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 (46)
1940: Corvette Erica (K 50)
1943: Corvette Mimico (K 485) - Corvette Bullrush (K 307) - Frigate Duff (K 352) - Destroyer Escort Coolbaugh (DE 217) - Destroyer Escort Cooner (DE 172) - Destroyer Escort Darby (DE 218) - Destroyer Escort Eldridge (DE 173) - Destroyer Escort Enright (DE 216) - Destroyer Escort Francis M. Robinson (DE 220) - Destroyer Escort J. Douglas Blackwood (DE 219) - Dock landing ship Lindenwald (LSD 6) - Patrol craft PC-1214 (PC-1214) - Motor torpedo boat PT 290 - Motor torpedo boat PT 339 - Submarine chaser SC-1286 (SC-1286) - Submarine chaser SC-1360 (SC-1360) - Destroyer Escort Schmitt (DE 676) - Minesweeper Scrimmage (AM 297) - Destroyer Escort Solar (DE 221) - Destroyer Escort Weber (DE 675)
1944: Tank landing ship LST 3515 (LST 3515) - Submarine Lamprey (372) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1020 (LCI(L)-1020) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-578 (LCI(L)-578) - Landing craft tank LCT 1005 (LCT 1005) - Landing craft tank LCT 1007 (LCT 1007) - Landing craft tank LCT 672 (LCT 672) - Landing craft tank LCT 732 (LCT 732) - Landing craft tank LCT 773 (LCT 773) - Landing craft tank LCT 820 (LCT 820) - Landing craft tank LCT 863 (LCT 863) - Medium landing ship LSM 206 (LSM 206) - Tank landing ship LST 1009 (LST 1009) - Tank landing ship LST 1010 (LST 1010) - Tank landing ship LST 560 (LST 560) - Tank landing ship LST 667 (LST 667) - Motor torpedo boat PT 428
1945: Oiler Navasota (AO 106)
1912: MS Trawler Shandwick (FY 1587)
1916: Mooring vessel Messenger
1928: Heavy cruiser Sussex (96)
1937: Minesweeper Willem van Ewijck (i)
1939: Submarine S-31
1940: Escort destroyer Cattistock (L 35)
1943: Rescue Tug Allegiance (W 50) - Minesweeper BYMS 2070 (J 870) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 424 (LCT 424) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 700 (LCT 700) - Motor minesweeper MMS 302 (J 802) - Minesweeper Persian (J 347) - Submarine Crevalle (291) - Submarine chaser SC-1358 (SC-1358) - Destroyer Escort Seid (DE 256) - Destroyer Escort Smartt (DE 257) - Fleet tug Tawasa (AT 92) - Destroyer Escort Walter S. Brown (DE 258) - Destroyer Escort William C. Miller (DE 259) - Minesweeper YMS-215 (YMS-215)
1944: Landing Craft Tank LCT 641 (LCT 641) - Destroyer Solebay (R 70) - Submarine Truncheon (P 353) - Destroyer Escort Finnegan (DE 307) - Destroyer Escort Gilligan (DE 508) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-560 (LCI(L)-560) - Landing craft tank LCT 1002 (LCT 1002) - Landing craft tank LCT 783 (LCT 783) - Landing craft tank LCT 818 (LCT 818) - Landing craft tank LCT 861 (LCT 861) - Landing craft tank LCT 984 (LCT 984) - Landing craft tank LCT 985 (LCT 985) - Tank landing ship LST 548 (LST 548) - Destroyer Escort McCoy Reynolds (DE 440) - Patrol craft PCE(R)-851 (PCE(R)-851) - Heavy cruiser Pittsburgh (CA 72) - Motor torpedo boat PT 418 - Submarine chaser SC-1493 (SC-1493) - Minesweeper YMS-410 (YMS-410) - Minesweeper YMS-418 (YMS-418) - Minesweeper YMS-467 (YMS-467)
1945: Tank landing ship LST 1129 (LST 1129)
1917: Minesweeper RD 6
1927: Patrol vessel Diligence (WPC 135)
1936: Destroyer Gipsy (H 63)
1943: Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-275 (LCI(L)-275) - Motor minesweeper MMS 1022 (FY 1022) - Battleship Iowa (BB 61) - Tank landing ship LST 5 (LST 5) - Oiler Saranac (AO 74) - Minesweeper YMS-75 (YMS-75)
1944: Frigate Chebogue (K 317) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1410 (ML 1410) - Motor Launch ML 864 (ML 864) - Frigate Somaliland (K 594) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-558 (LCI(L)-558) - Tank landing ship LST 540 (LST 540)
1946: Frigate Condamine (K 698)
1949: Frigate Morecambe Bay (K 624)
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 22 February (4)
1943: Corvette Weyburn (K 173)
1944: Motor torpedo boat PT 200
More information on Allied Warships losses.
