Peter Robert Helfrich Harrison DSO, DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Aug 1934 S.Lt.
1 Oct 1936 Lt.
1 Apr 1944 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1949 Cdr.

Retired: 24 Nov 1958


Decorations

6 Sep 1940 DSC
6 Nov 1942 DSO
29 Dec 1942 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Peter Robert Helfrich Harrison, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Oberon (N 21)Lt.Submarine27 Jan 19412 Feb 1941
HMS H 50 (N 50)Lt.Submarine1 Mar 194126 Apr 1941
HMS Ultimatum (P 34)Lt.Submarine12 Jun 194112 Nov 1942
HMS Upright (N 89)Lt.Submarine27 Jan 1943early 1944
HMS Tiptoe (P 332)Lt.Cdr.Submarine15 Apr 194424 Apr 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Oberon (N 21)


29 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (1)

30 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (1)

31 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (1)


Submarine HMS H 50 (N 50)


1 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) proceeded from Oban to Tobermory. (2)

2 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (2)

3 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 50]. (2)

5 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with FFL Quintin Roosevelt and HMS Mazurka (T/Lt. V.R. Tyrrell, RNR). (2)

6 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Alisma (A/Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rose, RANVR) and HMCS Trillium (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Harris, RCNR). (2)

8 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Trillium (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Harris, RCNR) and HMCS Windflower (T/Lt. J.H.S. MacDonald, RCNR). (2)

9 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Amaranthus (Lt. N.B.J. Stapleton, RNR) and HMS Lady Hogarth (T/Lt. S.G. Barnes, RNR). (2)

10 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Trillium (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Harris, RCNR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 50]. (2)

11 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Hepatica (T/Lt. T. Gilmour, RCNR) and HMS Amaranthus (Lt. N.B.J. Stapleton, RNR).

12 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Trillium (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Harris, RCNR) and HMCS Windflower (T/Lt. J.H.S. MacDonald, RCNR). (2)

13 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban. (2)

14 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban. (2)

15 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Amaranthus (Lt. N.B.J. Stapleton, RNR) and HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 50 departed the Tobermory area for Rothesay escorted by HMS Lady Hogarth (T/Lt. S.G. Barnes, RNR).

16 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

22 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Falmouth together with HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN). The submarines were escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (2)

24 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) arrived at Falmouth.. (2)

29 Mar 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) departed Falmouth for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

For the daily positions of HMS H 50 during this patrol see the map below.

(3)

12 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) ended her 9th war patrol at Falmouth. (3)

15 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) departed Falmouth for Portsmouth. (4)

17 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.

21 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness, She was escorted by HMS ML 138 and another Motor Launch [The number given in the log of HMS H 50 is incorrect]. (4)

22 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) arrived at Sheerness Roads. (4)

23 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, RN) proceeded to the Sheerness Dockyard where she was taken in hand for refit. (4)


Submarine HMS Ultimatum (P 34)


28 Jul 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed from her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (5)

29 Jul 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training.

[No logs are available for this period so no further details can be given.] (5)

24 Aug 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Barrow. She was sent back to her builders yard to make good several defects before she was to be sent to the Mediterranean.

During the passage to Barrow P 34 was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

25 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Barrow.

16 Sep 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Barrow for Gibraltar. She was to proceed to Malta to join the 10th submarine flotilla based there.

During the passage south through the Irish Sea P 34 was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) until Bishops Rock.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

21 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
While en-route to Gibraltar HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) is ordered by signal to conduct a short patrol off Cape Finisterre, Spain.

This made the passage to Gibraltar P 34's 1st war patrol.

26 Sep 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol when she arrived at Gibraltar.

1 Oct 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for passage to Malta.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (6)

8 Oct 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (6)

17 Oct 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to intercept an enemy convoy between Kuriat and Pantelleria (patrol report is missing).

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

28 Oct 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

6 Nov 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) after carrying exercises with the M/S trawler HMS Justified (T/Skr. W.J.I. Beamish, RNR) and the minesweeper HMS Abingdon (Lt. G.A. Simmers, RNR). She was ordered to form a patrol line with HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, DSO, RN) and HMS Urge (Lt.Cdr. E.P. Tomkinson, RN) in the Ionian Sea to intercept the Duisburg convoy.

