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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 (39)

1916: US Navy Submarine O-3 (64)

1919: US Navy Submarine S-11 (116)

1926: United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel General Greene (WPC 140) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Jackson (WPC 142) - United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel Legare (WPC 144)

1936: US Navy Destroyer Sterett (DD 407)

1939: Royal Navy Submarine Undaunted (i) (N 55)

1940: Free French Navy Submarine Narval (ii) (P 714) - Royal Navy Submarine P 714 (P 714) - US Navy Light cruiser Montpelier (CL 57) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 21

1941: Royal Navy Minesweeper Hound (J 307) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 71

1942: Royal Canadian Navy Frigate New Glasgow (K 320) - Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Pioneer (D 76) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 392 (LCT 392) - US Navy Patrol craft PCE-871 (PCE-871) - US Navy Patrol craft PCE-895 (PCE-895) - US Navy Patrol craft PCE-896 (PCE-896) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 267 - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-365 (YMS-365)

1943: Royal Canadian Navy Frigate Victoriaville (K 684) - US Navy Submarine Capitaine (336) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-530 (LCI(L)-530) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 605 (LCT 605) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 940 (LCT 940) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 941 (LCT 941) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 607 (LST 607) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 526 - US Navy Destroyer Escort Ulvert M. Moore (DE 442) - US Navy Destroyer Escort William Seiverling (DE 441)

1944: US Navy Destroyer Charles P. Cecil (DD 835) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-71 (LCS(L)-71) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 367 (LSM 367) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 368 (LSM 368) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 369 (LSM 369) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 370 (LSM 370) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 429 (LSM 429) - US Navy Fleet tug Nipmuc (ATF 157)

Launched (38)

1902: Royal Navy MS Trawler Eldorado (FY 571)

1917: Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Argus (D 49) - Royal Navy Destroyer Watchman (D 26)

1918: Royal Navy Minesweeper Selkirk (J 18)

1929: Royal Navy MS Trawler Sicyon (FY 669)

1933: Soviet Navy Submarine M-12

1937: Royal Navy Boom defence vessel Barrage (Z 54) - Royal Navy Submarine Cachalot (N 83)

1940: Royal Navy MS Trawler Balta (T 50) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Copinsay (T 147) - Royal Navy Tug Crocodile (W 88) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 266 (MTB 266) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 17

1941: Royal Navy Escort destroyer Blackmore (L 43) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 169 (LCT 169) - Royal Navy Destroyer Musketeer (G 86) - US Navy Minesweeper Fortitute (AMc-81)

1942: US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-344 (LCI(L)-344) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-345 (LCI(L)-345) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 390 (LCT 390) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 86 (LCT 86) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 481 (LST 481)

1943: Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-391 (LCI(L)-391) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-391 (LCI(L)-391) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-1147 (PC-1147)

1944: Royal Navy Rescue Tug Encore (W 179) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 3506 (LST 3506) - US Navy Seaplane tender Gardiners Bay (AVP 39) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-67 (LCS(L)-67) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1384 (LCT 1384) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1402 (LCT 1402) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1426 (LCT 1426) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 355 (LSM 355) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 356 (LSM 356) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 357 (LSM 357) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 358 (LSM 358) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 876 (LST 876) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 899 (LST 899)

Commissioned (27)

1934: United States Coast Guard Cutter Comanche (WPG 76)

1935: US Navy Submarine Pike (173)

1936: Italian Navy Submarine Axum

1939: Royal Indian Navy Auxiliary patrol vessel Victoria Marie

1940: Royal Navy MS Trawler Ophelia (T 05)

1941: Royal Navy Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB 38 (MA/SB 38) - Royal Navy Destroyer Marne (G 35) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 301 (ML 301) - Royal Navy Submarine Turbulent (N 98)

1942: Royal Indian Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 281 (MTB 281) - Royal Navy MS Trawler Bruray (T 236) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-103 (LCI(L)-103) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 390 (LCT 390) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 86 (LCT 86) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 162

1943: Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 376 (MTB 376) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 377 (MTB 377) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 454 (MTB 454) - US Navy Net tender Ailanthus (AN 38) - US Navy Submarine tender Euryale (AS 22) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 307 - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-333 (YMS-333)

1944: Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 337 (LST 337) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 115 (LSM 115) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 334 (LSM 334) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 960 (LST 960) - US Navy Patrol craft PGM-20 (PGM-20)