General Events on 22 February
Submarine HMS Odin: HMS Odin (Lt.Cdr. K.M. Woods, RN) departed Mauritius to continue her 4th war patrol towards the Seychelles.
Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) conducted exercises off Colombo. These included a practice attack on the Australian light cruiser HMAS Hobart (Capt. H.L. Howden, RAN).
Submarine HMS Phoenix: With her refit completed HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Ingram, RN) conducted trials off Hong Kong.
Submarine HMS Regent: HMS Regent (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Browne, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore together with HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN).
Submarine HMS Sterlet: HMS Sterlet (Lt. G.H.S. Haward, RN) departed Harwich for exercises.
Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.
Submarine HNMS O 10: With her trials completed, HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN), departed Dundee for Rothesay. She made the passage in a convoy.
Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. A.J. Mackenzie, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian merchant Sabbia (5788 GRT, built 1926) about 20 nautical miles east of Susah, Tunisia in position 35°47'N, 11°16'E. Following this attack Ursula was depth charged by the Italian torpedo boat Generale Carlo Montanari. (All times are zone -1) 1521 hours - Sighted a convoy consisting of one transport and one cargo vessel. They were escorted by three torpedo boats. At least one aircraft was overhead. Course of the convoy was 156°. Started attack. 1608 hours - In position 35°47'N, 11°16'E fired three torpedoes at the transport ship from 2500 yards. After 1 minute and 43 seconds one hit was obtained. Ursula went to 70 feet. 1616 hours - 10 depth charges were dropped astern and drawing closer. Reduced speed to make less noise. 1637 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Saw the transport to be deeper in the water and sinking on an even keel. All the lifeboats were gone. Returned to 70 feet. [According to Italian sources the other ship in the convoy was the Italian merchant vessel Silvia Tripcovich (2365 BRT, built 1925). Nothing could be found in Italian archives about the two other torpedo boats sighted.]
Submarine HMS Union: HMS Union (Lt. R.M. Galloway, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trials and training.
Destroyer HMS Montgomery: The Italian submarine Marcello (offsite link) was most likely sunk in the North Atlantic, south off Iceland, in approximate position 59°00'N, 17°00'W, by the British destroyer HMS Montgomery (Cdr. H.F. Nash, (retired), RN).
Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar B. Karnicki) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. At Rosyth she participated in A/S exercises.
Monitor HMS Terror: In the morning, Terror (Cdr. H.J. Haynes, DSC, RN) having already weathered several air attacks without damage, was again attacked, between 0630-0655 hours by 3 Ju-88s of the III/LG.1 from Catania, while 3 He.111 VTBs of 6/KG.26, Hauptmann Barth flying out of Comiso, attempted torpedo attacks against other units in the roads but failed to score. HMS Terror sustained flooding from 3 near-misses and was ordered to sail for Tobruk, where the AA defence was better. She sailed in the evening, accompanied by the British minesweeper Fareham and the British corvette Salvia but while still in the swept channel inside the harbour, 2 magnetic mines went off close aboard, flooding some engineering compartments (these mines had been dropped on 16 February by 5 He.111 of 2/KG.4 (Hauptmann Kuhl) despite the damage, Terror was able to maintain a good speed.