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(6)

20 Nov 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. The patrol had been uneventful. (6)

28 Nov 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol south of the Straits of Messina.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(6)

5 Dec 1941 (position 37.48, 16.05)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) attacked an Italian convoy made up of the merchants Vertunno (3159 GRT, built 1905) and Tigrai (1302 GRT, built 1918). They were escorted by the torpedo-boat Giuseppe Sirtori. The torpedoes missed and Sirtori retaliated with thirty-five depth charges. The two submarines sighted just before the attack were Veniero and Mocenigo proceeding from Naples to Taranto.

(All times are zone -1)
1250 hours - Sighted masts and funnel of a ship with smoke of another ship astern. Closed to investigate.

1255 hours - Commenced attack on the leading merchant vessel. A ship of about 4000 tons. Went to 70 feet and closed at full speed.

1310 hours - Came to periscope depth. Sighted two submarines but these could not be attacked. Had P 34 not gone deep an attack would have been possible. Continued the attack on the leading merchant vessel. It was now also seen that the merchant vessels were escorted by an older type torpedo-boat.

1328 hours - In position 37°48'N, 16°05'E fired three torpedoes from 5000 yards.

1331 hours - Heard one explosion.

1335 hours - Heard two more explosions.

1337 hours - A counter attack commenced. A total of 31 depth charges was dropped. P 34 was hunted all afternoon. (6)

8 Dec 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (6)

12 Dec 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Ionian Sea in a patrol line with HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, DSO, RN), HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) and ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. B. Karnicki, ORP).

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

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14 Dec 1941
At 2345 hours HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) received a signal that the anticipated enemy movements did not occur and that the patrol line was dispersed.

P 34 was ordered to return to Malta after having patrolled off Augusta, Sicily on the 16th. (6)

15 Dec 1941
At 0700 hours, as P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) was proceeding eastward, in a position about 110 miles west of Zante, a U-boat was observed proceeding on the surface. P 34 closed submerged to intercept but lost sight of the enemy. This was probably the Italian Ciro Menotti on a transport mission to Benghazi. (6)

17 Dec 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (6)

29 Dec 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 6th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol well to the south of the Straits of Messina.

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(6)

4 Jan 1942
In the evening HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) was ordered to proceed to the Gulf of Taranto to form a patrol line together with other submarines. (6)

10 Jan 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. Only a Calipso class destroyer was sighted on 3 January. (6)

20 Jan 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 7th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol to the South of the Straits of Messina.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(7)

25 Jan 1942 (position 37.45, 15.30)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian passenger ship Dalmatia L. (3352 GRT, built 1903) south-west of Capo dell'Armi in position 37°45'N, 15°30'E. Dalmatia L. was escorted by the torpedo boat Giuseppe Sirtori.

Dalmatia L. was hit in the forward section and was abandoned by her crew but she did not sink immediately. Sirtori was joined by the torpedo boat Giuseppe Cesare Abba which had observed the torpedoing from a distance. Depth charges were dropped and then efforts were made to take the stricken vessel in tow. The tug Titano arrived to take in charge of the towing and part of the crew of Dalmatia L. returned aboard their ship but at 0140/26 she finally broke in two and foundered.

(All times are zone -1)
1305 hours - Sighted the upperworks of a merchant vessel and one other ship bearing 350°, range was about 10000 yards. Started attack and closed at high speed.

1326 hours - The target was a heavily laden merchant ship of about 7000 tons escorted by an older type torpedo boat.

1339 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 5000 yards.

1343 hours - Heard a torpedo explosion. H.E. of the target ceased.

1346 hours - A counter attack commenced. 9 Depth charges were dropped in the next 10 minutes. Only one was close.

1354 hours - Returned to periscope depth. The merchant vessel was seen to be stopped with a slight list to post. The torpedo-boat remained near the merchant vessel dropping a further 16 depth charges at irregular intervals until 1600 hours. (7)

1 Feb 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (7)

14 Feb 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 8th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Kerkenah.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(7)

16 Feb 1942
In the evening HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) was ordered to form a patrol line to the East of Tripoli together with 7 other submarines. (7)

23 Feb 1942 (position 32.51, 13.58)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoes against an Italian convoy about 80 nautical miles east of Tripoli, Libya in position 32°51'N, 13°58'E. All torpedoes fired missed their targets.

