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HMS Upright (N 89)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassU 
PennantN 89 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered4 Sep 1939 
Laid down6 Nov 1939 
Launched21 Apr 1940 
Commissioned3 Sep 1940 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 19 December 1945. Scrapped at Troon in March 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Upright (N 89)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Francis John Brooks, RN5 Jul 194016 Dec 1940
2Lt.Cdr. John Henry Eaden, DSC, RN16 Dec 19406 Jan 1941
3Lt. Edward Dudley Norman, DSC, RN6 Jan 194124 Apr 1941
4Lt. Russell Stanhope Brookes, DSC, RN24 Apr 194112 May 1941
5Lt. Edward Dudley Norman, DSC, RN12 May 194113 Jun 1941
6Lt. John Somerton Wraith, DSC, RN13 Jun 19418 Feb 1942
7Lt. John Walter David Coombe, RN8 Feb 194224 Feb 1942
8Lt. John Somerton Wraith, DSC, RN24 Feb 1942Jun 1942
9Lt. David Swanston, DSC, RNJun 19421 Jul 1942
10Lt.Cdr. Anthony Foster Collett, DSC, RN1 Jul 194211 Dec 1942
11Lt. William Warner Dennis, RN11 Dec 194227 Jan 1943
12Lt. Peter Robert Helfrich Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN27 Jan 1943early 1944
13Lt. Ronald Max Seaburne-May, DSC, RNearly 194421 May 1944
14Lt. James Anthony Lawrence Wilkinson, RN21 May 194422 Oct 1945

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The history of HMS Upright as compiled on this page is extracted from the patrol reports and logbooks of this submarine. Corrections and details regarding information from the enemy's side (for instance the composition of convoys attacked) is kindly provided by Mr. Platon Alexiades, a naval researcher from Canada.

3 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted trials of Barrow.

4 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was docked at Barrow to change the propellers.

5 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was undocked and departed Barrow for Rothesay.

6 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) arrived at Rothesay for a period of training.

26 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth.

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


HMS Upright passage Rothesay - Portsmouth click here for bigger map

30 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

4 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 1st war patrol click here for bigger map

13 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Portsmouth. Only a submarine chaser and E-boats were sighted during this patrol.

25 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was docked at Portsmouth.

28 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was undocked.

30 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Portsmouth for Gibraltar. She was to join the Mediterranean Fleet. En-route she was to make a short 48-hour patrol in the Bay of Biscay but it proved to be uneventful and nothing was sighted.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 2nd war patrol click here for bigger map

9 Nov 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

19 Nov 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Upon completion of the patrol she was to proceed to Malta. Only a French convoy was sighted.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 3rd war patrol click here for bigger map

4 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

7 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was docked at Malta.

8 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was undocked.

18 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN, in temporary command as Lt. Brooks was sick, in fact he did not return to Upright) departed Malta for her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Tripoli, Libya.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 4th war patrol click here for bigger map

19 Dec 1940
Following the disappearance of the Free French submarine Narval, HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN) is ordered to another patrol area near the Kerkenah bank, Tunisia, in case code books have been compromised.

24 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

31 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN) was docked at Malta.

3 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN) was undocked.

7 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) exercised off Malta.

8 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Tripoli, Libya.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 5th war patrol click here for bigger map

19 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. Only minesweepers had been sighted during this patrol.

29 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Kerkenah, Tunisia.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 6th war patrol click here for bigger map

5 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) makes a torpedo attack on an Italian convoy off Kerkenah, Tunisia. Four torpedoes were fired at a 4000 tons merchant vessel but all missed the target.

According to Italian sources this was probably the German merchant Wachtfels (8467 GRT, built 1928) escorted by the Italian Armed Merchant Cruiser Caralis on passage from Tripoli to Naples.

(All times are zone -1)
0254 hours - Near position 34°53'N, 11°51'E sighted two darkened ships bearing 140°. Range 7000 yards, enemy course 320°, estimated speed of the enemy 13 knots. Started attack.

0312 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 1200 yards. The target was a merchant vessel of about 4000 tons with one escort. The second torpedo had a gyro failure and ran about 30° to Port. If this had not been the case this torpedo would most likely have hit the target. The first torpedo missed ahead and the other two astern. The attack appeared to be not noticed by the enemy. The range was opened up and the torpedo tubes were reloaded in the hope of another attack. However after 20 minutes the chase had to be abandoned.

8 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

19 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 7th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Kerkenah, Tunisia. Before proceeding on patrol A/S exercises were carried out off Malta with the British destroyers HMS Havock (Cdr. R.E. Courage, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, DSC, RN).

