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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 (30)

1913: Royal Dutch Navy Torpedo boat G 13 (H 35)

1918: Royal Navy Destroyer Mackay (D 70) - Royal Navy Minesweeper Selkirk (J 18)

1919: US Navy Fleet tug Napa (AT 32) - US Navy Submarine S-40 (145)

1924: French Navy Destroyer Trombe

1927: Soviet Navy Submarine D-1 / Dekabrist - Soviet Navy Submarine D-2 / Narodovolyets - Soviet Navy Submarine D-3 / Krasnovgardeyets

1940: Royal Navy Destroyer Pathfinder (G 10) - Royal Navy ASW Trawler Sarabande (T 125)

1942: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 356 (LCT 356) - US Navy Oiler Patuxent (AO 44) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-722 (SC-722)

1943: Royal Navy Minesweeper Jasper (ii) (J 407) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 238 (LST 238) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-351 (LCI(L)-351) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-352 (LCI(L)-352) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 238 (LST 238) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 295 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 343

1944: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1103 (LCT 1103) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 564 (LST 564) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 741 (LST 741) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 992 (LST 992) - US Navy Destroyer Willard Keith (DD 775)

1945: US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1075 (LST 1075) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1152 (LST 1152) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 659 - US Navy Submarine Remora (487)

Launched (39)

1908: Royal Navy Armed Yacht Valena (FY 028)

1920: Royal Navy Destroyer Thracian (D 86)

1931: Royal Navy MS Trawler Sata

1935: French Navy Torpedo boat La Flore - Royal Navy Torpedo boat La Flore

1939: Royal Navy Battleship Prince of Wales (53)

1942: Royal Indian Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 129 (J 629) - Royal Indian Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 130 (J 630) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Ensay (T 216) - Royal Navy Escort destroyer Melbreak (L 73) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 188 (J 688) - Royal Navy Submarine P 311 (P 311) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Sir Agravaine (T 230) - Royal Navy Escort Carrier Stalker (D 91) - Royal Navy Submarine Trooper (N 91) - US Navy Minesweeper Fierce (AM 97) - US Navy Escort carrier Hamlin (CVE 15) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-573 (PC-573) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-536 (SC-536) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-69 (YMS-69)

1943: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 573 (LCT 573) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 702 (LCT 702) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 287 (J 787) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 488 (LST 488) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-1136 (PC-1136) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-788 (PC-788) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 319 - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-276 (YMS-276) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-349 (YMS-349)

1944: US Navy Destroyer Collett (DD 730) - US Navy Minesweeper Instill (AM 252) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-742 (LCI(L)-742) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-743 (LCI(L)-743) - US Navy Destroyer Lindsey (DM 32) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 688 (LST 688) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 986 (LST 986) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 987 (LST 987)

1945: US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 693

1946: US Navy Light cruiser Manchester (CL 83)

Commissioned (34)

1919: Royal Navy Rescue Tug St. Abbs (W 02)

1920: Royal Navy Battlecruiser Hood (51)

1927: French Navy Light cruiser Lamotte-Piquet - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Dix (WPC 136)

1931: French Navy Destroyer Basque

1937: Royal Navy Light cruiser Newcastle (76)

1940: US Navy Destroyer Morris (DD 417)

1941: Royal Navy Corvette Auricula (K 12) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 206 (ML 206) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 212 (ML 212) - US Navy Destroyer Ludlow (DD 438)

1942: Royal Navy Minesweeper Hythe (J 194) - Royal Navy Corvette Pennywort (K 111) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 59

1943: Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-281 (LCI(L)-281) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 565 (ML 565) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 577 (ML 577) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 327 (LST 327) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 468 (LST 468) - US Navy Oiler Millicoma (AO 73) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-598 (PC-598) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 196 - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-259 (YMS-259)

1945: Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 1029 (FY 1029) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 1084 (FY 1084) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 793 (MTB 793) - US Navy Escort carrier Cape Gloucester (CVE 109) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-104 (LCS(L)-104) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1062 (LST 1062) - US Navy Minesweeper Quail (AM 377) - US Navy Minesweeper Scoter (AM 381) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-435 (YMS-435)

