Allied Warships

HMS Vox (P 73)

Submarine of the V class


Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassV 
PennantP 73 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered5 Dec 1941 
Laid down19 Dec 1942 
Launched28 Sep 1943 
Commissioned30 Dec 1943 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Cochin, India on 19 May 1946.  

Commands listed for HMS Vox (P 73)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. John Martin Michell, RN6 Sep 194315 May 1945
2Lt. William Evan Ironside Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR15 May 1945Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Vox include:


3 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank two sailing vessels with gunfire off Monemvassia, Greece.

4 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank a German sailing vessel off Santorini Island, Greece.

10 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank the German collier Anita (1165 GRT, built 1899, former Italian Arezzo) between Andros and Tinos Islands, Greece in position 37°53'N, 25°01'E.

1 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) claims the sinking of a sailing vessel with gunfire south of Santorini Island, Greece.

3 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) fires two torpedoes at what is identified as an enemy auxiliary patrol vessel south of Santorini Island, Greece. The torpedoed both missed their target.

4 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank the German guard boat GK 61/P?trel 8 (75 tons) and the German sailing vessels Thetis and SA 83 north of Iraklion, Crete in position 35°52'N, 25°15'E.

9 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) claims to have damaged a small German merchant with gunfire off Candia, Crete, Greece.

31 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire off Crete in position 35°29'N, 25°11'E.

24 Sep 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire about 15 nautical miles south of the Kassandra Peninsula, Greece in position 39°44'N, 23°30'E.

25 Sep 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank the Greek sailing vessel Vol (54 GRT) with gunfire about 12 nautical miles south-east of Ayiokambos, Larisis, Greece in position 39°34'N, 23°04'E.

12 Feb 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) was put on the slipway at Fremantle. (1)

13 Feb 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) was put back in the water. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1919

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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