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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 (29)

1931: Light cruiser Orion (85) - Aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 4)

1939: Corvette Salvia (K 97)

1941: Landing Craft Tank LCT 146 (LCT 146) - Submarine Sunfish (281)

1942: Corvette Sind (ii) (K 274) - Corvette Betony (K 274) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-216 (LCI(L)-216) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-246 (LCI(L)-246) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-216 (LCI(L)-216) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-246 (LCI(L)-246) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-25 (LCI(L)-25) - Landing craft tank LCT 183 (LCT 183) - Landing craft tank LCT 206 (LCT 206) - Landing craft tank LCT 466 (LCT 466) - Tank landing ship LST 168 (LST 168) - Tank landing ship LST 460 (LST 460) - Patrol craft PC-779 (PC-779) - Motor torpedo boat PT 170 - Submarine chaser SC-1268 (SC-1268) - Submarine chaser SC-1269 (SC-1269) - Submarine chaser SC-1322 (SC-1322)

1943: Landing craft tank LCT 544 (LCT 544) - Landing craft tank LCT 545 (LCT 545) - Destroyer Escort Paul G. Baker (DE 642)

1944: Landing craft tank LCT 1362 (LCT 1362) - Tank landing ship LST 859 (LST 859) - Tank landing ship LST 862 (LST 862) - Patrol craft PC-1569 (PC-1569)

Launched (46)

1918: Destroyer Crosby (DD 164)

1926: Destroyer Evertsen (EV)

1930: Destroyer Beagle (H 30)

1934: ASW Trawler Pentland Firth (FY 108)

1935: Destroyer Gallant (H 59)

1938: Minesweeper Nootka (J 35) - Destroyer Jersey (F 72)

1941: Landing Craft Tank LCT 163 (LCT 163) - Destroyer Hambleton (DD 455) - Destroyer Rodman (DD 456)

1942: MS Trawler Awatere (T 397) - Frigate Barle (K 298) - Minesweeper BYMS 2188 (J 988) - ASW Trawler Grenadier (T 334) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-13 (LCI(L)-13) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 580 (LCT 580) - Motor minesweeper MMS 245 (J 745) - Motor minesweeper MMS 263 (J 763) - Destroyer Escort Edgar G. Chase (DE 16) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-13 (LCI(L)-13) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-332 (LCI(L)-332) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-333 (LCI(L)-333) - Landing craft tank LCT 148 (LCT 148) - Landing craft tank LCT 157 (LCT 157) - Landing craft tank LCT 158 (LCT 158) - Tank landing ship LST 448 (LST 448) - Patrol craft PC-599 (PC-599) - Motor torpedo boat PT 101 - Submarine chaser SC-1061 (SC-1061) - Submarine chaser SC-750 (SC-750) - Minesweeper YMS-188 (YMS-188)

1943: Tank landing ship LST 280 (LST 280) - Destroyer Escort Bright (DE 747) - Destroyer Escort England (DE 635) - Submarine Guitarro (363) - Minesweeper Improve (AM 247) - Tank landing ship LST 280 (LST 280) - Patrol craft PC-1217 (PC-1217)

1944: Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-866 (LCI(L)-866) - Landing craft tank LCT 1245 (LCT 1245) - Landing craft tank LCT 1393 (LCT 1393) - Tank landing ship LST 798 (LST 798) - Tank landing ship LST 829 (LST 829) - Motor torpedo boat PT 635 - Minesweeper Scoter (AM 381)

1945: Submarine rescue vessel Petrel (ASR 14)

Commissioned (31)

1925: Submarine Bass (164)

1934: Destroyer Esk (H 15)

1936: Submarine ShCh-403 - Submarine ShCh-404

1940: Boom Defence Vessel Kangaroo (Z 80) - Ocean boarding vessel Camito (F 77) - Motor Anti-Submarine Boat MA/SB 59 (MA/SB 59) - Corvette Nasturtium (K 107)

1941: Motor Launch ML 444 (ML 444) - Minesweeper Adamant (AMc-62)

1942: Motor Launch ML 392 (ML 392) - Motor Launch ML 393 (ML 393) - Motor Launch ML 395 (ML 395) - Escort carrier Bogue (CVE 9) - Landing craft tank LCT 18 (LCT 18) - Landing craft tank LCT 451 (LCT 451) - Landing craft tank LCT 452 (LCT 452) - Patrol craft PC-580 (PC-580) - Submarine chaser SC-634 (SC-634)

1943: Destroyer Escort Cannon (DE 99)

