Events on this day
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.
The Shipyard Report
Laid down (48)
1912: Battleship Bretagne
1918: Destroyer Vansittart (D 64)
1925: Submarine Redoutable
1932: Submarine Iris
1941: MS Trawler Liscomb (T 285) - MS Trawler Liscomb (T 285) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 311 (MTB 311) - Submarine Sportsman (P 229) - Submarine Nichelio - Submarine Blackfish (221) - Patrol craft PC-472 (PC-472) - Motor torpedo boat PT 53 - Minesweeper Starling (AM 64) - Minesweeper YMS-14 (YMS-14)
1943: Corvette Bamborough Castle (K 412) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1006 (LCT 1006) - Minesweeper Device (AM 220) - Minesweeper Diploma (AM 221) - Destroyer Escort Haverfield (DE 393) - Landing craft tank LCT 505 (LCT 505) - Landing craft tank LCT 506 (LCT 506) - Landing craft tank LCT 507 (LCT 507) - Tank landing ship LST 129 (LST 129) - Destroyer Escort Merrill (DE 392) - Minesweeper Pirate (AM 275) - Minesweeper Pivot (AM 276) - Minesweeper Pledge (AM 277) - Minesweeper Project (AM 278) - Motor torpedo boat PT 436 - Motor torpedo boat PT 556 - Submarine chaser SC-1484 (SC-1484)
1944: Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1078 (LCI(L)-1078) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-706 (LCI(L)-706) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-789 (LCI(L)-789) - Landing craft tank LCT 1184 (LCT 1184) - Landing craft tank LCT 1185 (LCT 1185) - Landing craft tank LCT 1248 (LCT 1248) - Tank landing ship LST 594 (LST 594) - Motor torpedo boat PT 575 - Motor torpedo boat PT 630 - Aircraft carrier Reprisal (CV 35)
1919: Submarine L 23 (N 23)
1926: Submarine Ronis
1940: Submarine ShCh-137
1944: Destroyer Escort Cecil J. Doyle (DE 368) - Landing craft tank LCT 1318 (LCT 1318) - Landing craft tank LCT 802 (LCT 802) - Tank landing ship LST 582 (LST 582) - Tank landing ship LST 627 (LST 627) - Tank landing ship LST 681 (LST 681) - Tank landing ship LST 779 (LST 779)
1919: Minesweeper Fitzroy (i) (J 03)
1927: Destroyer Sirocco
1929: Destroyer L'Adroit
1930: Submarine Nautilus (168)
1938: Torpedo boat Aretusa
1943: Destroyer Saumarez (G 12) - Destroyer Escort Fechteler (i) (DE 157) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-427 (LCI(L)-427) - Destroyer Escort Moore (DE 240) - Destroyer Satterlee (ii) (DD 626) - Submarine chaser SC-1312 (SC-1312)
1944: Motor minesweeper MMS 1076 (FY 1076) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-641 (LCI(L)-641) - Medium landing ship LSM 28 (LSM 28) - Patrol craft PC-1219 (PC-1219) - Patrol craft PC-1548 (PC-1548) - Motor torpedo boat PT 477 - Light cruiser Wilkes-Barre (CL 103)
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 1 July (8)
1943: Submarine Runner (i) (275)
1971: Submarine Artemis (P 449)
More information on Allied Warships losses.
General Events on 1 July
Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) and HrMs O 22 (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Ort, RNN) both depart from Rosyth to return to Dundee where they arrive later on the same day.
Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Portland together with HMS Geranium (T/Lt. A. Foxall, RNR).
Submarine HMS Regulus (i): HMS Regulus (Cdr. J.M. Money, RN) arrived at Singapore.
Submarine HMS Swordfish: HMS Swordfish (Lt. P.J. Cowell, RN) departed Blyth for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea near the Dutch coast. (No log is available for this period and the patrol report does not give daily positions so no map can be displayed).
Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed her patrol area in the Skagerrak for a new patrol area off the south coast of Norway.
Destroyer HMS Vesper: HMS Vesper (Lt.Cdr. W.E.F. Hussey, DSC, RN) and HMS Windsor (Cdr. P.D.H.R. Pelly, RN) together pick up 111 survivors from the British merchant Beignon that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-30 about 300 nautical miles west of Ushant in position 47°20'N, 10°30'W.