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 7th war patrol click here for bigger map

23 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Silvia Tripcovich (2365 GRT, built 1926) near the Kerkenah Bank in position 34°23'N, 11°49'E.

She had sailed from Trapani for Tripoli with the transport Sabbia (5788 GRT, built 1926) escorted by the torpedo boat Generale Carlo Montanari. However, Sabbia was torpedoed by HMS Ursula and Montanari had stayed behind to give her assistance. Silvia Tripcovich proceeded ahead independently when she had the misfortune of encountering HMS Upright. There were no survivors.

(All times are zone -1)
0240 hours - In position 34°23'N, 11°49'E sighted a darkened unescorted merchant vessel bearing 355°, course 175°. While attempting to cross the bow the target altered course to 200° and later zigged to 150°. Started attack.

0253 hours - Fired two torpedoes. The first missed ahead and the second hit just abaft the funnel causing a double explosion after which the flames leapt to 100 feet and then spread the whole lenght of the ship.

0315 hours - HMS Upright was dived by now. The target could be seen settling in the water and still buring. Surfaced and proceeded to the South-East at full speed to clear the area.

25 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian light cruiser Armando Diaz near the Kerkenah Bank in position 34°33'N, 11°45'E. Upright misses an Italian destroyer in the same attack.

According to Italian sources Armando Diaz was company with the light cruiser Giovanni delle Bande Nere and escorted by the destroyers Corazziere and Ascari and were covering the Marburg convoy. There were 153 survivors (including eight seriously wounded) and about 500 were killed or missing. Ascari was also missed and dropped six depth charges in one run followed by four more in another.

(All times are zone -1)
0222 hours - In position 34°33'N, 11°45'E sighted three vessel bearing 315°, distance about 2.5 nautical miles. Started attack. While closing it was seen that the targets were two cruisers escorted by a destroyer, all in line ahead.

0240 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the second ship of the line. This was the largest ship. Dived after firing.

0241 hours - Heard a heavy explosion which was also observed through the periscope. Went to 130 feet.

0245 hours - The first depth charges were being dropped.

0330 hours - The 12th and last depth charge was dropped. Only the 10th and 11th depth charge were close but no damage was sustained.

0615 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Two modern Italian destroyers could be seen circling and stopping at the scene of the attack.

0815 hours - The destroyers made off the the West-North-West.

26 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

6 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Tripoli, Libya.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 8th war patrol click here for bigger map

12 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) made a torpedo attack on an enemy convoy. Two torpedoes were fired at the largest of the two merchant vessels. No hits were obtained.

[These ships have not yet been identified (July 2013).]

(All times are zone -2)
1925 hours - In position 33°56'N, 12°55'E sighted smoke bearing 180°, distance 10 nautical miles. Closed submerged at speed for 10 minutes. Returned to periscope depth to see if the ships were still there but it was too dark to them through the periscope.

2020 hours - In position 33°56'N, 12°52'E surfaced and sighted one merchant vessel bearing 240°, range 5 nautical miles. Enemy course was 330°. Closed at maximum speed. Shortly afterwards sighted the convoy comprising 2 destroyers and one small and one large merchant vessel in line ahead. Started attack.

2033 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 3000 yards at the rear and largest merchant vessel. After firing turned away and ran off at full speed. The first torpedo was observed to run on the surface. No hits were obtained.

15 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

19 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) was docked at Malta.

22 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) was undocked.

29 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 9th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between Kerkennah, Tunisia and Tripoli, Libya.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 9th war patrol click here for bigger map

31 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the German merchant Galilea (1927 GRT, built 1922) about 60 nautical miles North-West of Tripoli, Libya in position 33°38'N, 12°40'E.

According to Italian sources two of the crew were killed and three wounded, she was taken in tow by torpedo boat Pegaso and escorted by torpedo boat Calliope. Later, the tug Polifemo arrived and took over the tow and she was beached near Tripoli to prevent her from sinking. The remainder of the convoy went ahead and the escort was reinforced later by the torpedo boats Cigno and Pleiadi.

(All times are zone -2)
0625 hours - In position 33°39'N, 12°40'E, while Upright was submerged, heard HE bearing 075°. Came to periscope depth and saw two objects on that bearing but they disappeared after a few minutes before they could be identified.

