS Adelaide (A/Capt. J.C.D. Esdaile, OBE, RAN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises with ML's off Ardishaig.

US Navy Submarine USS Whale: USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Azer) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport Shoan Maru (5624 GRT) in the central Pacific in position 14°24'N, 153°30'E. The Shoan Maru is towed to Saipan and grounded.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Mers el Kebir with HMAS Quiberon (Cdr. H.W.S. Browning, OBE, RN) and HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. G.L. Farnfield, DSO, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Saracen: HMS P 247 (Lt. M.G.R. Lumby, DSC, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean) at Algiers.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Simoom: HMS P 225 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS P 229 (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. On completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from her patrol position to return to Lerwick.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) departed Plymouth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSO, DSC, RN) makes a torpedo attack on an enemy convoy in position 37°46'N, 11°14'E. A hit is claimed but this was not the case. (All times are zone -1) 0822 hours - Sighted a large merchant ship of about 10000 tons escorted by three Spica-class torpedo boats and at least twelve aircraft (most of them fighters). Shortly afterwards another merchant of 6000 tons was also seen to be part of this convoy. Started attack. 0855 hours - In position 37°46'N, 11°14'E fired 4 torpedoes from 3000 yards at the merchant vessels that were overlapping each other. Turbulent went deep upon firing. Nearly 3 minutes after firing an explosion was heard thought to be a torpedo hit. Shortly afterwards some depth charges were dropped but none was close. 0948 hours - Returned to periscope depth to find two of the torpedo boats in sight as well as a number of aircraft. They disappeared after 15 minutes. The results of this attack are not clear. According to Italian sources the composition of this convoy was the Italian merchants Spoleto (7960 GRT, built 1940, former French Calédonien) and Noto (3168 GRT, built 1938, former French Djebel Nador) escorted by destroyers Lampo, Saetta and torpedo-boat Ciclone. The torpedoes were sighted by an escorting aircraft which gave the alarm and the whole convoy made an emergency turn to starboard to avoid them. Ciclone reported that a torpedo missed her 200 meters astern.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS P 49 (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Loch Goil.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR).

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Penelope: HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Belben, DSC, AM, RN) departed Gibraltar for Mers-el-Kebir.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Kenya: HMS Kenya (Capt. D.P. Evans, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises at Scapa Flow. These were followed by exercises with aircraft to the west off Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Malaya: HMS Malaya (Capt. J.W.A. Waller, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kelvin: Convoy ME 16. This convoy departed Malta on 27 January 1943 and arrived at Alexandria on 1 February 1943. The convoy was made up of the transports; Greystoke Castle (British, 5853 GRT, built 1928), O' Henry (American, 7181 GRT, built 1942), Pierre S. DuPont (American, 7176 GRT, built 1942) and Tosari (Dutch, 7029 GRT, built 1919). On departure from Malta the convoy was escorted by the escort destroyers HMS Aldenham (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN), HMS Beaufort (Lt.Cdr. S.O’G Roche, DSO, RN), HMS Croome (Lt. H.D.M. Slater, RN), HMS Dulverton (Cdr. S.A. Buss, MVO, RN), HMS Exmoor (Lt. D.T. McBarnet, RN), HMS Hursley (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Church, DSC, RN), RHS Kanaris and Pindos. At 0200/28, HMS Cleopatra (Capt. J.F. Stevens, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.J. Power, CB, CVO, RN), HMS Jervis (Capt. A.F. Pugsley, RN), HMS Javelin (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, DSC, RN) and HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Malta to overtake the convoy and join the escort at dawn. At 1000/28, HMS Croome and HMS Hursley parted company and set course for Tobruk where they were required for escort duty. Shortly after dark on the 29th, HMS Cleopatra, HMS Jervis, HMS Javelin and HMS Kelvin parted company with the convoy and set course to proceed to Alexandria. At 1600/31, HMS Aldenham and HMS Beaufort were detached from the convoy and proceeded to Alexandria. The convoy itself proceed a bit further to the eastward and then turned back and entered Alexandria at daylight on 1 February.

Polish Navy Destroyer ORP Burza: Convoy SC-116 arrived in Greenock.