1944: Frigate Sea Cliff (K 344) - Motor minesweeper MMS 1039 (FY 1039) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-818 (LCI(L)-818) - Landing craft support LCS(L)-15 (LCS(L)-15) - Medium landing ship LSM 274 (LSM 274) - Medium landing ship LSM 77 (LSM 77) - Tank landing ship LST 644 (LST 644) - Tank landing ship LST 942 (LST 942) - Submarine chaser SC-1512 (SC-1512)

1946: Cutter Androscoggin (WPG 68)

1952: Destroyer Timmerman (DD 828)

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 26 September (3)


1942: Destroyer Veteran (D 72)

1943: Destroyer Intrepid (D 10) - Destroyer Vasilissa Olga (D 15)

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General Events on 26 September


1939

Submarine HMS Thistle: HMS Thistle (Cdr. R.W. Stirling-Hamilton, RN) arrived at Dundee.

Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta.

Submarine HMS Osiris: HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. R. Sheridan-Patterson, RN) conducted exercises off Malta.

Submarine HMS Oswald: HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. G.M. Sladen, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. R. Sheridan-Patterson, RN).

Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rimington, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore.

Submarine HMS Rover: HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore together with HMS Westcott (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN).

Submarine HMS Narwhal: HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. E.R.J. Oddie, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.

Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN).

Submarine HMS Shark (i): HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) conducted exercises off Malta.

Submarine HMS Salmon: HMS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.O. Bickford, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria with HMS Deptford (Cdr. C.A.E. Stanfield, RN).

Submarine HMS Snapper: HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included A/S exercises with trawlers followed by a practice attack on HMS Coventry (Capt. R.F.J. Onslow, OBE, DSC, RN).

Submarine HMS Spearfish: At 0043 hours, HMS Spearfish (Lt. J.H. Eaden, RN) arrived at the rendez-vous point ordered. Two minutes later two Tribal class destroyers were sighted. These were HMS Matabele (Cdr. G.K. Whitmy-Smith, RN) and HMS Eskimo (Cdr. St. J.A. Micklethwait, RN). At 0700 hours they were joined by the light cruisers HMS Sheffield (Capt. E. de F. Renouf, CVO, RN), HMS Aurora (Capt. G.B. Middleton, RN) as well as destroyer HMS Somali (Capt. R.S.G. Nicholson, DSC, RN). Besides the ships mentioned above the following warships were involved in bringing home HMS Spearfish. Battleships HMS Nelson (Capt. G.J.A. Miles, RN) HMS Rodney (Capt. Sir E.N. Syfret, RN) Battlecruisers HMS Hood (Capt. Sir I.G. Glennie, RN) HMS Renown (Capt. C.E.B. Simeon, RN) Aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (Capt. A.J. Power, RN) Heavy cruiser HMS Norfolk (Capt. A.G.B. Wilson, MVO, DSO, RN) Light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN) HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) HMS Newcastle (Capt J. Figgins, RN) HMS Edinburgh (Capt. F.C. Bradley, RN) Destroyers HMS Faulknor (Capt. C.S. Daniel, RN) HMS Fame (Cdr. P.N. Walter, RN) HMS Fearless (Cdr. K.L. Harkness, RN) HMS Firedrake (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Norris, RN) HMS Foresight (Lt.Cdr. G.T. Lambert, RN) HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Tancock, RN) HMS Fortune (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, RN) HMS Foxhound (Lt.Cdr. P.H. Hadow, RN) HMS Fury (Cdr. G.F. Burghard, RN) HMS Bedouin (Cdr. J.A. McCoy, RN) HMS Mashona (Cdr. P.V. McLaughlin, RN) HMS Punjabi (Cdr. J.T. Lean, DSO, RN) HMS Tartar (Capt. G.H. Warner, DSC, RN) HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN)

1940

Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt.Cdr. W.A.K.N. Cavaye, RN) ended her 11th war patrol at Portsmouth.

Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN) departed Alexandria for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol south of the Straits of Messina. For the daily positions of HMS Proteus during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HMS Regulus (i): HMS Regulus (Lt.Cdr. F.B. Currie, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Alexandria.

Submarine HMS Rorqual: A serious leak occurred on board HMS Rorqual (Lt.Cdr R.H. Dewhurst, RN) (leaking muffler valve). Repairs could not be affected at sea and course was set to return to Malta.

Submarine HMS Swordfish: HMS Swordfish (Lt. P.J. Cowell, RN) departed Portsmouth for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel near Cherbourg, France. (No log is available for this period and the patrol report does not give daily positions so no map can be displayed).

Submarine HMS Sunfish: HMS Sunfish (Lt. G.R. Colvin, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth.

Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt. E.F. Balston, RN) attacks German U-boat U-138 with 5 torpedoes about 10 nautical miles South-West of Ile de Groix in position 47°32'N, 03°38'W. All torpedoes fired missed their target. Tribune was depth charged after this attack but managed to escape. (All times are zone -1) 1035 hours - Sighted a type 7 U-boat bearing 040°. Range was 3500 yards. The course of the U-boat was 310°. Started attack. The U-boat turned away and when the attack was set up she was stern on. A second U-boat was now sighted bearing 110°, range 3000 yards, course 350°. Turned to attack this U-boat. 1047 hours - In position 47°32'N, 03°38'W fired five torpedoes from 2700 yards. It was intended to fire six torpedoes but tube no.5 misfired. All torpedoes missed. Four end of run detonations were heard between 8 and 10 minutes after firing. These U-boats were making rendez-vouz with A/S trawlers to enter Lorient. Two of these trawlers closed and started dropping depth charges but these were not close. 1200 hours - The trawlers were seen to close at high speed and dropped two depth charges fairly close. Both trawlers left the area shortly afterwards. According to German sources the U-boats were U-47 and the above mentioned U-138. It was the last one that was fired upon by Tribune. They were making rendez-vouz with the auxiliary submarine chasers UJ-122, UJ-128 and UJ-E. The KTB of U-138 mentions that one of the torpedoes ran under and another one missed just ahead.

Submarine HMS Trident: With her refit completed HMS Trident (Lt.Cdr. G.M. Sladen, RN) shifted from Ardrossan to Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, RN) attacks the Italian auxiliary Petrarca (3329 GRT, built 1910) with 4 torpedoes. All torpedoes missed their target. (All times are zone -1) 0720 hours - In position 41°19'N, 09°55'E (about 20 nautical miles East-North-East of La Maddalena, Sardinia) sighted what was thought to be a ship of the Panigaglia class about 6000 yards. Started attack. 0820 hours - Fired four torpedoes but one of the torpedoes broke surface and must have been seen as the enemy altered course to avoid and opened fire with her after gun. According to Italian sources this was the auxiliary Petrarca (3329 GRT, built 1910). Two torpedo tracks were sighted. Torpedo boats and MAS from La Maddalena were ordered to hunt the enemy submarine but no contact appears to have been made.

Submarine HMS Talisman: At 1425 hrs HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN) observed a 7000 ton tanker off Barfleur, France but again could not close within range.

Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth. For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this passage see the map below. HMS Upright passage Rothesay - Portsmouth click here for bigger map

Destroyer HMS Anthony: HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. N.J.V. Thew, RN) picks up 42 survivors from the British passenger ship City of Benares that was torpedoed and sunk on 18 September 1940 by German U-boat U-48 253 nautical miles west-south-west of Rockall in position 56°43'N, 21°15'W.

Corvette HMS Gloxinia: HMS Gloxinia (Lt.Cdr. A.J.C. Pomeroy, RNVR) picks up 15 survivors from the British tanker Stratford that was torpedoed and sunk 85 nautical miles west-south-west of Bloody Foreland in position 54°50'N, 10°40'W by German U-boat U-137.

ASW Trawler HMS Wolves: HMS Wolves (Skr. B. Pile, RNR) picks up 17 survivors from the British tanker Stratford that was torpedoed and sunk 85 miles west-southwest of Bloody Foreland in position 54°50'N, 10°40'W by German U-boat U-137.

1941

Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed Alexandria for Port Said.

Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardishaig. Upon completion of these exercises she returned to Rothesay.

Submarine HMS Utmost: Utmost had been ordered to cover the northern approaches of the Strait of Messina during the passage of the HALBERD convoy. At 1435 hours, three cruisers and eight destroyers proceeding northward were sighted at a distance of 6 miles in 38°18'N, 15°41'E. The submarine closed to 2500 yards and was about to fire four torpedoes at the third cruiser when it nearly collided with a destroyer and the attack was broken off. These were the heavy cruisers Trento and Gorizia and their destroyer screen who had just sailed from Messina.

Submarine HMS Ultimatum: HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol when she arrived at Gibraltar.

Sloop HMS Leith: The British merchant Lapwing is torpedoed and sunk north-north-east of the Azores, in position 47°40'N, 23°30'W by German U-boat U-203. HMS Leith (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hulton, RN) later picks up 1 survivor.

Corvette HMS Jasmine: HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr. C.D.B. Coventry, RNR (retired)) picks up survivors from the Norwegian merchant Varangberg and the British merchant Avoceta that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-203 in convoy HG-73 north of the Azores in position 47°50'N, 24°50'W.