0700 hours - In position 33°38'N, 12°40'E sighted three merchant vessels escorted by two Navigatori-class destroyers bearing 220° on a course of 350°. Started attack. [This convoy was made up of the following ships; Italian merchants Aquitania (4971 GRT, built 1924), Caffaro (6476 GRT, built 1924), Beatrice C. (7015 GRT, built 1920) and the German merchant Galilea (details see above). They were escorted by the Italian torpedo boats Clio, Cigno, Calliope and Pegaso.]

0728 hours - By now it had became clear that all three merchants were in ballast. A fourth merchant was now spotted three miles astern of the others. This merchant appeared to be partially laden so this one was selected as the target. Another destroyer was seen to escort this vessel.

0739 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 1000 yards at the merchant vessel that was thought to be of about 5000 tons. One hit was obtained.

0751 hours - A counter attack followed with four depth charges.

0806 hours - Two more depth charges were dropped that were quite close and caused minor damage.

0855 hours - Returned to periscope depth and saw the target to be low in the water and down by the stern. Two destroyers were seen in company.

0900 hours - An aircraft was seen patrolling the area. Went to 150 feet.

0921 hours - Another depth charge attack by the destroyers. It appears Upright was spotted from the air at 0900 hours. The depth charges however caused no damage.

1130 hours - All HE faded out.

1230 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight.

[The damaged Galatea was towed to Tripoli. She was never repaired.]

8 Apr 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) made a torpedo attack on an enemy convoy about 100 nautical miles North-North-West of Tripoli, Libya in position 34°30'N, 12°51'E. No hits were obtained.

These were probably the liners Esperia (11398 GRT, built 1920), Conte Rosso (17879 GRT, built 1922), Marco Polo (12567 GRT, built 1912) and Victoria (13098 GRT, built 1931), escorted by the destroyers Luca Tarigo, Euro, Baleno and Lampo. They had sailed from Tripoli for Naples at 1700 hours the previous day.

(All times are zone -2)
0005 hours - In position 34°30'N, 12°51'E sighted a convoy of three merchant vessels and two escorts bearing 143° on a course of 350°. Started attack.

0021 hours - Fired two torpedoes at the two leading merchant vessels which overlapped each other and presented a single target. Then fired two torpedoes at the rear and largest merchant vessel. No hits were obtained and no reaction of the escort followed.

9 Apr 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 9th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

26 Apr 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Beryl, HMS Urge, HMS Utmost and HMS Upholder.

Spare Commanding Officer Lt. Brookes had temporary taken command of HMS Upright as Lt. Norman was sick.

27 Apr 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 10th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between Kerkennah, Tunisia and Tripoli, Libya.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 10th war patrol click here for bigger map

2 May 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) tried to attack a convoy about 50 nautical miles South-East of the Kerkennah shallows. Due to an mistake in the setup of the attack it had to be broken off. Later one torpedo was fired from great range but it missed.

According to Italian sources this was probably the convoy consisting of Tilly M. Russ (1600 GRT, built 1926), Brook (1225 GRT, built 1927), Bainsizza (7933 GRT, built 1930), San Andre (?) and tug Max Behrendt escorted by the torpedo boats Generale Carlo Montanari, Clio, Centauro and Polluce and the armed merchant cruiser Ramb III, they were on passage Trapani to Tripoli.

(All times are zone -2)
1623 hours - In position 33°59'N, 12°01'E sighted smoke bearing 260°. Altered course to investigate.

1638 hours - Sighted a convoy of five merchant ships, three of about 4000 tons and two smaller ones of about 2000 tons. They were escorted by two destroyers and two aircraft. Started attack.

1652 hours - Due to a faulty attack setup by Uprights inexperienced Commanding Officer she ended up 300 yards in front of one of the escorts when she was to fire torpedoes the attack had to be broken off and Upright was taken deep.

1728 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Saw one of the merchant vessels a bit behind the remainder of the convoy. Decided to attack despite the rather great range.

1743 hours - Fired one torpedo from 6000 yards at the last ship of the Port column. It missed.

11 May 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

24 May 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 11th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Calabria, Italy. She also carried a raiding party to blow up a railway ashore if the opportunity occured.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 11th war patrol click here for bigger map

27 May 1941
During the night of 27 / 28 May 1941 HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) landed a raiding party (Lt. Schofield, Royal Fusiliers and five other ranks) near Torre Ellera, Calabria, Italy to sabotage a railway. The party succesfully planted bombs and at 0513/28 a rumbling noise was heard on the shore that was thought to be a train blowing up.

Italian sources have not confirmed the result.

4 Jun 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 11th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

15 Jun 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) sailed for exercises then and following these departed Malta for her 12th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between the Kerkennah shallows and Lampion Island.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 12th war patrol click here for bigger map

28 Jun 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 12th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. The patrol was uneventful.