Corvette HMCS Algoma: HMCS Algoma (Lt. J. Harding, RCNR) picks up 12 survivors from the British tanker Adellen that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-155 in the North Atlantic in position 49°20'N, 38°15'W.
Corvette HMCS Chambly: HMCS Chambly (Cdr. J.D. Prentice, RCN) ended a refit at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Destroyer USS Biddle: USS Biddle picks up 34 survivors of the American tanker Cities Service Empire that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-128 about 25 nautical miles north of Bethel Shoals off the Florida coast in position 28°25'N, 80°02'W.
Minesweeper HMCS Melville: HMCS Melville (T/Lt. R.T. Ingram, RCNR) picks up 2 survivors from the British tanker Kars that was torpedoed by German U-boat U-96 about 25 miles south-southeast of Halifax in position 44°15'N, 63°25'W, but one of them died after being rescued.
Submarine HNMS O 23: With her refit and initial trials completed HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) departs Dundee for Holy Loch for a period of training. During the passage she is escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR).
Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted post repair trials on Loch Striven.
Submarine USS Gudgeon: USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Grenfell) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.
Submarine USS Permit: USS Permit (Lt.Cdr. Wreford Goss Chapple) left Surabaya for her 4th war patrol.
Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth. Passage southwards through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS P 42 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN). They were escorted by HMS Felixstowe (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, DSC, RN) until 1800/24.
Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) departed Malta for the return trip to Gibraltar.
Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria ending her 2nd storage trip.
Submarine HMS Tigris: HMS Tigris (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) arrived at Plymouth to refit.
Submarine HMS Urge: At 0100 hours HMS Urge (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Tomkinson, DSO and Bar, RN) started to close the landing position to the East of Capo St. Vito. Soon after enemy patrols were sighted inside the bay. It was decided to abandon the landing attempt as Lt.Cdr. Tomkinson feared being lured into a trap again in which was quite right.
Submarine HMS Unbroken: HMS P 42 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. P 42 was to proceed to Malta to join the 10th submarine flotilla based there. Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) that was to proceed to Portsmouth. They were escorted by HMS Felixstowe (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, DSC, RN) until 1800/24. For the daily positions of HMS P 42 during this passage see the map below.
Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR), HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR), HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Spaniel.
Submarine USS S-38: USS S-38 (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Munson) departed from Surabaya for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea.
Corvette HMCS Trillium: HMCS Trillium (Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR) picks up 47 survivors from the British merchant Empire Redshank that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-606 in the North Atlantic in position 46°53'N, 34°32'W.
Submarine HNMS K XII: HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. T. Brunsting, RNN) ended her 8th war patrol at Fremantle.
Submarine USS Blackfish: USS Blackfish (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Davidson) ended her 3rd war patrol at Plymouth, England.
Submarine USS Scorpion: USS Scorpion (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Wylie, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.
Submarine HMS Ursula: 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
Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt.Cdr. L.W. Napier, RN) departed Malta for her 24th war patrol (20th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to lay a minefield off Marittimo Island and then to proceed to Haifa to embark a new outfit of mines. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Rorqual during this patrol see the map below.
