Allied Warships

HMS P 615 (P 615)

Submarine of the P 611 class

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), A-12308

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassP 611 
PennantP 615 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Laid down30 Oct 1939 
Launched1 Nov 1940 
Commissioned3 Apr 1942 
Lost18 Apr 1943 
Loss position6° 49'N, 13° 09'W

Taken over by the Royal Navy during construction.

HMS P 615 (Lt. Charles Walderne St Clair Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) was sunk on 18 April 1943 about 100 nautical miles south-west of Freetown in position 06º49'N, 13º09'W by a torpedo from the German submarine U-123. All hands were lost.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 18 Apr 1943 by U-123 (Schroeter).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS P 615
Former nameUluc Ali Reis

Commands listed for HMS P 615 (P 615)

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1Lt.Cdr. Walter Selby Hall, RNearly 194213 Apr 1942
2Lt. Peter Edward Newstead, RN13 Apr 194217 Oct 1942
3Lt. Charles Walderne St Clair Lambert, DSC, RN17 Oct 194218 Apr 1943 (+)

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

Submarines versus U-boats

Jones, Geoffrey

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