1946: Royal Navy Repair Ship Cape Wrath (F 49) - US Navy Destroyer Ozbourn (DD 846)

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 5 March (3)


1943: US Navy Submarine Grampus (i) (207)

1944: Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 387 (ML 387)

1945: US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-127 (LCS(L)-127)

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General Events on 5 March


1940

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Gloucester: HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) arrived at Colombo.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thistle: HMS Thistle (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Haselfoot, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea to intercept a U-boat in position 57°16'N, 00°53'E but sights nothing. For the daily positions of HMS Thistle during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Cdr. G.C. Phillips, DSO, RN) was docked at Blyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Perseus (i): HMS Perseus (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore together with HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Phoenix: HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Rowe, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Regent: HMS Regent (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Browne, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore together with HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Cdr. P.Q. Roberts, RN) conducted exercises with HMS Warrior II off Portmouth and then proceeded to Yarmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, 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 so no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triton: HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) ended her 6th war patrol at Rosyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Hutchinson, RN) is docked at Rosyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Dainty: HMS Kelt (Skr. W.McK. Smith, RNR), while returning from the 'outer patrol' to Freetown, obtained an A/S contact. HMS Spaniard (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR), which was on the 'inner patrol' came to assist. Depth charge attacks were carried out by the trawlers. HMS Dainty (Cdr. M.S. Thomas, RN) was sailed from Freetown to assist. Aircraft were also ordered to proceed to the scene as was HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. R.C. Harry, RN) from the 'outer patrol'.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Defender: HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) provided escort for HMS Hermes (Capt. F.E.P. Hutton, RN) during flying exercises off Dakar.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Khartoum: Shortly after noon this day, HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN), HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, DSO, RN) and HMS Wakeful (Cdr. R.L. Fisher, RN) were ordered to search for a uboat that had been reported off St. Ives Head. Wakeful was sent ahead as both 'K'-class destroyers could only make 15 knots due to their damaged hulls.

1941

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) arrived at Port Victoria, Seychelles to refuel. Shortly after arriving the Walrus aircraft was put into the water and then took off but crashed almost immediately into a hillside. Three of the crew of the Dorsetshire were killed in the crash.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Northern Gem (Skr.Lt. W.J.V. Mullender, DSC, RNR) and HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included several practice attacks on HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Ettrick Bay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) departed Portsmouth for Dartmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. D. St. Clair-Ford, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thunderbolt: HMS Thunderbolt (Lt. C.B. Crouch, DSO, RN) arrived at Halifax, Canada.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triumph (i): HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. W.J.W. Woods, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchants Marzamemi (958 GRT, built 1891) and Colomba Lofaro (897 GRT, built 1890) near Capo dell'Armi, Calabria, Italy position 37°54'N, 15°46'E. (All times are zone -1) 1407 hours - Sighted a ship approaching from beyond Capo Dell'Armi. Shortly afterwards sighted the masts of a second ship astern of the other. Both ships were of about 2500 tons and were fully laden. Closed the shore to attack. Due to a heavy rain squall both ships were lost out of sight for a considerable while. When the rain cleared the first ship was seen to be 3000 yards away and was now heading for the shore. The second ship was soon seen to join her. Both ships were later seen to drop their anchor off Melito di Porto Salvo. 1512 hours - Fired one torpedo against the first target from 1400 yards. The torpedo hit the target and as a result of the explosion the other ship was out of sight for several minutes. When seen again she had slipped her anchor and was seen to make off. At 1517 hours one torpedo was fired from 1500 yards but missed. The crew were then seen to abandon ship so when she was stopped, at 1534 hours, another torpedo was fired from 1000 yards which hit. She was seen to sink soon after. According to Italian sources four men were killed and four were wounded.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, RN) departed from Malta for her 17th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol in the Gulf of Sirte. She is to end her patrol at Alexandria. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Truant during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. M.K. Cavenagh-Mainwaring, DSO, RN) leaves convoy HG 54 and proceeded to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. L.W.A. Bennington, DSC, RN) proceeded from Ardrishaig to Campbeltown where she participated in A/S exercises during the afternoon.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with FFL Quintin Roosevelt and HMS Mazurka (T/Lt. V.R. Tyrrell, RNR).

Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Repulse: The battlecruiser HMS Repulse (Capt. W.G. Tennant, CB, MVO, RN), aircraft carrier HMS Furious (Capt. A.G. Talbot, DSO, RN), armed merchant cruiser HMS Alcantara (Capt.(Retd.) J.G.P. Ingham, DSO, RN) and the troopships Strathmore (British, 23428 GRT, built 1935) departed Greenock for Gibraltar. They escorted by the destroyers HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. E.R. Mainguy, RCN), HMCS Assiniboine (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) and HMS Churchill (Cdr.(Retd.) G.R. Cousins, RN). On the 6th HMS Alcantara was detached as were all the destroyers. Around 2200/8, the destroyers HMS Fearless (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN), HMS Foresight (Cdr. J.S.C. Salter, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN) and HMS Foxhound (Cdr. G.H. Peters, DSC, RN) joined HMS Repulse, HMS Furious and the Strathmore to escort them to Gibraltar. HMS Repulse and HMS Furious were however ordered to proceed at high speed to Gibraltar which they did escorted by HMS Foxhound. The other destroyers escorted the Strathmore to Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kelly: HMS Kelly (Capt. L.F.A.V.N. Mountbatten, GCVO, DSO, RN), HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) departed Plymouth at 1940 hours. [We have been unable to find out the purpose of their sailing, presumably a patrol in the western Channel.] They returned to Plymouth the next day.

Polish Navy Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar B. Karnicki) was undocked.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Wryneck (i): HMS Wryneck (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H.D. Lane, RN) and HMAS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RN) arrived Alexandria at 0845 hours.

1942

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. A.W.S. Agar, VC, DSO, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XI: HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN) passed Lombok Strait Southbound. Course was then set towards Colombo.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K IX: HrMs K IX (Lt. T. Brunsting, RNN) set course towards Australia. There is not enough fuel on board to make Colombo.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted torpedo firing exercises and a towing exercise off Tobermory together with HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN).

US Navy Submarine USS Sargo: USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. T.D. Jacobs) arrived at Fremantle.

