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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 (44)

1916: Destroyer Valorous (L 00)

1918: Destroyer Dickerson (DD 157) - Minesweeper Mallard (ASR 4)

1926: Submarine Saphir

1934: Submarine Seawolf (N 47) - Submarine ShCh-209

1936: Submarine Seal (183)

1940: Escort destroyer Bedale (L 26) - MS Trawler Celia (T 134) - Escort destroyer Slazak (L 26) - Submarine M-202

1942: Escort Carrier Slinger (D 26) - Oiler Cache (OA 67) - Escort carrier Chatham (CVE 32) - Submarine chaser SC-749 (SC-749) - Minesweeper YMS-165 (YMS-165) - Minesweeper YMS-166 (YMS-166)

1943: Corvette Hespeler (K 489) - Frigate Teme (K 458) - Corvette Guildford Castle (K 489) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 671 (LCT 671) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 398 (MTB 398) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 718 (MTB 718) - Frigate Teme (K 458) - Oiler Aucilla (AO 56) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-359 (LCI(L)-359) - Frigate Peoria (PF-67) - Motor torpedo boat PT 386 - Net tender Spicewood (AN 53) - Minesweeper YMS-480 (YMS-480) - Minesweeper YMS-481 (YMS-481)

1944: Landing Craft Tank LCT 1152 (LCT 1152) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1213 (LCT 1213) - Submarine Cusk (348) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1071 (LCI(L)-1071) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-693 (LCI(L)-693) - Landing craft support LCS(L)-48 (LCS(L)-48) - Landing craft tank LCT 1104 (LCT 1104) - Landing craft tank LCT 797 (LCT 797) - Landing craft tank LCT 882 (LCT 882) - Landing craft tank LCT 906 (LCT 906) - Tank landing ship LST 638 (LST 638) - Tank landing ship LST 756 (LST 756) - Patrol craft PGM-23 (PGM-23)

Launched (32)

1910: Torpedo boat Sergipe (CT 7)

1911: Battleship Wyoming (AG 17)

1915: Torpedo boat Giuseppe Cesare Abba

1918: Minesweeper Teal (AVP 5)

1922: Destroyer Depot Ship Philoctetes (F 134)

1928: Submarine Tito Speri

1929: Destroyer Basque - MS Trawler Runswick Bay (FY 750)

1932: Submarine La Vestale

1934: Submarine ShCh-202

1935: Submarine M-86

1937: ASW Trawler Coventry City (FY 267)

1938: Submarine L-19

1939: Submarine Sealion (i) (195)

1940: Corvette Asphodel (K 56) - Destroyer Gwin (i) (DD 433)

1941: MS Trawler Killegray (T 174) - Boom defence vessel Barsound (Z 89)

1942: Submarine chaser SC-694 (SC-694)

1943: Destroyer escort Baependi (Be 5) - Minesweeper BYMS 2062 (J 862) - Destroyer Escort Cannon (DE 99)

1944: High speed transport Begor (APD 127) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-621 (LCI(L)-621) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-690 (LCI(L)-690) - Landing craft tank LCT 1155 (LCT 1155) - Tank landing ship LST 571 (LST 571) - Patrol craft PGM-21 (PGM-21) - Destroyer Robert H. Smith (DM 23) - Submarine Sea Robin (407)

1945: Tank landing ship LST 1149 (LST 1149) - Motor torpedo boat PT 707

Commissioned (50)

1915: Torpedo boat Rosolino Pilo

1919: Minesweeper Alresford (J 06)

1936: Large destroyer Le Triomphant

1940: Aircraft Carrier Illustrious (87)

1942: Motor Launch ML 059 (ML 059) - Motor Launch ML 083 (ML 083) - Patrol craft PC-465 (PC-465) - Patrol craft PC-542 (PC-542) - Submarine chaser SC-520 (SC-520) - Minesweeper YMS-24 (YMS-24) - Minesweeper YMS-44 (YMS-44)

1943: Minesweeper BYMS 2240 (J 1040) - Motor minesweeper MMS 1013 (FY 1013) - Destroyer Escort Crouter (DE 11) - Destroyer Harding (DD 625) - Motor torpedo boat PT 247 - Motor torpedo boat PT 259 - Motor torpedo boat PT 340 - Submarine chaser SC-1341 (SC-1341) - Submarine chaser SC-718 (SC-718)

