Allied Warships

HMS Saga (P 257)

Submarine of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS 
PennantP 257 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1943 
Laid down5 Apr 1944 
Launched14 Mar 1945 
Commissioned14 Jun 1945 
End service 
History

10/2/46: HMS Saga collided with the trawler Girl Lena in the English Channel on 10 February 1946. The Girl Lena was sunk.

Transferred to the Portuguese Navy on 11 October 1948 being renamed Naultilo. Nautilio was puton the disposal List in 1969.  

Commands listed for HMS Saga (P 257)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Paul Stamford Thirsk, DSC, RNR21 Mar 1945

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Noteable events involving Saga include:


12 Jun 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch. (1)

13 Jun 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training off the Scottish West coast. (1)

7 Jul 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. (2)

8 Jul 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived Scapa Flow to participate in A/S and attack exercises. (2)

25 Jul 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. (2)

26 Jul 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to continue her work-up program.

When the war with Japan ended she was still working-up. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19534
  2. ADM 173/19535

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


Return to the Allied Warships section