HMS Surf (P 239)
Submarine of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||1 Feb 1941|
|Launched||10 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||18 Mar 1943|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 28 October 1949. Scrapped at Faslane, Scotland.
|Former name||P 89|
Commands listed for HMS Surf (P 239)
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|1||Lt. Douglas Lambert, DSC, RN||14 Jan 1943||3 Dec 1944|
|2||Lt. Hartley Withers Wilkinson, RN||3 Dec 1944||16 May 1945|
|3||T/Lt. Terence Douglas Wood, DSC, RNVR||16 May 1945||19 Oct 1945|
|4||Lt. Denis Woolnough Mills, DSC, RN||19 Oct 1945||1946|
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Noteable events involving Surf include:
25 Oct 1943
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) engages the German auxiliary patrol vessel GA 54 / Chiaros with gunfire east of Amorgos, Greece. No hits were obtained and Surf was forced to dive by return fire from the German ship.
9 Dec 1943
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Sonia (2719 GRT, former French S.N.A. 9) south of Lemnos Island, Greece.
5 Mar 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) sank a small Japanese tug and a barge with gunfire off Aroa Island.
14 Jun 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) lays mines in the Strait of Malacca.