HMS Thames (N 71)
Submarine of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||1 Sep 1930|
|Laid down||6 Jan 1931|
|Launched||26 Jan 1932|
|Commissioned||14 Sep 1932|
|Lost||3 Aug 1940|
HMS Thames (Lt.Cdr. William Donald Dunkerley, RN) was most likely mined off Norway late July 1940 or early August 1940. She was reported overdue on 3 August 1940.
Commands listed for HMS Thames (N 71)
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|1||Cdr. Denis Vaughan Sprague, RN||27 Dec 1939||4 Jul 1940 (+)|
|2||Lt.Cdr. William Donald Dunkerley, RN||4 Jul 1940||Jul/Aug 40|
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Notable events involving Thames include:
26 Jul 1940
HMS Thames (Lt.Cdr. W.D. Dunkerley, RN) torpedoed and sank the German torpedo boat Luchs in the North Sea in approximate position 58°27'N, 04°12'E.
Luchs was part of the escort for the damaged German battlecruiser Gneisenau that was on passage from Trondheim, Norway to Kiel, Germany.