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 2 December (3)


1940: Royal Navy Armed Merchant Cruiser Forfar (F 30)

1942: Royal Navy Destroyer Quentin (G 78)

1943: US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 242 (LCT 242)

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General Events on 2 December


1939

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Sussex: The German passenger ship Watussi (9552 GRT) is intercepted in the South Atlantic about 50 nautical miles south of Cape Agulhas, South-Africa by the British battlecruiser HMS Renown (Capt. C.E.B. Simeon, RN) and the British heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (Capt A.R. Hammick, RN). However, before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew. Following the Graf Spee scuttling in December 1939 HMS Sussex returned to the UK, took part in the Norwegian Campaign then went to Glasgow for a refit.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 20: HrMs O 20 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Bussemaker, RNN) departed Honolulu, Hawai for the Dutch East Indies.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unity: HMS Unity (Lt. J.F.B. Brown, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Blyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. This included a practice attack on HMS Penelope (Capt. G.D. Yates, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Severn: HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. B.W. Taylor, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Clyde: HMS Clyde (Cdr. W.E. Banks, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Freetown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Grampus: HMS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Rowe, RN) departed Singapore for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Sumatra. For the daily positions of HMS Grampus during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Narwhal: HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. E.R.J. Oddie, RN) departed Halifax together with HMS Seal (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Lonsdale, RN). They were to proceed to the U.K. escorting convoy HXF 11 en-route. This was Narwhal's 2nd war patrol. For the daily positions of HMS Narwhal during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seal: HMS Seal (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Lonsdale, RN) departed Halifax together with HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. E.R.J. Oddie, RN). They were to proceed to the U.K. escorting convoy HXF 11 en-route. This was Seal's 5th war patrol. For the daily positions of HMS Seal during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Salmon: HMS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.O. Bickford, RN) departed Harwich for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Salmon during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. G.P.S. Davies, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Rosyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triad: At 1315 hours, the submarine is visited by Rear-Admiral Diesen, C. in C. of the Royal Norwegian Navy who assures Lt. Cdr. Jonas that he has personally flown over the fjord to make sure that no German warships lurks in the vicinity. At 1422 hours HMS Triad (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, RN) is put back in the water. She departed from for Rosyth immediately.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Delight: HMS Ramillies (Capt. H.T. Baillie-Grohman, OBE, DSO, RN) and HMS Delight (Cdr. M. Fogg-Elliot, RN) arrived at Aden having patrolled the Socotra area for over two weeks.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Kashmir: HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN) and HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, RN) arrived in at the Clyde.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Khartoum: HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) shifted from Belfast to the Clyde.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Khartoum: Early in the evening, HMS Hood (Capt. I.G. Glennie, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral W.J. Whitworth, CB, DSO, RN), departed the Clyde to patrol north of the Faroer Islands to provide cover for ships of the Northern Patrol and convoy operations to and from Norway. She is escorted by HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) and HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, RN). HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, RN). later joined at sea, probably on the 4th or the 5th. In the afternoon of the 5th HMS Kashmir and HMS Khartoum parted company to refuel at Scapa Flow. They arrived there on the 6th and departed again the same day. They rejoined HMS Hood in the morning of the 7th after which HMS Kandahar and HMS Kingston parted company to refuel at Sullom Voe. They rejoined in the afternoon of the 8th.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. P.J. Cowell, RN) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Dover, RN).

1940

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) departed Durban for Simonstown.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Manchester: HMS Manchester (Capt. H.A. Packer, RN) made a short call at Suda Bay before proceeding for Gibraltar via Malta later the same day.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Columbine (Lt. L.A. Sayers, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Freesia (Lt.Cdr. T.G. Hill, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. For the daily positions of HMS Proteus during this passage see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rover: HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Cachalot: HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Luce, DSO, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) arrived at Rothesay.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Viscount: HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) picks up survivors from the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Forfar that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland in position 54°35'N, 18°18'W. HMS Viscount also picks up 36 survivors from the British merchant Goodleigh that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-52 367 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°02'N, 18°45'W. HMS Viscount also picks up 16 survivors from the British merchant Kavak that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-100 about 340 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°00'N, 19°30'W. HMS Viscount also picks up 27 survivors from the British merchant Tasso that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-52 sink about 360 miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°03'N, 18°04'W.

