HMS Phoenix (N 96)
Submarine of the P class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||7 Feb 1928|
|Laid down||23 Jul 1928|
|Launched||3 Oct 1929|
|Commissioned||3 Feb 1931|
|Lost||16 Jul 1940|
|Loss position||37.15N, 15.15E|
HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. Gilbert Hugh Nowell, RN) was sunk on 16 July 1940 off Augusta, Sicily, Italy in position 37º15'N, 15º15'E by the Italian torpedo boat Albatros.
Commands listed for HMS Phoenix (N 96)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. David Caldicott Ingram, RN||29 Jul 1937||2 Apr 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Gilbert Hugh Nowell, RN||2 Apr 1940||16 Jul 1940 (+)|
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Noteable events involving Phoenix include:
8 Jul 1940
HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Nowell, RN) fired torpedoes at the Italian battleships Guilio Cesare and Conte di Cavour about 200 nautical miles east of Malta in position 35°40'N, 18°20'E. The torpedoes however miss their targets. (see map)
16 Jul 1940
HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Nowell, RN) fired torpedoes at the Italian torpedo boat Albatros south-east of Sicily. The torpedoes however miss their target and Albatros sank Phoenix during a counter attack.