Allied Warships

HMS Unbending (P 37)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassU 
PennantP 37 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered11 Mar 1940 
Laid down30 Aug 1940 
Launched12 May 1941 
Commissioned5 Nov 1941 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 23 December 1949. Scrapped at Gateshead in May 1950.

 

Commands listed for HMS Unbending (P 37)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Henry Winter, RN10 Sep 194131 Jul 1942
2Lt. Edward Talbot Stanley, DSC, RN31 Jul 19424 Jun 1943
3Lt. Robert Henry Hugh Brunner, RN4 Jun 19439 Aug 1943
4Lt. John Dennis Martin, DSC, RN9 Aug 194315 Jun 1944
5Lt. Jack Whitton, DSC, RN15 Jun 194430 Apr 1945
6T/Lt. Richard George Wade, RNVR30 Apr 194511 Jul 1945
7Lt. Oliver Lascelles, DSC, RN11 Jul 1945

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Noteable events involving Unbending include:


8 Oct 1942
HMS P 37 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) sank the Italian Lupa II (379 GRT) with gunfire North-East of Djerba, Tunisia in position 33°41'N, 11°44'E. HMS Unbending first fired two torpedoes but these were evaded.

9 Oct 1942
At 2225 hours HMS P 37 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Alga (1851 GRT) near Djerba, Tunisia in position 34°02'N, 11°05'E.

19 Oct 1942
HMS P 37 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian destroyer Giovanni da Verazzano and the Italian merchant Beppe (4459 GRT) about 30 nautical miles south-west off Lampione Island in position 35°52'N, 12°05E.

23 Jan 1943
HMS Unbending (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian passenger / cargo ship Viminale (8657 GRT) and sank the Italian tug Luni (337 GRT) south-east of Capo dell' Armi, Italy in position 37°52'N, 15°45'E.

9 Feb 1943
HMS Unbending (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian auxiliary minelayer Eritrea (2517 GRT) 5 nautical miles bearing 103° of Monopoli, Italy in position 40°56'N, 17°36'E.

10 Feb 1943
HMS Unbending (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian passenger ship Carlo Margottini (855 GRT) in the Adriatic Sea south of Antivari (now Bar), Montenegro in position 41°57'N, 19°07'E. This ship ran ashore and is not listed as a war loss so was most likely salvaged and returned to service.

10 Mar 1943
HMS Unbending (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian merchant Carlo Margottini (854 GRT, former Yugoslavian Bled) off Gravosa (Gruz, Croatia).

14 Mar 1943
HMS Unbending (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchants Citta di Bergamo (2165 BRT) and Cosenza (1471 GRT, former French Ile Rousse) off Cape Spartivento, Italy in position 37°56'N, 16°07'E.


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