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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 (37)

1918: Minesweeper Sanderling (AM 37) - Minesweeper Thrush (AVP 3)

1919: Destroyer Bainbridge (DD 246)

1936: Minesweeper Hazard (J 02)

1940: Corvette Galt (K 163) - Anti-aircraft cruiser Juneau (CL 52)

1941: Minesweeper Prestige (AMc-97) - Minesweeper Valor (AMc-108) - Minesweeper YMS-129 (YMS-129)

1942: Minesweeper BYMS 2039 (J 839) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 580 (LCT 580) - Destroyer Myngs (R 06) - Motor torpedo boat PT 99 - Minesweeper Swerve (AM 121) - Minesweeper YMS-247 (YMS-247) - Minesweeper YMS-248 (YMS-248)

1943: Frigate Awe (K 526) - MS Trawler Kittern (T 382) - Corvette Launceston Castle (K 397) - MS Trawler Mincarlo (T 388) - MS Trawler Tromøy (iii) (T 388) - Submarine Besugo (321) - Submarine Blackfin (322) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-445 (LCI(L)-445) - Tank landing ship LST 229 (LST 229) - Submarine Spadefish (411)

1944: Frigate Enard Bay (K 435) - High speed transport Kline (APD 120) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-637 (LCI(L)-637) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-642 (LCI(L)-642) - Tank landing ship LST 1030 (LST 1030) - Tank landing ship LST 1031 (LST 1031) - Tank landing ship LST 640 (LST 640) - Motor torpedo boat PT 626 - Destroyer Southerland (DD 743) - Submarine Toro (422) - High speed transport Walter X. Young (APD 131)

Launched (52)

1914: MS Trawler Strathugie (FY 1941)

1919: Destroyer Sardonyx (H 26) - Fleet tug Mahopac (AT 29)

1931: Submarine O 15 (N 15 / P 15)

1936: Armed Yacht Charles McIver (4.37)

1937: Destroyer Blue (i) (DD 387) - Destroyer Helm (DD 388)

1939: Destroyer tender Dixie (AD 14)

1941: Corvette Louisburg (i) (K 143) - ASW Trawler Coverley (T 106) - Rescue Tug Frisky (W 11) - Corvette Montbretia (K 208) - Corvette Vetch (K 132) - Corvette Montbretia (K 208)

1942: Minesweeper BYMS 2012 (J 812) - Minesweeper Cadmus (J 230) - Motor torpedo boat PT 95 - Fleet tug Sioux (AT 75) - Seaplane tender Unimak (AVP 31)

1943: Minesweeper Cowra (J 351) - Minesweeper Lavallee (J 371) - Minesweeper Middlesex (J 328) - Patrol vessel Kilchatten (Z 03) - Destroyer Escort Amick (DE 168) - Destroyer Escort Atherton (DE 169) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-356 (LCI(L)-356) - Patrol craft PCE-875 (PCE-875) - Motor torpedo boat PT 304 - Motor torpedo boat PT 305 - Motor torpedo boat PT 306 - Submarine chaser SC-1367 (SC-1367)

1944: Frigate Fort Erie (K 670) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1091 (LCT 1091) - Escort carrier Attu (CVE 102) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1007 (LCI(L)-1007) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1008 (LCI(L)-1008) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1009 (LCI(L)-1009) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-691 (LCI(L)-691) - Landing craft tank LCT 1156 (LCT 1156) - Landing craft tank LCT 1300 (LCT 1300) - Landing craft tank LCT 702 (LCT 702) - Landing craft tank LCT 761 (LCT 761) - Landing craft tank LCT 762 (LCT 762) - Landing craft tank LCT 797 (LCT 797) - Landing craft tank LCT 881 (LCT 881) - Medium landing ship LSM 148 (LSM 148) - Medium landing ship LSM 149 (LSM 149) - Tank landing ship LST 749 (LST 749) - Tank landing ship LST 751 (LST 751) - Escort carrier Munda (CVE 104) - Net tender Oneota (AN 85)

1945: Destroyer Sarsfield (DD 837)

Commissioned (36)

1918: Minesweeper Kingfisher (AM 25)

