Allied Warships

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19 January

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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 (26)

1918: Destroyer Bath (I 17) - Destroyer Bath (I 17) - Destroyer Hopewell (i) (DD 181)

1940: Escort carrier Charger (D 27) - Escort carrier Charger (CVE 30)

1941: Minesweeper Cotinga (AMc-43)

1942: Landing Craft Tank LCT 301 (LCT 301) - Escort carrier Barnes (ii) (CVE 20) - Escort carrier Block Island (ii) (CVE 21) - Destroyer tender Yosemite (AD 19)

1943: Tank landing ship LST 76 (LST 76) - Destroyer Escort Blair (DE 147) - Destroyer Escort Inch (DE 146) - Tank landing ship LST 76 (LST 76) - Motor torpedo boat PT 327 - Minesweeper YMS-319 (YMS-319)

1944: High speed transport Earle B. Hall (APD 107) - High speed transport Harry L. Corl (APD 108) - Minesweeper Invade (AM 254) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-556 (LCI(L)-556) - Landing craft tank LCT 778 (LCT 778) - Landing craft tank LCT 964 (LCT 964) - Landing craft tank LCT 965 (LCT 965) - Tank landing ship LST 552 (LST 552) - Escort carrier Lunga Point (CVE 94)

1945: Patrol craft PGM-13 (PGM-13)

Launched (32)

1939: Boom defence vessel Bownet (Z 90) - River gunboat Grasshopper (T 85) - Destroyer Kelvin (F 37) - Destroyer Kipling (F 91)

1942: Submarine Sahib (P 212) - MS Trawler Sir Gareth (T 227) - Submarine Splendid (P 228) - Minesweeper Vigor (AMc-110) - Minesweeper YMS-60 (YMS-60)

1943: Tank landing ship LST 373 (LST 373) - Motor minesweeper MMS 232 (J 732) - Motor minesweeper MMS 238 (J 738) - Destroyer Escort Herbert C. Jones (DE 137) - Tank landing ship LST 372 (LST 372) - Tank landing ship LST 373 (LST 373) - Tank landing ship LST 374 (LST 374) - Destroyer Escort Otterstetter (DE 244) - Motor torpedo boat PT 184 - Destroyer Escort Whitman (DE 24)

1944: Minesweeper Felicity (J 369) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-540 (LCI(L)-540) - Landing craft tank LCT 617 (LCT 617) - Landing craft tank LCT 637 (LCT 637) - Motor torpedo boat PT 515 - Escort carrier Saginaw Bay (CVE 82) - Destroyer Escort Walter C. Wann (DE 412)

1945: Landing Craft Tank LCT 1220 (LCT 1220) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1285 (LCT 1285) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1303 (LCT 1303) - Medium landing ship LSM 343 (LSM 343) - Tank landing ship LST 1084 (LST 1084) - Tank landing ship LST 1121 (LST 1121)

Commissioned (32)

1921: Destroyer Goff (DD 247) - Fleet tug Montcalm (AT 39)

1927: Destroyer Ouragan

1935: Cutter Mohawk (WPG 78)

1938: Torpedo boat Libra

1940: Minelayer M 2 (M 34)

1941: Motor Launch ML 153 (ML 153)

1942: Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1084 (ML 1084) - Motor Launch ML 340 (ML 340) - Submarine chaser SC-507 (SC-507)

1943: Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-125 (LCI(L)-125) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-265 (LCI(L)-265) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-268 (LCI(L)-268) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-297 (LCI(L)-297) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 615 (LCT 615) - Tank landing ship LST 414 (LST 414) - Tank landing ship LST 415 (LST 415) - Motor torpedo boat PT 179

1944: Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1326 (ML 1326) - Minesweeper BYMS 2257 (J 1057) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1031 (LCT 1031) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 708 (LCT 708) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 905 (LCT 905) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 362 (MTB 362) - Submarine Vivid (P 77) - Destroyer Escort Cofer (DE 208) - Destroyer Escort Jenks (DE 665) - Patrol craft PC-1086 (PC-1086) - Patrol craft PCE-875 (PCE-875) - Patrol craft PCS-1377 (PCS-1377)

1945: Motor torpedo boat PT 572

1946: Frigate Wigtown Bay (K 616)

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 19 January (3)


1940: Destroyer Grenville (i) (H 03)

1944: Tank landing ship LST 228 (LST 228)

1945: ASW Trawler Northern Isles (4.25)

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General Events on 19 January


1940

Submarine HMS Thistle: HMS Thistle (Cdr. R.W. Stirling-Hamilton, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Skagerrak. Heavy weather is encountered but no enemy ships. For the daily positions of HMS Thistle during this patrol see the map below. HMS Thistle 5th war patrolclick here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) arrived at Mombasa ending her 4th war patrol.

