Allied Warships

HMS Upstart (P 65)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassU 
PennantP 65 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered12 Jul 1941 
Laid down17 Mar 1942 
Launched24 Nov 1942 
Commissioned3 Apr 1943 
End service9 Aug 1945 
History

Loaned to the Royal Hellenic Navy as Xifias on 9 August 1945. Returned to the Royal Navy in 1952. Expended as Anti-Submarine target off the Isle of Wight on 29 July 1959.

 

Commands listed for HMS Upstart (P 65)

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1Lt. Paul Charles Chapman, DSC, RN29 Dec 19429 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Upstart include:


14 Sep 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) sank the French fishing vessels Grotte de Bethlehem (49 GRT) and Torpille (46 GRT) in the Bay of Biscay.

2 Nov 1943
While on patrol off Toulon, southern France, HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) attacks the French merchant Medjerda. All torpedoes fired missed their target.

15 Feb 1944
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) torpedoed and sank the German auxiliary minelayer Niedersachsen (1794 GRT, former French Guinea) off Toulon, southern France in position 43°03'N, 06°02'E.

21 May 1944
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Tolentino (4898 GRT, former French Saumur) half a mile east of Port Vendres, southern France.

28 Jul 1944
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) fires four torpedoes against the Italian merchant Pascoli south-east of Cape Cepet, southern France. The torpedoes however miss their target.


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