1944: Minesweeper Parkes (J 361) - Rescue Tug Envoy (W 165) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1404 (ML 1404) - Motor Launch ML 839 (ML 839) - Motor Launch ML 895 (ML 895) - Motor Launch ML 896 (ML 896) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 398 (MTB 398) - Minesweeper Ardent (AM 340) - Destroyer Escort Edwin A. Howard (DE 346) - Destroyer Escort Howard F. Clark (DE 533) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1023 (LCI(L)-1023) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1067 (LCI(L)-1067) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-617 (LCI(L)-617) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-760 (LCI(L)-760) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-991 (LCI(L)-991) - Tank landing ship LST 564 (LST 564) - Tank landing ship LST 565 (LST 565) - Tank landing ship LST 696 (LST 696) - Tank landing ship LST 916 (LST 916) - Destroyer Escort Paul G. Baker (DE 642) - Patrol craft PC-794 (PC-794)

1945: Destroyer Bataan (I 91) - Light cruiser Ontario - Tank landing ship LST 3504 (LST 3504) - Submarine Truncheon (P 353) - Submarine Chopper (342) - Net tender Manayunk (AN 81) - Motor torpedo boat PT 599

1946: Submarine S-22

1951: Destroyer tender Everglades (AD 24)

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 25 May (4)


1940: MS Trawler Charles Boyes

1941: Sloop Grimsby (L 16 / U 16)

1945: Destroyer Escort Bates (DE 68) - Medium landing ship LSM 135 (LSM 135)

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General Events on 25 May


1940

Light cruiser HMS Southampton: On 25-26 May 1940, operating in the Narvik area, HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN) suffered a number of near-misses by 50- and 100-kg bombs (110- and 220-lb) with extensive splinter damage to hull and superstructure, requiring 10 days of repairs. The commanding officer was wounded.

Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.

Submarine HMS Oswald: HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Fraser, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria togther with HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) and later together with HMS Kingston Crystal (Lt.Cdr. G.H.P. James, RNR) and HMS Sindonis (Ch.Skr. G. Rawding, RNR).

Submarine HMS Phoenix: HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Nowell, RN) is undocked.

Submarine HMS Swordfish: HMS Swordfish (Lt. P.J. Cowell, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Blyth. She had penetrated the German MDA but only two small fishing vessels were sighted.

Destroyer HMS Harvester: Assisted in evacuation of troops from Dunkirk.

1941

Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) was docked at Gibraltar.

Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) carried out A/S exercises off Gibraltar with the British sloop HMS Scarborough (Lt. A.P. Northey, DSC, RN) and the British ASW trawler HMS Lady Hogarth (T/Lt. S.G. Barnes, RNR). Upon completion of this exercise all three ships joined the escort of convoy HG 63 (11th war patrol for O 23). For the daily positions of HrMs O 23 during this patrol see the map below. Ver HrMs O 23 11th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Rothesay.

Submarine HMS Perseus (i): At 0615 hours (zone -3) HMS Perseus (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) was grounded off Anti Milos, Greece. No damage was inflicted to the submarine.

Submarine HMS Pandora: HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSC, RN) was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay to intercept the German battleship Bismarck making for a French port. The passage to Portsmouth now became her 14th war patrol. For the daily positions of HMS Pandora during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt. P.L. Field, RN) was ordered to take up a patrol position off Brest, France to intercept the German battleship Bismarck making for this French port.

Submarine HMS Thunderbolt: HMS Thunderbolt (Lt. C.B. Crouch, DSO, RN) departed from Halifax for her 5th war patrol. She is to patrol in a 50 mile radius from position 43'N, 50'W to intercept the German battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. For the daily positions of HMS Thunderbolt during this patrol see the map below. HMS Thunderbolt 5th war patrolclick here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Triumph (i): HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. W.J.W. Woods, RN) departed from Alexandria for her 15th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Sirte. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Triumph during this patrol see the map below. View HMS Triumph 15th war patrol in a larger map

Submarine HMS Tigris: HMS Tigris (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO, DSC, RN) was ordered to 47°17' N, 08°10' W to form a patrol line to intercept the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen believed to be heading for Brest. Nothing was seen as Bismarck was sunk 400 miles west of Brest.

Submarine HMS Tetrarch: HMS Tetrarch (Lt.Cdr. R.M.T. Peacock, RN) ended her 13th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean) at Alexandria.