Submarine HMS Regulus (i): HMS Regulus (Cdr. J.M. Money, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong together with HMS Kanimbla (A/Capt. F.E. Getting, RAN).

Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Cdr. P.Q. Roberts, RN) conducted trials off Sheerness.

Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Studholme, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Lowestoft where she was immediately docked.

Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Hall, RN) is docked at Portsmouth.

1941

Submarine HMS Ursula: At 0100 hours (zone -1) HMS Ursula (Lt. A.J. Mackenzie, RN) signalled and identified the Spanish merchant vessel Ciudad de Sevilla (5943 GRT, built 1928) South-East of Valencia, Spain.

Submarine HMS Rover: HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, RN) sustained slight damage to her bridge during an air attack on Malta.

Submarine HMS Tetrarch: HMS Tetrarch (Lt.Cdr. R.M.T. Peacock, RN) ended her 9th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Alexandria.

Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt.Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, RN) shifted from the Chatham Dockyard to Sheerness.

Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. Only minesweepers had been sighted during this patrol.

Destroyer HMS Greyhound: The Italian submarine Neghelli (620 tons) was sunk with depth charges off Phalconera in the Aegean Sea by the British destroyer HMS Greyhound (Cdr. W.R. Marshall-A'Deane, DSC, RN), after the submarine had attacked a Piraeus convoy and torpedoed and damaged the British transport Clan Cumming (7264 GRT) in position 37°15'N, 24°04'E.

1942

Submarine HNMS K X: After a very difficult passage on her only 'serviceable' diesel engine HrMs K X (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) arrived at Surabaya. During daylight hours K X submerged to allow the engine room staff to conduct repairs to this engine to keep it going.

Submarine HMS Unbeaten: HMS Unbeaten (Lt.Cdr. E.A. Woodward, RN) made a torpedo attack on an escorted tanker in position 37°48'N, 15°50'E. No hits were obtained. According to Italian sources these were probably the tanker Rondine (6468 GRT, built 1924) and the freighter Rapido (5758 GRT, built 1919), escorted by the torpedo boat Giuseppe Cesare Abba on passage from Syracuse to Taranto. (All times are zone -1) 0900 hours - In position 37°48'N, 15°50'E sighted a tanker of about 7000 to 8000 tons escorted by a Generale-class torpedo boat at a range of 6300 yards beasring 023°. 0906 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 7000 yards. Two faint explosions were heard in the fore ends but nothing was heard in the control room. Unbeaten meanwhile had gone deep so the result could not be observed. 0924 hours - Returned to periscope depth but find nothing in sight.

Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria.

Submarine HMS Regent: On making a trim dive HMS Regent (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) lost depth control due to defects. Another trim dive was made and again depth control was lost.

Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 23th war patrol (21th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the North coast of Sicily. For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below. HMS Upright 23th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS P 38: HMS P 38 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. As no log is available for this period and as the passage report does not give daily positions no map can be displayed.

Submarine USSR K-22: K-22 attacks the harbour of Berlevaag, Finnmark, Norway. She fired torpedoes and rounds from her deck gun against the grounded Norwegian merchant Mimona (1147 GRT, offsite link) in position 70°49'N, 29°20'E. K-22 also sank the Norwegian fishing vessel Vaaland (106 GRT, offsite link) with gunfire.

Submarine USSR K-23: K-23 fires two torpedoes against the small Norwegian merchant S?r?y (offsite link). The torpedoes missed their target. K-23 then engages the S?r?y with gunfire sinking the ship off Sv?rholdt in position 70°59'N, 26°43'E.

1943

Corvette HMCS Port Arthur: British destroyer HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSC, RCNVR) sank the Italian submarine Tritone (offsite link) (Cdr. Paolo Monechi / 26 dead.) near Bougie, Algeria in position 37°06'N, 05°22'E. The Italian submarine was on it's first war patrol. She had been commissioned on 10 October 1942.

Submarine HNoMS Uredd: HNoMS Uredd (Lt. Røren) ended her 8th war patrol at Lerwick.

Minesweeper HMCS Mahone: HMCS Mahone (Lt. W. Turner, RCNR) commenced a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Submarine HNMS O 24: Late on this day HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) landed a British party of six men on Middle Andaman Island.

Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft and destroyers (not specified in O 15's log).

