Peter Edward Newstead DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Jan 1937 S.Lt.
1 Mar 1938 Lt.
1 Nov 1944 A/Lt.Cdr.
1 Mar 1946 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1951 Cdr.

Retired: 27 Jul 1960


Decorations

22 Feb 1944 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Peter Edward Newstead, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS P 615 (P 615)Lt.Submarine13 Apr 194217 Oct 1942
HMS Trident (N 52)Lt.Submarine22 Oct 1942Jan 1944
HMS Sealion (N 72)Lt.Submarine2 Mar 1944mid 1944
HMS Taurus (P 339)Lt.Submarine4 Sep 194411 Nov 1946

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Submarine HMS Trident (N 52)


8 Dec 1942
With her refit completed HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed shifted from Troon to Holy Loch. She now begins a work-up period off the west coast of Scotland. (1)

9 Jan 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She made the passage together with HMS P 224 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSC, RN) and HMS P 314 (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Qualicum (T/Lt. F.S. Tolliday, RNR). (2)

11 Jan 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Lerwick. She departed Lerwick for her 31th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off Norway.

For the daily positions of HMS Trident during this patrol see the map below.

(2)

13 Jan 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived in her patrol position to the north of Trondheim, Norway. (2)

18 Jan 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from her initial patrol position to the north of Trondheim for a new position of northern Norway. (2)

22 Jan 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived in her new patrol position off northern Norway. (2)

27 Jan 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from her patrol position to return to Lerwick. (2)

29 Jan 1943
While on the return trip to Lerwick from her patrol HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) was ordered to take up a patrol position to the north of Trondheim. (2)

31 Jan 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) once again departed from her patrol position to return to Lerwick. (2)

2 Feb 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Lerwick ending her 31th war patrol. (2)

3 Feb 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Lerwick bound for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Anchusa (A/Lt.Cdr. D.M. Gibb, RNR) (3)

5 Feb 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (4)

19 Feb 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) is docked at Glasgow. (5)

26 Feb 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) is undocked at Glasgow and returned back to Holy Loch. (5)

1 Mar 1943
After some repairs HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Holy Loch bound for Gibraltar. She is to join the Mediterranean Station.

11 Mar 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

17 Mar 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Gibraltar for a short work up patrol in the Gulf of Valencia (this is her 32th war patrol and her 1st in the Mediterranean). She is to proceed to Algiers afterwards.

(There is no log of Trident available for this period so no map can be displayed). (2)

23 Mar 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) ended her 32th war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Algiers. (2)

31 Mar 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Algiers for her 33th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) for a special mission in Corsica. She is also to patrol in the Gulf of Genoa.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Trident during this patrol see the map below.

(2)

3 Apr 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) fires 6 torpedoes against a submarine west off Corsica in position 41°39'N, 07°20E. All torpedoes missed their target. The submarine is thought to be German but no German U-boat was in this area at that given time.

(All times are zone -1)
1121 hours - Heard HE bearing 290°.

1122 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 285°.

1123 hours - Identified a 500 tons German U-boat bearing 280°, range 5000 yards. Started attack.

1128 hours - Fired six torpedoes. It was later discovered that one torpedo had not left it's tube)

1138 hours - Heard four explosions, the HE of the U-boat could no longer be heard.

According to Italian sources the Italian submarine Francesco Rismondo (former Yugoslav Osvetnik) was exercising in the area. She was most likely the submarine attacked although she did not report it. (2)

5 Apr 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) attacks an escorted merchant vessel of about 5000 tons east of Corsica in position 42°28'N, 09°55'E. Four torpedoes were fired but none found it's target.

(All times are zone -1)
0128 hours - In position 42°28'N, 09°55'E sighted darkened ships bearing 220°. Started attack.

0130 hours - The ships were identified as a merchant ship of 5000 tons escorted by two 'destroyers', one on each bow. Course was 350°.

0133 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 3000 yards. Started to dive after firing the third torpedo. No hits were obtained.

0142 hours - Two explosions were heard at the end of the run of the torpedoes. (2)

6 Apr 1943
0012 hours - Near the Travo River (Corsica) HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) lands Captain Colonna D'Istria and another agent and picks up Commandant de Saule. The operation is carried out with the assistance of Captain Courtney, Lieutenant Lunn, Sergeants Thompson and Milne of SBS. (2)

7 Apr 1943
0230 hours - Near Canalle Cove (Corsica) HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) lands Captain Courtney, Lieutenant Lunn, Sergeants Thompson and Milne of SBS to help evacuate a party from Corsica. The operation is unsuccessful as they fail to make contact and have to return to the submarine. (2)

8 Apr 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) fires 4 torpedoes at the Italian merchant Tagliamento (5448 GRT, built 1922) north-east of Bastia, Corsica, France in position 42°46'N, 09°39'E. Tagliamento was escorted by the Italian torpedo boat Giuseppe La Masa.