Submarine HMS Safari: HMS Safari (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for her 9th war patrol (also 9th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to perform a special operation off the North coast of Sicily and not to attack enemy ships. This was Special Operation BIGOT (COPP 4) and consisted of several beach reconnaissances of the Gulf of Castellamare (Sicily) carried out by a folbot manned by Captain Parsons of the Royal Engineers and Leading Seaman Irvine and later by Lieutenant N.J. McHarg, RN. These were carried out at the following time: 27 February 1943 At 2015-2345 hours: first reconnaissance. 28 February 1943 At 2015-0020/1: second reconnaissance, 1 March 1943 2015 hours: The folbot was launched but very soon was recovered because of the heavy surf. 2 March 1943 2315 hours: third reconnaissance. The folbot was launched again but failed to return. The submarine returned the two following nights but to no avail, It was hoped that Captain Parsons and Leading Seaman had been made prisoners. 6 March 1943 2115 hours: fourth reconnaissance. Another folbot was sent, this time manned by Lieutenant N.J. McHarg, for a beach reconnaissance in the southeast corner of the Gulf of Castellamare. He was successfully recovered at 0215 hours the 7th. 8 March 1943 2100 hours: fifth reconnaissance. The folbot was again sent manned by Lieutenant N.J. McHarg, for a beach reconnaissance in the Gulf of Castellamare. He was successfully recovered at 0130 hours the 9th. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Safari during this patrol see the map below. HMS Safari 9th war patrol click here for bigger map
Submarine HMS Saracen: HMS Saracen (Lt. M.G.R. Lumby, DSC, RN) ended her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean) at Algiers.
Submarine HMS Thunderbolt: HMS Thunderbolt (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Crouch, DSO and Bar, RN) intends to shell a train with the Oerlikon gun (as no 4" ammunition was left) of Punto Stilo. Unfortunately the first round misfired and when the gun was cleared the train was out of range.
Submarine HMS Tigris: At 2330 hours, the Italian merchant Teramo (1599 GRT, built 1920, former French Marie-Therese le Borgne) reports being attacked by a submarine with gunfire and torpedoes in 41°21'N, 12°53'E (near Cape Circeo). The torpedo boat Cigno sails from Naples to her assistance. This was almost certainly Tigris.
Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) departed from Algiers for her 15th war patrol (this is the 2nd Mediterranean war patrol of her 2nd commission). She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Genoa. For the daily positions of HMS Torbay during this patrol see the map below. HMS Torbay 15th war patrolclick here for bigger map
Submarine HMS Unseen: HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) developed serious leaks and set course to return to Malta for repairs.
Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) departed Portsmouth for Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Topaz (Skr. A. Flett, RNR).
Destroyer ORP Burza: During the defence of convoy ON-166 German U-boat U-606 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of Newfoundland, in position 47°44'N, 33°43'W, by depth charges from the US Coast Guard cutter USS Campbell and the Polish destroyer Burza. During the night Burza detected a submerged submarine and attacked her twice with 20 depth charges. The U-boat was damaged and forced to surface. Then she was shelled with Anti-Aircraft guns and had to dive again. Contact was lost. Shortly after that, the U-boat surfaced again, and was spotted by the US Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WPG 32), which shelled and rammed the submarine. The heavily damaged U-boat managed to stay on the surface, but was unable to move and fight. The American cutter was also seriously damaged due to ramming. Her commanding officer (Cdr. James Hirshfield) asked for help. Burza answered her call and rushed to the scene. The Polish destroyer provided cover for USCG Spencer until 04.00 AM the next day when she stopped and picked up 7 survivors from U-606. The Polish destroyer again provided cover for the USCG cutter until the evening. Then, due to fuel shortage, she headed for St. John's, Canada.
Destroyer ORP Burza: Around 1300 hours Burza torpedoed and sank the heavily damaged Norwegian whale factory ship N.T. Nielsen-Alonso.
Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Laughon, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.
Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. P.W. Garnett, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. I.J. Galantin, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-12: USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) arrived at Bermuda from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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 HMS Wivern: HMS Wivern was damaged by exploding depth charges from the sinking Canadian corvette HMCS Weyburn.
Submarine HMS L 23: While serving as A/S training target ship on Canada's east coast, HMS L 23 was sent to Philadelphia, USA for a refit.
Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) arrived at Dundee. At Dundee the battery will be removed and a new battery is installed. It has been decided that O 21 is to refit in the U.S.A.
Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR), RHS Tompazis, HMS Orchis (T/Lt. B.W. Harris, DSC, RNVR), HMS Lavender (Lt. L.G. Pilcher, RNR) and HMS Buttercup (T/Lt. R.J. Jonckheere, RNR).
Submarine USS Albacore: USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Blanchard) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Mare Islands Navy Yard for a much needed overhaul.