Submarine USS Gar: USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

Submarine USS Grampus (i): USS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Craig) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

Submarine USS Swordfish: USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewis, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Myoho Maru (4122 GRT, built 1939) north-east of Bougainville, Solomon Islands in position 05°25'S, 156°00'E. (05°38'S, 156°20'E according to Japanese sources). Myoho Maru was part of Convoy 35 / A together with Teiyo Maru (6863 GRT, built 1923 former German Saarland) and Shinsei Maru No.1 (5864 GRT, built 1919). One of the destroyers that were escorting this convoy at that moment was the Shigure (All links are offsite links). (All times are zone -11) 1540 hours - Heard pinging and immediately afterwards sighted three transport ships screened by two destroyers and one aircraft. Started attack. 1634 hours - Fired three stern torpedoes at the first and second transport in line. One hit was observed on the leading transport, just forward of the bridge. Then went deep. While doing so three bombs were heard to explode, these mut have been dropped by the aircraft. 1640 hours - Depth charging started. 1653 hours - Depth charging ceased. A total of ten depth charged had been dropped but no damage was caused by them. 1733 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Sighted one destroyer and one transport about five nautical miles away. Nothing else in sight. Two bombs then went off quite close, the aircraft must still be patrolling overhead. Went deep again. 2020 hours - Surfaced. Nothing in sight.

Submarine USS Nautilus: USS Nautilus (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Brockman) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Akizuki (offsite link) in position 05°55'S, 156°20'E.

Submarine USS Greenling: USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Shinai Maru (3793 GRT) north of Rabaul in position 01°35'S, 150°57'E.

Submarine USS Haddock: USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Taylor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Genyo Maru (10018 GRT) south of Honshu, Japan in position 34°13'N, 136°59'E.

Submarine USS Scamp: With her trials and initial training completed USS Scamp (Lt.Cdr. Walter G. Ebert) departed from New London bound for the Pacific

Submarine HMS Una: While on the return passage to Malta after a blank patrol, HMS Una (Lt. J.D. Martin, RN) at 1841 hours (zone -1) surfaced and bombarded a shed at Linosa Island. 20 Rounds were fired and the shed was destroyed. Una was taken under fire by four machine guns but was not hit.

Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Mers el Kebir with HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Penn (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, DSO, RN) and HMS Panther (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Jocelyn, RN).

Submarine HMS Sahib: HMS P 212 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) is ordered to return to Algiers and to patrol along the West coast of Sardinia on the way back. Lt. Bromage decided to return to Finale, Italy first to bombard a large seaplane hangar he had observed their a few days before.

Submarine HMS Splendid: HMS P 228 (Lt. I.L.M. McGeogh, RN) sank the Italian auxiliary minesweeper R 107 / Cleopatra (72 GRT, built 1933) with gunfire south-east of Capo Sferracavallo, Sardinia, Italy in position 39°41'N, 09°43'E. She then damaged the trawler F 59 / Violette with gunfire. (295 GRT, built 1912) [thanks to Francesco de Domenico for clearing up her identity] Finally she torpedoed and sank the small Italian merchant Commercio (766 GRT, built 1920) in the same position. Commercio, escorted by the training vessel Violette, was on passage from Cagliari to Genoa. Violette had to be towed to Arbatax. (All times are zone -1) 1353 hours - Sighted masts of a schooner. Closed for gun action. 1415 hours - Surfaced 500 yards on the starboard quarter and engaged an A/S schooner of about 200 tons. Four out of six rounds of the 3" gun hit. Fire was then checked but had to be reopened when the schooner was not abandoned. Five more hits were obtained and fire was again checked. Still she was not abandoned and continued on her way so fire was reopened yet again. She then slowed down and was in flames and sinking by the bow. 1422 hours - Altered course to close a trawler three nautical miles to the Southward that was firing on P 228. 1427 hours - Opened fire on the trawler. When she was hit several times she turned towards the beach, still firing though. 1432 hours - The trawler ceased fire. 1433 hours - P 228 ceased fire and broke off the action. Fire had now also been opened from the shore so P 228 dived and proceeded to attack a 2000 tons merchant vessel that meanwhile had been spotted close inshore. 1518 hours - Fired one torpedo at the merchant ship. It was seen to hit her amidships after running for 2000 yards. The vessel broke in two and sank. P 228 then retired to seaward. Commercio sank in 10 metres of water.

Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Gibraltar. Passage south through the Irish Sea was made togerher with HMS P 312 (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) and HMS P 339 (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr. (retired) R.H. Mack, RN). For the daily positions of HMS Torbay during this passage see the map below. HMS Torbay passage U.K. - Gibraltarclick here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS P 339 (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She is to join the Mediterranean Fleet. For the daily positions of HMS Taurus during this passage see the map below. HMS Taurus passage Holy Loch - Gibraltar click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Holy Loch bound for Plymouth where she is to be taken in hand for repairs at the Devonport Dockyard. Passage south through the Irish Sea was made togerher with HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) and HMS P 339 (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr. (retired) R.H. Mack, RN).