(All times are zone -2)
0644 hours - In position 42°46'N, 09°39'E sighted one merchant vessel escorted by a three-funnelled torpedo boat bearing 230°, range 8000 yards. Started attack.

0712 hours - Fired 4 torpedoes at the merchant vessel, that was in ballast, from 1600 yards.

0721 hours - Heard 3 ended of run torpedo explosions. No counter attack developed.

0746 hours - Came to periscope depth. The merchant was seen on the same course, with the escort astern. (2)

9 Apr 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) fires two torpedoes against a submarine (thought to be Italian, but this was actually German U-boat U-371) in the Gulf of Genoa in position 43°27'N, 09°07'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

(All times are zone -1)
0418 hours - In position 43°27'N, 09°07'E sighted a submarine (thought to be Italian) crossing the bows. Course was about 030°, range was estimated at 3000 yards.

0422 hours - Fired two torpedoes.

0431 hours - Two explosions were heard. Both torpedoes had missed the target. (2)

12 Apr 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) attacks the Italian Merchant Firenze (1896 GRT, built 1919) with one torpedo off Capo Noli. The torpedo misses the target.

(All times are zone -1)
1355 hours - In position 073° Capo Noli 2,5 nautical miles sighted a merchant vessel of about 2000 tons escorted by a small motor boat and with an aircraft overhead.

1414 hours - Fired one torpedo (the last one) from the stern tube from 3000 yards.

1417 hours - Heard an explosion, possibly a hit on the target.

1421 hours - Heard a small explosion.

1424 hours - Heard a very heavy explosion. Trident went to 250 feet. During the next hour 70 small explosions were heard but none was very close.

1530 hours - Returned to periscope depth, nothing in sight. (2)

14 Apr 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) attacked the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 2206 with gunfire south-east of Capo Mele, Italy in position 43°51'N, 08°19'E.

(All times are zone -1)
0540 hours - In position 43°51'N, 08°19'E sighted a small ship thought to be a small tanker or water carrier. Closed to 2500 yards on it's port quarter. Surfaced for gun action.

0613 hours - Upon surfacing it was found that the range was greater than estimated, it was now thought to be 3500 yards. It was also noted that the target was bigger than estimated. The target altered course away to starboard so Trident altered course towards. The target eventually did a complete circle and then came straight towards. When the target was turning it was hit aft with one more probable hit forward. The target had opened fire with a quick firing gun as soon as Trident surfaced and the shells were now bursting all around the submarine.

0628 hours - Broke off the action and dived to 120 feet. Also altered course.

0630 hours - Went to 200 feet and upon reaching that depth went to 300 feet.

0640 hours - The vessel passed overhead and shortly afterwards 14 depth charges exploded very close down the port side.

0654 hours - The vessel passed overhead again dropping 5 depth charges.

0710 hours - Another 5 depth charges were dropped as the vessel passed overhead again. The vessel lost contact after this attack.

1108 hours - HE by now was very faint so went to periscope depth.

1110 hours - The last pattern of depth charges was now dropped. In all 81 were dropped but only the first 24 were close. (2)

18 Apr 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) ended her 33th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Algiers (2)

1 May 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Algiers for her 34th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She is to perform two special missions and afterwards patrol in the Gulf of Genoa.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Trident during this patrol see the map below.

(2)

10 May 1943
During the night of 10/11 May 1943 HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) attempts to perform special mission 'Leg'. Contact had to be made with a special agent (Captain D'Istria who had been landed by Trident herself in April) on a beach on the east coast of Corsica (near the mouth of the river Travo). A landing was made but no contact could be established.

Another attempt was made during the next night but this was also unsuccessful. (2)

12 May 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) fires 6 torpedoes at the Italian merchant Anagni (5718 GRT, former French El Mansour, built 1933) east of Cevrione, Corsica, France in position 42°21'N, 09°50'E. All torpedoes missed their target.

(All times are zone -1)
1550 hours - In position 42°21'N, 09°50'E sighted one merchant vessel escorted by a 'destroyer' bearing 130°, distance about 14000 yards. Ran in at speed and started attack.

1605 hours - It was no noticed that there were two destroyers.

1615 hours - Fired 6 torpedoes from 6000 yards. Trident was taken deep. One of the torpedoes malfunctioned and circled overhead. To other ones failed to hit the target. (2)

14 May 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) fires 4 torpedoes at the French passenger/cargo ship Cap Corse (2444 GRT, built 1929) north-west of Corsica in position 43°05'N, 08°04'E (Italian sources give 43°03'N, 08°03'E). All torpedoes missed their target.

(All times are zone -1)
0910 hours - In position in position 43°05'N, 08°04'E sighted one merchant ship bearing 350°, distance 9000 yards. The vessel was escorted by an aircraft overhead. Started attack.

