Allied Warships

HMS Sea Rover (P 218)

Submarine of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS 
PennantP 218 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered4 Apr 1940 
Laid down14 Apr 1941 
Launched25 Feb 1943 
Commissioned7 Jul 1943 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap in October 1949. Broken up at Faslane, Scotland.

 
Former nameP 68

Commands listed for HMS Sea Rover (P 218)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. John Peter Angell, RN30 Aug 194323 Mar 1945
2Lt. Hugh Seaburne May, RN23 Mar 194527 Dec 1945

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Noteable events involving Sea Rover include:


27 Feb 1943
Sea Rover was towed to Barrow to complete her fitting out at the yard of Vickers Armstrong.

5 Jul 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Barrow for Holy Loch.

6 Jul 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trials and training.

5 Aug 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She makes the passage together with HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN). They were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR).

6 Aug 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. Here she was to participate in A/S and attack exercises.

24 Aug 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She makes the passage together with HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) that came from Lerwick. They were escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Cotillion (T/Lt. S.G. Fowler, RNR).

25 Aug 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. She continued her exercise program.

26 Sep 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was docked at Holy Loch.

1 Oct 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was undocked.

6 Oct 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She makes the passage together with HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR). They were escorted by the armed yacht HMS White Bear (Cdr. (retired) A.L. Sanders, RN).

The next day HMS Storm was detached off Scapa Flow.

8 Oct 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Lerwick.

9 Oct 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Lerwick for her 1st (work-up) war patrol. She was to patrol off Northern Norway to the North of the Lofoten.

For the daily positions of HMS Sea Rover during this patrol see the map below.


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24 Oct 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 1st (work up) war patrol at Lerwick.

She departed later the same day for Holy Loch escorted by HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR).

26 Oct 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

27 Oct 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) shifts from Holy Loch to Ardrossan where she was docked.

As there is no log available for this month it is now known to us when she was undocked.

18 Nov 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) shifted from Ardrossan to Holy Loch.

27 Nov 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She was escorted to Bishops Rock by the British minesweeper HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(retired) C.M. Norman, RN).

For the daily positions of HMS Sea Rover during this passage see the map below.


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29 Nov 1943
At 1045 hours HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) and her escort, the British minesweeper HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(retired) C.M. Norman, RN), parted company off Bishops Rock.

3 Dec 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was ordered to proceed to Casablanca instead of Gibraltar. A uboat hunt was carried out to the West of Gibraltar.

6 Dec 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Casablanca.

9 Dec 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Casablanca for Gibraltar.

10 Dec 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

22 Dec 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Gibraltar for Beirut. She makes part of the passage with convoy KMS-35.

1 Jan 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Beirut.

13 Jan 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Beirut for Port Said.

15 Jan 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Port Said.

16 Jan 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Suez.

17 Jan 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Suez for Aden.

23 Jan 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Aden.

25 Jan 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Aden.

26 Jan 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Aden for Colombo.

6 Feb 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Colombo.

8 Feb 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Colombo for Trincomalee. She made the passage together with HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN). The submarines were escorted by the Italian sloop Eritrea.

10 Feb 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

21 Feb 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sea Rover during this patrol see the map below.


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3 Mar 1944
While on patrol South of Penang HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) attacked but missed a Japanese submarine with six torpedoes in position 04°55'N, 100°12'E. [ possibly this was RO-111 (offsite link), maybee she was exercising off Penang ]

Later she sank the Japanese Matsu Maru No.1 with gunfire in position 04°56'N, 100°17'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1405 hours - Sighted a Japanese submarine of the RO 60 class in position 04°55'N, 100°12'E. Started attack.

1412 hours - Fired six torpedoes from 2500 yards. No hits were obtained as the enemy altered course shortly afterwards. It was thought the torpedo tracks had been seen and evaded.

1600 hours - While reloading the torpedo tubes at 50 feet HE was picked up. Came to periscope depth and saw a small merchant vessel.

Surfaced for gun action in position 04°50'N, 100°13'E and set the merchant ship ablaze.

1640 hours - Dived and continued to reload the torpedo tubes.

2005 hours - Surfaced position 04°50'N, 100°11'E and found that the target was still buring.

2020 hours - The fire suddenly disappeared. I was considered that the merchant had sunk.