1941: Motor Launch ML 235 (ML 235)

1942: Minesweeper Lockeport (J 100) - Motor Launch ML 079 (ML 079) - Motor Launch ML 081 (ML 081) - Motor Launch ML 082 (ML 082) - Minesweeper Parrsboro (J 117) - Minesweeper Bold (AMc-67) - Destroyer McCalla (ii) (DD 488) - Submarine chaser SC-531 (SC-531)

1943: MS Trawler Madura (T 268) - Destroyer Grenville (ii) (R 97) - Patrol craft PC-1126 (PC-1126) - Minesweeper YMS-166 (YMS-166)

1944: Corvette St. Lambert (K 343) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1145 (LCT 1145) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 418 (MTB 418) - Submarine Becuna (319) - Minesweeper Counsel (AM 165) - Frigate Grand Island (PF-14) - Destroyer Escort Halloran (DE 305) - Fleet tug Hitchiti (ATF 103) - Destroyer Escort Hodges (DE 231) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-618 (LCI(L)-618) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-992 (LCI(L)-992) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-993 (LCI(L)-993) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-994 (LCI(L)-994) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-995 (LCI(L)-995) - Medium landing ship LSM 256 (LSM 256) - Medium landing ship LSM 9 (LSM 9) - Tank landing ship LST 669 (LST 669) - Tank landing ship LST 915 (LST 915) - Tank landing ship LST 997 (LST 997) - Frigate Pueblo (PF-13) - Minesweeper YMS-460 (YMS-460)

1945: Medium landing ship (rocket) LSM(R) 501 (LSM(R) 501)

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 27 May (5)


1941: ASW Whaler Syvern

1942: ASW Trawler Arctic Pioneer (FY 164) - Minesweeper Fitzroy (i) (J 03)

1943: Large destroyer Léopard

1944: Motor torpedo boat PT 339

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General Events on 27 May


1940

Submarine HMS Osiris: HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. J.R.G. Harvey, RN (retired)) conducted exercises off Alexandria.

Submarine HMS Oswald: HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Fraser, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria.

Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt.Cdr R.H. Dewhurst, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. A practice minefield was laid.

Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. V.J.H. Van der Byl, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea. For HMS Taku's daily positions during this patrol see the map below. HMS Taku 3rd war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, RN) departed from Harstad for Rosyth. At 1105 hours she boards the Norwegian merchant Profit on passage from Bodo to Tromso which is allowed to proceed upon examination of her papers. At 2115 hours she stops the steamer 'BLAIRGOWIE' supposedly on passage to Murmansk, she is also allowed to proceed. In fact this is the Q-ship HMS Cape Howe and she does not reveal her disguise.

Destroyer HMS Vega: In the evening, the Polish destroyer Blyskawica received orders to meet with the British destroyers HMS Gallant and HMS Vivacious to enter the small port of La Panne (in the Dunkirk area) and evacuate part of RAF personnel. Unfortunately, she failed to find her partners and didn't complete the task. Instead of this, she was ordered to enter Dunkirk harbour together with the British destroyer HMS Vega and conduct a night reconnaissance mission. The Admiralty wanted to find out, if this harbour (partially blocked by wrecks) may be useful in Allied evacuation. Both destroyers were attacked by two German aircraft, but inspected the positions of wrecks. After that, Admiral Ramsey learned that navy vessels are able to conduct evacuation from Dunkirk and sent part of them there.

Destroyer HMS Vivacious: In the evening, the Polish destroyer Blyskawica received orders to meet with the British destroyers HMS Gallant and HMS Vivacious to enter the small port of La Panne (in the Dunkirk area) and evacuate part of RAF personnel. Unfortunately, she failed to find her partners and didn't complete the task. Instead of this, she was ordered to enter Dunkirk harbour together with the British destroyer HMS Vega and conduct a night reconnaissance mission. The Admiralty wanted to find out, if this harbour (partially blocked by wrecks) may be useful in Allied evacuation. Both destroyers were attacked by two German aircraft, but inspected the positions of wrecks. After that, Admiral Ramsey learned that navy vessels are able to conduct evacuation from Dunkirk and sent part of them there.