US Navy Submarine USS Spearfish: USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Pryce) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS Tarpon: USS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. L. Wallace, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: While at Malta HMS Una (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) was straddled by two bombs. No damage was caused.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Heythrop (Lt.Cdr R.S. Stafford, RN) and RHS Vasilissa Olga (Lt.Cdr. G. Blessas, RHN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, DSO, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Maddalena G. (5212 GRT) inside Korfu roads, Greece. All times are zone -2) 4 March 1942 0925 hours - In position 330° Cape Dukato 27.2 nautical miles sighted a Northbound convoy made up of 4 large troopships escorted by 3 destroyers and 2 aircraft. Torbay was not able to get into an attack position as she was not in the selected patrol position due to an earlier pursuit of a small convoy. Cdr. Miers was disgusted about this that he decided to make up for, what he thought was an error of his and follow the convoy into Corfu roads. This convoy was made up of the Italian transports Galilea (8040 GRT, built 1918), Francesco Crispi (7600 GRT, built 1926), Viminale (8657 GRT, built 1925) and Piemonte (15209 GRT, built 1918). The were escorted by the destroyer Turbine and the torpedo boats Generale Carlo Montanari and Antonio Mosto and were travelling from Patras to Bari and stopped in Corfu. They were carrying Italian troops being withdrawn from Greece. 1330 hours - In position 116° Novara Point (Anti-Paxos) 3.5 nautical miles set course to the South channel that leads to Corfu roads. 1942 hours - Surfaced in position 234° Sivota Island 1.4 nautical miles and proceeded on the main motors past Sivola Light and then proceeded on one engine (and used the other one for charging the batteries) 2018 hours - In position 316° Sivota Island 3.8 nautical miles sighted a small merchant (or large trawler) close to the starboard quarter overhauling the submarine so dived and altered course to avoid. Apparently Torbay was not sighted. The enemy's speed was 15 knots. 2044 hours - After the enemy HE (hydrophone effect) had faded out in the direction of Corfu, surfaced and resumed passage, still charging with one engine. 2158 hours - Reached position 086° Cape Sidero 5 nautical miles. Stopped, trimmed right down and charged with both engines keeping the stern on the moon. 5 March 1942 0050 hours - Heard and immediately sighted a patrol vessel approaching from Corfu. Broke charge and dived to periscope depth. The moon was now right overhead and it was feared that the submarine had been seen as the small trawler had been clearly visible and could now be seen through the periscope laying stopped less than a mile away. The Battery was now fairly well up and it was decided to remain submerged for the remainder of the operation. Set course to close the harbour. 0116 hours - The patrol vessel got under way to the South and was lost to both sight and sound by 0135 hours. 0204 hours - The lights at the Northern entrance to Corfu harbour were seen to be switched on and a merchant ship could be seen entering the harbour from that direction. In addition to her reciprocating engines the rapid revolutions of a motor launch could be heard. 0217 hours - The motor launch heard earlier approached and lay stopped about a mile to the North. 0235 hours - In position 000° Cape Sidero 0.5 nautical miles altered course to port and steered 120°. The rest of the night was a fairly harassing experience endeavouring to remain in position and at the same time being continually on the lookout to avoid being rammed by the trawlers and motor launches which were on patrol. 0346 hours - a reciprocating engine was heard and the lights at the Northern entrance were on again so it appeared another merchant had entered the harbour. 0640 hours - The approach at high speed of a patrol vessel forced Cdr. Miers to turn away to avoid being rammed just when Torbay was approaching the harbour on the firing course. This delay meant that the attack now had to be made in broad daylight in a glassy calm sea, probably with an air patrol overhead and certainly surrounded by small craft. It was also now that it was seen, to the intense disappointment to all that the convoy was not in the harbour and had probably gone straight through without spending the night in Corfu. Instead a small destroyer or torpedo boat and two supply vessels (estimated at 8000 and 5000 tons respectively). Both ships were seen to be heading South between Vido Island and Cape Sidero. These were probably the transports Aprilia (1245 GRT, built 1907) and Pontinia (725 GRT, built 1881) and torpedo boat Giuseppe Missori which had reached Corfu at 0415/5. Also present were the transports Goggiam (1994 GRT, built 1922) and Leonardo Palomba (1110 GRT, 1899) escorted by the destroyer Sebenico (Former Yugoslav Beograd) which had arrived at Corfu since 2140/4 as well as the motorboats Gorian and Caron. It was hoped that the hour was still too early for aircraft as no watch for them could be kept since the periscope could only be raised for very short moments and the rapid movements of the patrol vessels demanded all attention. Across the Northern entrance to the harbour a line of buoys could be seen which were being hauled across by a large auxiliary schooner. 0731 hours - In position 051° Cape Sidero 1.2 nautical miles two torpedoes were fired at the most northerly merchant ship (5000 tons). One of the torpedoes appeared to run on the surface. 0733 hours - Fired two torpedoes at the second merchant ship (8000 tons). 0734 hours - Fired two torpedoes at the destroyer / torpedo boat which unfortunately ran under. At this moment one torpedo struck the first ship fired at. Torbay went deep and turned at full speed to 145°. This was the direct course for the South channel. Cdr. Miers thought it was now time to get out and not to overstay their 'welcome'. 0735 hours - A second explosion was heard which was undoubtedly the other merchant being hit although this was not actually seen. 0740 hours - Reduced speed to 5 knots. 0800 hours - Came to periscope depth in position 115° Cape Sidero 2.2 nautical miles to observe the pursuers. Small craft could be seen searching the firing position. 0825 hours - Came to periscope depth in position 131° Cape Sidero 4.6 nautical miles and fixed the ships position. A destroyer was now seen astern and an aircraft overhead. 0826 to 1003 hours - About 40 depth charges were dropped but none were close. 0837 hours - In position 133° Cape Sidero 5.8 nautical miles, heard a patrol vessel approaching from the South. Torbay continued at 6 knots to the South. The patrol vessel passed close down the port side on an opposite course. 0930 hours - In position 012° Lefkimo Point 1.4 nautical miles came to periscope depth to check the ships position before entering the narrow entrance. 