Submarine HMS Union: HMS Union (Lt. R.M. Galloway, RN) was ordered to a new patrol position on the convoy route between Messina and Tripoli.

Submarine HMS Unique: HMS Unique (Lt. A.F. Collett, RN) departed Malta for her 9th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between the Kerkenah Bank and Lampedusa Island. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Unique during this patrol see the map below. HMS Unique 9th war patrol click here for bigger map

Destroyer HMAS Stuart: HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) sailed from Alexandria escorting the troopship Glenroy, heading for Tymbaki, Greece, but air attacks compelled the abandonment of the attempt and both ships were back in Alexandria in the evening of the 26th.

Destroyer HMS Cossack: The 4th Destroyer Flotilla comprising the British destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN), HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN) and the Polish destroyer Piorun (Cdr. E. Plawski, Polish Navy) was escorting convoy WS-8B when they received an order to leave the convoy and take part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck.

Destroyer HMS Maori: The 4th Destroyer Flotilla comprising the British destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN), HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN) and the Polish destroyer Piorun (Cdr. E. Plawski, Polish Navy) was escorting convoy WS-8B when they received an order to leave the convoy and take part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck.

Destroyer HMS Zulu: The 4th Destroyer Flotilla comprising the British destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN), HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN) and the Polish destroyer Piorun (Cdr. E. Plawski, Polish Navy) was escorting convoy WS-8B when they received an order to leave the convoy and take part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck.

Destroyer HMS Sikh: The 4th Destroyer Flotilla comprising the British destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN), HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN) and the Polish destroyer Piorun (Cdr. E. Plawski, Polish Navy) was escorting convoy WS-8B when they received an order to leave the convoy and take part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck.

Destroyer ORP Piorun: The 4th Destroyer Flotilla comprising the British destroyers HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, DSO, RN), HMS Maori (Cdr. H.T. Armstrong, DSO, RN), HMS Sikh (Cdr. G.H. Stokes, RN), HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN) and the Polish destroyer Piorun (Cdr. E. Plawski, Polish Navy) was escorting convoy WS-8B when they received an order to leave the convoy and take part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck.

1942

Submarine HNMS O 15: With her refit completed HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for the U.S. submarine base at New London, Connecticut. For the daily positions of HrMs O 15 during this passage see the map below. View HrMs O 15 passage Philadelphia - New London in a larger map

Submarine USS Tautog: USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. J. H. Willingham) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant ship Shoka Maru (4467 GRT) about 385 nautical miles south-west of Ulithi, Caroline Islands in position 04°07'N, 143°32'E.

Submarine USS Pompano: USS Pompano (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Parks) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Tokyo Maru (902 GRT) some 70 nautical miles west of Naha, Okinawa in position 27°03'N, 127°03'E.

Submarine USS Pike: USS Pike (Lt.Cdr. W.A. New) ended her 4th war patrol when she returned to base at Pearl Harbor.

Submarine USS Grunion: USS Grunion (Lt.Cdr. M.L. Abele, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

Submarine USS Drum: USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Rice) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kitakata Maru (2380 GRT) east of Nojimazaki, Honshu, Japan in position 34°00'N, 139°00'E.

Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) shifted from Ardrossan to Holy Loch for further trials and training.

Submarine HMS Sahib: HMS 212 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) is docked at Elderslie.

Submarine HMS P 222: HMS P 222 (Lt. A.J. MacKenzie, RN) is docked at Elderslie.

Submarine USSR S-101: S-101 attacked the German hospital ship Meteor (3715 GRT) off the Tanafjord. The target was not hit and S-101 was attacked with depth charges by the German auxiliary submarine chasers UJ 1105, UJ 1102, UJ 1108 und UJ 1109. S-101 was damaged during these counter attacks but eventually managed to escape.

1943

Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Arrochar for torpedo firing trials.

Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) arrived at Rothesay.

Submarine USS Gudgeon: USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Post, Jr) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the US west coast for an overhaul.

Submarine USS Permit: USS Permit (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Chapple) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

Submarine USS Nautilus: USS Nautilus commences a refit at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

Submarine USS Tunny: USS Tunny (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Scott) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

Submarine HMS Otus: With her refit completed, HMS Otus (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth.

Submarine HMS Saracen: HMS Saracen (Lt. M.G.R. Lumby, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 11th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean) at Algiers. The patrol had been uneventful.

Submarine HMS Sickle: HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSC, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Algiers.

Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of training and exercises. These included exercises with handling (Welman) midget submarines.

Submarine HMS Trooper: HMS Trooper (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSO, DSC, RN) carries out special operation 'Entertain' off Zakinthos Island. At 2130 hours folbots with commandos were launched. They were to land on Zante as a diversion to operation 'Husky'.(Operation 'Entertain' was part of plan 'Barclay').

Submarine HMS Turbulent: Commander John Wallace Linton, DSO, DSC, RN was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Citation: Commander Linton has been in command of submarines throughout the War. He has been responsible for the destruction of 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer, 20 merchant vessels, 6 schooners and 2 trains. A total of 81,000 tons of enemy shipping sunk. From 1st January 1942 to 1st January 1943 he spent 254 days at sea, including 2,970 hours diving. During this period he was hunted 13 times and had 250 depth charges dropped on him. His career has been one of conspicuous gallantry and extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.

Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN) arrived at Malta.

Submarine HMS Templar: HMS Templar (Lt. D.J. Beckley, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Gibraltar. For the daily positions of HMS Templar during this passage see the map below. HMS Templar passage Holy Loch - Gibraltarclick here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Unsparing: HMS Unsparing (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR) arrived at Gibraltar.

Corvette HMS Vetch: German U-boat U-414 was sunk in the western Mediterranean north-west of Ten?s, in position 36°31'N, 00°40'E, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Vetch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.J. Beverley, DSO, DSC, RNR).

1944

Destroyer USS Barton (ii): USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Greenock, Scotland bound for Plymouth, England.

Destroyer USS Laffey (ii): USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Greenock, Scotland bound for Plymouth, England.

Submarine HNMS K XIV: HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout van Hooff, RNN) conducted exercises off Fremantle.

Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt. F.J. Kroesen, RNN) arrived at New London.

Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) was docked at Rothesay.

Submarine USS Seadragon: USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Ashley, Jr) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

Submarine USS Flying Fish: USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Taito Maru (4466 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Osaka Maru (3740 GRT) north of Palau in position 11°14'N, 135°12'E.

Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Stork (Cdr. (retired) G.W.E. Castens, DSO, RN), HMS Caprice (Lt.Cdr. G.W. McKendrick, RN) and HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR).

Submarine HMS Safari: HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) was docked at Rothesay.

Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. She made the passage in convoy MKS 50. HMS Sportsman was to return to the U.K. for a refit. For the daily positions of HMS Sportsman during this passage see the map below. HMS Sportsman passage Malta - Gibraltar click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Stratagem: HMS Stratagem (Lt. C.R. Pelly, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden.

Submarine HMS Spirit: HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) arrived at Colombo.

Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) is undocked.

Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) ended her 11th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean) at La Maddalena.

1945

Destroyer USS Stormes: USS Stormes is hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 27°06'N, 127°38'E. 21 of her crew were killed and 15 were injured. The damaged destroyer limped into Kerama Retto.

Submarine USS Nautilus: USS Nautilus arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from Australia and is decommissioned.

Submarine USS Dace: With her overhaul completed USS Dace (Cdr. O.R. Cole, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kuril Islands.

Submarine USS Raton: USS Raton (Cdr. M.W. Shea) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam.

Submarine USS Ray: USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank the Japanese schooner Tsuki Maru (57 GRT) with gunfire about 35 nautical miles east of Kaiyo Island in position 39°04'N, 123°06'E.

Submarine USS Blenny: USS Blenny (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Hazzard) sank the Japanese guard boat Kairyu Maru (81 GRT) off the north coast of Java in position 06°04'S, 107°27'E.

Submarine USS Cabezon: USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk.

Submarine USS Hammerhead: USS Hammerhead (Cdr. F.M. Smith) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

Submarine USS Parche: USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) departed from Midway for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south and east of Honshu, Japan.

Submarine USS Atule: USS Atule (Cdr. J.H. Maurer, USN) arrived at Midway.

Submarine USS Thornback: USS Thornback (Cdr. E.P. Abrahamson) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) ended her 14th war patrol (2nd in the East Indies) at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Spiteful: HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) departed Gibraltar for Plymouth.

Submarine HMS Spark: HMS Spark (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) arrived at Subic Bay, Philippines.

Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Stygian: HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) arrived at Subic Bay, Philippines.

Submarine HMS Sidon: HMS Sidon (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Sleuth: HMS Sleuth (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol (1st in the South-East Pacific area) at Subic Bay.