Submarine USS Flying Fish: USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.
Submarine USS Silversides: The Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Cha-29 (130 tons) is sunk by a mine (laid by USS Silversides on 4 June 1943) off Kavieng in position 02°36'S, 150°34'E.
Submarine USS Gabilan: USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS Pompon: USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. Stephen Henry Gimber) departed from Darwin for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Halmahera.
Submarine USS Puffer: USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Teiko Maru (offsite link, 15105 GRT, former French passenger liner D'Artagnan) about 120 nautical miles north-west of Kuching, Borneo in position 03°10'N, 109°15'E.
Submarine USS Ray: USS Ray (Lt.Cdr. B.J. Harral) lays mines off Saigon, French Indochina.
Submarine USS Tang: USS Tang (Lt.Cdr. R.H. O'Kane) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Fukuyama Maru (3581 GRT) about 60 nautical miles south-west of Saipan in position 15°14'N, 144°55'E.
Submarine USS Batfish: USS Batfish (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Merrill, USN) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Sikoku in Japanese home waters. For the daily and attack positions of USS Batfish during this patrol see the map below. As no deck log is available (for the moment) positions were taken from the patrol report. Unfortunately the patrol report does not give daily noon positions.
Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) was docked at Rothesay.
Submarine HMS Sea Nymph: HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to perform a special operation and then to patrol in the Bodø area afterwards. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sea Nymph during this patrol see the map below. HMS Sea Nymph 10th war patrol click here for bigger map
Submarine HMS Storm: HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) arrived at Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Stratagem: HMS Stratagem (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) was undocked.
Submarine HMS Surf: HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Syrtis: HMS Syrtis (Lt M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) ended her 6th war patrol at Lerwick.
Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 9th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Unsparing: HMS Unsparing (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR) sank the Greek sailing vessel VOL 1009 / Evangelistria with off Damuka Point, Greece. (All times are zone -2) 1715 hours - In position 39°19'N, 23°19'E sighted the sail of a small caique, closed. 1734 hours - Surfaced and opened fire with the 3" gun. After firing two rounds the gun jammed. The caique altered course towards and hoisted the Greek ensign. The vessel was waved alongside and the crew of three greeks was taken off and the caique was boarded. After inspection the vessel was sunk with gunfire.
Minesweeper HMAS Tamworth: The Australian minesweeper HMAS Tamworth and the Indian minesweeper HMIS Orissa (Lt. A.V. Baker, RIN) both pick up survivors from the American tanker E.G. Seubert that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-510 about 200 nautical miles east of Aden in position 13°50'N, 48°49'E. HMAS Tamworth also picks up 52 survivors from the British tanker San Alvaro that was also torpedoed and heavily damaged by German U-boat U-510 about 200 nautical miles east of Aden in position 13°50'N, 48°49'E. The burning San Alvaro was then scuttled by HMAS Tamworth with gunfire and depth charges.
Minesweeper HMIS Orissa: The Australian minesweeper HMAS Tamworth and the Indian minesweeper HMIS Orissa both pick up survivors from the American tanker E.G. Seubert that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-510 about 200 nautical miles east of Aden in position 13°50'N, 48°49'E.
Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. G.F. Sharp, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Parham, 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 HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) departed Dundee for Loch Alsh. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR).
Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) and HrMs Zeehond (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) both conducted exercises of Dundee. They made pratice attacks on each other.
Submarine USS Flounder: During an attack on a Japanese ship USS Flounder (Cdr. J.E. Stevens) is nearly hit by one of her own torpedoes that ran erratically.
Submarine USS Balao: USS Balao (Lt.Cdr. R.K.R. Worthington, USN) departed Saipan for exercises.
Submarine USS Batfish: USS Batfish (Cdr. J.K. Fyfe, USN) departed Guam for Pearl Harbour. She was escorted out by USS PC-1082 (Lt. N.P. Bard, USNR).