6 Mar 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) sank a Japanese coaster with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1401 hours - Sighted the mast and funnel of a small coaster. This was later seen to be a modern one of about 750 tons flying the Japanese merchant ensign. Ran in but was not able to get closer then 4000 yards.

1424 hours - Surfaced for gun action in position 03°39'N, 99°13'E. The enemy increased speed and opened fire with a gun thought to be about 20mm. The range was not closing so opened fire. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th round were hits and set his bridge on fire. This burnt for 10 minutes but then went out. Fired the remainder of the ammunition.

1500 hours - All ammo was now gone. The ship had beached herself in position 03°31'N, 99°15'E. She was listing heavily to Port and there was a slight fire in the hold. Fired two pans of Oerlikon into the wreck and then turned to seaward as the sounding machine gave very alarming results as to the water depth.

8 Mar 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Shobu Maru (2005 GRT, built 1942) in the Malacca Stait in position 03°38'N, 99°12'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1000 hours - In position 03°39'N, 99°14'E sighted a convoy of five merchant ships with one escort bearing 125°. Commenced attack.

1109 hours - Fired six torpedoes at the second ship of the middle column (thought to be of 4000 tons) from 1200 yards. Enemy course was 305°, speed 9 knots. It was hoped that if torpedoes missed they would hit a ship in the last column. It is thought that the 3rd torpedo hit the target but this was not observed.

While going deep Sea Rover hit the bottom hard at only 45 feet. 29 Depth charges were dropped over the next hour but none was very close. Meanwhile Sea Rover made her way to deeper water. It was thought breaking up noises were also heard.

1215 hours - Returned to periscope depth. The escort was stopped only 1500 yards away. Went deep again.

1225 hours - Three more depth charges were dropped.

1408 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight except 2 small junks.

13 Mar 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee.

25 Mar 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was docked at Trincomalee.

29 Mar 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was undocked.

1 Apr 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off Diamond Point, Sumatra.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sea Rover during this patrol see the map below.


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10 Apr 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) made a torpedo attack on an escorted merchant vessel near Diamond Point, Sumatra in position 05°07'N, 97°45'E. Six torpedoes were fired but no hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0555 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 145°.

0638 hours - Sighted masts. Started attack on a merchant ship of 5000 tons with one escort.

0736 hours - In position 05°07'N, 97°45'E fired six torpedoes from 4200 yards. Enemy course was 310°. Speed 10 knots. No hits were obtained. It is thought the enemy saw the torpedo tracks.

0745 hours - Two depth charges were dropped but they were well away.

0755 hours - Returned to periscope depth. The target was seen to continue on its course.

20 Apr 1944
At 1805 hours (zone -6.5) HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) surfaced and opened fire on a goods train at Lhokseumawe, Sumatra. In about 15 minutes the train was wrecked with 59 shells.

25 Apr 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Far East) at Trincomalee.

8 May 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee with the Italian sloop Eritrea.

12 May 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off Penang. She was also to lay a minefield between the Sembilan islands and the coast of Malaya.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sea Rover during this patrol see the map below.


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18 May 1944
Between 1420 and 1710 hours (zone -6.5) HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) lays a minefield of 8 mines (4x2) between the Sembilan Island and the mainland of Malaya near position 04°03'N, 100°36'E.

22 May 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Kosho Maru (1365 GRT, built 1940) off the southern entrance to Penang harbour in position 04°52'N, 100°16'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0906 hours - Sighted an aircraft patrolling to the South-East.

0913 hours - Sighted a second aircraft patrolling. Very likely that there was a convoy approaching.

1004 hours - Sighted masts and smoke bearing 140°. Commenced attack on what soon turned out to be two merchant ships of 3000 and 2000 tons. They were escorted by two submarine chasers and the above mentioned two aircraft.

1043 hours - In position 04°52'N, 100°16'E fired six torpedoes at the leading ship from 3900 yards. One torpedo was heard to hit after 2min 53sec (the correct running range). This was followed by breaking up noises. Sea Rover went deep but ht bottom at only 43 feet.

Meanwhile the enemy launched their counter attack dropping 4 depth charges in less then 10 minutes. They were quite close but not close enough to cause any damage.