Royal Canadian Navy Destroyer HMCS St. Laurent: HMCS St. Laurent (Lt H.S. Rayner, RCN) picks up survivors from the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Forfar that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland in position 54°35'N, 18°18'W.

Royal Navy ASW Trawler HMS Erin: HMS Erin (A/Cdr J.O. Davies, RNR) picks up 19 survivors from the British merchant Jeanne M. that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-37 about 230 nautical miles north of Cape Roca, Portugal in position 39°19'N, 13°54'W.

1941

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Surabaya to patrol in the Gaspar and Karimata Straits together with the submarines HrMs K IX (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN), HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN), HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. H.C.J. Coumou, RNN(R)) and HrMs K XIII (Lt.Cdr. M.A.J. Derksema, RNN) (this was the 2nd Dutch submarine division). For the daily positions during the period of 2 December 1941 to 9 December 1941, see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XV: HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) departed Tarakan to patrol off that port. When the war with Japan started this became her 1st war patrol. For the daily positions of HrMs K XV during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XI: HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN) departed Surabaya together with HrMs K IX (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN), HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. H.C.J. Coumou, RNN(R)) and HrMs K XIII (Lt.Cdr. M.A.J. Derksema, RNN) (this is the 2nd Dutch submarine division) with the orders to patrol in Strait Karimata and Strait Gaspar.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XII: HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. H.C.J. Coumou, RNN(R)) departed Surabaya together with HrMs K IX (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN), HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN) and HrMs K XIII (Lt.Cdr. M.A.J. Derksema, RNN) (this is the 2nd Dutch submarine division) with the orders to patrol in Strait Karimata and Strait Gaspar.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XIII: HrMs K XIII (Lt.Cdr. M.A.J. Derksema, RNN) departed Surabaya together with HrMs K IX (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN), HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN) and HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. H.C.J. Coumou, RNN(R)) (this is the 2nd Dutch submarine division) with the orders to patrol in Strait Karimata and Strait Gaspar.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K IX: HrMs K IX (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) departed Surabaya together with HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN), HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. H.C.J. Coumou, RNN(R)) and HrMs K XIII (Lt.Cdr. M.A.J. Derksema, RNN) (this is the 2nd Dutch submarine division) with the orders to patrol in Strait Karimata and Strait Gaspar.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at Dundee.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Oracle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.A. Martyn, RNR) and HMNZS Kiwi (Lt.Cdr. G. Bridson, RNZNVR).

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Severn: HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) departed Freetown for Gibraltar. For the daily positions of HMS Severn during this passage see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Clyde: HMS Clyde (Cdr. D.C. Ingram, DSC, RN) ended her 22nd war patrol at Gibraltar. Later the same day she departed Gibraltar for her 23rd war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to take over the patrol off Oran from the Dutch submarine HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN). For the daily positions of HMS Clyde during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) ended her 10th war patrol at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) conducted full speed trials in the Clyde area.

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

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Newmarket (Lt.Cdr. C.W. North, RN) and HMS Camellia (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Willmott, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She took passage astern of a convoy escorted by HMS ML 120. On the 3rd escort was taken over by HMS ML 116.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: At 1845 hours (zone -1), HMS P 511 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN), reported her position. She was ordered to make rendez-vous with HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) at 0900/3 off Skerrymore. They were to proceed to Londonderry if fuel did not permit passage to the Clyde.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Prince of Wales: HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN), HMS Repulse (Capt. Sir W.G. Tennant, CB, MVO, RN) and their escorting destroyers, HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN) and HMS Express, HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.P. Thew, RN) arrive at Singapore. At Singapore HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Encounter and HMS Jupiter were taken in hand for some much needed repairs.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR ShCh-209: At 1341 hours ShCh-209 fires a torpedo against a sailing vessel of Burgas, Hongaria. The torpedo ran underneath the target.

Polish Navy Destroyer ORP Blyskawica: After a long repair and rearming period, ORP Blyskawica (Komandor Podporucznik Wojciech Francki) came to Scapa Flow for training.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Decoy: HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. John M. Alliston, RN) is damaged in a collision with the Polish steam merchant Warszawa in the harbour of Alexandria.

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

1942

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Williamstown, Melbourne for Burnie, Tasmania.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XIV: HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Bermuda.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) conducted torpedo firing exercises off Colombo.