Submarine HMS Unbroken: HMS P 42 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, DSO, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian merchant Edda (6107 GRT, built 1924) near Gerba, Tunisia in position 33°45'N, 11°12'E. She was en-route from Tripoli to Sfax. She was escorted by the Italian torpedo boat San Martino and patrol vessel Eso. She was taken in tow by San Martino and later by the tug Ciclope but Edda and escort Eso were sunk later the same day by Allied aircraft. (All times are zone -1) 1650 hours - Masts and smoke was visible bearing 150°. This was soon seen to be a convoy made up of a 5000 ton merchant ship escorted by two torpedo-boats. Started attack. 1748 hours - In position 33°45'N, 11°12'E fired four torpedoes from yards. One hit was obtained. The counter attack was slight and started 10 minutes after firing. In 12 minutes 7 single depth charges were dropped but none were close. 1808 hours - A periscope look showed both escorts, one hunting and one standing by the damaged ship which was in a sinking condition with her stern down. 1814 hours - The escorts could still be seen but no transport. Went to 70 feet as a torpedo-boat was closing. Withdrew to the seaward.

Submarine HMS Unison: HMS P 43 (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) was docked at Malta.

Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) attacked and damaged what is thought to be a small auxiliary off Korba, Tunisia. The gun action had to be broken off when a round jammed in the gun. This may have been the Italian schooner Maurizio (62 GRT, built 1897) from Marsala which disappeared at that time in this area. (All times are zone -1) 0350 hours - Sighted smoke of a small vessel bearing 320°. 0400 hours - Dived and closed to identify. Unable to close submerged. Surfaced and gave chase. 0455 hours - Engaged the enemy with the gun in position 36°32'N, 10°56'E from a range of 1500 yards and closing. The 6th round however jammed in the breach and we were unable to clear the gun so the action had to be broken off. One hit had been obtained. Dived and retired to seaward. 0534 hours - Surfaced and cleared the gun of the projectile. Unable to see the enemy.

Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS P 46 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 11th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Hammamet. For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 46 during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HMS Unseen: HMS P 51 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) attacked an escorted merchant vessel with two torpedoes west of Tripoli, Libya. No hits were obtained. (All times are zone -1) 1850 hours - In position 32°57'N, 12°31'E sighted two ships bearing 115°. Enemy course was 270°. Started attack. The leading ship was identified as a Crotone-class patrol vessel / minelayer and the second vessel was a small funnel-aft type merchant vessel of about 800 - 1000 tons. 1939 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 1500 yards. No hits were obtained. The enemy's speed was most likely badly underestimated.

Submarine HMS Usurper: HMS P 56 (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth.

Destroyer HMS Antelope: British destroyer HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSC, RCNVR) sank the Italian submarine Tritone (offsite link) (Cdr. Paolo Monechi / 26 dead.) near Bougie, Algeria in position 37°06'N, 05°22'E. The Italian submarine was on it's first war patrol. She was only commissioned on 10 October 1942.

Destroyer HMS Nubian: The British destroyers HMS Pakenham, HMS Nubian and the Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga intercept and sink the German transport ship Stromboli (475 tons) off the Libyan coast.

Destroyer HMS Javelin: Javelin and HMS Kelvin on patrol from Malta intercept and sink (13) enemy ships in a night action lasting three hours.

Destroyer HMS Pakenham: The British destroyers HMS Pakenham, HMS Nubian and the Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga intercept and sink the German transport ship Stromboli (475 tons) off the Libyan coast.

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

Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt. E.T. Shepard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Destroyer USSR Razumniy: During an operation together the leader destroyer Baku, the Razumniy fought a short battle against the minesweepers M-322, M-303 and submarine chasers UJ-1104 and UJ-1105. The destroyer received a shell that started a little fire and had to retreat even if claimed to have hit an enemy unit defined as destroyer

Destroyer RHS Vasilissa Olga: The British destroyers HMS Pakenham, HMS Nubian and the Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga intercept and sink the German transport ship Stromboli (475 tons) off the Libyan coast.

1944

Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) made a short stop at Algiers. She departed for Gibraltar after only a few hours in port.

Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) was docked at Port Bannatyne.

Submarine USS Haddock: USS Haddock (Cdr. J.P. Roach) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese escort carrier Unyo (offsite link, 17830 tons) about 140 nautical miles east-south-east of Guam in position 12°12'N, 146°26'E.