HMS Upright departed Malta for her 13th war patrol (11th war patrol in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol South of the Strait of Messina to intercept possible Vichy-French reinforcements for Syria. Upright was sent out again on short notice as she had just returned from a blank patrol and had a full outfit of torpedoes on board.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 13th war patrol click here for bigger map

3 Jul 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 13th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. Three small merchant ships were sighted but not attacked.

20 Jul 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 14th war patrol (12th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between Capo Dell Armi and Capo Spartivento off the South coast of Calabria, Italy to give cover for convoy operation Substance.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 14th war patrol click here for bigger map

24 Jul 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) fires two torpedoes at the Italian floating dry-dock GO 22 off Cape dell'Armi near position 37°52'N, 15°50'E.

According to Italian sources the dock was towed by the tugs Teseo and Volante and escorted by the torpedo boats Aretusa and Rosolino Pilo. The torpedoes miss their target (although two hits were claimed) but one hits the towing wire and the floating dock is slightly damaged. Upright is heavily depth charged by the escorts Pilo and Aretusa. Later MAS 524 sails from Messina to join the hunt and drops an additional six depth charges.

(All times are zone -2)
1115 hours - Sighted masts and funnels of two destroyers rounding Cape Spartivento. Two aircraft were seen patrolling down the coast. Looked like something might come our way.

1120 hours - Sighted masts and funnels of one more destroyer and two other vessels.

1122 hours - Sighted a long low vessel that looked like an aircraft carrier.

1130 hours - The long low vessel was now identified as a dry dock that was being towed by two tugs and escorted by three destroyers and two aircraft. Started attack.

1237 hours - Fired three torpedoes (four were intended, but one torpedo misfired) from 1900 yards. Two loud explosion and one smaller explosion followed. It was thought two hits were obtained.

1241 hours - The first pattern of five depth charges was dropped followed by more attacks that were rather close. No damage was done to Upright but she lost trim and ended up at 210 feet (150 feet was intended). She could only be controlled by blowing main ballast something Lt. Wraith rather did not want to do with three destroyers hunting overhead.

1315 hours - The depth charges were now more distant and astern. Meanwhile Upright had sunk to 340 feet and again main ballast had to be blown. The result was that the destroyers came nearer again and started dropping more depth charges again rather close. No damage was caused by the depth charges but minor damage was caused by the great depth Upright had ended up.

1415 hours - No more depth charges had been dropped now for almost one hour and HE was astern. Upright was now at 200 feet. The destroyers remained in the area during the whole afternoon but dropped no more depth charges.

28 Jul 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 14th war patrol (12th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

29 Jul 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) was docked at Malta.

1 Aug 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) was undocked.

24 Aug 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 15th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Isola di Marettimo. Only destroyers were seen.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 15th war patrol click here for bigger map

3 Sep 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 15th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

10 Sep 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Abingdon (Lt. G.A. Simmers, RNR).

16 Sep 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 16th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol the approaches to Tripoli, Libya to intercept an important enemy troop convoy. Only two destroyers were seen at a distance during this patrol.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 16th war patrol click here for bigger map

20 Sep 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 16th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

22 Sep 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 17th war patrol (15th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol North of Sicily.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 17th war patrol click here for bigger map

27 Sep 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian torpedo boat Albatros (334 tons, built 1934) 8 nautical miles north-west of Cape Rasocolmo near Milazzo, Sicily, Italy near position 38°24'N, 15°22'E.

According to Italian sources she was on her way to escort U-371 through the Strait of Messina. There were 47 survivors and 36 missing (including two German officers).

Later a torpedo attack was carried out on an escorted merchant vessel off Cape Milazzo near position 38°20'N, 15°18'E but no hits were obtained.

According to Italian sources this was Lago Tana (783 GRT, built 1939) who reported the attack.

(All times are zone -2)
0820 hours - Sighted one torpedo boat carrying out an A/S sweep North-West of Cape Rasocolmo. Decided to attack.

0855 hours - Fired two torpedoes from about 3000 yards. One hit was obtained and the HE of the target ceased. The result was not seen as Upright went deep upon firing. One aircraft and two destroyers arrived in the area after half an hour and searched the area.

1020 hours - Three depth charges were dropped astern, not at all close.

1043 to 1105 hours - Three single depth charges were dropped but these were not close also.

1310 hours - Sighted one merchant vessel of about 2000 tons. She was escorted by a small armed merchant vessel. They were proceeding westwards along the coast near Cape Milazzo. Started attack.