Destroyer HMS Gallant: In the evening, the Polish destroyer Blyskawica received orders to meet with the British destroyers HMS Gallant and HMS Vivacious to enter the small port of La Panne (in the Dunkirk area) and evacuate part of RAF personnel. Unfortunately, she failed to find her partners and didn't complete the task. Instead of this, she was ordered to enter Dunkirk harbour together with the British destroyer HMS Vega and conduct a night reconnaissance mission. The Admiralty wanted to find out, if this harbour (partially blocked by wrecks) may be useful in Allied evacuation. Both destroyers were attacked by two German aircraft, but inspected the positions of wrecks. After that, Admiral Ramsey learned that navy vessels are able to conduct evacuation from Dunkirk and sent part of them there.

Destroyer HMS Grafton: On the 27 May HMS Grafton (Cdr. C.E.C. Robinson, RN) ferried 860 men to Dover and returned the following day to pick up another 800. On passage back to England, Grafton stopped to assist with the rescue of survivors from another destroyer that had been sunk, but whilst doing so was herself torpedoed by a U-Boat. Despite being packed with troops, Only 4 people were killed and other vessels took on the remaining troops and ship's company. Grafton was scuttled by gunfire.

Destroyer ORP Blyskawica: In the evening, the Polish destroyer Blyskawica received orders to meet with the British destroyers HMS Gallant and HMS Vivacious to enter the small port of La Panne (in the Dunkirk area) and evacuate part of RAF personnel. Unfortunately, she failed to find her partners and didn't complete the task. Instead of this, she was ordered to enter Dunkirk harbour together with the British destroyer HMS Vega and conduct a night reconnaissance mission. The Admiralty wanted to find out, if this harbour (partially blocked by wrecks) may be useful in Allied evacuation. Both destroyers were attacked by two German aircraft, but inspected the positions of wrecks. After that, Admiral Ramsey learned that navy vessels are able to conduct evacuation from Dunkirk and sent part of them there.

1941

Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: The Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) was involved in pursuing the German battleship Bismarck after the Bismarck sunk HMS Hood. She rescued 86 survivors after sinking the Bismarck but had to leave the scene in the middle of this when a U-boat sighting was reported.

Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) departed Surabaya for Cairns, Australia.

Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. I.L.M. McGeoch, RN) attacked a merchant vessel with two torpedoes in position in position 32°33'N, 14°47'E. No hits were obtained. [This was probably Silvio Scaroni (1394 GRT, built 1920) on passage from Benghazi to Tripoli.] (All times are zone -2) 1308 hours - Received a signal ordering Ursula to intercept a convoy. Set course accordingly. 1337 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 090°. Interception was only possible if Ursula proceeded on the surface when she was well clear of the coast. 1400 to 1600 hours - Heard several explosions as the RAF was attacking the convoy. 1615 hours - Well clear of the coast now so surfaced in position 32°33'N, 14°47'E to reach a position to intercept the convoy however upon surfacing a small merchant vessel of about 2000 tons was sighted about 5 nautical miles away. Ursula dived again. Decided to attack this vessel as it seemed likely that Ursula was sighted and it would now be impossible to intercept the convoy. 1706 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 3000 yards. No hits were obtained. 1715 hours - Prepared to surface and engage the target with gunfire. 1720 hours - When about to surface the vessel turned stern on and opened fire withthe stern gun in the direction of the periscope. Decided not to surface and abandon the action.

Submarine HMS Pandora: With the Bismarck sunk HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) was ordered to continue her passage to Portsmouth.

Submarine HMS Rorqual: The German merchant Helene (ex Greek Eleni Kanavarioti, 797 GRT, built 1886) is mined and sunk off the Gulf of Saloniki, Greece. The mine was most likely part of a minefield laid by the British submarine HMS Rorqual (Cdr R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) on 11 May 1941.

Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for her 17th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Submarine HMS Seawolf: After the German battleship Bismarck had been sunk, HMS Seawolf (Lt. P.L. Field, RN), was ordered to return to Portsmouth.