1020 hours - In position 291° Sivota Island 3.4 nautical miles heard a patrol vessel approach from the South-East on an opposite course. Continued at 6 knots and also this enemy passed close down the port side on an opposite course to the North-West. 1030 hours - In position 279° Sivota Island 2.4 nautical miles came to periscope depth for a fix to clear Bianco Shoal. Observed the two patrol vessels on the port quarter heading for Corfu. 1033 hours - Sighted a large schooner which was trying to pull across the entrance but as there was no wind it was obvious that Torbay would pass him before he could succeed in doing so. 1120 hours - In position 170° Sivota Island 3.2 nautical miles resumed patrol at periscope depth, set course to the southward and reduced speed to 3 knots. 1130 hours - In position 166° Sivota Island 3.9 nautical miles sighted a A/S trawler towing a motor launch towards Corfu. No attack was made as there so few amps remaining that another high speed dash would have placed Torbay in jeopardy with eight hours of daylight still to go before dark. 1250 hours - In position 184° Sivota Island 7.5 nautical miles sighted a schooner of about 40 tons heading for Paxos Island. Altered course to head him off but at the critical moment, just before surfacing, an aircraft saved the fate of this schooner. 1918 hours - Surfaced in position 322° Cape Dukato 31.5 nautical miles and set course to return to Alexandria. Also charged the almost exhausted battery.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorn: HMS Thorn (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) sank the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel AS 91 / Ottavia (259 GRT) with gunfire position 270°, Cape Ortholiti, 1500 yards. (All times are zone -2) 0915 hours - In position 205°, Cape Gheroghambo, 2.5 nautical miles sighted a sailing vessel bearing 070°, range 5 nautical miles. Course of the enemy was 260°, speed was only 3 knots. Lt.Cdr. Norfolk decided to follow and to engage with the gun when the enemy was far enough from Argostoli to be unobserved. 1115 hours - Heard ASDIC impulses bearing 080°. 1130 hours - Sighted a two-funnelled destroyer thought to be of the Confienza-class. in position 38°06'N, 20°22'E. The course of the enemy was 190°, speed 12 knots. 1200 hours - The destroyer was seen to alter course to 120°. She was soon lost out of sight bearing 125°. Meanwhile the sailing vessel was seen to be a brigantine of about 200 tons. She was armed with a 12pdr gun forward. She was now proceeding Northwards. 1454 hours - Surfaced for gun action in position 38°16'N, 20°20'E. Range to the target was 500 yards. 1505 hours - The enemy was now well on fire aft and all her sails were down. Her hull was a shambles and she was well down by the stern. Thorn then dived as it was expected that the destroyer sighted earlier would be rushing in. 1535 hours - The target blew up and sank. Shortly afterwards the destroyer was sighted coming from the South along with an aircraft. Two depth charges were dropped but these were way off.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt. H.S. Mackenzie, RN) ended her 8th war patrol at Alexandria.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) attacks a convoy with four torpedoes North-East of the Doro Channel. All torpedoes fired missed their target. The patrol report and log of Turbulent does not give the exact position. (All times are zone -2) 0101 hours - Sighted three merchant vessels bearing 225°. Course was 210°. Range was 8 nautical miles. One was thought to be of 5000 tons, the other two of 4000 tons. They were escorted by, what were thought to be, two Spica-class torpedo boats. Started attack. 0249 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the two smaller merchant vessels that formed one line. Range was 4000 yards. All torpedoes missed. According to Italian sources this convoy was likely to be Merano (3705 GRT, built 1909), Capo Pino (4785 GRT, built 1923) and Volta (1191 GRT, built 1919) escorted by the Italian torpedo-boats Lupo and Calatafimi [they arrived at Piraeus at 1110/5]. They were coming from the Dardanelles except Volta which had joined them from Mudros.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unique: At 0123 hours, just off Malta, HMS Unique (Lt. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) was machine-gunned by a German Junker 88 and forced to dive but she suffered no damage.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upholder: HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, VC, DSO, RN) ended her 26th war patrol (24th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Marin Sanudo (5958 GRT, built 1926) about 10 nautical miles West-South-West of the island of Lampedusa in position 35°27'N, 12°12'E. P 31 was hunted by her two escorts the Italian torpedo boats Cigno and Procione following this attack and they dropped respectively 22 and 12 depth charges. (All times are zone -2) 1245 hours - In position 35°27'N, 12°12'E sighted an aircraft carrying out an A/S sweep. Went deep. 1305 hours - Heard H.E., bearing 340° and came to periscope depth. 1306 hours - Sighted a motor vessel escorted by two Folgore-class destroyers, one on either bow. Range was 7200 yards. The nearest destroyer had FL on her bow. [Here Lt. Kershaw must have made a mistake, destroyer Fulmine (FL) had been sunk on 9 November 1941.] 1310 hours - Commenced a retiring turn. The target was on a steady course with the destroyers zigging independently. The target was a vessel of about 7000 tons and fully laden. 1320 hours - Decided to attack with a salvo of four torpedoes. It was a large vessel, fully laden with a heavy escort. It must be a very valuable ship for the enemy. 1321 hours - Went to 40 feet as the sea was flat calm and the periscope would otherwise be sighted. Decided to attack using ASDIC. 1323 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 780 yards. All hit. H.E. of the target ceased. P 31 increased to full speed and retired to the North. 1327 hours - Went to slow speed. 1329 hours - 5 Depth charges were dropped, fairly close. 1331 hours - 4 Depth charges exploded, very close. 1333 hours - Settled on the bottom at 240 feet. By 1345 hours a total of 30 depth charges had been dropped and minor damage was received. The destroyers were overhead, stopping and starting their engines. Decided to remain on the bottom. It was some comfort that the chart 'from the latest Italian Government Surveys' gave the greatest depth as 180 feet. 1600 hours - The final depth charges were dropped and the destroyers were heard proceeding to the North. 1700 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight. Went deep again to reload.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Umbra: HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS P 37 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) developed problems with her battery which required repairs.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

