HMS P 614 (P 614)
Submarine of the P 611 class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Laid down||24 May 1939|
|Launched||19 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||10 Mar 1942|
|End service||17 Jan 1946|
Taken over by the Royal Navy during construction.
HMS P 614 is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Returned to the Turkish Navy on 17 January 1946.
|Former name||Burac Reis|
Commands listed for HMS P 614 (P 614)
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|1||Lt. Denis John Beckley, RN||Jan 1942||12 Sep 1942|
|2||Lt. Hartley Withers Wilkinson, RN||12 Sep 1942||late 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Percy Clive Stanbury Pritchard, RNR||19 Jul 1944||15 Feb 1945|
|4||Lt. John Francis Michell, RN||15 Feb 1945||9 May 1945|
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Notable events involving P 614 include:
20 Sep 1942
HMS P-614 (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) attacks German U-boat U-408 with torpedoes in the Arctic Ocean. All torpedoes fired missed their target. The British thought they had sunk the target and on 17 November 1942 Lt. Beckley even received a DSO for sinking an enemy submarine.