Submarine HMS Solent: HMS Solent (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol (1st in the South-East Pacific area) at Subic Bay.

Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said.

Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) claims the sinking of a Japanese merchant vessel of 1700 tons in the Java Sea. (All times are zone -9) 1330 hours - While in position 06°39'S, 112°53'E heard HE and sighted the upper works of a patrol craft bearing 315°. Range was approx. 10000 yards. She was steering an erratic course at various speeds. 1345 hours - The patrol vessel proceeded out of sight on a bearing of 235°. 1350 hours - Sighted a black column of smoke over the horizon bearing 260°. Started to close. 1545 hours - In position 06°41S, 112°35'E sighted masts, funnel and upper works of a steam vessel bearing 264°. Range approx. 11000 yards. Commenced attack. 1550 hours - Noticed that the target was escorted by the patrol vessel seen earlier. She was about 4000 yards astern of the target. 1652 hours - Sighted three Jake aircraft patrolling the area. The target was thought to be of 1700 tons. 1710 hours - Fired five torpedoes from 1700 yards. Went to 80 feet after firing the last torpedo. 1711 hours - Heard a loud torpedo explosion at the correct interval for the 3rd or 4th torpedo. Heard the HE of the escort approaching from the South. Continued to the North at 5 knots while still at 80 feet. 1728 hours - HE of the escort ceased so returned to periscope depth. Found only the escort and one Jake aircraft in sight. Considered the target sunk in position 06°45'S, 112°31'5"E. No ship is listed as being sunk near this position in Japanese sources.

Submarine HMS Trenchant: HMS Trenchant (Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSO, DSC, RN) sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Wa 105 (175 tons, former Dutch Grissee) east of Mandalika Island in position 06°23'S, 110°55'E. (All times are zone -9) 1205 hours - In position 010°, Mandalika lighthouse, 3.3 nautical miles, sighted an eastbound coaster of about 550 tons and one escort vessel bearing 221°, distance 3 nautical miles. 1245 hours - Surfaced in position 031°, Mandalika lighthouse, 3.6 nautical miles to engaged the escort vessel with gunfire from 4000 yards. The escort immediately increased speed and turned towards opening fire with automatic weapons. When range had decreased to 2500 yards a number of hits were scored on the escort resulting in it to decrease speed and turn away. The 4" gun then refused to eject and empty cartridge so Trenchant turned away to clear the gun. Firing with the Oerlikon nonetheless continued. After a few minutes the gun was cleared. The escort was now out of control and on fire abaft the bridge. Fire with the 4" gun was re-opened. Shortly afterwards the enemy was seen to abandon ship. 1302 hours - The escort was now stopped , range was 400 yards. Fired a torpedo from nr.4 tube. The torpedo was set to 4 feet but did not reach this depth due to the short range. 1306 hours - The escort was seen to sink. About 15 survivors were left in the water. In all 115 rounds of 4" were fired. The coaster meanwhile had beached herself. She was taken under fire from 6000 yards but after 12 rounds fire was checked as she proved very difficult to hit at that range and it was considered wise to withdraw to deeper water before aircraft arrived at the scene. 1352 hours - Dived in position 024°, Mandalika lighthouse, 4.4 nautical miles. 1445 hours - Sighted the first aircraft arrive on the scene of the sinking. The coaster must have been have been the Japanese naval auxiliary Kamisihima Maru (556 GRT, built 1941)

Submarine HMS Trump: HMS Trump (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire off Sabalana in position 06°07'S, 119°22'E. Area: off Sabalana (all times are zone -9) 0617 hours - Dived in position 06°07'S, 119°22'E 1948 hours - Surfaced in position 07°04'S, 119°15'E 2305 hours - In position 07°32'S, 118°05'E sighted an object ahead about 5000 yards away 2341 hours - The target was identified as a prau with two masts and full sails rigged 2353 hours - Fire was opened with the 4" gun from 2000 yards, 7 rounds were fired with at least 5 hits and the target sank rapidly. See also this map.

Submarine HMS Untiring: With her refit completed HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) shifted from the Sheerness Dockyard to the Chatham Dockyard to ammunition the ship.

Corvette HMS Tulip: It seems Tulip had some indecision over a replacement CO. On the above date another change occurred naming Lt. Merryman RNR as CO

1946

Motor Fishing Vessel HMS MFV 361: Tenders invited for purchase of uncompleted hull on the stocks.

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