US Navy Submarine USS Spearfish: USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dempsey) leaves Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain / New Ireland area before continuing to Pearl Harbor.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: Between 2300 and 2330 hours (zone -) HMS Ursula (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) damaged a train with gunfire near San Lorenzo, Italy. [Italian sources show that one wagon was hit and electric cable was down on a length of 500 metres.]

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) ended her 30th war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS P 216 (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS P 219 (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, RN) attacked an Italian convoy with three torpedoes. No hits were obtained. The convoy was made up of the Italian merchants Aventino (3794 GRT, built 1907), Puccini (2422 GRT, built 1928), the Italian ferry Aspromonte (976 GRT, built 1922) and the German transport KT 1 (850 GRT, built 1942). Escort was provided by the Italian destroyers Nicoloso da Recco, Camicia Nera, Folgore and the Italian torpedo boats Procione and Clio. The convoy was en-route from Palermo from Brindisi. (All times are zone -1) 1 December 1942 2155 hours - Made contact with the reported convoy. 2339 hours - Flared were dropped continuously by Allied aircraft but now a flare was dropped behind P 219. Shortly afterwards one of the escorts of the convoy came towards at speed. Looks like we were sighted. 2343 hours - Dived. One destroyer passed down each side but then left to re-join the convoy. 2 December 1942 0000 hours - Surfaced. 0007 hours - Fired three torpedoes at the leading transport from 5000 yards. It had been intended to fire a full salvo of six torpedoes but the first two torpedoes did not appear to run straight so no further torpedoes were fired after the 3rd. A heavy explosion was heard after 1 minute and 35 seconds. On the first explosion an escort was seen to turn towards so dived. Two destroyer started hunting P 219. These were shortly afterwards relieved by two smaller escorts. One remained stopped while the other attacked. Six depth charges were dropped close but they caused no damage. When P 219 returned to periscope depth a ship was seen to be heavily on fire and was breaking up in position 37°42'N, 11°03'E. Lt. Jewell was, at that time, not aware of the fact that British surface forces (Force Q, light cruisers HMS Aurora (Capt. Sir W.G. Agnew, CB, RN), HMS Sirius (Capt. P.B.W. Brooking, RN), HMS Argonaut (Capt. E.W.L. Longley-Cook, RN) and the destroyers HMAS Quiberon (Cdr. H.W.S. Browning, OBE, RN) and HMS Quentin (Lt.Cdr. A.H.P. Noble, RN) had attacked the convoy. No hits were obtained by P 219 during this attack. [The Italian ships heard two underwater explosions and a few minutes later Aspromonte signalled she had been hit by a bomb then corrected that she had been involved in a collision with Puccini but could resume course. Shortly after the convoy was decimated by Force Q.]

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sea Nymph: HMS P 223 (Lt. G.D.N. Milner, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) during which HMS Amazon (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) Lord Teynham, RN) served as target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trooper: HMS Trooper (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Turbulent: HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 9th war patrol at Beirut.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Umbra: HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN) sank the Italian merchant Sacro Cuore (1097 GRT, built 1899) with gunfire about 15 nautical miles east of Mahdia, Tunisia in position 35°27'N, 11°22'E. [She was on passage from Tripoli to Trapani.] (All times are zone -1) 1621 hours - Sighted funnel and masts with smoke bearing 250°. Increased speed to close. 1727 hours - Surfaced in position 35°23'N, 11°32'E to close the small merchant vessel. Enemy course was estimated as 330°, speed 7 knots. 1826 hours - Closed the enemy's starboard quarter and turned to a parallel course while overtaking. Position was now 35°27'N, 11°22'E. 1830 hours - Opened fire from 300 yards with the 12 pdr. gun. The target was soon stopped and on fire aft. When a boat was seen abandoning ship fire was checked. 11 Rounds had now been fired. 1838 hours - Started picking up survivors. They turned out to be Italians and German Luftwaffe men. The Luftwaffe men were retained on board as well as one other German. 10 Germans in all were taken prisoner. 1919 hours - Fired 10 rounds into the waterline of the ship to finish her off. She was left on fire and settling in the water. 1923 hours - Proceeded to get clear of the area. Set course to Malta to land the German survivors shortly afterwards. Another 21 survivors reached Sousse in a lifeboat.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) attacked an Italian torpedo boat with one torpedo north of the Gulf of Tunis. The torpedo missed. This was most probably the damaged Italian torpedo boat Procione on her way to Tunis after the Aventino convoy had been decimated by Force Q. (All times are zone -1) 0312 hours - Sighted ship astern. It was first thought to be a torpedo boat, a destroyer and then a submarine. Finally, visually confirmed as torpedo boat. 0325 hours - In position 37°12'N, 10°48'E fired one torpedo. Dived and altered course to get clear.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS P 49 (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, 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 Unsparing: HMS P 55 (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR) conducted speed trials in Loch Long a d gunnery exercises in the Clyde area.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Beagle (Cdr. R.C. Medley, DSO, RN), HMS Asphodel (Lt. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR), HMCS Louisburg (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Campbell, RCNVR), HMCS Calgary (T/Lt. H.K. Hill, RCNVR), HMS Burnham (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN) and HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Haarlem (Lt. H. Riding, RNR) and HMS Mullet (A/Skr.Lt. J. Murray, RNR).