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

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. P.W. Garnett, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

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

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

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

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

1944

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Dauntless: During 27/28 January, HMS Dauntless (Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, DSO, RN) and HMS Diomede (Cdr. R.A. Ewing, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Methil. These included night exercises. On completion of the exercises they proceeded to Rosyth.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XIV: HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) arrived at Port Said.

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

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: During her refit by the Grangemouth Dockyard HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) is docked.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR).

US Navy Submarine USS Thresher: USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. D.C. MacMillan) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Kosei Maru (2205 GRT) and the Japanese merchant Kikuzuki Maru (1266 GRT) about 70 nautical miles south-west of Formosa in position 22°11'N, 119°12'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Swordfish: USS Swordfish (Capt. K.G. Hensel, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Kasagi Maru (3140 GRT, built 1928) about 130 nautical miles south of Tokyo Bay in position 33°31'N, 139°36'E. (All times are zone -9) 2254 hours - In position 33°41'N, 139°31'E obtained radar contact to the north-east at a range of 14000 yards. Tracked the target as zig-zagging between 120° and 180°. Enemy speed was 12 knots. 2333 hours - Two escorts had now been detected by radar to be in the area as well. Range to the target was now 4500 yards. 2346 hours - Fired four bow torpedoes from 1700 yards. However the target zigged on firing and the torpedoes missed. 2348 hours - In position 33°31'N, 139°36'E fired four stern tubes from 1000 yards. Three hits were obtained. 2354 hours - The target's pip was now longer seen on the radar screen and she must have sunk by now.

US Navy Submarine USS Seawolf: USS Seawolf (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Gross) ended her very successful 12th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Hunters Point Navy Yard for an overhaul.

US Navy Submarine USS Nautilus: USS Nautilus (Cdr. W.D. Irvin) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippine Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Angler: USS Angler (Lt.Cdr. R.I. Olsen) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire north of the Mariana Islands in position 23°58'N, 145°50'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Dace: USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. B.D. Claggett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary vessel Keikai Maru (2827 GRT) south of the Caroline Islands in position 03°45'N, 150°38'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Bowfin: USS Bowfin (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) claims to have sunk a medium sized freighter in the Banda Sea in position 07°07'S, 126°07'E. (All times are zone H, -8) 26 January 1944 2304 hours - Obtained contact on SJ radar at a range of 9680 yards. Commenced tracking. 2320 hours - Targets course 220°(T), speed 10.5 knots. Commenced an end around to the eastward. 27 January 1944 0025 hours - Now 7000 yards ahead of the target. Turned in to attack. 0035 hours - Range now under 2000 yards. The target was now seen to be a medium freighter. 0038 hours - In position 07°07'S, 126°07'E fired three bow torpedoes from 1300 yards. The first torpedo broached, turned hard left, then right back to its course and passed ahead of the target. The second and third torpedoes both hit and broke the target in half just aft of the bridge. The stern part sank immediately but the bow did not and sank after a while.

US Navy Submarine USS Archerfish: USS Archerfish (Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) is bombed from the air by a Japanese Mavis aircraft. No damage was done to Archerfish. (All times are zone -8) 1153 hours - In position 23°51'N, 124°53'E obtained SD radar contact at 6 nautical miles and sighted an aircraft at the same time bearing 130°. Dived. 1201 hours - A large depth charge was dropped overhead. It shook the boat and knocked off some paint. Remained dived for the remainder of the day. 1757 hours - Surfaced.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, OBE, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stoic: HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriott, DSO, RN) arrived at Port Said. She transited the Suez Canal later this day and arrived at Suez.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Storm: HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Beirut to Haifa.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stratagem: HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) was docked in No.2 dock at the Sheerness Dockyard.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Strongbow: HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Flore (Lt. J. Mayling, RN).

