Allied Warships

HMS Sanguine (P 266)

Submarine of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS 
PennantP 266 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1943 
Laid down10 Jan 1944 
Launched15 Feb 1945 
Commissioned13 May 1945 
End service 
History

Became Israeli Rahav in 1958. Broken up at Haifa in 1969.

 

Commands listed for HMS Sanguine (P 266)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Percy Clive Stanbury Pritchard, RNR15 Feb 194524 Sep 1945
2Lt. Peter Tremayne Miles, RN24 Sep 19454 May 1946

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Notable events involving Sanguine include:


The history of HMS Sanguine as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks of this submarine.

This page was last updated in November 2013.

11 May 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. (retired) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (1)

12 May 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (1)

5 Aug 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) departed Holy Loch for passage to Gibraltar. This was the first leg of the trip to the Far East.

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


HMS Saguine passage Holy Loch - Malta click here for bigger map (2)

10 Aug 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) arrived at Gibraltar. (2)

11 Aug 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (2)

15 Aug 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) arrived at Malta.

With the war with Japan now over there was no employment for her in the Far East so Sanguine was ordered to return to the U.K. She arrived at Rothesay on 15 September 1945. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19542
  2. ADM 173/19544
  3. ADM 199/2569

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


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