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

Royal Navy Escort destroyer HMS Catterick: HMS Catterick (Lt. A. Tyson, RN) picks up 310 survivors from the British passenger ship Llandaff Castle that was torpedoed and sunk on 28 November 1942 southeast of Lourenco Marques in position 27°20'S, 33°40'E by German U-boat U-177.

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

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-12: USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) is put on the slipway at 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.Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-16: USS R-16 departed St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for Trinidad.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Spaniel.

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.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 615: HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

1943

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) departed Melbourne for Fremantle.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: After a repair period of about a month, HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)), conducted trials in the Clyde area.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch: HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) A.L. Sanders, RN).

US Navy Submarine USS Grayback: USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Moore) departed Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Narwhal: USS Narwhal (Cdr. F.D. Latta) landed her stores and the 11 Army operatives. She took onboard seven evacuees. Narwhal then sailed for Majacalar Bay, arriving off Negros Island on 3 December where she took 9 more people onboard.

US Navy Submarine USS Bowfin: USS Bowfin (Lt.Cdr. W.T. Griffith, USN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire in Makassar Strait in position 03°25'S, 118°20'E. (All times are zone H, -8) 0906 hours - Sighted a two-masted yacht. Closed. 0937 hours - Sank the yacht with four rounds of 4" in position 03°25'S, 118°20'E. Cargo must have been oil in drums as several were sighted floating on the water and oil was spread all over the area. Total ammunition used in this action was twenty-seven rounds of 4".

US Navy Submarine USS Crevalle: In the early morning hours, USS Crevalle (Cdr. H.G. Munson, USN), made the southbound passage of Lombok Strait on the surface.

US Navy Submarine USS Burrfish: USS Burrfish conducted exercises off Key West.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Gateshead to Blyth. At Blyth she started conducting trials.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.B.de B. Kershaw, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. She also served as target for HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. She made the passage in convoy GUS-23. Spare commanding officer Lt. Clarabut had to take over command as Lt. Cdr. Napier was ill with jaundice, the latter travelled only as a passenger. No log of HMS Rorqual for December 1943 is available so no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) shifted from Tobermory to Oban where she was to fuel.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) arrived at Dundee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Spiteful: HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) conducted exercises off Larne.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stonehenge: HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Beirut.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stratagem: HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Westcott (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H. Lambton, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, DSC, RN) is docked at Colombo.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Telemachus: HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Termagent (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Scatchard, DSC, RN), HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR) and HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN).

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 Unruly: HMS Unruly (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) sank a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire south of Levitha island, Greece. (All times are zone -2) 0617 hours - Sighted a 2-masted caique of about 50 tons 5000 yards to the north-east. As dawn was breaking, dived and closed. 0645 hours - Surfaced for gun action on the enemy's port quarter and opened fire at a range of 4000 yards. 30 rounds were fired for only 4 hits due to the heavy weather. The crew of two abondoned ship in a small rowing boat. The range was then closed and 28 more rounds were expanded. 0710 hours - The target sank in position 36°53'N, 26°29'E heaving received a further 8 hits.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unswerving: HMS Unswerving (T/Lt. M.D. Tattersall, RNVR) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Norwegian Navy Submarine HNoMS Ula: HNoMS Ula (Lt. S. Valvatne) arrived at Dundee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vampire: HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. En-route she exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fishguard (Lt. C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR) and aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: With her refit completed, HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN), departed Sheerness for Portsmouth. She was escorted by the Free French Chasseur 10 and Chasseur 14.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS S-45: USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived at Dutch Harbour, Alaska.