0926 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 1500 yards. Went deep.

0928 hours - The aircraft dropped two bombs while Trident was at 120 feet.

0940 hours - Returned to periscope depth and saw that the ship was not hit. (2)

14 May 1943
During the night of 6/7 May 1943 HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) attempts to perform special mission 'Etna'. A special agent and equipment had to be landed on a beach in Italy (very close to the French border). Due to the bad weather the landing was postponed.

It was intended to make another attempt the next day but now the weather was also not suitable.

Trident now proceeded to Corsica for her 2nd special mission. (2)

18 May 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) ended her 34th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Algiers.

21 May 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Algiers bound for Malta.

27 May 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Malta where she would be docked before proceeding on patrol (Docking dates are for the moment unknown to us). (6)

23 Jun 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Malta for her 35th war patrol. (4th in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol in the Aegean.

For the attack positions of HMS Trident during this patrol see the map below.

(2)

27 Jun 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) sank a caique with gunfire north of Crete.

At 0500 hours (no time zone given in patrol report must be either -2 or -3) a heavily laden two masted caique of about 100 tons was sighted. Trident closed to 1000 yards.

At 0510 hours fire was opened with the 4" gun. The first round hit the stern and after 9 rounds the caique was seen to be sinking. 5 minutes later the caique sank in position 35°54'N, 25°10'E.

The caique was the Sal. 5 / Agios Panteleimon (105 GRT) (2)

2 Jul 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) sank two sailing vessels with gunfire north of Rhodos, Greece.

At 0620 hours (time zone -2 or -3) a 40 ton caique was sighted in position 36°31'N, 27°44'E about 3 nautical miles away. When Trident had closed to 2500 yards she surfaced and engaged the caique with the deck gun. At 0707 hours the caique was sunk in position 36°32'5"N, 27°45'E. 21 rounds were expended.

2018 hours two small caiques were seen in position 36°29'N, 27°07'E. At 2104 hours one of the caiques was sunk. The other one was allowed to proceed with the survivors.

One of the caiques was possibly the Turkish Sishman (87 GRT) carrying cement to Istanbul. (2)

4 Jul 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian merchant Vesta (3351 GRT, built 1923) west of Leros, Greece in position 37°03'N, 26°07'E.

At 0009 hours (time zone -2 or -3) three ships were sighted bearing 150° distance 3000 yards. The target was later identified as a medium sized merchant of about 3500 tons escorted by two torpedo boats. (this convoy was made up of the Vesta, small Italian tanker Cerere (1267 GRT, built 1915) and naval auxiliaries Orsini and Morrhua (no details found on these last two vessels), they had departed Leros the same day for Piraeus (via Syra). Lt. Newstead turned to make a surface attack.

At 0016 hours three torpedoes were fired from 1300 yards. Three minutes later, while Trident was diving a hit was observed on the target (amidships). Trident went to 250 feet while one of the escorts was hunting for her. No depth charges were however dropped. (According to Italian Official History the damaged Vesta was towed into Syros for emergency repairs by the Cerere).

Vesta was used by the Germans to block the Corinth Canal in October 1944 (2)

8 Jul 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) attacks a the German merchant Gerda Toft (1960 GRT, built 1930) with 6 torpedoes in position 097°, Cape Doro, 5 nautical miles. All torpedoes missed their target.

Later this day Trident damaged the German patrol vessel GA 41 / Tassia Christa with gunfire north of the Doro Channel.

2310 hours (on the 7th, time zone -2 or -3)
- In position 38°18'N, 24°26'E sighted several ships to the north and north-east. Range was 4000 yards, their course was 180°.

2316 hours (7 July) - The starboard wing destroyer altered towards at a range of 2000 yards. Lt. Newstead was forced to dive. Altered course to 180° and prepared to surface as soon as the ships had passed.

2336 hours (7 July) - Surfaced to find one destroyer weaving astern of the convoy at 2500 yards range on R.D.F. The escort soon altered course away, the target was now visible at 3800 yards and was slowly but steadily closing.

0025 hours (8 July) - In position 097°, Cape Doro, 5 nautical miles fired 6 torpedoes from 2500 yards. The target altered course so all torpedoes missed ahead.

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0650 hours (time zone -2 or -3), while Trident was in position 345° Cape Doro 10 nautical miles, a two masted schooner of about 150 tons was sighted.

At 0804 hours Trident surfaced and engaged the target with gunfire from 1200 yards. Lt. Newstead thought he had hit and holed the schooner amidships but it was a drop hatch revealing a 3" gun. The schooner also opened fire with 40mm guns fore and aft and closed Trident. After Trident had fired 8 rounds the fire of the enemy became to close and Lt. Newstead decided to break of the action and dive.

