Allied Warships

HMS Talent (iii) (P 337)

Submarine of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassT 
PennantP 337 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered20 Dec 1941 
Laid down 
Launched13 Feb 1945 
Commissioned27 Jul 1945 
End service 1966 
History

Originally to be named Tasman but renamed Talent in April 1945. On 15 December 1954 HMS Talent(iii) swept out of drydock at Chatham Dockyard when the dock gate lifted. Thick fog, night-fall and high tides hampered the search & rescue operations. She was not found until next day when it became clear that the accident had claimed four lives. Reconstructed in 1955. Damaged in a collision while dived off the Isle of Wight on 8 May 1956. Talent was visited by over 33000 people during a month-long publicity trip around the south and east coasts of England in October 1960. Refitted at Malta during late 1960 - early 1961. Thereafter active in the Mediterranian. Returned to the UK in May 1962. Decommissioned in 1966. Scrapped at Troon, Scotland on 1 February 1970.  

Former nameHMS Tasman

Commands listed for HMS Talent (iii) (P 337)

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1Lt.Cdr. Richard Molyneux Favell, DSC, RN10 Apr 194522 Apr 1946

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Noteable events involving Talent (iii) include:


25 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Barrow for Holy Loch.

26 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

27 Oct 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She is to proceed to the Far East.

2 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

2 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Malta.

7 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta.

14 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Malta for Port Said.

18 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said.

20 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Port Said and transits the Suez Canal. She then departed from Suez bound for Aden.

25 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed from for Colombo later the same day.

3 Dec 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Colombo.

9 Dec 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Colombo for Hong Kong.

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