Allied Warships

HMS Satyr (P 214)

Submarine of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantP 214 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered23 Jan 1940 
Laid down8 Jun 1940 
Launched28 Sep 1942 
Commissioned8 Feb 1943 
End service 

During 1944-1945 HMS Satyr was disarmed, streamlined and given more powerful batteries to serve as a high speed target submarine.

Loaned to the French Navy and served as Saphir from February 1952 until returned in August 1961. Sold to be broken up for scrap on 4 April 1962. Scrapped in June 1962.

Former nameP 64

Commands listed for HMS Satyr (P 214)

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1Lt. Tobin Subremont Weston, RN22 Mar 194320 Dec 1944
2Lt. James Newenham Elliott, RN20 Dec 19448 Apr 1945
3Lt. Tobin Subremont Weston, DSO, DSC, RN8 Apr 1945???

4Lt. William David Stewart Scott, RN16 Jun 194514 Dec 1945

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Noteable events involving Satyr include:

5 Feb 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) torpedoed the wreck off the German merchant Emsland (5180 GRT) that was aground off Stadlandet, Norway after being heavily damaged by British torpedo bombers on 20 January 1944. On 11 February the wreck was hit again by aerial torpedoes.

24 Mar 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Nordnorge (339 GRT, offsite link) off Stadlandet, Norway in position 62°16'N, 05°06'E.

15 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-987 was sunk in the North Sea west of Narvik, in position 68°01'N, 05°08'W by torpedoes from the British submarine HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN).

20 Aug 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoes against the German merchants Bochum (6121 GRT) and Emma Sauber (2548 GRT) off Skudesnes, Norway. All torpedoes missed their targets.

22 Aug 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, DSC, RN) fires six torpedoes against a German convoy off Egersund, Norway. All torpedoes fired missed their target(s).

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