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Statesman: HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) arrived at Port Said.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Telemachus: HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch / Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.M. Norman, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt.Cdr. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and 2 bars, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: At 0630 hours (all times zone -1), HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN), departed Naples together with HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS ML 560 (T/Lt. R. Edelsten-Pope, RANVR). They arrived at Capri at 0900 hours. At 1700 hours HMS Uproar and HMS Ultor departed Capri for La Maddalena. They were escorted by HMS Hoy (T/Lt. G.H. McNair, MBE, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultor: HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) departed Naples together with HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS ML 560 (T/Lt. R. Edelsten-Pope, RANVR). They arrived at Capri at 0900 hours. At 1700 hours HMS Ultor and HMS Uproar departed Capri for La Maddalena. They were escorted by HMS Hoy (T/Lt. G.H. McNair, MBE, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unsparing: HMS Unsparing (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR) ended her 8th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean) at Beirut.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upstart: HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) again bombarded a building what was thought to be a seaplane station. This time in the Gulf of Frejus. (All times are zone -1) 1805 hours - Surfaced and tried to open fire with the gun but it malfunctioned. 1808 hours - The gun was cleared and fire was opened on a target on the shore that is thought to be a seaplane station. 52 Rounds were fired until all 3" ammunition had been fired. Smoke was seen to rise from the target. 1816 hours - Retired to seaward on the surface.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vigorous: HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted radar exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Erne (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Hickey, RNR) and HMS Churchill (Lt. A.C.D. Leach, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 512: HMS P 512 (Lt. J.A. Wingate, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Penelope: HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Belben, DSC, AM, RN) and HMS Spartan (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) departed Naples to return to the landing zone off Anzio for AA and fire support duties.

Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Renown: HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. H.G. Norman, CBE, RN), HMS Valiant (Capt. G.E.M. O’Donnell, DSO, RN), 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), HMS Illustrious (Capt. R.L.B. Cunliffe, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral C. Moody, CB, RN), HMS Rotherham (Capt. F.S.W. de Winton, RN), HMS Racehorse (Cdr. J.J. Casement, DSC, RN), HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Acworth, OBE, RN), HMS Paladin (Lt. E.A.S. Bailey, DSC, MBE, RN), HMS Pathfinder (Lt. T.F. Hallifax, RN), HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Egan, RN) and HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.J. Buchanan DSO, RAN) were joined at dawn (around 0700 hours) by HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) and HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN). Around 0830 hours, HMS Renown parted company to proceed to Colombo escorted by HMS Rotherham and HMAS Norman. They arrived at Colombo around 1500 hours. Between 2100 and 2400 hours, the light cruiser HMS Emerald (Capt. F.J. Wylie, RN), which was on passage from Trincomalee to Colombo, conducted a shadowing exercises with the fleet. Around 2300 hours, HMAS Napier parted company to proceed ahead of the fleet to Trincomalee.

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

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

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

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

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

Polish Navy Submarine ORP Dzik: ORP Dzik (Kpt.mar. (Lt.Cdr.) B.S. Romanowski) is docked at Port said.

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

1945

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Birmingham: HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.W. Williams, RN) conducted rangefinding and inclination exercises off Scapa Flow.

US Navy Destroyer USS Allen M. Sumner: USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from Manus.

US Navy Destroyer USS Harry F. Bauer: USS Harry F. Bauer departed from Pearl Harbor bound for the Iwo Jima area.

US Navy Destroyer USS Mannert L. Abele: USS Mannert L. Abele departed from Pearl Harbor for Saipan to take part in the Iwo Jima landings.

US Navy Destroyer USS Robert H. Smith: USS Robert H. Smith departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Iwo Jima (through Saipan) to participate in the landings on that island.

US Navy Destroyer USS Shannon: USS Shannon departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Eniwetok, then on to Saipan to participate in the Iwo Jima landings.

US Navy Destroyer USS Thomas E. Fraser: USS Thomas E. Fraser departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Saipan (through Eniwetok).

US Navy Destroyer USS Tolman: USS Tolman arrived at San Diego.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target.

US Navy Submarine USS Greenling: USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Gerwick) ended her 12th war patrol at Saipan. She is sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

US Navy Submarine USS Aspro: USS Aspro (Cdr. W.A. Stevenson, USN) departed her patrol area for Saipan en then to proceed to Pearl Harbour.