1345 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 1800 yards. Both missed as the speed was most likely underestimated. After firing Upright went to 70 feet and altered course. Seven depth charges were dropped by the armed merchant vessel but these were not close.

1 Oct 1941
At 0640 hours, HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) was off Cape Rasocolmo (Sicily) when a U-boat was sighted, this was either U-97 or U-559, but efforts to gain an attacking position were fruitless.

At 0740 hours, HMS Upright sighted a torpedo boat (probably Rosolino Pilo) but failed to get into a favourable position.

2 Oct 1941
At 0355 hours, HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) sighted a submarine at a range of 1000 yards but the presence in the area of HMS Urge and her orders were not to attack submarines at night to avoid a case of mistaken identity. The attack was abandoned.

4 Oct 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 17th war patrol (15th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

14 Oct 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 18th war patrol (16th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the South-East coast of Sicily to intercept three Italian destroyers of the Navigatori-class there are thought to make a high speed run to North Africa with supplies but nothing was seen except the Italian hospital ship Virgilio.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 18th war patrol click here for bigger map

16 Oct 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 18th war patrol (16th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

19 Oct 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 19th war patrol (17th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the North-West coast of Sicily between Marettimo Island and Cape San Vito.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 19th war patrol click here for bigger map

30 Oct 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 19th war patrol (17th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

5 Nov 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta with the British destroyers HMS Lance (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) and HMS Lively (Lt.Cdr. W.F.E. Hussey, DSC, RN).

11 Nov 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 20th war patrol (18th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Ionian Sea.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 20th war patrol click here for bigger map

17 Nov 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) made a torpedo attack on a convoy about 50 nautical miles West of Cephalonia Island, Greece. No hits were obtained.

According to Italian sources these were most probably the German Tinos (2826 GRT, built 1914) and the Italian Bolsena (2384 GRT, built 1918) escorted by the torpedo boat Orione on passage from Brindisi to Benghazi.

(All times are zone -2)
1110 hours - Sighted an aircraft and smoke to the North. Closed.

1125 hours - Went to periscope depth and sighted masts and funnels of two merchant ships and one destroyer. It appeared they were passing out of range. Went deep again.

1140 hours - Returned to periscope depth and noticed that the enemy had turned towards. Started attack.

1150 hours - The convoy altered course back to the original course. The attack now had to be carried out at a greater range than was hoped for. The merchant ships were of about 3000 tons.

1205 hours - In position 38°09'N, 19°29'E fired four torpedoes, two at each merchant ship from about 5000 yards. No hits were obtained.

25 Nov 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 20th war patrol (18th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. She is almost immediately docked.

28 Nov 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) was undocked.

4 Dec 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 21th war patrol (19th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol South of the Strait of Messina.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 21th war patrol click here for bigger map

9 Dec 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) is ordered to a new patrol position in the Gulf of Taranto.

13 Dec 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian transports Fabio Filzi (6836 GRT, built 1940) and Carlo del Greco (6837 GRT, built 1941) in the Gulf of Taranto in approximate position 40°08'N, 17°00'E.

Considering the relative long range of this attack and that the targets were doing 15 knots, this was a most remarkable attack relying heavily on ASDIC with at least three torpedo hits (two on Fabio Filzi and one (perhaps two) on Carlo del Greco). According to Italian sources there were 432 survivors, 217 men were killed or missing.

(All times are zone -2)
0150 hours - In approximate position 40°08'N, 17°00'E HE was heard approaching from the South. Turned towards.

0155 hours - HE became louder and was passing down the Port side. Changed course to obtain a favourable attack position.

0203 hours - Sighted a large ship followed by a smaller one. Shortly afterwards sighted another large ship following the other ones. Started attack.

0212 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the two big ships when they overlapped. Shortly after firing Upright dived. All four torpedoes hit the targets. It was thought the first three torpedoes hit the first target and the last torpedo hit the second target. Depth charging started.

0228 hours - A ship was heard breaking up.

0341 hours - A second ship was heard breaking up.

0737 hours - The last depth charge was dropped. In all 48 had been dropped.

[The convoy attacked was made up of both transports mentioned above. They were escorted by the Italian destroyers Nicoloso da Recco and Antoniotto Usodimare.]

18 Dec 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 21th war patrol (19th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

1 Jan 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 22th war patrol (20th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between Lampedusa and the Kerkennah shallows.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 22th war patrol click here for bigger map

4 Jan 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) is ordered to a new patrol position, about 50 nautical miles East of Tripoli, Libya (32°56'N, 14°25'E).

