Allied Warships

HMS P 614 (P 614)

Submarine of the P 611 class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassP 611 
PennantP 614 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Laid down24 May 1939 
Launched19 Oct 1940 
Commissioned10 Mar 1942 
End service17 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 nameBurac Reis

Commands listed for HMS P 614 (P 614)

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1Lt. Denis John Beckley, RNJan 194212 Sep 1942
2Lt. Hartley Withers Wilkinson, RN12 Sep 1942late 1943

3T/Lt. Percy Clive Stanbury Pritchard, RNR19 Jul 194415 Feb 1945
4Lt. John Francis Michell, RN15 Feb 19459 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.

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