Sea Rover was hunted the whole day but the Japanese were never in contact. At 1515 hours, when at periscope depth, it was noticed that the submarine chaser had now gone but aircraft remaind patrolling the area until dark.

Sea Rover now had only one stern torpedo left so she left patrol and set course for Trincomalee.

28 May 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee.

4 Jun 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was docked at Trincomalee.

6 Jun 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was undocked.

12 Jun 1944
During 12 and 13 June 1944 HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises.

16 Jun 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits off Penang.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sea Rover during this patrol see the map below.


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20 Jun 1944
At 0620 hours (zone -6.5), while passing through the Andaman Sea to her patrol area, HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) is bombed by an emeny aircraft in position 06°44'N, 95°48'E. No damage is done to Sea Rover.

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At 1521 hours, in position 06°42'N, 95°51'E, a large Japanese submarine surfaced about 4000 yards from Sea Rover. The torpedo tubes were brought to the ready but by the time they could be fired the submarine was stern on. Lt. Angell wanted to surface for gun action but this could not be done as an aircraft soon appeared on the scene.

This might have been the Japanese submarine I-8 (offsite link).

26 Jun 1944
At 2155 hours (zone -6.5) HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was detected and depth charged by two Japanese A/S vessels South of Penang in position 04°36'N, 100°03'E. Considerable damage was done to instruments and internal fittings. Also two tons of water entered the submarine. The enemy remained in the area until about 0400 hours the next morning.

27 Jun 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) sank a sailing vessel with demolition charges South-East of Penang.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1820 hours - Sighted a junk of about 25 tons about 4000 yards away. Lt. Angell decided to sink it to boost morale ofter yesterdays depth charging of Sea Rover.

1837 hours - Surfaced in position 04°54'N, 99°32'E and closed the junk.

1905 hours - Boarded the junk and sank it with a demolition charge. Took off seven prisoners.

5 Jul 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) sank two sailing vessels with gunfire and demolition charges North-West of Penang.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1815 hours - Surfaced in position 05°38'N, 99°57'E to engage two junks. Sank the first junk of about 50 tons with six rounds of 3" high explosive shells. Picked up three survivors.

1915 hours - Boarded the second junk of about 40 tons. Took two prisoners and sent three of the prisoners taken on 27 June off with the remainder of the crew of this junk away in their boat.

1930 hours - sank the junk with a demolition charge.

11 Jul 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East) at Trincomalee.

21 Jul 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was docked at Trincomalee.

27 Jul 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was undocked.

4 Aug 1944
During 4 and 5 August 1944 HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises.

7 Aug 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 6th war patrol (5th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol to the North of the Mergui Archipelago. Later she was to perform air/sea rescue duties off Padang, Sumatra.

She was to end this patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sea Rover during this patrol see the map below.


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24 Aug 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted air/sea rescue duties off Padang, Sumatra. No allied aircraft were seen to crash so no action was required.

26 Aug 1944
While on passage on the surface HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) is twice attacked by a Japanese aircraft. No damage was sustained.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0826 hours - Sighted a splash bearing 330°, distance 1 nautical mile. It was thought to be a whale spout, but was later thought to be a bomb dropped from a height.

0828 hours - A Japanese aircraft attacked from astern coming in low and very close. It opened fire with machine guns. Crash dived in position 06°46'S, 101°23'E.

0913 hours - No sign of the aircraft for over 30 minutes so surfaced.

0938 hours - Sighted the aircraft again and dived in position 06°52'S, 101°27'E.

1046 hours - Surfaced.

1128 hours - Attacked again with machine gun fire. Crash dived in position 06°59'S, 101°32'E.

1410 hours - Surfaced in position 07°04'S, 101°34'E.

1445 hours - Dived for an aircraft in position 07°08'S, 101°38'E. Decided to remain dived until dusk.

1821 hours - Surfaced in position 07.14'S, 101.38'E.

1 Sep 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Exmouth Gulf, Australia for fuel and provisions.

2 Sep 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Exmouth Gulf for Fremantle.

5 Sep 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (5th in the Far East) at Fremantle, Australia.

6 Sep 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was docked at Fremantle.

8 Sep 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) was undocked.

20 Sep 1944
During 20 and 21 September 1944 HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises.

23 Sep 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Fremantle for her 7th war patrol (6th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Flores Sea.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sea Rover during this patrol see the map below.


