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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 (31)

1917: Destroyer Woolston (L 49)

1918: Destroyer Salisbury (I 52) - Destroyer Claxton (i) (DD 140)

1923: Destroyer Tornade

1934: Submarine S-3

1935: Submarine L-13 - Submarine L-14

1938: Seaplane tender Curtiss (AV 4)

1940: Destroyer Obdurate (G 39) - Rescue Tug Restive (W 39)

1941: Submarine P 311 (P 311) - Motor torpedo boat PT 40 - Minesweeper Trident (AMc-107) - Minesweeper YMS-76 (YMS-76)

1942: Minesweeper BYMS 2067 (J 867) - Minesweeper Salaminia (M 205) - Motor torpedo boat PT 121 - Submarine chaser SC-688 (SC-688)

1944: Minesweeper Michael (J 444) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1006 (LCI(L)-1006) - Landing craft tank LCT 1079 (LCT 1079) - Landing craft tank LCT 694 (LCT 694) - Landing craft tank LCT 875 (LCT 875) - Landing craft tank LCT 901 (LCT 901) - Tank landing ship LST 677 (LST 677) - Net tender Passaic (AN 87)

1945: Landing Craft Tank LCT 4003 (LCT 4003) - Destroyer Hamner (DD 718) - Motor torpedo boat PT 795 - Salvage vessel Skillful (ARS 45) - Submarine Unicorn (436)

Launched (43)

1906: MS Trawler Rolls Royce (FY 1831)

1918: MS Trawler Brabant (FY 586) - Destroyer Boggs (DMS 3) - Destroyer Kilty (DD 137) - Minesweeper Rail (AM 26)

1927: Patrol vessel Vigilant (WPC 154)

1929: Armed Merchant Cruiser Westralia (F 95) - Minelayer Agamemnon (M 10) - Heavy cruiser Pensacola (CA 24)

1937: Submarine Seal (183)

1938: Rescue Tug Roode Zee (W 162)

1939: Submarine S-103 - Submarine S-104 - Submarine S-13 - Submarine S-14

1941: Submarine S-21

1942: Minesweeper Direct (AM 90) - Patrol craft PC-568 (PC-568)

1943: Minesweeper BYMS 2225 (J 1025) - Oiler Escambia (AO 80) - Minesweeper YMS-225 (YMS-225)

1944: Corvette Farnham Castle (K 413) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1129 (LCT 1129) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 7037 (LCT 7037) - Frigate Loch Eck (K 422) - Light cruiser Amsterdam (CL 101) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-601 (LCI(L)-601) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-988 (LCI(L)-988) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-989 (LCI(L)-989) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-990 (LCI(L)-990) - Landing craft tank LCT 874 (LCT 874) - Landing craft tank LCT 900 (LCT 900) - Tank landing ship LST 1016 (LST 1016) - Tank landing ship LST 1017 (LST 1017) - Tank landing ship LST 561 (LST 561) - Destroyer Escort Oswald (DE 767) - Submarine chaser SC-1478 (SC-1478)

1945: Tank landing ship LST 3512 (LST 3512) - Tank landing ship LST 1078 (LST 1078) - Tank landing ship LST 1095 (LST 1095) - Motor torpedo boat PT 597

1948: Submarine M-234 - Submarine M-235

Commissioned (33)

1919: Destroyer Thomas (i) (DD 182) - Minesweeper Thrush (AVP 3)

1932: Submarine Ruggiero Settimo

1940: Destroyer tender Dixie (AD 14) - Aircraft Carrier Wasp (CV 7)

1941: Motor Launch ML 225 (ML 225)

1942: Motor minesweeper MMS 190 (J 690) - Patrol craft PC-565 (PC-565) - Minesweeper YMS-3 (YMS-3) - Minesweeper YMS-42 (YMS-42)

1943: Escort Carrier Ravager (D 70)