Destroyer HMS Vansittart: German U-boat U-102 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 48°33'N, 10°26'E, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Knowling, RN). HMS Vansittart also picks up 26 survivors from the British merchant Clearton that was U-102's last victim.
Corvette HMS Gladiolus: German U-boat U-26 was scuttled south-west of Ireland, in position 48°03'N, 11°30'W after being heavily damaged by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Gladiolus (Lt.Cdr. H.M.C. Sanders, RNR) and bombs from an Australian Sunderland aircraft (10 Sqn RAAF/H).
Destroyer HMS Windsor: HMS Vesper (Lt.Cdr. W.E.F. Hussey, DSC, RN) and HMS Windsor (Cdr. P.D.H.R. Pelly, RN) together pick up 111 survivors from the British merchant Beignon that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-30 about 300 nautical miles west of Ushant in position 47°20'N, 10°30'W.
Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN), HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR) and HMS Stella Carina (Lt. J.V. Lobb, RANVR) depart from convoy HG 66 to join convoy OG 66. A few hours later O 21 was ordered to establish a patrol off Cape Finisterre, Spain and leaves the formation.
Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Campbeltown. En-route exercises were carried out.
Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Balta (T/Lt. J.A.H. Punting, RNR) and HMS Norwich City (T/Lt. L.H. Stammers, RNVR).
Submarine HMS Unbeaten: HMS Unbeaten (Lt. E.A. Woodward, RN) was undocked at Malta. As no log is available for June 1941 it is at the moment unknown to us when she was docked but most likely this was 27 June immediately upon returning from patrol.
Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) arrived at Oban. She departed for Rothesay later the same day escorted by the A/S trawler HMS Veleta (T/Lt. R.C. Heron, RNVR).
Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) put into Haifa as ordered the previous day.
Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) is docked at Alexandria for repairs to her Asdic dome and some other small repairs.
Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN) sights a convoy of three merchant vessels to the south-east of Capo Spartivento in position 37°45'N, 16°21'E. Unfortunately they are too far away to be attacked. All times are zone -2) 0400 hours - Dived in position 37°45'N, 16°21'E 1205 hours - In position 37°45'N, 16°21'E sighted 3 merchant ships in ballast, range 11000 yards, bearing 270, course 210°. They were too far away to be attacked 2130 hours - Left patrol area to proceed to Alexandria as ordered by signal.
Submarine HMS Upholder: HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) attacked but missed an Italian Armed Merchant Cruiser with three torpedoes in position 37°53'N, 15°47'E. (All times are zone -1) 0600 hours - Sighted a single funnel liner near position 37°52'N, 15°52'E steering 210°. The vessel soon proved to be an Armed Merchant Cruiser of the 'Citta di Genova' which zigged about 90° every 5 minutes. According to Italian sources this was probably the Italian auxiliary Egitto (3220 GRT, built 1929). She was escorting the German merchants Bellona (1297 GRT, built 1929) and Tinos (2827 GRT, built 1914), they had sailed at 2230/30 June from Crotone for Messina. 0615 hours - Sighted three merchant vessels close inshore. One was about 3000 tons and two were about 2000 tons. 0634 hours - In position 37°53'N, 15°47'E fired three torpedoes at the Armed Merchant Cruiser from only 250 yards. It appeared they ran under due to the short range. 0639 hours - One explosion occured fairly close, followed by two more nearly 15 minutes later. It appeared from the HE that a destroyer dropped these depth charges. Several hours later a Spica-class torpedo boat was seen in the same area.
Destroyer USS Stansbury: USS Stansbury picks up 372 survivors of the American passenger ship City of Birmingham that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-202 some 250 miles east of Cape Hatteras in position 35°10'N, 70°53'W.
Submarine HNMS K XV: HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) is undocked.
Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) ended her refit at Grangemouth. She moved to Rosyth on this day.
Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel.
Submarine USS Sturgeon: USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Wright) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Montevideo Maru (7266 GRT) about 65 nautical miles west of Cape Bojeador, Luzon, Philippines in position 18°37'N, 119°29'E.
