HMS Severn (N 57)
Submarine of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||20 Nov 1932|
|Laid down||27 Mar 1933|
|Launched||16 Jan 1934|
|Commissioned||12 Jan 1935|
|End service||23 Dec 1944|
Decommissioned on 23 December 1944 at Trincomalee.
Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1946. Scrapped at Bombay, India.
Commands listed for HMS Severn (N 57)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Bertram Wilfrid Taylor, RN||May 1939||30 Oct 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Andrew Neil Gillespie Campbell, RN||30 Oct 1940||7 Jan 1944|
|3||Lt. Raymond Henry Bull, DSC, RN||7 Jan 1944||5 Sep 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Victor Henry Frank Drew, RNVR||5 Sep 1944||6 Sep 1944|
|5||Lt. Richard Femister Tibbatts, RN||6 Sep 1944||21 Sep 1944|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Russell Stanhope Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN||21 Sep 1944||23 Dec 1944|
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Notable events involving Severn include:
4 May 1940
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. B.W. Taylor, RN) torpedoed and sank the Swedish sailing vessel Monark (1786 GRT) off Lister, Norway in position 57°57'N, 06°13'E. The Monark was in German service at that time.
22 Jun 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) fired torpedoes at, most likely, an Italian Argonauta class submarine in the Gulf of Naples in position 40°44'N, 14°20'E.
26 Jun 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Polinnia (1292 GRT) about 95 nautical miles south-west of Ischia Island, Italy in position 40°05'N, 12°08'E.
28 Jun 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Ugo Bassi (2900 GRT) 5 nautical miles bearing 185 of Cape Monte Santu, Gulf of Orosei, Sardinia, Italy.
7 Aug 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) fired torpedoes at the German submarine U-93 in position 34°48'N, 13°04'W. All torpedoes missed their target. The Germans heard two torpedoes exploding.
2 Oct 1942
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) arrived at New London, Connecticut, USA from the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a training period.
18 Oct 1942
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for Portsmouth, U.K.