Allied Warships

HMS Sea Devil (P 244)

Submarine of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS 
PennantP 244 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Dec 1941 
Laid down5 May 1943 
Launched30 Jan 1945 
Commissioned12 May 1945 
End service4 Jun 1962 
History

Scrapped at Newhaven on 15 December 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMS Sea Devil (P 244)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Denis Woolnough Mills, DSC, RNDec 194425 Sep 1945
2Lt. Peter Dove Courtenay Bennett, RN25 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Sea Devil include:


The history of HMS Sea Devil as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks of this submarine

This page was last updated in October 2013.

14 May 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch where she arrived after only one hour. She was to start a program of trials and exercises on the Scottish West coast. (1)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) was docked at Holy Loch to inspect the Starboard propeller. (2)

26 Jun 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) was undocked. (2)

6 Aug 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed the Clyde area for Gibraltar. This was the first leg of the trip to the Far East.

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


HMS Sea Devil passage Holy Loch - Malta click here for bigger map (3)

10 Aug 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (3)

11 Aug 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (3)

15 Aug 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta.

Now that the war with Japan had ended HMS Sea Devil was to return to the U.K. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19595
  2. ADM 173/19596
  3. ADM 173/19597

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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