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

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-10: USS R-10 (Lt. G.F. Sharp, USN) conducted exercises 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.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-111: M-111 fires two torpedoes against a convoy of barges off Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea in position 45°23'N, 32°28'E. Both torpedoes missed their targets.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR ShCh-209: At 1634hours ShCh-209 fires 4 torpedoes against a German convoy west of Yevpatoriya, Crimea in position 45°13'N, 32°49'E. The German barge F 566 sank as a result of this attack.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby.

1944

US Navy Destroyer USS Allen M. Sumner: USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. N.J. Sampson) departed from San Pedro Bay bound for Ormoc Bay together with her sister ships USS Moale and USS Cooper. Around 2300 hours Allen M. Sumner is lightly damaged when she is near missed by a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft.

US Navy Destroyer USS Cooper: USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. Norman John Sampson), USS Moale (Cdr. Walter Manly Foster) and USS Cooper (Cdr Mell Andrew Peterson) depart from San Pedro Bay for a raid in Ormoc Bay.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch: HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) Topped off with fuel at Exmouth Gulf.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS Dolfijn: HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted exercises with A/S aircraft off Dundee.

US Navy Submarine USS Tuna: USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Steffanides, Jr) ended her 12th war patrol at Saipan.

US Navy Submarine USS Dace: USS Dace (Lt.Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Gunnel: USS Gunnel (Lt.Cdr. G.E. O'Neil, Jr.) lands supplies and evacuates Allied aviators from Palawan, Philippines.

US Navy Submarine USS Pogy: USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Molteni, Jr.) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

US Navy Submarine USS Devilfish: USS Devilfish (Cdr. E.C. Stephan, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor from the Panama Canal Zone.

US Navy Submarine USS Burrfish: USS Burrfish (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Perkins, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Bergall: USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea. For daily and attack positions (though incomplete) for USS Bergall during this patrol see the map below.

US Navy Submarine USS Caiman: USS Caiman (Cdr. F.C. Lucas, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Saipan together with USS Cassin (Cdr. V.J. Meola, USN), USS Ellet (Cdr. E.C. Rider, USN) and USS Grayson (Cdr. W.V. Pratt, III, USN).

US Navy Submarine USS Boarfish: USS Boarfish (Cdr. R.L. Gross, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor. After voyage repairs a training period was undergone for which we lack most of the details (for the moment).

US Navy Submarine USS Chub: USS Chub (Cdr. C.D. Rhymes, Jr., USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

US Navy Submarine USS Bugara: With her torpedo trials completed USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

US Navy Submarine USS Picuda: USS Picuda (Cdr. E.T. Shepard) ended her fourth war patrol at Guam.

US Navy Submarine USS Parche: USS Parche (Cdr. L.P. Ramage) ended her 3rd war patrol at Midway.

US Navy Submarine USS Sea Devil: USS Sea Devil (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Styles) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Akigawa Maru (6859 GRT) and the Japanese passenger/cargo ship Hawaii Maru (9467 GRT) about 80 nautical miles south-south-west of Kyushu, Japan in position 30°24'N, 128°17'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Atule: USS Atule (Cdr. J.H. Maurer, USN) arrived at Saipan. She was escorted in by USS PC-1126.