5 Jan 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) is ordered to return to her original patrol area.

8 Jan 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) abandons her patrol due to a serious defect to No.1 battery tank. She sets course to return to Malta.

9 Jan 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 22th war patrol (20th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

14 Jan 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) shoots down one German ME-109 fighter aircraft during an air raid at Malta.

19 Jan 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 23th war patrol (21th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the North coast of Sicily.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 23th war patrol click here for bigger map

1 Feb 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) ended her 23th war patrol (21th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

9 Feb 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) departed Malta for her 24th war patrol (22th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the Gulf of Taranto. Spare Commanding Officer, Lt. Coombe had taken command vice Lt. Wraith for this patrol in order to give Lt. Wraith a rest.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Upright 24th war patrol click here for bigger map

11 Feb 1942
At 0043 hours, HMS Upright (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) was in position 37°29'N, 16°26'E when a submarine was sighted at only 300 yards on a course of 200°. Upright dived but could not regain contact. This was the Italian Malachite (T.V. Enzo Zanni) proceeding to a patrol off Cyrenaica, she also took avoiding action.

23 Feb 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) ended her 24th war patrol (22th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

3 Mar 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) was near missed by a bomb during an air raid causing some damage.

19 Mar 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. She was to proceed to the U.K. where she was to refit.

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


HMS Upright passage Malta - Holy Loch click here for bigger map

29 Mar 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

2 Apr 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Holy Loch.

13 Apr 1942
In the early moring HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) made rendez-vous off Bishops Rock with HMS La Capricieuse that was to escort her to Holy Loch.

15 Apr 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

18 Apr 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse.

21 Apr 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) arrived at Blyth.

23 Apr 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) commenced her refit at Blyth.

16 Jul 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) ended her refit at Blyth. She was now assigned to training duties.

27 Jul 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Dundee.

28 Jul 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.

1 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow together with HMS P 54 (Lt. C.E. Oxborrow, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

2 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow to participate in A/S exercises.

3 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out independent exercises at Scapa Flow.

3 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out exercises with HMS Anson.

6 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Anson (Capt. H.R.G. Kinahan, CBE, RN) and her destroyer screen.

7 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out exercises with HMS Panther (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Jocelyn, RN), HMS Worcester (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Juniper, RN), HMS Avon Vale (Lt.Cdr. P.A.R. Withers, DSO, RN) and USS Emmons (Lt.Cdr. T.C. Ragan, USN).

8 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out experimental A/S exercises.

10 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Gleaner (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, DSC, RN), HMAS Quiberon (Cdr. H.W.S. Browning, OBE, RN), HMS Panther (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Jocelyn, RN) and HMS Impulsive (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Roper, DSC, RN).

11 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises withHMS Avon Vale (Lt.Cdr. P.A.R. Withers, DSO, RN), HMS Impulsive (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Roper, DSC, RN), HMS Worcester (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Juniper, RN) and HMAS Quiberon (Cdr. H.W.S. Browning, OBE, RN).

13 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HNoMS Eskdale (Lt.Cdr. S. Storheill), RHS Adrias, HMS Gleaner (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, DSC, RN) and HMS Harrier (Cdr. A.D.H. Jay, DSC, RN).

14 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN), HNoMS Eskdale (Lt.Cdr. S. Storheill) and RHS Kanaris.

15 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out independent exercises at Scapa Flow.

17 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN) and RHS Kanaris.

18 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Inglefield (Cdr. A.G. West, RN) and HNoMS Eskdale (Lt.Cdr. S. Storheill).

19 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN) and HMS Windor (Lt.Cdr. D.H.F. Hetherington, RN).

20 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with Motor Launches.

22 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out independent exercises at Scapa Flow.

23 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She made the passage together with the Free French submarine FFL Rubis. They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

24 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.

25 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

26 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) arrived at Blyth. At Blyth she was used for training.

19 Dec 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. W.W. Dennis, RN) was docked at Blyth.

23 Dec 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. W.W. Dennis, RN) was undocked.

16 Jun 1943
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) was docked at Blyth.

18 Jun 1943
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) was undocked.

5 Feb 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) commenced a refit at Blyth.

1 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) ended her refit at Blyth.

7 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Blyth to Dundee. She was escorted by HMS ML 229.

8 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) departed Dundee for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR).

10 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Tobermory. During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Walker, RN) and HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR).

11 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) carried out A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR).

12 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) carried out A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR).

13 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) carried out A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR).

16 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban.