The convoy attacked was made up of the Italian merchants Ravello (6142 GRT, built 1941), Unione (6070 GRT, built 1942 and brand new) and Monginevro (5324 GRT, built 1940). Escort was provided by the destroyers Ugolino Vivaldi, Lanzerotto Malocello, Nicolo Zeno, Maestrale, Strale and Premuda, and the torpedo boats Pallade and Calliope. The torpedoes were spotted by an escorting aircraft which machine-gunned them to give the alarm and the convoy altered course to avoid them. Unione was missed ahead and astern by two torpedoes. The destroyer Vivaldi depth charged the submarine.

(All times are zone -1)
1125 hours - Sighted two merchant vessels and three destroyers bearing 040°. Enemy course was 250°. Started attack.

1130 hours - The convoy appeared to consist of three modern merchant ships of 9000 tons in line ahead. Seven destroyers were seen to be the escort. They were of various types.

1149 hours - Fired a salvo of four torpedoes from 4500 yards.

1157 hours - Heard three explosions.

1158 hours - A counter attack commenced. A total of 57 depth charges were dropped some quite near. P 34 managed to escape.

1420 hours - Both hunting destroyers were now out of sight.

28 Feb 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 8th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (7)

11 Mar 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 9th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the Calabrian coast.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(7)

14 Mar 1942 (position 38.27, 16.37)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian submarine Ammiraglio Millo (offsite link) in the Ionian Sea off Punta (Cape) Stilo, Calabria, Italy in position 38°27'N, 16°37'E.

(All times are zone -1)
1255 hours - Sighted the conning tower of a submarine bearing 270°. Range was about 8000 yards. Started attack.

1319 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 2200 yards. Two hits were obtained and the submarine was seen to sink.

1325 hours - Surfaced and picked up fourteen survivors. These included four officers and ten ratings.

1402 hours - Dived and withdrew from the area. In the evening Lt. Harrison decided to return to Malta to land the Italian survivors.

16 Mar 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta to land the Italian survivors and to load four new spare torpedoes and provisions. (7)

17 Mar 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta to resume her patrol. She was now ordered to patrol to the south of the Straits of Messina. No suitable targets were sighted.

27 Mar 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 9th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (7)

6 Apr 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) departed Malta for her 10th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol near Capo Santa Maria di Leuca to operate against traffic from Taranto to the Adriatic.

Lt. Coombe had taken command vice Lt. Harrison for this patrol in order to give Lt. Harrison a rest.

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

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7 Apr 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) is ordered to proceed to position 37°00'N, 16°14'E to intercept a southbound enemy merchant vessel. (7)

8 Apr 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) is ordered to proceed to her original patrol area. (7)

12 Apr 1942
At 0924 hours (zone -1) HMS P 34 (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) was shaken by a violent explosion while in position 39°45'N, 18°29'5"E. The submarine was blown to the surface. The fore hatch lifted and admitted a quantity of water. All lights in the after part of the ship were extinguished. Three depth gauges in the control room were put out of action and considerable other damage was done. P 34 had a lucky escape after hitting a mine. This was most likely a mine laid by the minelayer Barletta in June 1940 (minefield 4 AS).

P 34 altered course to get clear of the coast to make good defects and to establish if she could remain on patrol. In the afternoon most damage had been repaired and it was decided to remain on patrol. P 34 had meanwhile received a signal to take up a patrol position in the Ionian Sea. (7)

13 Apr 1942
As it was likely that enemy 'heavy units' might be met Lt. Coombe decided that the depth settings of the torpedoes were to be altered. It was then found out that due to the explosion of the previous day the torpedoes could not be retracted from the tubes nor that they could be fired. The defects could not be repaired at sea so Lt. Coombe had no other choice than to abandon the patrol and HMS P 34 set course back to Malta. (7)

16 Apr 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (7)

29 Apr 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Alexandria. Due to heavy enemy air attacks it had been decided to retire the small number of submarines currently based at Malta to Alexandria.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (8)

8 May 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (8)

11 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for Port Said.