Submarine HMS Tigris: When it was learnt that Bismarck was sunk, the patrol line was altered and HMS Tigris (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO, DSC, RN) was ordered to in 46°25' N, 05°48' W to intercept Prinz Eugen but the latter managed to slip by and arrived at Brest on 1 June.

Submarine HMS Upholder: HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) was docked at Malta.

Submarine HMS Upright: During the night of 27 / 28 May 1941 HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) landed a raiding party (Lt. Schofield, Royal Fusiliers and five other ranks) near Torre Ellera, Calabria, Italy to sabotage a railway. The party succesfully planted bombs and at 0513/28 a rumbling noise was heard on the shore that was thought to be a train blowing up. Italian sources have not confirmed the result.

Submarine HMS Utmost: At 2146 hours, in position 35°58'N, 10°34'E, HMS Utmost (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Cayley, RN) surfaced to carry out a special operation. No information appears to have survived but it probably was to land explosives and other stores for the Breuillac/Mounier network.

Minelayer HMS Abdiel: On the night of 26-27 May, HMS Abdiel (Capt. Hon. E. Pleydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) escorted by the British destroyer HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, RN) and the Australian destroyer HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr M.J. Clark, RAN), landed 800 Commandos at Suda Bay.

Battleship HMS King George V: Participated in sinking the German battleship Bismarck.

Battleship HMS Prince of Wales: HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) arrived at Hvalfjord, Iceland.

Destroyer HMS Leamington: HMS Leamington (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, RN) collides with the Norwegian merchant Thyra (1655 GRT, offsite link) in the North Atlantic in position 52°25'N, 19°22'W. The Thyra sank and the 20 survivors (out of a crew of 24) were rescued by the Leamington, this ship having received only minor damages.

Destroyer HMS Tartar: HMS Tartar and Mashona were screening King George V and Rodney on May 27, 1941 as they intercepted the crippled Bismarck for the final battle. Low on fuel, they were detached before the battle began but stayed on the scene almost to the end. The film footage that exists of Bismarck's final battle was apparently shot from HMS Tartar. Next day, Tartar and Mashona were attacked by German bombers. Mashona was sunk, with Tartar rescuing her survivors. (Source: Ludovic Kennedy, Pursiut)

Destroyer ORP Piorun: Piorun continued searching for the German battleship, but only detected her own flagship HMS Cossack. At 05.00 AM Capt. Vian ordered Piorun to break off the action and return to base due to fuel shortage. However, the Polish destroyer tried to find the enemy for one more hour. At 06.00 AM Cdr. Plawski ordered to change course and head for Plymouth.

Ocean boarding vessel HMS Registan: On 27 May 1941, HMS Registan (A/Cdr. Eric Arthur Divers, RNR) was bombed by German aircraft off Cape Cornwall. The ship caught fire and 63 crew members were lost. The survivors were rescued by HMS Wivern (Cdr. M.D.C. Meyrick, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) and HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, RN) and landed at Milford Haven. The badly damaged ship was towed to Falmouth by the British tug Goliath, where she was rebuilt to a merchant and was returned to the owner in November 1941.

1942

Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) arrived at New London, Connecticut, USA for a period of trials and training.

Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Largs.

Submarine USS Stingray: USS Stingray (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Moore) left Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Davao Gulf and then head on further north as she was ordered to end this patrol at Pearl Harbor.

Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) and HMS Aldenham (Lt. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN). No logs are available for HMS Otus from June 1942 to April 1943 so her exact movements (on a day to day basis) are currently unknown to us).

Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) was docked at Rothesay.

Submarine HMS Trident: 1340 hours - HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) picks up nine survivors from the American merchant Alamar (5915 GRT, built 1916). This ship has been abandoned after it was hit by German Ju.88 aircraft. Trident was ordered to sink the disabled ship which she did with two torpedoes (for one hit) at 1419 hours in position 73°43'N, 19°48'E. 1900 hours - Trident uses her antiaircraft guns to repulse an attack on the convoy by German aircraft. 2020 hours - Trident comes alongside the British transport Empire Purcell which has been abandoned prematurely after minor bomb damage. An attempt to salvage her is abandoned following new air attacks.

Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, DSO and Bar, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine HMS Thorn: HMS Thorn (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, DSO, RN) departed from Alexandria for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Sirte and the Ionian Sea. No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) was undocked at Kames Bay and returned to Rothesay.

Submarine HMS P 514: HMS P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) arrived at Argentia.

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

Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Folger, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. A.R. Gallaher, 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 M-176: M-176 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a submarine off the Varangerfjord. Both torpedoes missed their target.

1943

Submarine HNMS O 9: With her torpedo firing trials completed, HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN), returned to Rothesay.

Submarine USS Trout: USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. Albert Hobbs Clark) left Fremantle for her 9th war patrol, and was ordered to land men and supplies on Mindanao.

Submarine USS Gar: USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

Submarine USS Sargo: USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Marshall / Caroline Islands area.

Submarine USS Finback: USS Finback (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Tyree, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kochi Maru (2910 GRT, built 1920) some 75 nautical miles north-west of Palau in position 08°23'N, 134°06'E.

Submarine USS Hake: USS Hake (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Broach) departed from Scotland for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Azores.

Submarine USS Hoe: USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

Submarine USS Runner (i): USS Runner (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Bourland) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Hokkaido and the Kuril Islands. She is never heard from again.

Submarine USS Tunny: USS Tunny (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Scott) topped up with fuel at Johnson Island.

Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) departed Beirut for her 19th war patrol (17th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the western Aegean. For the daily positions of HMS Parthian during this patrol see the map below. The positions had to be taken from the patrol report as there is no log available, therefore not all days have positions.

Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, OBE, RN) attacked a small merchant vessel or large trawler with three torpedoes east-north-east of La Maddalena. No hits were obtained. This was Capitaine Luigi (former French, 3176 GRT, built 1922) escorted by the torpedo-boat Libra and later joined by the corvette Folaga. (All times are zone -1) 2011 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 115°. Closed. 2100 hours - Light was fading now but a small merchant vessel and a submarine were sighted. Another ship was most likely also present as more smoke was sighted to starboard. [there were no Axis submarine in the area.] 2110 hours - Started to attack the submarine but as darkness was now rapidly coming down the target was lost at 2136 hours. 2200 hours - Surfaced and picked up the targets with radar. 2229 hours - The nearest vessel, a small merchant vessel or large trawler could be seen. Decided to attack this vessel and fired three torpedoes from 1800 yards in position 41°02'N, 10°07'E. The ship started to turn towards as the second torpedo was fired so all missed. 2230 hours - Dived. 2254 hours - A pattern of four depth charges was dropped to starboard but caused no damage. 2255 hours - Another pattern of four depth charges was dropped to starboard but also caused no damage. 2354 hours - Two depth charges were dropped a long way astern. Nothing further was heard or seen. [The Italian ships observed two torpedo tracks and Libra dropped two depth charges for intimidation purposes. She was joined by Folaga but no submarine contact was obtained before 0159/28 when a pattern of depth charges was dropped but it was not very convincing and the convoy resumed its passage to La Maddalena.]

Submarine HMS Syrtis: HMS Syrtis (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) carried out attack exercises off Scapa Flow.

Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) arrived at Malta where she would be docked before proceeding on patrol (Docking dates are for the moment unknown to us).

Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN) departed from Malta for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol in the Aegean. Afterwards she is to proceed towards Beirut. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Taurus during this patrol see the map below. HMS Taurus 5th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Trespasser: HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Algiers.

Submarine HMS Tally-Ho: HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch bound for Lerwick. She made part of the passage together with HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville) for passage North. They were escorted by HMS Columbine T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.J. Griffiths, RNR).

Submarine HMS Unseen: HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 10th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to perform several special operations (beach reconnaissances). The time at Malta between this and her previous patrol had been used for trials with Chariot 'human torpedoes'. For the daily positions of HMS Unseen during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Londonderry with HMS Poppy (T/Lt. D.R.C. Onslow, RNR), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, DSC, RNR), HMS Lotus (Lt. H.J. Hall, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Dianella (T/Lt. J.F. Tognola, RNR) and HMS Enchantress (Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, DSC, RN).