1944: Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 468 (MTB 468) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1280 (ML 1280) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 7079 (LCT 7079) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 7087 (LCT 7087) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 7088 (LCT 7088) - Destroyer Whelp (R 37) - Minesweeper Concise (AM 163) - Fleet tug Hidatsa (AT 102) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1019 (LCI(L)-1019) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-597 (LCI(L)-597) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-677 (LCI(L)-677) - Tank landing ship LST 1010 (LST 1010) - Tank landing ship LST 135 (LST 135) - Tank landing ship LST 988 (LST 988) - Patrol craft PC-1264 (PC-1264)

1945: Minesweeper Embattle (AM 226) - High speed transport Joseph M. Auman (APD 117) - Medium landing ship (rocket) LSM(R) 403 (LSM(R) 403) - Medium landing ship (rocket) LSM(R) 404 (LSM(R) 404) - Tank landing ship LST 1075 (LST 1075) - Motor torpedo boat PT 593

1946: Destroyer Witek (DD 848)

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 April (5)


1940: ASW Trawler Bradman (FY 189) - ASW Trawler Hammond (FY 149) - ASW Trawler Larwood (FY 172)

1941: Torpedo boat Kyzikos - Torpedo boat Pergamos

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General Events on 25 April


1940

Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rimington, RN) arrived at Aden.

Submarine HMS Phoenix: HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Nowell, RN) arrived at Aden.

Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Gordon-Duff, RN) arrived at Aden.

Submarine HMS Grampus: HMS Grampus (Lt.Cdr. C.A. Rowe, RN) departed Colombo for Aden. For the daily position of HMS Grampus during this passage see the map below. As no log is available for May 1940 no positions can be displayed from 1 May 1940 and onwards.

Submarine HMS Narwhal: HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Burch, RN) departed Blyth for Immingham to embark a full outfit of 50 mines.

Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt.Cdr R.H. Dewhurst, RN) conducted trials of Singapore.

Submarine HMS Spearfish: HMS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Forbes, RN) was undocked.

Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt.Cdr. G.M. Sladen, RN) fires four torpedoes (2x2) against the German merchant Palime (2863 GRT, built 1937) or Pelikan (3464 GRT, built 1935) about 30 nautical miles south-west of Lindesnes, Norway in position 57°30'N, 06°10'E. All torpedoes fired missed their target. 0545 hours - Sighted a southbound merchant ship in ballast. 0600 hours - Fired 2 torpedoes but these missed. Fired another two torpedoes but these also missed. Shortly after firing sighted two destroyers, turned to attack. Lost contact soon after sighting the destroyers.

Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Hutchinson, RN) is damaged when a mine detonates nearby. She returns to Rosyth where she is immediately put into dock.

1941

Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted R.D.F. trials off Holyhead with HMS Radiant (Cdr. (retired) J.W. Hoskyns, RN).

Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft.

Submarine HMS Cachalot: HMS Cachalot (Lt. H.R.B. Newton, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr. (retired) C.C. Flemming, RN).

Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) participated in RD/F trials off Gibraltar.

Submarine HMS Upholder: HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian Antonietta Lauro (5428 GRT, built 1928), carrying phosphate, 2.5 nautical miles bearing 125° from Kerkennah Buoy no.3, Tunisia in position 34°57'N, 11°44'E. (All times are zone -2) 1455 hours - Sighted a large merchant vessel to the South-South-West stearing 070°. Closed to attack. 1505 hours - The merchant vessel altered course to 320°. Closed at full submerged speed. 1533 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 700 yards. Half a minute later a heavy explosion occured which broke most of the lamp bulbs forward. It was intended to fire a third torpedo but this was was witheld. 1534 hours - Retired to the North-East. Observed the target settling. 1700 hours - Returned to the target to finish her off with a third torpedo if needed. Her after deck was well awash and she was sinking. 1715 hours - Retired to the North-East again.