While Trident was diving she was hit by several bursts of gunfire but not much damage was done. Trident was now heavily depth charged. In all 50 depth charges were dropped. (2)

9 Jul 1943
At 2114 hours (time zone -2 or -3) HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) shells the Amorgos bauxite mines in position 36°53.7'N, 26°03.5'E causing some damage. (2)

13 Jul 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) ended her 35th war patrol. (4th in the Mediterranean) at Beirut. (2)

27 Jul 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Beirut bound for Colombo. (4)

29 Jul 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Port Said. She transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Suez later this day. (4)

30 Jul 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Suez bound for Aden. (4)

3 Aug 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Aden.

4 Aug 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Aden bound for Colombo. (4)

12 Aug 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Colombo. Trident is the first of many British submarines that are soon to arrive in the far east. She joins the 4th submarine flotilla, which at that time consists of only the Dutch submarine HrMs O 24. (4)

15 Aug 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Colombo for her 36th war patrol (1st in far eastern waters). She is to patrol in the Straits of Malacca.

For the attack positions of HMS Trident during this patrol see the map below.

(2)

19 Aug 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) develops serious engine problems with the starboard diesel engine. Patrol area is therefore shifted to north of Sumatra. (2)

29 Aug 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) attacks the Japanese training cruiser Kashii (offsite link) with eight torpedoes north of Sumatra just east of Pulau Weh in position 05°55'N, 95°30'E with a spread of eight torpedoes. All eight torpedoes miss their target.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0736 hours - In position 05°55'N, 95°30'E sighted a Japanese warship. This was later seen to be a light cruiser of the Kashii-class. Started attack.

0759 hours - Fired 8 torpedoes from 7500 yards.

0804 hours - Sighted an aircraft coming straight towards, following the torpedo tracks. The cruiser was still in the same course. Went deep.

0807 hours - Heard one explosion 8 minutes and 7 seconds after firing the first torpedo.

0827 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight. Retired to the north. (2)

10 Sep 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) ended her 36th war patrol (1st in far eastern waters) at Colombo. It is found that the damage to the starboard engine is beyond the repair capacity in far eastern waters and that she is to be sent to the U.K. for repairs (and refit) after making only this patrol. (2)

29 Sep 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Colombo for her return to the U.K. (4)

20 Oct 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Suez after making a short call en-route at Aden. (7)

21 Oct 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Port Said after transiting the Suez Canal. (7)

4 Nov 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Port Said bound for Malta. (8)

9 Nov 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Malta. (8)

12 Nov 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Malta bound for Gibraltar. (8)

18 Nov 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (8)

24 Nov 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Gibraltar for the U.K. (2)

4 Dec 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Falmouth. (2)

6 Dec 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed Falmouth for Tobermory. She made te passage together with HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN). They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(retired) C.M. Norman, RN). Off the Scillies they were joined by HMS Unrivalled (Lt. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN). (2)

9 Dec 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Tobermory. She departed from for Blyth later the same day escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (2)

12 Dec 1943
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Blyth. She is now assigned to submarine training while awaiting refit. (2)


Submarine HMS Taurus (P 339)


27 Jan 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) ended her refit at the Ailsa Shipyard at Troon and proceeds towards Holy Loch for a period of trials and training on the Scottish West coast. (9)

19 Feb 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Rothesay for Scapa Flow. Here she is to conduct more exercises including A/S exercises with escort ships.

Taurus made the passage north through the Minches together with HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR), HMS Satyr (Lt. J.N. Elliot, RN) and HMS Spearhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Youngman, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN). (10)

22 Feb 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (10)

7 Mar 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She made the passage south together with HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) and the French submarine Morse (Lt. O. Chauveau). They were escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (11)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (11)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. (11)

16 Mar 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) left dock. (11)

2 May 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She is to proceed to the Far East for another deployment in the Far East / Pacific area.

For the daily positions of HMS Taurus during this passage see the map below.


HMS Taurus passage U.K. - Australia click here for bigger map (12)

11 May 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. She departed from for Malta later the same day. (12)

15 May 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (12)

21 May 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Malta for Port Said. (12)

25 May 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (12)

26 May 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Port Said for Aden. She transits the Suez Canal on this day. (12)

31 May 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. (12)

1 Jun 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Aden for Trincomalee. (12)

11 Jun 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (12)

22 Jun 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Trincomalee for Fremantle. (12)

5 Jul 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Fremantle, Australia. (12)

24 Jul 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) is put on the slip at Fremantle. (12)

26 Jul 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) is put back in the water.

At the end of the war with Japan Taurus was still at Fremantle. (12)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17654
  2. ADM 199/1864
  3. ADM 199/627
  4. ADM 199/2572
  5. ADM 199/1909
  6. ADM 199/1910
  7. ADM 173/18275
  8. ADM 173/18276
  9. ADM 173/19863
  10. ADM 173/19864
  11. ADM 173/19865
  12. ADM 173/19866

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


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