12 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said for a docking and repairs. The dates of docking are unknown to us (for the moment).

31 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Port Said for Alexandria.

2 Jun 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (9)

6 Jun 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for her 11th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to give cover during convoy operations to Malta with HMS Una (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN), HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) and HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN) (cover of Operation VIGOROUS).

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

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15 Jun 1942
At 0615 hours (zone -3) HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) spotted the Italian battlefleet. An air attack was in progress and the ships were maneuvering all over the place. P 34 was unable to obtain a favourable firing position.

At 1012 hours, while approaching a damaged Trento-class cruiser this ship was seen to sink as a result of torpedo hits by HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN). P 35 had gone deep to evade but Lt. Harrison sat front row and was able to confirm that the cruiser had sunk. [This was indeed Trento.] (8)

24 Jun 1942 (position 34.20, 24.09)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) makes a torpedo attack on German U-boat U-77 south of Crete in position 34°20'N, 24°09'E. All torpedoes fired however missed their target.

It was however thought that the target had been sunk but this was not the case.

(All times are zone -3)
0735 hours - Heard HE bearing 045°.

0740 hours - Sighted a German U-boat bearing 060° at long range. Enemy course was 140°, speed 10 knots by Asdic. Started attack.

0800 hours - In position 34°20'N, 24°09'E fired four torpedoes from 7000 yards.

0807 hours - Heard a loud explosion. HE of the target stopped immediately. Nearly two minutes later a second loud explosion was heard. This was thought to be a internal explosion on board the U-boat. It is thought the U-boat had been hit and sunk. (8)

27 Jun 1942 (position 32.31, 28.32)
At 1500 hours (zone -3), in approximate position 32°31'N, 28°32'E, HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) sighted a German u-boat at a range of 9000 yards. P 34 closed submerged at high speed but the u-boat dived before a favourable attack position could be obtained.

However, there were no U-boat in this area (U-372 and U-453 were more than 60 miles to the south). This may have been HMS P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, RN) also returning to Alexandria. (8)

28 Jun 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 11th war patrol (10th in the Mediterranean) at Alexandria. (8)

29 Jun 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for Haifa.

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this passage see the map below.

(9)

3 Jul 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Haifa. (10)

17 Jul 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Haifa for her 12th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol to the West of Crete and afterwards to proceed to Malta. Nothing of interest was sighted.

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

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31 Jul 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 12th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (8)

11 Aug 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 13th war patrol (12th in the Mediterranean). She was to provide cover during 'Operation Pedestal'.

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(11)

13 Aug 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) was ordered to form a patrol line with HMS P 44 (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN), HMS P 222 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. MacKenzie, RN), P 31 (Lt. J.B.de B. Kershaw, DSO, RN), HMS P 46 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) and HMS Utmost (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) near Pantelleria. (11)

23 Aug 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 13th war patrol (12th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. Only vessels out of range were observed. (11)

2 Sep 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 14th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Greece but had to return the same evening because of defects.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(11)

3 Sep 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN), having completed her repairs, sailed again to resume her patrol. (11)

7 Sep 1942 (position 36.17, 21.03)
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) fired four torpedoes against an enemy convoy in the central Mediterranean about 45 nautical miles south-west of Schiza Island, Greece in position 36°17'N, 21°03'E. All torpedoes fired missed their target.

The convoy consisted of Ravello (6142 GRT, 1941), Manara (7124 GRT, 1942), Sestriere (7991 GRT, 1942) and Ankara (4768 GRT, 1937) escorted by the destroyers Aviere, Legionario, Fuciliere, Bombardiere, Geniere, Camicia Nera, Corsaro, Freccia and Lampo and the torpedo boats Pegaso, Partenope and Procione. Ravello and Sestriere reported to have been missed by the torpedoes, Lampo dropped intimidation depth charges and Aviere who had sighted the torpedo tracks carried a depth charge attack but signalled the results as negative.

(All times are zone -2)
0823 hours - Sighted patrolling aircraft to the North-West. The convoy we were warned about must be approaching.

0835 hours - Sighted masts and funnels of the approaching convoy bearing 305°.