Submarine HMS Usk (i): HMS Usk (Lt. G.P. Darling, RN) sent her last signal at 2100 hours. She reported that she was proceeding to patrol off Cape Bon, Tunisia due to intense A/S activity in the Marettimo area. According to Italian sources she may have been sighted by the destroyer Aviere who reported a submarine 20 miles north of Marettimo at 0930/24.

Submarine HMS Utmost: HMS Utmost (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Cayley, RN) departed Malta for her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to carry out a special operation. For the daily positions of Utmost during this patrol see the map below. HMS Utmost 8th war patrol click here for bigger map

Battleship HMS Prince of Wales: HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Arrow (Cdr. R.E. Hyde-Smith, RN), HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Tomkinson, RN) and HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN). Prince of Wales also served briefly as target during gunnery exercises of the cruiser HMS Exeter (Capt. O.L. Gordon, RN).

1942

Submarine HNoMS Uredd: HNoMS Uredd (Lt. Røren) departed Lerwick for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to provide cover for convoy PQ 15 to northern Russia. For the daily positions of HNoMS Uredd during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine HNMS K XV: HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) is docked at Colombo.

Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) departed Alexandria for Port Said.

Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Submarine USS Spearfish: USS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dempsey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Toba Maru (6995 GRT, built ????) off north-western Luzon in position 17°01'N, 120°15'E.

Submarine USS Searaven: USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. H. Cassedy) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 5th storage trip to Malta.

Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta.

Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) ended her 27th war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Holy Loch later the same day escorted by HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN).

Submarine HMS Umbra: HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Submarine USS S-42: USS S-42 (Lt. O.G. Krik) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off New Ireland.

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

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

Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. B.E. Lewellen, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

Submarine USSR M-176: M-176 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 10000 tons off the Varangerfjord. The torpedoes missed their target.

Submarine HMS Graph: After her fist series of trials HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

1943

Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) ended her 18th war patrol at Colombo.

Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Lerwick for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to perform an anti-uboat patrol in the Norwegian Sea. For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below. View HrMs O 14 8th war patrol in a larger map

Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR).

Submarine USS Grayback: USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Stephan) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol.

Submarine USS Grayling: USS Grayling (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Lee) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

Submarine USS Pike: USS Pike (Lt.Cdr. L.D. McGregor, Jr) shells Satawan Island, Caroline Islands.

Submarine USS Wahoo: USS Wahoo (Cdr. D.W. Morton) departed from Midway for her 5th war patrol. She was initially ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands.

Submarine USS Jack: USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

Submarine USS Steelhead: USS Steelhead (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Whelchel) departed from Midway for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

Escort carrier HMS Biter: German U-boat U-203 was sunk south of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 55°05'N, 42°25'W, by depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (811 Sqn FAA/L) of the British escort carrier HMS Biter (Capt. E.M.C. Abel Smith, RN) and by the British destroyer HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and 2 Bars, RN).

Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) departed Beirut for Port Said.

Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) returned to Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. She departed later the same day for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Beryl (T/Lt. T.C. Kidd, RNVR).

Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth.

Submarine HMS Trooper: HMS Trooper (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Algiers.

Submarine HMS Unsparing: HMS Unsparing (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR) was briefly docked at Holy Loch for bottom cleaning an painting. She was undocked later the same day.

Destroyer HMS Pathfinder: German U-boat U-203 was sunk south of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 55°05'N, 42°25'W, by depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (811 Sqn FAA/L) of the British escort carrier HMS Biter (Capt. E.M.C. Abel Smith, RN) and by the British destroyer HMS Pathfinder (Cdr. E.A. Gibbs, DSO and 2 Bars, RN).

Submarine USS S-33: USS S-33 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr.) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 5th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Kurils.

Submarine USS R-7: USS R-7 returned to New London, Connecticut from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Submarine USS R-12: USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises in Long Island sound together with USS Ordronaux (Lt.Cdr. R. Brodie, Jr., USN).