17 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Oban to Rothesay.

25 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. At Campbeltown she participated in A/S exercises.

22 Jul 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.

14 Aug 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN), HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) and HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Rothesay under escort of HMS Milford (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN).

The next day HMS Upright and HMS United set off for St.Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. They were escorted by HMS Northern Sky (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR).

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


HMS Upright passage Rothesay - St. Johns click here for bigger map

24 Aug 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at St.Johns.

28 Aug 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off St.Johns.

2 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) departed St.Johns for Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. They were escorted by the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. D.B.D. Ross, RCNVR).

3 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) arrived at Argentia.

6 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Argentia.

8 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Argentia.

10 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) departed Argentia for Halifax. They were escorted by the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Swift Current (T/Lt. K.D. Heath, RCNVR).

12 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) arrived at Halifax.

18 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) departed Halifax for Bermuda. They were escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. S.R.P. Annet, RCNVR).

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


HMS Upright passage Halifax - Bermuda click here for bigger map

22 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) both arrived at Bermuda.

24 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Coaticook (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L de la C. Audette, RCNVR ) and HMS Labuan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. V.D.H. Bidwell, DSC, RNR).

27 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMS Papua (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Lynes, RD, RNR) and HMS Perim (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.J.T. Mosarrat, RNVR).

28 Sep 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Oshawa (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.C. Pratt, RCNVR).

There are no logs available for HMS Upright for October and November 1944 so no details can be provided. She remained at Bermuda for A/S training during these months.

1 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Sea Cliff (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Harrington, RCNVR) and HMCS Cap de la Madeleine (T/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Judges, RCNVR).

2 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Poundmaker (T/Lt.Cdr. H.S. Maxwell, RCNVR) and HMCS Cap de la Madeleine (T/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Judges, RCNVR).

3 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Sea Cliff (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Harrington, RCNVR), HMCS Cap de la Madeleine (T/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Judges, RCNVR), HMCS Rockcliffe (T/Lt. J.E. Heward, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (T/Lt. J.A. Tullis, RCNR).

4 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Sea Cliff (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Harrington, RCNVR) and HMCS Cap de la Madeleine (T/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Judges, RCNVR).

8 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Vancouver (T/Lt. G.C. Campbell, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.F. Wilson, RCNVR) and HMS Jasper (T/Cdr. J.S. Roe, DSC, RNVR).

10 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Vancouver (T/Lt. G.C. Campbell, RCNVR) and HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.F. Wilson, RCNVR).

11 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Vancouver (T/Lt. G.C. Campbell, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.F. Wilson, RCNVR) and HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. G.A. Powell, RCNVR).

13 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. G.A. Powell, RCNVR) and HMCS Camrose (T/Lt. J.B. Lamb, RCNVR).

14 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Lachute (T/Lt. R.G. Hatrick, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Sault Ste Marie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Moorhouse, RCNR).

18 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Lachute (T/Lt. R.G. Hatrick, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Sault Ste Marie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Moorhouse, RCNR).

19 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Chilliwack (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D.R. Watson, RCNR) and HMCS Penetang (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hicks, RCNVR).

20 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Trail (T/Lt. D.J. Lawson, RCNVR) and HMCS Camrose (T/Lt. J.B. Lamb, RCNVR).

24 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Trail (T/Lt. D.J. Lawson, RCNVR) and HMCS Camrose (T/Lt. J.B. Lamb, RCNVR).

28 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Penetang (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hicks, RCNVR) and HMS Weston (Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR).

29 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Buckingham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. M.H. Wallace, RCNR) and HMCS Strathadam (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR).

1 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. E.F. Evans, RCNVR) and HMCS Trail (T/Lt. D.J. Lawson, RCNVR).

2 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises off Bermuda with HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR).

3 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Buckingham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. M.H. Wallace, RCNR) and HMCS Strathadam (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR).

4 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Victoriaville (A/Lt.Cdr. L.A. Hickey, RCNR) and HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. E.F. Evans, RCNVR).

7 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Victoriaville (A/Lt.Cdr. L.A. Hickey, RCNR) and HMCS Winnipeg (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.K. Fox, RCNVR).

10 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Victoriaville (A/Lt.Cdr. L.A. Hickey, RCNR) and HMCS Merrittonia (T/Lt. F.K. Ellis, RCNVR).

12 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Victoriaville (A/Lt.Cdr. L.A. Hickey, RCNR) and HMCS Merrittonia (T/Lt. F.K. Ellis, RCNVR).

14 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) was docked at Bermuda.

19 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) was undocked.