Submarine USS Bluegill: USS Bluegill conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS Billfish: USS Billfish (Cdr. V.C. Turner, USN) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea. Before Billfish proceeded on patrol exercises were carried out with USS Isabel (Lt. K.F. Landis, USNR).

Submarine USS Apogon: USS Apogon (Cdr. W.P. Schoeni, USN) arrived off Midway. Due to the rough weather she is unable to enter the harbour. The next day shows no improvement in the weather so Lt.Cdr. Schoeni decided to proceed to the patrol area without topping off with fuel and provisions.

Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) arrived at Lerwick. She departed for her 11th war patrol later the same day. She was ordered to patrol in the Stavanger area, Norway. For the daily positions of HMS Seadog during this patrol see the map below. HMS Seadog 11th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Sickle: HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta.

Submarine HMS Spirit: HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) arrived at Lerwick. She departed for her 1st war patrol later the same day. This was a work up patrol in the Norwegian Sea. For the daily positions of HMS Spirit during this patrol see the map below. HMS Spirit 1st war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 10th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the South-West coast of Sumatra. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Taurus during this patrol see the map below. HMS Taurus 10th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Truculent: HMS Truculent (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Alexander, DSO, RN) arrived at Colombo.

Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt.Cdr. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and 2 bars, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HNoMS Acanthus.

Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Capri together with HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS ML 560 (T/Lt. R. Edelsten-Pope, RANVR). They arrived at Naples later the same day.

Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Moville to Londonderry.

Submarine HMS Ultor: Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) sailed with Uproar from Capri to Naples.

Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. N.D. Gage, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

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

Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. G.F. Sharp, 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-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Shepard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USSR M-201: M-201 fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Dessau (5933 GRT, built 1923) 2 nautical miles east of Berlev?g, Norway in position 70°87'N, 29°17'E. The torpedoes missed their target.

Corvette HMS Violet: German U-boat U-641 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°25'N, 18°49'W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR).

1945

Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch:

Submarine USS Balao: USS Balao (Cdr. M.R. de Arellano, USN) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam. She was escorted in by USS Boyd. At Guam she was refitted by Submarine Division 282 Relief crew and the USS Apollo. Refit was completed on 3 February 1945. Training was carried out during 8 to 19 February 1945.

Submarine USS Bergall: USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in/off Lombok Strait and later move on to the South China Sea. For daily and attack positions (though incomplete) for USS Bergall during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine USS Spot: USS Spot (Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Usa Maru (184 GRT) in the Yellow Sea in position 39°07'N, 122°51'E.

Submarine HMS Sea Rover: HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Stoic: HMS Stoic (A/Lt.Cdr. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) transited the Suez Canal Northbound and arrived at Port Said.

Submarine HMS Strongbow: HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East) at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Subtle: HMS Subtle (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Subtle during this patrol see the map below. HMS Subtle 4th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) damaged a coaster with gunfire just South of Port Blair. The coaster was beached. (All times are zone -6.5) 1004 hours - A coaster was seen coming out of Port Blair harbour and proceeding to the South. Closed submerged to attack with torpedoes. 1154 hours - As the target was gaining surfaced and set off in chase. The target was seen to be a modern coaster of about 500 tons. Range was about 6 nautical miles. 1204 hours - Opened fire. The vessel altered course to return to Port Blair. The coaster returned fire with a gun and machine guns. 1221 hours - The target beached itself after being hit several times. 1246 hours - Shore batteries who had been firing for 20 minutes now began to find the range. 1247 hours - Dived in position 11°34'N, 92°46'E. Aircraft were seen patrolling the area for a while. Decided to wait until nightfall to finish off the beached coaster. It was later found to be too dark to see the coaster and finish her off. It was decided to remain in the area and have another go at her tomorrow.

Submarine HMS Sleuth: HMS Sleuth (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt.Cdr. C.P. Norman, DSO, RN) departed from Aden bound for Colombo.

Submarine HMS Tally-Ho: HMS Tally-Ho (Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

Submarine HMS Tiptoe: HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine HMS Trump: HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) was undocked.

Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Ness (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.S. Steel, RNR) and HMS Denbigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR).

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-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. M. Abrahams, USN) is put on the slipway at Key West.

Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. J.R. Edmands, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

Minesweeper USS Superior: USS Superior left Pearl Harbor on 19 January 1945. She was bound for Eniwetok serving as convoy escort en route. Later she returned to Pearl Harbor and again sailed to Eniwetok as convoy escort.

Submarine USS S-13: USS S-13 arrived at New London, Connecticut.

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