HMS Uproar (P 31)
Submarine of the U class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||11 Mar 1940|
|Laid down||30 Apr 1940|
|Launched||27 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||2 Apr 1941|
Originally named P 31. Renamed Ullswater in February 1943. Renamed Uproar in April 1943.
HMS Uproar is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 13 February 1946. Scrapped at Inverkeithing.
Commands listed for HMS Uproar (P 31)
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|1||Lt. John Bertram de Betham Kershaw, RN||7 Jan 1941||1 Dec 1942|
|2||Lt. Laurence Edward Herrick, DSC, RN||1 Dec 1942||20 Jul 1944|
|3||Lt. John Norman Devlin, DSC, RN||20 Jul 1944||Jul 1945 ?|
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Noteable events involving Uproar include:
14 Jan 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) was damaged at Malta during an air raid
5 Mar 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Marin Sanudo (5081 GRT) about 10 nautical miles south-west of Isola di Lampione in position 35°27'N, 12°12'E. P 31 was depth charges by the Italian torpedo boats Cigno and Procione following this attack.
29 Nov 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) attacks the Italian light cruiser Raimondo Montecuccoli with torpedoed about 70 nautical miles south of Taranto, Italy in position 39°20'N, 17°33'E. The target is not hit.
6 Aug 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel D-15/Brindisi (1977 GRT) 7 nautical miles north-east of Bari, Italy in position 41°11'N, 16°56'E.
22 Sep 1943
Around 1100 hours HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the small Italian passenger ship Andrea Sgarallino (731 GRT) north of Elba Island, Italy in position 42°50'N, 10°21'E.
Andrea Scarallino had some 300 civilians on board off which only four survived.
27 Sep 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and further damaged the German (former French) tanker Champagne (9946 GRT). The German tanker is grounded off Bastia, Corsica, France after being torpedoed on the 24th by HMS Ultor. The torpedo from Uproar hits the engine room and leaves the Germans no choice then to abandon their salvage attempt.
6 Dec 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the German troop transport Virgilio (11718 GRT) former Yugoslavian Dubrovnik) north-east of St. Tropez, southern France.
The Viriglio was towed to Toulon and declared a total loss.
28 Dec 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoes against the Italian merchant Chisone (6168 GRT) off Genoa, Italy. All torpedoes fired missed their target.
29 Feb 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Chietti (3152 GRT, former French Artesien) about 11 nautical miles south of Cap Croisette, southern France in position 43°02'N, 05°19'E.
26 Mar 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) damaged the German tanker Matera (5011 GRT, former French General Gassouin) with gunfire inside the harbour of Oneglia, Liguria, Italy.
30 Mar 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoes gainst German U-boat U-466 off Toulon, southern France. All torpedoes fired missed their target.