Allied Warships

HMS H 28 (N 28)

Submarine of the H class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantN 28 
Built byVickers (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
OrderedJan 1915 
Laid down18 Mar 1917 
Launched12 Mar 1918 
Commissioned26 Jun 1918 
End service27 Jul 1944 

Decommissioned on 27 July 1944. Sold to be broken up for scrap to West of Scotland shipbreakers, Troon, Scotland on 18 August 1944.


Commands listed for HMS H 28 (N 28)

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1Lt. Donald Emberton Mansfield, RN13 Jul 19394 Mar 1940
2Lt. Edward Arthur Woodward, RN4 Mar 194015 Aug 1940
3Lt. Mervyn Robert George Wingfield, RN15 Aug 19401 Jan 1941
4Lt. Leslie William Abel Bennington, DSC, RN1 Jan 19417 Mar 1941
5Lt. Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, RN7 Mar 194116 Mar 1941
6Lt. Leslie William Abel Bennington, DSC, RN16 Mar 194114 Apr 1941
7Lt. Alastair Campbell Gillespie Mars, RN14 Apr 194120 Apr 1941
8Lt. Desmond Samuel Royce Martin, RN20 Apr 194120 Jun 1941
9Lt. Paul Seymour Skelton, RN20 Jun 194120 Oct 1941
10Lt. John Chaloner Ogle, DSC, RN20 Oct 194115 Jan 1942
11Lt. Anthony Walter Langridge, RN15 Jan 194227 Jan 1942
12S.Lt. William St. George Anderson, DSC, RNR27 Jan 194227 Feb 1942
13Lt. William Warner Dennis, RN27 Feb 194230 Mar 1942
14Lt. Robert Evelyn Boddington, RN30 Mar 194217 Jun 1942
15Lt. John Stirling Bridger, RN17 Jun 194223 Jul 1942
16Lt. Kenneth Hugh Joy, RNR23 Jul 19426 Aug 1942
17Lt. Christopher Henry Rankin, RN6 Aug 194223 Oct 1942
18Lt. Tobin Subremont Weston, RN23 Oct 19421 Feb 1943
19Lt. Kenneth Henry Martin, RN6 Feb 194324 Mar 1943
20T/Lt. Reginald Lewis Willoughby, RNR24 Mar 194318 Apr 1943
21Lt. Edmund Charles Croswell, DSC, RN10 May 19437 Oct 1943
22Lt. James William Kelly, RN7 Oct 194330 Mar 1944
23Lt. Anthony Stuart Melville-Ross, DSC, RN30 Mar 194417 Jul 1944
24T/Lt. Walter Anthony Shrimplin, RNVR17 Jul 194427 Jul 1944

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Notable events involving H 28 include:

H28 was the ONLY submarine to have carried out OFFENSIVE War Patrols in both WW1 & WW11. Two Italian submarines & two American submarines served WW1 & WW11, but did not carry out OFFENSIVE Patrols. (1)


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