Submarine USSR M-111: M-111 fires a torpedo against the tug Woywoda and two barges near Sevastopol off Cape Feolent in position 44°24'N, 33°35'E. The torpedo missed.

Submarine USSR S-101: S-101 attacked a German convoy of the Kongsfjord in position 70°55'N, 29°30'E. Four torpedoes were fired but all of these missed astern.

Patrol craft USS PC-482: USS PC-482 picks up 36 survivors from the French merchant Rouennais, which sank after hitting a mine laid by the German U-boat U-455 about 17 nautical miles north of Casablanca in position 34°02'N, 07°27'W.

1944

Destroyer USS Rathburne: Arrived at Puget Sound Navy yard to undergo conversion to High Speed Transport (APD, Calhoun class)

Submarine HNMS O 19: HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) arrived at Dundee.

Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr. (retired) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR).

Submarine USS Barb: USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

Submarine USS Silversides: USS Silversides (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Coye) departed from Fremantle for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Mariana Islands.

Submarine USS Lapon: USS Lapon (Cdr. L.T. Stone) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

Submarine USS Billfish: USS Billfish (Cdr. V.C. Turner, USN) arrived at Darwin where she fuelled to capacity.

Submarine USS Bowfin: USS Bowfin (Cdr. J. Corbus, USN) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau and to proceed to Pearl Habour on completion of this patrol. For daily and attack positions (though incomplete) of USS Bowfin during this patrol see the map below.

Submarine USS Crevalle: USS Crevalle (Cdr. F.D. Walker, Jr., USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kashiwa Maru (976 GRT, built 1918) north of Borneo near the Balabac Strait in position 07°09'N, 116°48'E. (All times are zone H, -8) 1020 hours - In position 07°23'N, 117°05'E sighted smoke bearing 120°(T). Changed course to close. 1142 hours - Range to the target now 10000 yards. Submerged on the starboard bow of the target. Went to battle stations. 1210 hours - Identified the target as a large freighter very lightly laden but with two aircraft on the main deck aft. In column behind the target were two small sea trucks. A small escorts, possibly a converted yacht, was to starboard of this column. 1245 hours - Targets main course was 213°(T), speed 8 knots. In position 07°09'N, 116°48'E fired six bow torpedoes from 2200 yards. 1246 hours - Observed the first torpedo to hit amidships with a tremendous explosion which lifted tons of debris into the air. A second torpedo hit was heard but not observed as we were trying to adjust a camera to the periscope. 1248 hours - The target was obscured by a huge cloud of smoke except for the bow which was separated from the rest and sinking rapidly with a large up angle. When the smoke cleared away the target was gone. Both sea trucks and the escort turned away and made for Balambangan Island. 1258 hours - Surfaced and ran through wreckage taking pictures. About 50 survivors were seen in the water. Decided not to take prisoners. 1315 hours - Departed the scene for deeper water.

Submarine USS Guavina: USS Guavina (Lt.Cdr. C. Tiedeman) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Tetsuyo Maru (2130 GRT) north-west of Chichi Jima in position 28°55'N, 140°28'E.

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

Submarine HMS Otway: With her refit finally completed, HMS Otway (Lt. M.B. St. John, DSC, RN), departed Barrow for Rothesay.

Submarine HMS Sibyl: HMS Sibyl (Lt. E.J.D. Turner, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.

Submarine HMS Sea Rover: HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Far East) at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Sturdy (ii): HMS Sturdy (Lt. W.St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) arrived at Gibraltar.

Submarine HMS Truculent: HMS Truculent (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Alexander, DSO, RN) is docked at Trincomalee.

Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth.

Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Blyth.

Submarine HMS Untiring: HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for her 10th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off southern France.

Submarine HMS Upstart: HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) departed La Maddalena for her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off southern France.

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

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-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-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS Piranha: USS Piranha departed Key West for the Panama Canal Zone.

