Allied Warships

HMS Orpheus (N 46)

Submarine of the O class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantN 46 
Built byWilliam Beardmore & Co. (Dalmuir, Scotland) 
Ordered21 Dec 1926 
Laid down14 Apr 1927 
Launched26 Feb 1929 
Commissioned23 Sep 1930 
Lost19 Jun 1940 
Loss position32° 30'N, 24° 00'E

HMS Orpheus (Lt.Cdr. James Anthony Surtees Wise, RN) was sunk on 19 June 1940 while on patrol about 25 nautical miles north of Tobruk, Libya in position 32º30'N, 24º00'E by the Italian destroyer Turbine. Orpheus had departed Malta on 10 June for a patrol of Syracuse. Orpheus was declared overdue on the 27th.


Commands listed for HMS Orpheus (N 46)

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1Lt.Cdr. Charles James Blake, RN19 Jun 1938Jun 1940
2Lt.Cdr. James Anthony Surtees Wise, RNJun 194019 Jun 1940 (+)

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