Submarine USS Sturgeon: The Montevideo Maru was carrying Australian POWs ( approximately 700 and 136 civilians. The Sturgeon found no survivors however they were who related their story to officials in Manila. More Australians died in the loss of the Montevideo Maru than in the entire Vietnam War.
Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) arrived at Port Said.
Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Lt. L.W.A. Bennington, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said where she was to be docked. (exact dates not known to us for the moment).
Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS P 219 (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, RN) was undocked. She then returned to Holy Loch to resume her training period.
Submarine HMS Unseen: HMS P 51 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(retired) R.H. Mack, RN). Lt. Crawford had been Wanklyn’s First Lieutenant on HMS Upholder.
MS Trawler HMS Burra: HMS Burra (T/Lt. W.J.C. Harrison, RNVR) picks up 4 survivors from the small British merchant Marilyse Moller that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-97 north-east of Port Said in position 31°22'N, 33°44'E.
Submarine HNMS K XV: Off Barrahead HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) took over the escort of HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) and HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN). HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars) also joined.
Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR), HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and aircraft.
Submarine USS Thresher: While on her 9th war patrol USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. H. Hull) attacked a Japanese convoy off the northwest coast of Celebes, in the Straits of Makassar. She torpedoed and damaged the Japanese destroyer Hokaze (offsite link) in position 00°43'N, 119°34'E and torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Yoneyama Maru (5274 GRT) in position 00°20'N, 119°32'E about 40 nautical from Balikpapan. Hokaze is grounded in Sibaya harbour, Celebes, to prevent her from sinking and to permit her to be salvaged.
Submarine USS Gar: USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) lands commandoes on south coast of Timor, Netherlands East Indies.
Submarine USS Kingfish: USS Kingfish (Lt.Cdr. V.L. Lawrence) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.
Submarine HMS Safari: HMS Safari (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Bizerte where she was to exercise with U.S. ships.
Submarine HMS Saracen: At 2350 hours (zone -2) HMS Saracen (Lt. M.G.R. Lumby, DSO, DSC, RN) landed a party of six agents under Lt. Cochrane off Cape Palmeri, Sardinia (Operation Hyacinth).
Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS Shakespeare (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for her 8th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to aid in the Allied Landings on Sicily. She was to act as a beacon during the landings at Gela. For the daily positions of HMS Shakespeare during this patrol see the map below. HMS Shakespeare 8th war patrol click here for bigger map
Submarine HMS Sickle: HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Algiers.
Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) attacked a convoy of lighters / landing craft with gunfire in the Ligurian Sea off Porto Maurizio. The attack had to be broken off because the gun jammed. (All times are zone -1) 1546 hours - Sighted a convoy of eight self-propelled lighters escorted by a Motor Launch. Decided to surface and attack with the gun. 1646 hours - Surfaced in position 43°49'N, 07°57'E at a range of 3500 yards. After the first round, which was just short of the rear lighter, trouble was experienced with loading the gun. No fewer than four rounds would not go right home with the consequent inability to close the breach. The fifth round jammed hard in the gun and could not be cleared. There was no other option then to break off the action. 1648 hours - A shore battery opened fire. His first round landed 200 yards over. 1649 hours - Dived and went deep. 1655 hours - The Motor Launch started dropping single depth charges. No damage was caused. 1710 hours - The 12th charge was dropped, no more followed so 12 was presumably the outfit of the Motor Launch.
Submarine HMS Syrtis: HMS Syrtis (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) is undocked.
Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) departed from Holy Loch for exercises in Bute Sound. She makes several practice attacks on HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN) during the day before returning to Holy Loch. During the next weeks more exercises followed with ships and aircraft.
Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) arrived at Algiers.
Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. R.H.H. Brunner, RN) arrived at Plymouth. Refit was commenced on 6 July.
Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS Unruly (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) departed Malta for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol north of the Straits of Messina.
Submarine HMS Unseen: HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) ended her 11th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.
Submarine HMS Usurper: HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Troubridge (Capt. C.L. Firth, RN).
Destroyer USS Laffey (ii): USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch: HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Aden.