1945

Destroyer USS O'Brien (ii): USS O'Brien (Cdr. W.W. Outerbridge) arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard for repairs.

Destroyer USS Tolman: USS Tolman is towed of the reef. She was towed to Kerama Retto for repairs.

Submarine HNMS O 21: After repairs HrMs O 21 (Lt. F.J. Kroesen, RNN) departed from Wellington for Melbourne, Australia.

Submarine HNMS Zwaardvisch: HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt. J. van Dapperen, RNN) sank two sailing vessels off Sourabaya, Netherlands East Indies. (All times are zone -9) 1545 hours - Sighted 2 rather large double sailed praus. 1655 hours - Surfaced and stopped the vessels. The first one was named Namura (40 tons). There were Japanese on board. It was on its way from Bandjirmasin to Sourabaya and loaded with 12 tons of coal for the Japanese. Took the natives on board and at 1724 hours sank the prau with an explosive charge in position 06°21'S, 111°10'E. The second one was named Albania (30 tons) and there were no Japanese on board. This one was also on its way from Bandjirmasin to Sourabaya and loaded with 9 tons of coal for the Japanese. Took the natives on board and at 1744 hours sank the prau by ramming in position 06°21'S, 111°08'E.

Submarine HNMS Dolfijn: HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Bermuda. (Capt. J.S. Bethell, CBE, RN), HMS Scourge (Lt.Cdr. C.G.H. Brown, DSC, RN) and HMS Carysfort (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, DSO and Bar, RN).

Submarine HNMS Zeehond: HrMs Zeehond (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) arrived at Dundee.

Submarine USS Kingfish: USS Kingfish (Cdr. T.E. Harper) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

Submarine USS Moray: USS Moray (Cdr. F.L. Barrows, USN) arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone.

Submarine USS Baya: USS Baya (Lt.Cdr. B.C. Jarvis, USN) is put on lifeguard station near Cape St. Jacques. No action on her part was required.

Submarine USS Dentuda: USS Dentuda (Cdr. J.S. McCain, Jr., USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

Submarine USS Capitaine: USS Capitaine (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Friedrick, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour.

Submarine USS Carbonero: USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle.

Submarine HMS Scythian: HMS Scythian (T/Lt C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) departed Trincomalee for her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait to provide cover for opartion Dracula (the capture of Rangoon). For the daily and attack positions of HMS Scythian during this patrol see the map below. View HMS Scythian 4th war patrol in a larger map

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

Submarine HMS Statesman: HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 9th war patrol (7th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Statesman during this patrol see the map below. HMS Statesman 9th war patrol click here for bigger map

Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Barlow, RN) topped off with fuel at Exmouth Gulf.

Submarine HMS Sea Scout: HMS Sea Scout (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) sank a coaster with gunfire off Sumbawa Island, Netherlands East Indies. (All times are zone -9) 1711 hours - Surfaced in position 08°24'S, 117°24'E. Opened fire on a coaster of about 300 tons that was anchored off the beach. Fired 49 rounds for 36 hits. The coaster caught fire and was seen to sink. 1728 hours - Dived and retired from the area.

Submarine HMS Scorcher: HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) was docked at Holy Loch.

Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 20th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She was ordered to carry out a special operation off the coast of Burma.

Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN).

Submarine HMS Ultimatum: HMS Ultimatum (Lt. P.D.C. Bennett, RN) conducted engine trials off Tilbury.

Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Newhaven.

Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt.Cdr. L.G. Bernard, USN) departed Key West Florida for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt. D.C. Peto, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. R.D. McWenthy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) departed Key West Florida for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Submarine USS Cutlass: USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire for torpedo trials.

Submarine USSR Lembit: The German auxiliary patrol vessel Vs 343 sank after hitting a mine a mine north-west of Wladyslawowo in position 54°55'N 18°20'E. The mine was laid by Lembit on 30 March 1945.

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