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27 Sep 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) topped off with fuel at Exmouth Gulf.

2 Oct 1944
During the night of 2 / 3 October 1944 HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) passed Lombok straits Northbound.

4 Oct 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) sank a Japanese lighter damaged a Japanese coaster with gunfire in the Flores Sea.

(All times are zone -8)
0812 hours - Sighted a ship bearing 210°. Closed submerged.

0843 hours - Surfaced in position 08°04'S, 117°55'E to engage the coaster. She was of about 150 tons and was towing a lighter of about 80 tons. Fire was opened from 2000 yards and soon hits were scored. The target turned towards the shore.

0848 hours - One of the lookouts reported an aircraft flying towards. By now 15 rounds had been fired. Crash dived. However one of the gun crew fell overboard and was left in the water.

0853 hours - Came to periscope depth. Could not see the aircraft.

0855 hours - Surfaced and proceeded to pick up Telegraphist Murphy who was a happy man when he was back on board. By this time the coaster had beached herself. She had left the lighted 2000 yards from the shore. Five rounds were fired and she was holed on the waterline but would not sink.

Dived, leaving the badly damaged coaster ashore and the waterlodged lighter drifting slowly towards the shore.

15 Oct 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) made the passage of Lombok Strait Southward. She made the passage submerged by day.

22 Oct 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (6th in the Far East and 1st in the South-West Pacific area) at Fremantle.

6 Nov 1944
During 6 and 7 November 1944 HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises.

9 Nov 1944
During 9 and 10 November 1944 HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises.

11 Nov 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Fremantle for her 8th war patrol (7th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea and Makassar Strait.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sea Rover during this patrol see the map below.


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19 Nov 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Darwin.

20 Nov 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Darwin for her patrol area.

7 Dec 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) sank a Japanese coaster with gunfire in Makassar Strait.

(All times are zone -8)
0705 hours - Sighted mast of a small coaster. Enemy course was 140°, speed was 7 knots.

0759 hours - Surfaced in position 03°12'S, 118°43'E for gun action. Range was 3000 yards. 50 Rounds of 3" were fired. More then 30 hits were obtained before the coaster sank. Five survivors were picked up, one Japanese and four natives were picked up, two of the survivors were wounded. Three Japanese that avoided capture were shot.

13 Dec 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) makes a short stop at Exmouth Bay for fuel and provisions. Also a wounded survivor / prisoner is landed.

17 Dec 1944
At 0023 hours (zone -9.5), HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) and HMAS Bunbury (Lt. J.F. Bleckman, RANR(S)) collide with each other in position 31°45'S, 115°13'E. Minor damage is caused to both ships.

At 0505 hours ended her 8th war patrol (7th in the Far East and 2nd in the South-West Pacific area) when she entered Fremantle harbour.

18 Dec 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle. A false bow was created to enable the passage to the U.K. only the lowest torpedo tubes on both sides could be fired in this condition.

21 Dec 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) is put back in the water.

5 Jan 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Fremantle for Trincomalee. This is the first leg of the trip to the U.K.

For the daily positions of HMS Sea Rover during this passage see the map below.


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19 Jan 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.

24 Jan 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Trincomalee for Aden.

4 Feb 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Aden.

6 Feb 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Aden for Suez.

11 Feb 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Suez.

12 Feb 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Port Said.

18 Feb 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Port Said for Malta.

22 Feb 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Malta.

27 Feb 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar.

3 Mar 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

6 Mar 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Gibraltar for Portsmouth. She makes part of the passage with convoy MKS-87.

13 Mar 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

6 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed Portsmouth for Belfast. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Guelph.

8 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) makes a short stop at Fishguard instead of Belfast. She departed later the same day for the U.S.A. where she was to refit. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Guelph during the passage.

18 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at St. Johns, Canada.

21 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed St. Johns, Canada for Philadelphia, U.S.A.

26 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at Philadelphia, U.S.A. where she was to refit at the U.S. Navy Yard.

1 May 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) started her refit at the Philadephia Navy Yard.

Her refit was completed on 7 September 1945 when she departed for Bermuda.


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