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

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kelvin: HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Alliston, DSO, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria with one company of 11th Royal Marines Batallion and special boat equipment on board for landing exercises on Cyprus.

US Navy Submarine USS S-38: USS S-38 (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Munson) transits Lombok Strait.

US Navy Submarine USS S-42: USS S-42 (Lt. O.G. Krik) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS S-43: USS S-43 (Lt. E.R. Hannon) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS S-44: USS S-44 (Lt. J.R. Moore) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS S-45: USS S-45 (Lt. I.C. Eddy) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS S-46: USS S-46 (Lt. R.C. Lynch, Jr.) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS S-47: USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS R-15: USS R-15 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Bermuda.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Graph: HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN) and HMS ML 199.

1943

Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper HMCS Goderich: HMCS Goderich (T/Lt. R.R. Kenney, RCNR) began a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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 together with HMS Shemara (Lt.Cdr. H. Buckle, RN) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rhododendron (Lt. L.A. Sayers, RNR), HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR), HMS Hyderabad (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, DSC, RNR) and HMS Prodigal (T/Lt. J.A.S. Leslie, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Tambor: USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Ambruster) lands the naval party and supply's on Mindanao in the Philippines.

US Navy Submarine USS Scamp: USS Scamp (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ebert) Topped up with fuel at Midway.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt.Cdr. L.W. Napier, RN) arrived at Haifa.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) served as target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS Shakespeare (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) shifted from Chatham dockyard to Sheerness.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to the torpedo firing range at Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) starts the day with A/S exercises with HMS Gleaner (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, DSC, RN), HMS Halcyon (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, RN) and several aircraft. After dinner she makes a full speed trail run on the measured mile.

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 Ullswater (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) spent the day cruising the area to find the two officers but without success. Both men had drowned.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) arrived at Londonderry.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Ilfracombe (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Clark, DSC, RN), Morden (T/Lt. J.J. Hodgkinson, RCNR), HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, RNR), HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR), HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggott, OBE, RD, RNR) and HMS Aberdeen (Lt.Cdr. H. Day, RN).

Royal Navy Corvette HMS Coreopsis: HMS Coreopsis (T/Lt. B.C. Hamilton, RNR) picks up 12 survivors from the British merchant Fidra, 47 survivors from the British merchant Ger-y-Bryn and 44 survivors from the British merchant Trefusis that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-130 northwest of Lisbon, Portugal in position 43°50'N, 14°46'W.