0840 hours - Started attack on the convoy which was soon seen to be made up of three large merchant ships in line ahead. Many destroyers formed the escort. Several aircraft were also overhead. The leading merchant vessel was an older type of about 6000 tons, the other two were modern ones of 9000 tons.

0921 hours - In position 36°17'N, 21°03'E fired four torpedoes at the rear ship from 7000 yards. Seventeen seconds after firing the first torpedo there was a very heavy explosion just ahead of P 34. The first torpedo must have prematured after running off its safety range.

0927 hours - Heard a torpedo exploding giving a running range of 8000 yards corresponding with the range on firing of 7000 yards.

0936 hours - A counter attack commenced by three destroyers using hydrophones. Several patterns of depth charges were dropped rather close but to shallow. P 34 was at 120 feet at the time.

1030 hours - An Asdic fitted destroyer took over the hunt from the other three.

1056 hours - The destroyer passed overhead and dropped a pattern of four depth charges very close causing some damage.

1226 hours - After hearing no HE and no Asdic transmissions for a while started to return to periscope depth.

1236 hours - Head Asdic transmissions on the starboard beam.

1238 hours - At periscope depth. Saw a destroyer at a range of 2500 yards on our starboard beam. Went deep again. The destroyer was in Asdic contact.

1258 hours - The destroyer passed overhead and dropped a pattern of 5 depth charges which were again very close causing some more damage. This was followed by another pattern a bit further off about one minute later. P 34 remained deep for the remainder of the afternoon.

1700 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight. During the counter attack a total of 83 depth charges had been counted.

1715 hours - Went ahead on the port shaft. This resulted in clouds of black smoke which soon filled the submarine. A fire had started, as a result of damage from the depth charging, when starting up the motor so the port motor was placed out of action.

1744 hours - Surfaced for 5 minutes to clear the boat of the smoke.

2124 hours - Surfaced and set course to return to Malta as a result of the damage inflicted by the depth charging. (11)

13 Sep 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) ended her 14th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (11)

25 Sep 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 15th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean). She was to proceed to Gibraltar as she was to return to the U.K. to refit. En-route she was ordered to patrol of the south-west coast of Sardinia.

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this patrol see the map below.

(11)

9 Oct 1942
As HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) approached Gibraltar, she was detected by the RDF station on the Rock as she was west of 05°W and submarines had been instructed not to cross the 7°W meridian before 0700. The destroyer HMS Wishart (Cdr. H.G. Scott, RN) was sent to intercept but fortunately her ASDIC set was not working and a tragedy was averted. A few hours later, the submarine ended her 15th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean) at Gibraltar. (11)

18 Oct 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for the U.K.

For the daily positions of HMS P 34 during this passage see the map below.

(11)

29 Oct 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) spent the entire day near Bishops Rock waiting to establish contact with her escort, HMS Egilsay (T/Lt. W.E. Belgrave, RNVR). Visibility was very bad. Finally, at 1751 hours contact was made. Both ships were to proceed to Falmouth but as they were unable to enter that port it was decided to proceed directly to Portsmouth.

30 Oct 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (11)

31 Oct 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) was docked in a floating dock at Portsmouth. (12)

2 Nov 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) was undocked. (13)


Submarine HMS Upright (N 89)


27 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (14)

28 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (14)

29 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (14)

30 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (14)

1 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

2 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

3 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

4 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

5 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

9 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

10 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

11 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

15 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

16 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

17 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

18 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

19 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

22 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

24 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

25 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

26 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (15)

27 Feb 1943
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth with HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN). (15)

1 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

2 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

3 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

4 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

5 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

7 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

8 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

9 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

10 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

11 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

12 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

15 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

16 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

17 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

22 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

23 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

24 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

26 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

29 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

30 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

31 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (16)

2 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

5 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

6 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

8 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

9 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

12 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

13 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

14 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

15 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

16 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

19 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

20 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

23 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

27 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

28 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

29 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (18)

3 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

4 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

6 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

11 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

12 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

14 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

17 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

18 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

19 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

20 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

21 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

22 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

24 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

25 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

27 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

31 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (17)