24 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Thorlock (T/Lt. J.E. Francois, RCNR).

27 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Thorlock (T/Lt. J.E. Francois, RCNR) and HMCS Prestonian (T/Lt.Cdr. I. Angus, RCNVR).

28 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. W.S. Thomson, RCNVR).

29 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Inch Arran (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.E.W. Hastings, RCNR).

5 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Belleville (T/Lt. J.E. Korning, RCNR).

6 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises off Bermuda.

8 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Fort Erie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.W. Ford, RCNR).

11 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Restigouche (Lt.Cdr. P.E. Haddon, RCN).

15 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Quesnel (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.M. Laing, RCNR) and HMCS Grandmere (T/Lt. N.W. Winters, RCNVR).

16 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Quesnel (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.M. Laing, RCNR) and HMCS Belleville (T/Lt. J.E. Korning, RCNR).

17 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Quesnel (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.M. Laing, RCNR) and HMCS Belleville (T/Lt. J.E. Korning, RCNR).

20 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises off Bermuda.

22 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Quesnel (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.M. Laing, RCNR).

23 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Quesnel (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.M. Laing, RCNR).

24 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Smiths Falls (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Byers, RCNR) and HMCS Portage (T/Lt.Cdr. G.M. Kaizer, RCNR).

25 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Smiths Falls (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Byers, RCNR) and HMCS Stratford (T/Lt. R.G. Magnussen, RCNVR).

2 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises off Bermuda.

3 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS St. Pierre (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.A. Tullis, RCNR).

4 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises off Bermuda.

5 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Dunver (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Davenport, RCNR), HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR), HMCS Kenora (T/Lt. R.M. Meredith, RCNR) and HMCS Prescott (T/Lt. G.J. Mathewson, RCNVR).

6 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises off Bermuda.

7 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Atholl (T/Lt. W.G. Garden, RCNVR).

8 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Prescott (T/Lt. G.J. Mathewson, RCNVR) and HMCS North Bay (A/Lt.Cdr. A.C. Campbell, RCNVR).

10 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS St. Pierre (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.A. Tullis, RCNR) and HMCS Kenora (T/Lt. R.M. Meredith, RCNR).

11 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Atholl (T/Lt. W.G. Garden, RCNVR).

12 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Wallaceburg (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.E. Burrows, RCNVR) and HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR).

13 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Bittersweet (Skr.Lt. F.C. Smith, RCNR).

20 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Wallaceburg (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.E. Burrows, RCNVR).

22 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises with HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)).

26 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS New Liskeard (T/Lt. W.M. Grand, RCNVR).

27 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises with HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR).

28 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Giffard (T/Lt. G.H. Matheson, RCNR) and HMCS Morden (T/Lt. F.R. Spidler, RCNVR).

29 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Giffard (T/Lt. G.H. Matheson, RCNR) and HMCS Morden (T/Lt. F.R. Spidler, RCNVR).

2 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Restigouche (Lt.Cdr. P.E. Haddon, RCN) and HMCS St. Laurent (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Stirling, RCN).

3 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Waskesiu (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCNR) and HMCS Prince Rupert (T/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Draney, RCNR).

8 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS New Westminster (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.O. McKenzie, RCNR) and HMCS Dawson (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.P. Ryan, RCNR).

9 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Prince Rupert (T/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Draney, RCNR).

10 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Strathroy (T/Lt. J.D. Moore, RCNVR).

13 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Dunvegan (T/Lt. R.L.B. Hunter, RCNVR).

18 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises with HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)).

20 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Cape Breton (Lt. J.C.L. Annesley, RCN).

23 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Lachine (T/Lt. F.M. Travers, RCNVR).

28 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Ingonish (T/Lt. H.V. Shaw, RCNVR) and HMCS Westmount (T/Lt. R.P. Jackson, RCNVR).

29 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Ingonish (T/Lt. H.V. Shaw, RCNVR) and HMCS Westmount (T/Lt. R.P. Jackson, RCNVR).

22 May 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Westmount (T/Lt. R.P. Jackson, RCNVR).

28 May 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) was docked at Bermuda. As the log of June 1945 is not available it is not know when she was undocked.

7 Jun 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) departed Bermuda for Digby, Canada.

11 Jun 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Digby, Canada. Later she shifted from Digby to Canada but as there is no log available the exact dates are not known to us.

11 Sep 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) departed Halifax for Rothesay.

28 Sep 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Rothesay. Later she shifted to Londonderry where she was reduced to reserve on 22 October 1945.


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