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-10: USS R-10 (Lt.Cdr. E.D`H. Haskins, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, 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. E.T. Shepard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Royal Navy ASW Trawler HMS Loch Oskaig: HMS Loch Oskaig (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British steam merchant Empire Tower that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-130 northwest of Lisbon in position 43°50'N, 14°46'W.

Royal Navy ASW Trawler HMS Northern Pride: HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR) picks up 42 survivors from the American merchant Executive that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-255 in the Norwegian Sea in position 72°44'N, 11°27'E.

Royal Navy ASW Trawler HMS St. Elstan: HMS St. Elstan (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR) picks up 11 survivors from the American merchant Executive that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-255 in the Norwegian Sea in position 72°44'N, 11°27'E.

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.

1944

US Navy Submarine USS Tambor: USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Tautog: USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr W.B. Sieglaff) arrived her patrol area (10th war patrol) in the north Pacific off the Kuril Islands.

US Navy Submarine USS Gudgeon: USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. William S. Post, Jr) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Hoe: USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS Pargo: With her overhaul completed USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. I.C. Eddy) departed from the Mare Island Navy Yard bound for Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Tullibee: USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Palaus.

US Navy Submarine USS Balao: USS Balao (Cdr. C.C. Cole, USN) departed her patrol area for Langemak Bak.

US Navy Submarine USS Cabrilla: During 5/6 March 1944, USS Cabrilla (Cdr. W.C. Thompson, Jr., USN), conducted exercises off Fremantle, these exercises included night exercises.

Royal Navy Escort Carrier HMS Chaser: German U-boat U-366 was sunk in the Arctic Ocean north-west of Hammerfest, in position 72°10'N, 14°44'E, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 816) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, OBE, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sirdar: HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stratagem: HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) was docked at Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Surf: HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) sank a small Japanese tug and a barge with gunfire off the East coast of Sumatra. (All times are zone -6.5) 0829 hours - Near position 03°32'N, 99°50'E sighted masts of two ships bearing 162°. Closed. These ships turned out to be a fuel lighter and a tug of about 250 tons. The tug went alongside an armed motor sampan. 0935 hours - The lighter began to circle surf, probably she had sighted the periscope. 0940 hours - Surfaced for gun action. 35 Rounds were fired for at least 25 hits. The lighter was now on fire fore and aft. 0947 hours - By now the tug and two armed sampans had scattered. Chased the tug and engaged one of the sampans while passing it firing 10 rounds for unfortunately no hits. 1012 hours - Engaged the tug. Fired 54 rounds before it sank at 1027 hours.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 11th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Andaman Sea. She is also to perform a special operation and a mine laying operation in the Malacca Straits. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Taurus during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt.Cdr. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and 2 bars, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trenchant: HMS Trenchant (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultimatum: At 0353 hours, HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) fired ten rounds in Kandeluisa harbour for target practise.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean) at La Maddalena.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: During 5/6 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unswerving: HMS Unswerving (T/Lt. M.D. Tattersall, RNVR) conducted exercises off Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Viking: HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for special A/S trials and exercises with aircraft to the south of Ireland. For the daily positions of HMS Viking during these exercises see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vivid: HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR).

1945

US Navy Destroyer USS Aaron Ward (iii): USS Aaron Ward departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

US Navy Destroyer USS Charles S. Sperry: USS Charles S. Sperry returns once more to Ulithi.

US Navy Submarine USS Bashaw: At 1000 hrs USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Simpson) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese oiler Ryoei Maru (10016 GRT) off Tourane, Vietnam. The oiler remains afloat and Bashaw has to dodge the escort for the next 9 hours, at the end of which time she finally reaches firing position and finishes off the damaged ship in position 16°47'N, 108°41'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Tunny: USS Tunny (Cdr. G.E. Pierce) departed from Saipan for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Ryukyu Islands.

US Navy Submarine USS Tilefish: USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Schlech, Jr.) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese minesweeper W 15 (500 tons, offsite link) off Akuke Jima, Japan in position 29°36'N, 129°45'E. W 15 is run aground but is later declared a total loss.

US Navy Submarine USS Bergall: USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) departed from Subic Bay for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off the French Indo-China coast. For daily positions for USS Bergall during this patrol see the map below.

