Anthony Robert Profit DSC, RN

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Ranks

14 Mar 1938 S.Lt.
14 Dec 1939 Lt.
14 Jun 1947 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 30 Jan 1961


Decorations

3 Dec 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
27 Jan 1942 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Anthony Robert Profit, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 50 (N 50)Lt.Submarine20 Jun 1942
HMS H 43 (N 43)Lt.Submarine30 Jun 194225 Jul 1942
HMS H 50 (N 50)Lt.SubmarineNov 194228 Nov 1942
HMS Ursula (N 59)Lt.SubmarineJan 194311 May 1943
HMS Proteus (N 29)Lt.Submarine11 May 19437 Aug 1943
HMS Rover (N 62)Lt.Submarine6 Nov 194327 Aug 1944
HMS Stratagem (P 234)Lt.Submarine29 Aug 19446 Oct 1944
HMS Trident (N 52)Lt.Submarine20 Jan 1945Nov 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Ursula (N 59)


20 Feb 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) carried out independent exercises off Algiers. (1)

21 Feb 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises off Algiers with the British destoyers HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, DSC, RN) and HMS Bicester (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN). (1)

22 Feb 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for Gibraltar. She is to return to the U.K.

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


HMS Ursula passage Algiers - Gibraltar click here for bigger map (2)

26 Feb 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (2)

1 Mar 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for the U.K.

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

8 Mar 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) attacked a German U-boat with four torpedoes in position 44°48'N, 12°13'W. No hits were obtained. [the U-boat attacked was most likely U-462]

1430 hours - Heard HE bearing Red 150°. The Officer of the Watch sighted the conning tower of a uboat bearing Red 165°, course uncertain.

1445 hours - Lt. Profit now also sighted the uboat throught the Low Power periscope (The attack periscope was defective). Bearing Green 25°. Enemy course 040°. Range 2300 yards. Started attack.

1451 hours - In position 44°48'N, 12°13'W fired four torpedoes. No hits were obtained. (2)

13 Mar 1943
At 1030 hours HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) makes redez-vouz off Bishops Rock with her escort, the ASW trawler HMS Asie (Skr. E.A. Mutten, RNR). (2)

14 Mar 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (2)

4 Apr 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) shifted from Portsmouth to Portland. She makes the passage together with HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) and HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN). They were escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (Ch.Skr. H.E. Dodd, RNR).

6 Apr 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) shifted from Portland to Plymouth. She makes the passage together with HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) and HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN). They were escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (Ch.Skr. H.E. Dodd, RNR).

10 Apr 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for Holy Loch. (3)

12 Apr 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (3)

16 Apr 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Londonderry. (3)

17 Apr 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Londonderry. She was to participate in A/S exercises out of Londonderry and Larne. (3)


Submarine HMS Proteus (N 29)


13 Jun 1943
After two weeks in which trials were conducted off Plymouth, HMS Proteus (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr. J.F. Drake, RNR).

15 Jun 1943
HMS Proteus (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. She was now assigned to training duties. (4)


Submarine HMS Rover (N 62)


12 Nov 1943
HMS Rover (Lt. A.R. Profit, RN) was undocked. (5)

7 Apr 1944
HMS Rover (Lt. A.R. Profit, RN) was docked at Bombay. (6)

11 Apr 1944
HMS Rover (Lt. A.R. Profit, RN) was undocked. (6)

19 Apr 1944
HMS Rover (Lt. A.R. Profit, RN) was docked at Bombay. (6)

18 May 1944
HMS Rover (Lt. A.R. Profit, RN) was undocked. (7)

20 Jun 1944
HMS Rover (Lt. A.R. Profit, RN) was docked at Bombay. (8)

7 Jul 1944
HMS Rover (Lt. A.R. Profit, RN) was undocked. (9)


Submarine HMS Stratagem (P 234)


12 Sep 1944
HMS Stratagem (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises off Trincomalee. (10)

13 Sep 1944
During 13 and 14 September 1944 HMS Stratagem (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. (10)

16 Sep 1944
HMS Stratagem (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the Andaman Islands.

Lt. Profit was temporary in command of HMS Stratagem as Lt. Pelly was on leave.

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


HMS Stratagem 5th war patrol click here for bigger map (11)

30 Sep 1944
HMS Stratagem (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) bombarded buildings and warehouses on Great Coco Island.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1729 hours - Surfaced off Ford Bay, Great Coco Island and bombarded targets on the shore.

1735 hours - Dived and retired to seawards. (11)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Stratagem (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (11)


Submarine HMS Trident (N 52)


12 May 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) is docked at Trincomalee. (12)

19 May 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) is undocked. (12)

28 May 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 37th war patrol (2nd in far eastern waters). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait and of the west coast of Sumatra.

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

(13)

2 Jun 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) sank a Sumatran junk with demolition charges in the Strait of Malacca.

(All times zone -6.5)
1600 hours a 2 masted junk of approximately 15 tons) was destroyed with a demolition charge in position 04°45'N, 99°25'E. The cargo of the junk consisted of tobacco and flax. The crew of three Sumatrans were taken aboard and later transferred to a Chinese fishing sampan.
(13)

12 Jun 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) bombards the control tower of a Japanese airfield near Lhoksumawe, northern Sumatra.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1822 hours - Surfaced in position 05°15'N, 07°05'E and bombarded the control tower of the airfield spotted earlier today.

1836 hours - Disengaged and proceeded to the seaward. 28 rounds in all were fired. 6 were direct hits on the control tower. Several others fell on the runway just short of the control tower. The last 6 rounds were fired on a parked aircraft. (13)

16 Jun 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) sank a Japanese landing craft with gunfire off the west coast of Sumatra.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1150 hours - Trident spotted a camouflaged landing craft. At 1201 hours Trident surfaced and engaged the landing craft with 4" gunfire. The landing craft was left beached in position 00°14'6"S, 98°32'5"E and abandoned after 27 rounds were fired.
(13)

18 Jun 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) sank a Japanese landing craft with gunfire off the west coast of Sumatra.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1310 hours - Trident spotted and engaged a camouflaged landing barge. At 1425 hours, after 53 rounds were fired, the target was considered a total loss. Location was off Pulau Tetedono.
(13)

29 Jun 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) ended her 37th war patrol (2nd in far eastern waters) at Trincomalee. (13)

8 Aug 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 38th war patrol. She is to perform a weather reporting mission off the north-west coast of Sumatra.

(There is no log of Trident available for this period so no map can be displayed) (13)

3 Sep 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) ended her 38th war patrol at Trincomalee. (13)

18 Sep 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed from Trincomalee bound for the U.K. (14)

3 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Suez. She transits the Suez Canal and then arrived at Port Said. (14)

5 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed from Port Said bound for Alexandria. (14)

6 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (14)

8 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed from Alexandria bound for Malta. (14)

12 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (14)

17 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed from Malta bound for Gibraltar. (14)

20 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (14)

23 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed from Gibraltar bound for Portsmouth. (14)

26 Oct 1945
HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (14)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18379
  2. ADM 199/1819
  3. ADM 199/2573
  4. ADM 173/17890
  5. ADM 173/17985
  6. ADM 173/18609
  7. ADM 173/18610
  8. ADM 173/18611
  9. ADM 173/18612
  10. ADM 173/18848
  11. ADM 199/1874
  12. ADM 173/19993
  13. ADM 199/1864
  14. ADM 199/2572

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


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