US Navy Submarine USS Threadfin: USS Threadfin (Cdr. J.J. Foote, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (A/Lt.Cdr. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 22th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to lay a minefield off Penang and to make a short patrol off the Nicobar Islands afterwards. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Porpoise during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sibyl: HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Ramsey (Lt. R.A.S. Sproul-Bolton, RN) and HMS Wells (A/Lt.Cdr. C.A.H. Owen, DSC, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sea Nymph: HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. M.I. Usher, RN) shifted from the Clyde area to Larne.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stoic: HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriott, DSO, RN) departed Fremantle for her 7th war patrol (6th in the Far East, 2nd in the South-West Pacific area). She was ordered to patrol in the Sunda Strait and upon completion of the patrol proceed to Trincomalee. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Stoic during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Scythian: HMS Scythian (T/Lt C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) and HMS Sleuth (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) both conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturdy (ii): HMS Sturdy (Lt. W.St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) sinks the Japanese Communication Vessel No.142 (200 GRT) with gunfire and a demolition charge in Makassar Strait in position 04°05'S, 119°27'E. (All times are zone -8) 1605 hours - Sighted a small naval auxiliary flying the Japanese naval ensign. She was of about 300 tons. 1625 hours - Surfaced on the vessels Starboard quarter and opened fire with the 3" gun and Oerlikon. 1635 hours - Having no more 3" ammo and with the Oerlikon jammed. The vessel by now had been abandoned by her crew. 1648 hours - Proceeded alongside and placed demolition charges. One prisoner was picked up. 1659 hours - The demolition charge exploded and 5 minutes later the vessel sank in position 04°05'S, 119°27'E. 1710 hours - Dived. Upon gaining trim it was reported that one of the lookouts was not in the boat. 1720 hours - Surfaced and returned to the diving position. Dispite the flat calm sea he could not be located. 1727 hours - An aircraft was seen approaching Sturdy. Crash dived. The aircraft dropped two bombs but these were not close.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. C.P. Norman, DSO, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truculent: After repairs to the ASDIC set of HMS Northern Spray (T/Lt. G.J.Y. Thorpe, RNVR), HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow again to begin her trip to the U.S.A.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Lt. P.H. May, RN) has to abandon her Northbound passage of Lombok Strait. (All times are zone -8) 2 December 1944 2000 hours - Started passage of Lombok Strait 2242 hours - In position 08°33'S, 115°47'4"E sighted one motor launch ahead, range was 3000 yards. Turned to the westwards to go round him. Just before reaching the shelter of a rain squall at 2250 hours a violent lightning flash disclosed two more motor launches right ahead, in the rain squall in position 08°31'7"S, 115°46'5"E well under 1000 yards away. Turned 180° and increased to full speed to run around the original motor launch inshore to eastwards. Reduced to 14 knots after 10 minutes. After 3/4 of an hour, when near the North entrance to the Straits, close to the eastern shore, with the original motor launch abaft the beam drawing aft, range 2000-3000 yards, the moon shone out at full brilliance. After a few minutes the motor launch increased speed and turned towards 2348 hours - Dived to 230 feet in position 08°26'1"S, 115°54'7"E and rigged for depth charging. 3 December 1944 0057 hours - A pattern of four depth charges was dropped right on top of us, they were to close for comfort. 10 more depth charges were dropped in the next minutes. These caused minor damage (and violent squealing from the rats behind the woodwork !!!). During the first pattern of depth charges something scraping down the side was reported from aft and the port screw became extremely noisy. Oil fuel was now leaking into the boat through the spindle of number 5 Port Kingston Valve, and the vent to number 3 Port External. It seemed very likely that we were leaking oil fuel from the external tanks, which would also account for the accuracy of the depth charging so at 0130 hours turned South to run back trough the Straits 0330 hours - Surfaced in position 08°35'2"S, 115°50'9"E to get clear of the Straits by daylight 0402 hours - In position 08°38'8"S, 115°48'3"E sighted a motor launch 3000 yards away. Turned to Port to run around him 0414 hours - Turned back to original course but the wheel jammed. Both engines were stopped but we went in the direction of the motor launch 0422 hours - The range was about 2500 yards so dived in position 08°40'7"S, 115°50'2"E and rigged for depth charging. No attack followed however. As daybreak was at 0500 hours decided to remain dived until well clear of the Straits 0830 hours - Surfaced in position 09°04'8"S, 115°39'5"E to charge and make good defects. No fuel leaks were found 1400 hours - Dived in position 09°15'S, 114°56'5"E and went to 120 feet to repair steering gear 1852 hours - Surfaced in position 09°13'3"S, 114°54'E and set course for Lombok Strait 2350 hours - Commenced passage of the Strait.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Poundmaker (T/Lt.Cdr. H.S. Maxwell, RCNVR) and HMCS Cap de la Madeleine (T/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Judges, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with Escort Group C 3.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vampire: HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) arrived at Gibraltar where she was to be employed on A/S training.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Votary: Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) departed Blyth for Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vulpine: HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with HMS Loch Tulla (A/Skr.Lt. G. Murray, RNR).

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

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. R.D. McWenthy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

Polish Navy Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Dundee. She now resumed her training duties.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vengeful: HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted night A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Kokanee (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Marshall, RCNVR), HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR) and HMCS Rivière du Loup (T/Lt. R.N. Smillie, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 614: HMS P 614 (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) departed Port HHX to return to Kames Bay. She made the passage towing X-craft X 20. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (retired) E.S. Felton, RN).

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