Corvette HMS Larkspur: HMS Larkspur (K 82) (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, RNR) unsuccessfully attacks German U-boat U-203 with 26 depth charges while escorting the convoy HG-73 north of the Azores.

Submarine USSR D-3 / Krasnovgardeyets: Around 1130 hours D-3 attacked a merchant of the Kongsfjord without result.

Submarine USSR M-174: M-174 fires two torpedoes at the German merchant Aldebaran (7891 GRT) moored at a pier at Linakhamari. The torpedoes missed the German ship but hit the pier instead.

Submarine USSR ShCh-208: Arrived from 2nd War Patrol.

Submarine USSR ShCh-320: At 1505 hours ShCh-320 attacks ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 5000 GRT with one torpedo north of Danzig Bay in position 55°05'N, 19°38'E. The torpedo missed its target.

Corvette HMS Periwinkle: HMS Perwinkle (Lt.Cdr. P.G. MacIver, RNR) picks up 40 survivors from the British merchant Avoceta that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-203 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores in position 47°57'N, 24°05'W.

Submarine USSR Kalev: The small German U-boat tender Mosel I (796 GRT) sank off Ventspils, Latvia in position 57°24'N, 21°33'E after hitting a mine. It is possible this mine was laid on 12 August 1941 by Kalev.

1942

Submarine HNoMS Uredd: HNoMS Uredd (Lt. Røren) arrived at Dundee.

Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. D. St. Clair-Ford, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. Before proceeding she carried out practice attacks on HMS P 48. This was her 4th storage trip. Parthian had on board: 4 tons of canteen stores 8 Mk VIII torpedoes 80 bags of mail 16400 gallons of diesel oil 2300 gallons of lubricating oil and a Dachsund dog for the Princess Ali Khan For the daily positions of HMS Parthian during this passage see the map below.

Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Lt. L.W.A. Bennington, DSC, RN) arrived at Haifa.

Submarine HMS Safari: HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 4th war patrol (also 4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Adriatic. Before proceeding on patrol practice attacks were made on HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Miller, RN). No daily positions are known for this period so no map can be displayed.

Submarine HMS Sibyl: HMS P 217 (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS P 221 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Diego Saurez.

Submarine HMS Unique: HMS Unique (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Utmost: HMS Utmost (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) ended her 22th war patrol (19th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS P 48: HMS P 48 (Lt. M.E. Faber, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar together with HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. D. St. Clair-Ford, RN).

Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS P 54 (Lt. C.E. Oxborrow, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.

Destroyer HMS Firedrake: HMS Firedrake (Cdr. E.H. Tilden, DSC, RN) picks up 36 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Olaf Fostenes that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-380 east of Newfoundland in position 44°56'N, 41°05'W.

Submarine USS S-33: USS S-33 (Lt. W.P. Schoeni) ended her 2nd offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. D.T. Hammond, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt. I.J. Galantin, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USSR L-15: L-15 and L-16 depart from Petropavlovsk to join the Russian Northern fleet through Dutch Harbor, Alaska, San Francisco, California, the Panama Canal, Halifax, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Submarine USS S-17: USS S-17 arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for a refit.

1943

Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR).

Submarine USS Grayback: With her overhaul completed USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. John Anderson Moore) departed Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea together with USS Shad and USS Cero.

Submarine USS Bass: USS Bass arrived at New London, Connecticut from Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Submarine USS Albacore: USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

Submarine USS Cero: USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. D.C. White) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China / Yellow Sea.

Submarine USS Lapon: USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the south coast of Honshu, Japan.

Submarine USS Crevalle: USS Crevalle (Lt.Cdr. Henry Glass Munson) calls at Pitcairn Island to make some repairs to the hydraulic system.

Submarine USS Apogon: USS Apogon (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Schoeni, USN) departed from Balboa bound for Pearl Harbour.

Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) was docked at Rothesay.

Submarine HMS Sea Rover: HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was docked at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, OBE, RN) was undocked.

Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS Shakespeare (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) was docked at Algiers.

Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks on HMS Viking (Lt. Rawdon Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN).

Submarine HMS Trooper: HMS Trooper (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Beirut for her 8th war patrol. She is to carry out a special mission for SOE (Special Operations Executive) and then patrol in the Aegean Sea off the Dodecanese islands, including the Leros area.

Submarine HMS Tactician: HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden.

Submarine HMS Tally-Ho: HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Port Said bound for Aden.

Submarine HMS Tantalus: At 1230 hours (time zone -1), HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) berthed alongside HMS Wolfe at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Tradewind: HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted trials off Sheerness.

Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 21th war patrol (20th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Corsica and the Gulf of Genoa. Passage through the Sicilian war channel was made together with HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN). They were escorted by HMS BYMS 2028 (Skr. J.R. Clark, RNR). No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) departed Algiers for her 19th war patrol (15th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol near Elba, Italy. Passage through the Sicilian war channel was made together with HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS BYMS 2028 (Skr. J.R. Clark, RNR). For the daily and attack positions of HMS Unshaken during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HNoMS Ula: HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars) was ordered to patrol near position 62°13'N, 05°17'E (Stadlandet).

Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR).

Submarine USS S-44: USS S-44 (Lt.Cdr. F.E. Brown) departed from Attu for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) departed Malta for her 23th war patrol (15th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the northern Adriatic.

Submarine HMS L 23: HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at New London, Connecticut, USA from New York, USA.

1944

Destroyer USS Waldron: With her shakedown at Bermuda completed USS Waldron departed from New York bound for the Pacific.

Submarine HNMS K XV: HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) is put back in the water.

Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. W.C.M. de Jonge van Ellemeet, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS PC 74 and HMS Bedlington.

Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch: HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea. For HrMs Zwaardvisch daily and attack positions during this patrol see the map below. HrMs Zwaardvisch 4th war patrolclick here for bigger map

Submarine USS Thresher: USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Middleton, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Koetsu Maru (873 GRT) in the Yellow Sea in position 37°13'N, 123°48'E.

Submarine USS Sailfish: USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. R.E.M. Ward) departed from Midway for her 12th and final war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Luzon-Formosa area.

Submarine USS Growler: USS Growler (Cdr. T.B. Oakley, Jr.) ended her 10th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

Submarine USS Gabilan: USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) departed from for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

Submarine USS Pargo: USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Aotaka (1608 tons, offsite link) off the North-East coast of Borneo in position 07°00'N, 116°00'E.

Submarine USS Tunny: USS Tunny (Lt.Cdr. G.E. Pierce) arrived at the Hunters Point Navy Yard.

Submarine USS Barbero: USS Barbero (Lt.Cdr. I.S. Hartman, USN) departed her patrol area for Fremantle, Australia.

Submarine USS Besugo: USS Besugo (Cdr. T.L. Wogan) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bungo Suido.

Submarine USS Hardhead: USS Hardhead (Cdr. F. McMaster) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

Submarine HMS Sceptre: HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Spiteful: HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) topped off with fuel at Exmouth Gulf before proceeding to her patrol area.

Submarine HMS Scythian: HMS Scythian (T/Lt C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) arrived at Holy Loch to continue her training period off the East coast of Scotland and off Northern Ireland.

Submarine HMS Sturdy (ii): HMS Sturdy (Lt. W.St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) arrived back at Fremantle where the high power periscope was changed for another one. After topping off with fuel, fresh provisions and water Sturdy departed again to resume her patrol.

Submarine HMS Subtle: HMS Subtle (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Sea Scout: HMS Sea Scout (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Selene: HMS Selene (Lt.Cdr. H.R.B. Newton, DSC, RN) was docked at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Telemachus: HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) made the northbound passage of Lombok Strait.

Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr. (retired) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Spaniel.

Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Upstart: In the moring HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) tried to attack an enemy UJ-boat in the Skiathos Channel. She was however detected and depth charged. A pattern of 7 depth charges was dropped close but caused no damage to Upstart.

Submarine HNoMS Ula: HNoMS Ula (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Sars) arrived at Lerwick.

Submarine HMS Vigorous: HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Salomea (751 BRT, former Greek Evangelos Nomikos) off Kassandra, Greece.

Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda. No further war diaries of the submarine base at Bermuda are available (for the moment) so the further exploits of USS R-1 at Bermuda are currently unknown to us.

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

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

Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Mehlop, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USSR S-56: S-56 attacked the German minesweepers M 31 and M 251 off Nordkyn. No hits were obtained and S-56 was damaged during a counter-attack.

Submarine FR Rubis: The German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1106/Grönland (464 GRT) sank some 16 nautical miles south-west of Stavanger, Norway in position 58°45'N, 05°24'E after hitting a mine laid by the Free French submarine Rubis on 24 September 1944.

1945

Destroyer USS Hugh W. Hadley: USS Hugh W. Hadley (Cdr. R.A. Newton) finally arrived at the Hunters Point Navy Yard at San Francisco.

Submarine HMS Stygian: HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) arrived at Port Said.

Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt. J. Nash, RN) arrived at the Chatham Dockyard.

Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty departed from Blyth for Portsmouth.

Submarine HMS Tally-Ho: HMS Tally-Ho (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. The date she is undocked is currently not known to us.

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