Allied Warships

HMS Scorcher (P 258)

Submarine of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS 
PennantP 258 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1943 
Laid down14 Dec 1943 
Launched18 Dec 1944 
Commissioned16 Mar 1945 
End service 
History

Launched by Thomas Beacham a Foreman Driller employed by Cammel Laird.

Damaged in a collision on 4 February 1956. Suffers a fire during exercises on 22 November 1956.

Scrapped at Charlestown 14 September 1962.  

Commands listed for HMS Scorcher (P 258)

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1Lt. Kenneth Steele Renshaw, DSC, RNR13 Feb 194510 Dec 1945

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Noteable events involving Scorcher include:


14 Mar 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed her builers yard at Liverpool for Holy Loch.

15 Mar 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training.

6 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Rothesay for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN).

7 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Scapa Flow where she was to participate in A/S exercises.

9 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMCS Huron and HMS Zodiac.

10 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with ORP Garland.

11 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Obedient.

12 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with ORP Garland.

14 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Savage and HMS Obdurate.

16 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Savage and HMS Zambesi.

18 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Carysfort and HMS Obdurate.

18 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Bermuda and ORP Garland.

22 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Totem (A/Lt.Cdr. M.B. St. John, RN). They were escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN).

24 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch.

25 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) was docked at Holy Loch.

26 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) was undocked.

27 Jun 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar.

1 Jul 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Gibraltar.

3 Jul 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Gibraltar for Malta.

7 Jul 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Malta.

13 Jul 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Malta for Port Said.

18 Jul 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Port Said.

24 Jul 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Port Said for Aden.

29 Jul 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Aden.

30 Jul 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Aden for Trincomalee.

8 Aug 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Trincomalee.

28 Aug 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Trincomalee to perform a weather reporting patrol the the North-West of Sumatra.

18 Sep 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived back at Trincomalee.

4 Oct 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Trincomalee to return to the U.K. The first leg of the trip was to Aden.

14 Oct 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Aden.

15 Oct 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Aden for Port Said.

20 Oct 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Port Said.

25 Oct 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Port Said for Malta.

30 Oct 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Malta.

1 Nov 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Malta for Gibraltar.

5 Nov 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Gibraltar.

6 Nov 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Gibraltar for Rothesay.

11 Nov 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Rothesay.


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