US Navy Submarine USS Bugara: USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) arrived at Saipan. She was escorted in by USS YMS-151 (Lt.(jg). H.A. Thompson, USNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Bullhead: USS Bullhead (Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS YMS-300 (Lt. R.A. Woods, USNR) and USS Seahorse (Cdr. H.H. Greer, Jr., USN).

US Navy Submarine USS Guavina: USS Guavina (Cdr. R.H. Lockwood) ended her 5th war patrol at Subic Bay.

US Navy Submarine USS Razorback: USS Razorback (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Brown) sank two small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 31°51'N, 127°27'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Sea Robin: While operating in the Java Sea USS Sea Robin (Cdr. P.C. Stimson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Manyo Maru (2904 GRT) in position 05°50'S, 113°46'E, the Japanese auxiliary net layer Nagara Maru (855 GRT) in position 05°23'S, 114°00'E and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shoyu Maru (855 GRT) in position 05°23'S, 114°60'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turpin: HMS Turpin (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Loch Alsh.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) departed Leith for Blyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with the 17th Escort Group.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sirdar: HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) sets course for Exmouth Gulf as she was not able to make it to Fremantle with the amount of fuel onboard.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Strongbow: HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) was docked in AFD 26 at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spark: HMS Spark (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) was put back in the water.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Scotsman: HMS Scotsman (Lt. A.H.B. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducted night attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) and HMS Spearhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Youngman, RNR) served as targets. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Scotsman returned to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturdy (ii): HMS Sturdy (T/Lt. F.A. Wicker, RNVR) sank two small Japanese landing craft with gunfire south of Sumbawa Island, Netherlands East Indies. (All times are zone -8 0720 hours - Sighted two landing craft to seaward. 0757 hours - Surfaced for gun action in position 08°55'S, 118°58'E. 0807 hours - Both landing craft were now awash after expanding 24 rounds of 3" and 4 pans of Oerlikon. Dived upon completion of the action. Did not take prisoners so early in the patrol.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Barlow, RN) sank a sailing vessel with demolition charges of the east coast of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies. (All times are zone -6.5) 0215 hours - In position 03°58'N, 99°06'E sighted a vessel bearing 210°, range 5 nautical miles. It was soon identified as a tongkang. Stopped her and embarked the crew, took a sample of the cargo and sank her with demolition charges. 0330 hours - Proceeded.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sea Scout: HMS Sea Scout (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire in the Malacca Strait. (All times are zone -6.5) 1200 hours - Sighted one junk and three sampans. Closed. 1305 hours - Surfaced 05°52'N, 100°11'E in position and boarded a 40 tons junk. She was heavily laden with rice. The crew of 8 were put into their sampan and the junk was demolished with gunfire.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Barrow-in-Furness for the fitting of a Snorkel.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tactician: HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. L.N.A. Jewell, DSC, MBE, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included a practice attack on HMS Bridgewater.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Telemachus: HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) made the northbound passage of Lombok Strait.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) ended her 5th war patrol at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Totem: HMS Totem (A/Lt.Cdr. M.B. St. John, DSC, RN) arrived at Loch Alsh.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taciturn: HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tapir: HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Loch Alsh.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Dunver (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Davenport, RCNR), HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR), HMCS Kenora (T/Lt. R.M. Meredith, RCNR) and HMCS Prescott (T/Lt. G.J. Mathewson, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR), HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN) and HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

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 Unruly: HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultor: HMS Ultor (Lt. J.P. Harvey, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unsparing: HMS Unsparing (Lt. J.M.C. Fenton, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Untamed: HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upshot: HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) shifted from Beaumaris Bay to Holyhead.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vagabond: HMS Vagabond (Lt. I.M. Stoop, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vampire: HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Odzani (A/Lt.Cdr. J.N. Burgess, RANVR), HMS Redmill (Lt. J.R.A. Denne, RN) and aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vivid: HMS Vivid (Lt. R.M. Seaburne-May, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Varsova with HMIS Ramdas (T/Lt. H.D. Baker, RINR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vulpine: HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/Lt. K.J. Gordon, RNVR).

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt.Cdr. L.G. Bernard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR ShCh-303: ShCh-303 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant west-south-west of Libau in position 56°18'N, 19°56'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

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