Submarine USS Kingfish: The Japanese merchant cargo ship Nikko Maru (3098 GRT) is sunk by a mine, most likely laid by USS Kingfish on 10 October 1943, off Makassar in position 05°38'S, 119°28'E.
Submarine USS Redfin: USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.
Submarine USS Tang: USS Tang (Lt.Cdr. R.H. O'Kane) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Takatori Maru No.1 (878 GRT) off Mokpo, Korea in position 34°21'N, 123°55'E and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taiun Maru No.2 (998 GRT) in position 34°42'N, 125°25'E.
Submarine USS Batfish: USS Batfish (Lt.Cdr. J.K. Fyfe, USN) sank the Japanese guard boats Kamoi Maru (138 GRT) and Isuzugawa Maru No.5 (226 GRT) with gunfire south-east of Aogashima, Japan in position 31°45'N, 140°39'E. (All times are zone -9) 1020 hours - In position 32°45'N, 140°38'E sighted masts of two ships on the horizon bearing 135°(T). 1021 hours - Dived. Commenced approach. 1045 hours - Targets identified as a large trawler escorted by a yacht type patrol vessel mouting three machine guns and carrying three depth charges in racks aft. Decided to engage with gunfire. 1125 hours - Battle surfaced in position 31°45'N, 140°39'E. The 4" hit the trawler with the fifth round starting a large fire forward. The trawler sank after the 18th round. Fire was then shifted to the escort and by 1215 hours he was dead in the water and started to sink. 1259 hours - The escorts depth charges exploded when a fire reached them and the escort sank.
Submarine USS Pintado: USS Pintado (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Clarey) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.
Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, OBE, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 20th war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to lay mines in the Malacca Strait. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Porpoise during this patrol see the map below.
Submarine HMS Sceptre: HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.
Submarine HMS Stratagem: HMS Stratagem (Lt. C.R. Pelly, DSC, RN) attacked an escorted Japanese merchant vessel off Port Blair with 4 torpedoes. No hits were obtained. (All times are zone -6.5) 1330 hours - In position 11°36'N, 92°50'E sighted the top of a funnel and smoke bearing 043°, range 8 nautical miles. Enemy course was thought to be 270°. Ran in at speed. 1343 hours - Targets course was now seen to be 247°. Range was now 12000 yards. The target was thought to be a merchant vessel of about 1100 tons. Started attack. 1346 hours - Three escorts were seen, 2 were thought to be torpedo boats and the other was an A/S trawler. 1406 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 5100 yards. 1410 hours - An explosion was heard and it was thought to be a possible hit on the target (this was not the case). 1411 hours - A counter attack was commenced by the torpedo boats in which 6 depth charges were dropped. 4 Of these were close but caused no damage. 1426 hours - All HE ceased. 1436 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Only the two 'torpedo boats' were seen roughly in our firing position. Cleared the area to the South-East.
Submarine HMS Stygian: HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) departed Holy Loch for Malta. She made the passage together with HMS Visigoth (Lt. J.R.H. Haddow, DSC, RN) in convoy OS.82 / KMS.56. No log is available for this period so unfortunately no map can be displayed.
Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN).
Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. Later she proceeded to Troon to be refitted at the Ailsa shipyard.
Submarine HMS Trenchant: HMS Trenchant (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) arrived at Colombo.
Submarine HMS Untiring: HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for her 13th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off southern France.
Submarine HMS Upstart: HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) was docked at Malta.
Submarine HMS Vivid: HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) was docked at Malta.
Motor Fishing Vessel HMS MFV 117: MFV 117 was docked at Malta.
Destroyer USS Ault: USS Ault (Cdr. J.C. Wylie, Jr.) departed from San Pedro Bay as part of TF 38.
Destroyer USS Charles S. Sperry: USS Charles S. Sperry departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines to re-join to fleet for operations of Japan.
Destroyer USS De Haven (ii): USS De Haven (Cdr. William Heald Groverman, JR.) departed from Leyte with TF 38.
Destroyer USS English: USS English departed from at San Pedro Bay, Philippines when she sailed with TF 38 to operate of the Japanese mainland.
Destroyer USS Hank: USS Hank departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TF 38.
Destroyer USS John W. Weeks: USS John W. Weeks (Cdr. Robert Alfred Theobald. Jr.) departed from Leyte, Philippines with TF 38 to operate of the Japanese mainland.