Submarine USS S-32: USS S-32 (Lt. F.J. Harlfinger II) departed from Dutch Harbour bound for San Diego.

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. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-12: USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1944

Destroyer USS Barton (ii): USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Plymouth, England.

Destroyer USS Laffey (ii): USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Plymouth, England.

Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Cdr. F. Stam, RNN) returned to Trincomalee.

Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt. F.J. Kroesen, RNN) departed from New London for New York where she arrived later the same day.

Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft.

Submarine USS Spearfish: USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Williams, Jr) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. she was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

Submarine USS Seadragon: USS Seadragon (Cdr. J.H. Ashley, Jr., USN) departed Pearl Harbour for the Mare Island Navy Yard.

Submarine USS Snapper: USS Snapper (Lt.Cdr. W.W. Walker) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol for lifeguard duties near Truk.

Submarine USS Stingray: USS Stingray (Lt.Cdr. S.C. Loomis, Jr) leaves Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol.

Submarine USS Blackfish: USS Blackfish (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Sellars) arrived at San Francisco.

Submarine USS Bashaw: USS Bashaw (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Nichols) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of the Philippines.

Submarine USS Barbel: USS Barbel (Cdr. R.A. Keating, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS Hardhead: USS Hardhead (Cmdr Fitzhugh McMaster) arrived at Balboa in the Panama Canal Zone.

Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR), HMS Duncan (Lt. D.G.D. Hall-Wright, RN) and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR).

Submarine HMS Sunfish: HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) was undocked.

Submarine HMS Stratagem: HMS Stratagem (Lt. C.R. Pelly, DSC, RN) departed Aden for Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow.

Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) is docked at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Telemachus: HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) transited the Suez Canal southbound.

Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt.Cdr. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and 2 bars, RN) departed from Malta bound for Port Said.

Submarine HMS Trenchant: HMS Trenchant (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt.Cdr. 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. Following these exercises she was put on the slipway.

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. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1945

Destroyer USS Shea: Shea departed from Ulithi bound for the US east coast.

Battleship USS Iowa: All ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. Holloway, Jr., USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers.

Submarine USS Snapper: USS Snapper arrived at New London, Connecticut.

Submarine USS Cero: USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam.

Submarine USS Ray: USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 2 small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea in position 38°16'N, 123°51'E.

Submarine USS Crevalle: USS Crevalle (Cdr. E.H. Steinmetz, USN) departed from Guam for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan. She was escorted out by USS PC-549. For daily and attack positions (though incomplete) of USS Crevalle during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine USS Guitarro: USS Guitarro (Lt.Cdr. T.B. Dabney) called at Saipan.

Submarine USS Sea Dog: USS Sea Dog (Cdr. E.T. Hydeman) departed from Guam for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

Submarine USS Spadefish: USS Spadefish (Cdr. W.J. Germershausen) departed from Guam for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

Submarine USS Tench: While on her 2nd war patrol USS Tench (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) sank the small Japanese merchant cargo ship Kinei Maru (100 GRT) with gunfire off Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan in position 42°54'N, 144°18'E.

Submarine USS Tigrone: USS Tigrone (Cdr. H. Cassedy) sank the Japanese guard boat Yawata Maru No.3 (19 GRT) with gunfire off Tori Jima in position 29°24'N, 141°01'E.

Submarine HMS Sirdar: HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) departed Port Said for Alexandria.

Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Barlow, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East and 1st in the South-West Pacific area) at Subic Bay, Philippines. She returned to base with only 1266 gallons of fuel remaining.

Submarine HMS Tantalus: HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) left convoy MKS.102G to proceed to Portsmouth where she arrived later the same day.

Submarine HMS Terrapin: HMS Terrapin (Lt. R.H.H. Brunner, DSC, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (6th in the Far East) at Fremantle.

Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) was docked at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Untiring: HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) conducted exercises off Sheerness.

Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Gladwyne (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Miller, USCG) and USS Racine (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Waring, Jr., USCGR).

Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Por. mar. Tadeusz Bernas, ORP) was docked at Dundee.

Submarine USS Cutlass: USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida.

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