Allied Warships

HMS Unruffled (P 46)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassU 
PennantP 46 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered23 Aug 1940 
Laid down25 Feb 1941 
Launched19 Dec 1941 
Commissioned9 Apr 1942 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Troon in January 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Unruffled (P 46)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. John Samuel Stevens, DSC, RN27 Feb 1942early 44?
2Lt. Oliver Lascelles, DSC, RNearly 44?13 Apr 1944
3Lt. Robert Francis Park, RN13 Apr 19445 Dec 1944
4T/Lt. Allan Harold MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)5 Dec 1944Oct 1945 ?

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Notable events involving Unruffled include:


20 Sep 1942
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Vichy-French merchant Liberia (3890 GRT, former Greek Cape Corso) about 7 nautical miles north-east of Mahdia, Tunisia in position 35°36'N, 11°09'E.

21 Sep 1942
At 0105 hours HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) sank the Italian auxiliary minesweeper N 10 / Aquila (305 GRT) with gunfire off the Tunisian coast 8 nautical miles bearing 040 from Mehedia.

22 Sep 1942
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Leonardo Palomba (1110 GRT) about 25 nautical miles east of Sousse, Tunisia in position 35°45'N, 11°11'E.

11 Oct 1942
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Una (1395 GRT) 4 nautical miles bearing 190 of Isola di Capri.

13 Oct 1942
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Loreto (1055 GRT, 130 POW's aboard were lost) 4 nautical miles bearing 280° of Cape Gallo, Sicily, Italy in position 38°14'N, 13°14'E.

7 Nov 1942
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian light cruiser Attilio Regolo off Cape San Vito, Sicily in position 38°14'N 12°41'E. The cruiser lost it's bow nearly up to it's bridge. Lt. Stevens could not finish off the ship since he ran out of torpedoes. The damaged cruiser was towed to port by the tug Polifemo escorted by the torpedo boats Cigno, Lince and Giuseppe Cesare Abba. Another attack by the British submarine HMS United failed.

23 Nov 1942
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) attacks the Italian submarine Antonio Sciesa with torpedoes off Buerat, Libya. All torpedoes missed their target.

14 Dec 1942
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian tanker Castelverde (6666 GRT) about 30 nautical miles north-north-west of Cape Bon, Tunisia in position 37°29'N, 10°46'E.

15 Dec 1942
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) sank the Italian merchant Sant'Antioco (5050 BRT) about 35 nautical miles north-north-west of Cape Bon, Tunisia in position 37°37'N, 10°44'E.

23 Jan 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) sank the Italian sailing vessel Amabile Carolina (39 GRT) off Hammamet, Tunisia.

25 Jan 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian tanker Teodolinda (361 GRT) off Hammamet, Tunisia.

26 Jan 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) sank the Italian naval auxiliary Z 90 / Redemptory (46 GRT) with gunfire 4 nautical miles bearing 100 of Hammamet, Tunisia.

31 Jan 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Lisboa (1999 GRT) about 5 nautical miles north of Sousse, Tunisia.

21 Feb 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Baalbeck (2115 GRT) about 18 nautical miles east-south-east of Cape Bon, Tunisia in position 36°56'N, 11°23'E.

3 Jun 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the French tanker Henry Desprez (9895 GRT, built 1932) about 70 nautical miles north-east of Messina in position 39°13'N, 16°01'E.

At 1510 hours (time zone -2) Unruffled sighted a southbound vessel and an escorting torpedo boat 5000 yards away. An attack was commenced. The vessel was identified as a medium sized modern type tanker and the escort was identified as a new modern class torpedo boat.

At 1531 hours four torpedoes were fired from 1100 yards. Three torpedo hits were heard.

From 1539 hours onwards Unruffled was counter-attacked by the escort, with, in all, 15 depth-charges. No damage to the submarine was done. After the attack Unruffled withdrew to the west.

1 Aug 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN) attackes the Italian merchant Citta di Catania (3355 GRT) with a torpedo off Brindisi, Italy. The torpedo misses its target.

3 Aug 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Citta di Catania (3355 GRT) 8 nautical miles bearing 240 of Brindisi, Italy in position 40°30'N, 18°04'E.

27 Aug 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Citta di Spezia (2474 GRT) 40 nautical miles, 103° of Brindisi, Italy in position 40°30'N, 18°30'E.

3 Oct 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO an Bar, DSC, RN) attacks the small German minesweeper R 212 with torpedo(es) off Bastia, Corsica, France. The target was not hit.

5 Oct 1943
HMS Unruffled (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO an Bar, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Pommern off Bastia.


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