Destroyer USS Lyman K. Swenson: USS Lyman K. Swenson departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TG 38.1.
Destroyer USS Mansfield: USS Mansfield departed from Leyte with TF 38.
Destroyer USS Taussig: USS Taussig departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TG 38.1.
Destroyer USS Waldron: USS Waldron departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TF 38.
Destroyer USS Wallace L. Lind: USS Wallace L. Lind departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines with TG 38.3 to operate of mainland Japan.
Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch.
Submarine USS Cachalot: USS Cachalot arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from New London, Connecticut for a refit.
Submarine USS Croaker: USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and off Hong Kong.
Submarine USS Haddo: USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Lynch, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 72 (740 tons, built 1944) (offsite link) and the Japanese merchant cargo ships Konri Maru (3106 GRT) and Taiun Maru No.2 (2220 GRT) in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of Korea in position 38°08'N, 124°38'E.
Submarine USS Scabbardfish: USS Scabbardfish (Cdr. F.A. Gunn) departed from Guam for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol to the south of Japan.
Submarine USS Sennet: USS Sennet (Lt.Cdr. Charles Robert Clark, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.
Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Barlow, RN) attacked with gunfire the same Japanese convoy as was attacked yesterday. Several hits were obtained on a submarine chaser before the action had to be broken off and Supreme dived to safety. She was depth charged but no damage was caused by the counter attack. (All times are zone -9) 1130 hours - After searching all moring sighted 'our convoý' at anchor in Salad Bay (11°42'N, 102°32'E) on the West coast of Koh Kut. They were anchored in 4 fathoms of water and were laying with their bows to the shore. Supreme was able to close to 1600 yards but could not fire torpedoes from that position. Decided to attack with gunfire. One chaser was anchored to seaward and this was selected as the first target. 1416 hours - Surfaced in position 11°44'N, 102°32'E and opened fire on the submarine chaser. Range was 1600 yards. We met a very prompt return fire from the chaser and the merchant vessels and a 3" gun on the shore. This was a little to much for us so at ... 1420 hours - Dived. 5 Hits had been obtained on the submarine chaser. This vessel and the Merchants were sprayed with Oerlikon and Vickers gunfire. She second submarine chaser was soon underway, came towards and dropped 23 depth charges but these were not very close. Supreme meanwhile retired to the South at 60 feet. 1720 hours - Returned to the anchorage but the convoy had left.
Submarine HMS Sea Scout: HMS Sea Scout (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) sank a Japanese tug, five barges and a coaster with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam. (All times are zone -9) 1755 hours - Asdic reported HE bearing 300°. 1832 hours - In position 10°54'N, 99°29'E sighted a ship bearing 285°. This was soon seen to be a tug towing five barges. 1837 hours - Surfaced and engaged the tug with gunfire from a range of 6000 yards while closing at full speed. The tug immediately slipped the tow and made off for the next small bay with a sandy bottom to beach herself. 49 Rounds were fired at her for at least 5 hits and she was soon on fire. Attention was now shifted to the barges. 89 Rounds of 4" were fired at these as well as 6 pans of Oerlikon. It took some time but in the end all were sunk. The sea was now absolutely littered with 50 gallon oil drums. It was estimated that there were about 500 of them floating around. 1854 hours - The tug had meanwhile beached herself in position 10°52'N, 99°29'E. Fired 21 rounds at her and 18 of these hit the target area. She was left on the beach a complete wreck and burning well. The gun crew was just sent below when one of the lookouts reported a heavily camouflaged coaster of about 800 tons up against the cliffs about 2000 yards away. The gun crews were brought up and at ... 1925 hours - Opened fire on the coaster and 7 minutes later she was ablaze from stem to stern. 1933 hours - Ceased fire and retired from the scene. 1941 hours - Dived in position 10°52'N, 99°31'E.
Submarine HMS Scorcher: HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Gibraltar.
Submarine HMS Tradewind: HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Port Said.
Submarine USS Trutta: USS Trutta (Lt.Cdr. F.P. Hoskins, USNR) sank eight Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 36°30'N, 125°50'E.