Allied Warships

HMS P 36 (P 36)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantP 36 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered11 Mar 1940 
Laid down26 Jul 1940 
Launched28 Apr 1941 
Commissioned24 Sep 1941 
Lost1 Apr 1942 

HMS P 36 (Lt. Harry Noel Edmonds, DSC, RN) was wrecked by bombing at Malta on 1 April 1942. She was raised on 7 August 1958. Scuttled off Malta on 22 August 1958.  

Commands listed for HMS P 36 (P 36)

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1Lt. Harry Noel Edmonds, RN11 Aug 19411 Apr 1942

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Notable events involving P 36 include:

26 Nov 1941
While on patrol in the Bay of Biscay HMS P 36 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN) attacked a German U-boat with torpedoes south-west of Belle-Ile island in position 47°16'N, 03°20'W. All torpedoes missed their target. The following German submarines all returned to St.Nazaire this day, U-133, U-552, U-567 and U-577. One of these was most likely the target of this attack.

13 Feb 1942
HMS P 36 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoes against the Italian heavy cruisers Gorizia and Trento in the Ionian Sea about 90 nautical miles east of Capo Spartivento, Calabria, Italy in position 37°42'N, 18°00'E. All torpedoes fired missed their targets.

15 Feb 1942
HMS P 36 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Italian destroyer Carabiniere off Taranto.

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