Submarine USS Archerfish: With repairs to her forward hydroplanes and voyage repairs completed, USS Archerfish (Cdr. J.F. Enright, USN) departed Saipan for Pearl Harbour.
Submarine USS Becuna: USS Becuna (Cdr. H.D. Sturr, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Nichiyoku Maru (1945 GRT, built 1943) off Cape Padaran, French Indo-China in position 11°28'N, 109°06'E. She was in convoy HI-88-H with tanker Eisho Maru escorted by frigates Yaku, Kaibokan 13 and Kaibokan 31 and submarine chaser CH-57. (All times are zone H, -8) 0911 hours - At 100 feet depth, eleven minutes after a periscope exposure, heard pinging from the southward. Came to 60 feet, discovered a tanker escorted by a destroyer and a destroyer escort. Range was 12000 yards. 0934 hours - In position 11°28'N, 109°06'E fired four stern tubes at the destroyer, all missed. Range was 2500 yards. 0942 hours - Fired six bow torpedoes at the tanker from 2600 yards. Two hits were obtained. He sank very quickly. Commenced working into deeper water and rigged for depth charging. During the next three hours between 60 to 70 depth charges were dropped by the escorts. 1335 hours - Came to periscope depth. Nothing in sight. Resumed normal patrol.
Submarine USS Blenny: USS Blenny (Cdr. W.H. Hazzard, USN) attacked a Japanese frigate with four torpedoes south of Cam Ranh Bay, Indo China. No hits were obtained. (All times are zone H, -8) 1225 hours - In position 11°31'N, 109°10'E sighted masts bearing 210°(T) and 207°(T), range about 12000 yards. Went to battle stations torpedo. 1230 hours - Masts have resolved themselves into those of a tanker and an escort thought to be a destroyer. Changed course to intercept. 1301 hours - The escort was now seen to be a frigate. 1305 hours - In position 11°38'N, 109°12'E fired four stern torpedoes from 1950 yards. No hits were obtained. No depth charging followed this attack.
Submarine USS Charr: At 1330 hours (zone H, -8) USS Charr (Cdr. F.D. Boyle, USN) makes rendez-vous with the damaged Dutch submarine HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) which she is to escort to Fremantle, Australia.
Submarine USS Thornback: USS Thornback (Cdr. E.P. Abrahamson, USN) departed Portsmouth, New Hampshire for New London, Connecticut.
Submarine HMS Sea Rover: HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Malta.
Submarine HMS Scythian: During 22 and 23 February HMS Scythian (T/Lt C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These also included night exercises.
Submarine HMS Stygian: HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) arrived at Fremantle, Australia.
Submarine HMS Tactician: HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. L.N.A. Jewell, DSC, MBE, RN) is joined off the Firth of Forth by HrMs O 23 for onward passage to Holy Loch. The submarines are escorted by HMS Loch Monteith.
Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.
Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt. R.H.H. Brunner, RN) carries out special operation Noah II (details to follow).
Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Quesnel (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.M. Laing, RCNR).
Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) is undocked.
Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth.
Minesweeper HMS Pincher: German U-boat U-300 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Cadiz, in position 36°29'N, 08°20'W, by gunfire from the British minesweepers HMS Recruit (A/Cdr. A.E. Doran, DSC, RN) and HMS Pincher (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.B. Blake, RNVR), after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British armed yacht HMS Evadne (A/T/Lt.Cdr. N.H. Richards, RNR) on 19 February.
Minesweeper HMS Recruit: German U-boat U-300 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Cadiz, in position 36°29'N, 08°20'W, by gunfire from the British minesweepers HMS Recruit (A/Cdr. A.E. Doran, DSC, RN) and HMS Pincher (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.B. Blake, RNVR), after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British armed yacht HMS Evadne (A/T/Lt.Cdr. N.H. Richards, RNR) on 19 February.
Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt.Cdr. L.G. Bernard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt. D.C. Peto, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. M. Abrahams, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. J.R. Edmands, USNR) is put on the slipway at Key West.
Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) was put back in the water.
Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.