US Navy Submarine USS Bergall: USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Wa 102 (174 tons) in Lombok Strait in position 08°34'S, 115°50'E. (All times are zone H, -8) 0000 hours - Commenced the southbound transit of Lombok Strait. 0305 hours - Commenced tracking a patrol vessel from astern. Position was 08°35'S, 115°40'E. 0344 hours - The patrol vessel reversed course and came towards. She did not increased speed and was still making 8 knots. 0348 hours - Went to radar depth. 0400 hours - Ordered 200 feet when range to the patrol vessel was 3000 yards. She was stil doing 8 knots. Angle on the bow was 0°. 0407 hours - Fired one torpedo when the range was 600 yards. It hit. 0427 hours - Surfaced. 0430 hours - Sighted the patrol vessel at a range of 4000 yards. Closed the range to 2800 yards. 0518 hours - The target disappeared from the radar screen at a range of 3400 yards. Headed for the last position of the target. 0520 hours - Sighted wreckage in the water. Sighted a life boat that appeared to be empty. Fired a pan of 20mm at the life boat to sink it. Several survivors appeared from the bottom of the boat and jumped into the water. 0550 hours - Picked up two survivors. Stripped them topside and made them prisoners. 0600 hours - Submerged and headed for our lifeguard station but could not make it against the current while submerged so eventually reversed course for the northern approaches. (In the evening, after dark, another attempt was made to reach her assigned life guard station in Lombok Strait).

US Navy Submarine USS Blenny: USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) was undocked.

US Navy Submarine USS Bullhead: USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Bumper: USS Bumper (Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr., USN) arrived at Key West, Florida for services with the Fleet Sound School.

US Navy Submarine USS Pintado: USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) departed from Brisbane for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Loch Alsh.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stoic: HMS Stoic (A/Lt.Cdr. P.B. Marriott, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria for Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from the 15th Escort Group.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shalimar: HMS Shalimar (A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) sank a coaster with gunfire in the Malakka Strait. (All times are zone -6.5) 0852 hours - Sighted masts bearing 289°. Closed at speed. Shortly afterwards sighted more masts. 1021 hours - The convoy was now well in sight and was seen to consist of two coasters of 250 tons, 2 coasters of 100 tons and 1 landing craft. 1045 hours - Surfaced in position 02°55'N, 100°07'E and engaged one of the two largest coasters with gunfire (starshell as all the other ammo was gone). 1052 hours - All ammo was expended and the coaster was now ablaze and abandoned. Closed to point blank range and peppered it with Oerlikon. Retired from the scene on the surface.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spirit: During the evening HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) passed Lombok Strait Southbound.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sleuth: HMS Sleuth (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt.Cdr. C.P. Norman, DSO, RN) arrived at Colombo

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) sank three Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire of the west coast of Siam in position 08°56'N, 98°13'E. (all times are zone -6,5) 1248 hours - Surfaced and commenced a surface sweep along the coast. 1400 hours - In position 08°56'N, 98°13'E sighted three junks of about 60 tons each, northbound and close inshore a few miles south of Koh Gah. 1445 hours - Fired two warning shots which had the desired effect and the crews abandoned their ships very smartly. Fire was opened from 3000 yards as a closer range was not possible due to the shallow water. Two of the junks were sunk by gunfire sat this range. It is therefore unknown what their cargos consisted of. The third junk on being abandoned swung round and sailed towards deeper water. It was therefore possible to board her. The junk was found to carry a cargo of soap and nuts. The junk was sunk with demolition charges. Thrasher now continued southward.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducted exercises with HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.W. Williams, RN) off Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) ended her refit at the Ailsa Shipyard at Troon and proceeds towards Holy Loch for a period of trials and training on the Scottish West coast.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tiptoe: HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Totem: Having completed her her torpedo discharge trials, HMS Totem (A/Lt.Cdr. M.B. St. John, DSc, RN), shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trump: HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tapir: HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Thorlock (T/Lt. J.E. Francois, RCNR) and HMCS Prestonian (T/Lt.Cdr. I. Angus, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Una (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Untiring: HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Urtica: HMS Urtica (Lt. R.M. Seaburne-May, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Votary: HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Barfleur (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN), HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN) and HMS Blackmore (Lt. J.S. Kerans, RN).

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

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-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) 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.

Royal Navy Frigate HMS Tyler: The German U-boat U-1172 was sunk in St George's Channel, in position 52°24'N, 05°42'W, by depth charges from the British frigates HMS Tyler (A/Lt.Cdr. C.H. Ranking, RN), HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, DSC, RNR) and HMS Bligh (Cdr. B.W. Taylor, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vengeful: HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 15th Escort Group.

Italian Navy Submarine IT Enrico Dandolo: Enrico Dandolo arrived at New London, Connecticut, USA

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