1 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

2 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

3 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

4 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

7 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

8 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

9 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

11 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

14 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

15 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

16 Jun 1943
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) was docked at Blyth. (19)

18 Jun 1943
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) was undocked. (19)

21 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

22 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

23 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

24 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

25 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

28 Jun 1943
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

28 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (20)

29 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

30 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (19)

1 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

2 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

7 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

8 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

9 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

12 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

13 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

14 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

15 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

16 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

19 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

20 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

21 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

22 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

23 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

26 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

27 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

28 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (21)

29 Jul 1943
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

[No logs are available for HMS Upright for the period of August to November 1943 so no details can be provided. HMS Upright was at Blyth as training boat the whole time.] (21)

1 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

2 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

6 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

7 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

8 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

9 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

10 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

11 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

21 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

22 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

27 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

28 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

29 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

30 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (22)

7 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (23)

13 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (23)

18 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (23)

19 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (23)

20 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (23)

21 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (23)

26 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (23)

27 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners. (23)

5 Feb 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) commenced a refit at Blyth. (24)


Submarine HMS Tiptoe (P 332)


10 Jun 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from her builders yard at Barrow bound for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark. (25)

11 Jun 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trails and training in the Clyde area. (25)

12 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted full power trials on the Arran measured mile. (26)

15 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (26)

16 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (26)

17 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (26)

20 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar for her torpedo discharge trials. (26)

21 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

22 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

23 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

24 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

25 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

26 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

27 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

28 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

29 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

30 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (26)

1 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (25)

3 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her torpedo discharge trials, HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (25)

6 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included a deep dive trial. (25)

8 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (25)

15 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted gunnery trials in the Clyde area. (25)

17 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted S.T.U. (mine detection) trials in the Clyde area. (25)

18 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (25)

19 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the target. (25)

21 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of her exercises. (25)

27 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. (25)

30 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Arnprior (T/Lt. S.D. Thom, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR). (25)

31 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Inman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Evans, RN) and HMS Burges (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, DSC, RD, RNR). (25)

1 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Prince Rupert (T/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Draney, RCNR). (27)

3 Aug 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. These included a practice attack on HMS Philante (Cdr. L.F. Durnford-Slater, RN). (27)

4 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Larne. (27)

7 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RD, RNR), HMS Cygnet (Cdr. D.M. MacLean, RD, RNR) and HMCS Assiniboine (A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Welland, DSC, RCN). (27)

8 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RD, RNR) and HMS Cygnet (Cdr. D.M. MacLean, RD, RNR). (27)

9 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. These included practice attacks on HMS Ascension (Lt.Cdr. A. Wilkinson, RNR) and HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (27)

10 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Ascension (Lt.Cdr. A. Wilkinson, RNR) and HMS Hadleigh Castle (Lt. C. Sandeman, RN). (27)

12 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. These included a practice attack on HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (27)

17 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) both shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. They were escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR). (27)

19 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (27)

20 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) radar trials in the Clyde area with HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (27)

20 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) and HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) served as the targets. These included night exercises. (25)

22 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. (27)

23 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Tiptoe returned to Holy Loch. (27)

1 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (28)

3 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) served as the target. (28)

5 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) served as the target. These were followed by (night) attack exercises during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (28)

6 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of her exercises. (28)

10 Sep 1944
With her training completed HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Holy Loch for her builders yard at Barrow to make good defects. She was escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (28)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at her builders yard at Barrow. (28)

24 Sep 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Barrow for Holy Loch. (28)

26 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (28)

28 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (28)

1 Oct 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Holy Loch bound for Plymouth. She made the passage together with HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR). They were escorted by the British armed yacht HMS Kihna (Cdr. (retired) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (29)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Plymouth. (29)

4 Oct 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Plymouth for Portland. (29)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Portland for Portsmouth. At Portsmouth she will be fitted with new equipment before her deployment to the Far East. (29)

25 Oct 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) is docked. (29)

15 Nov 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) left dock. (30)

29 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted radar trials off Portsmouth. (31)

3 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted radar trials off Portsmouth. (32)

4 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted radar trials off Portsmouth. (32)

12 Jan 1945
After trials and exercises with the new radar equipment HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Portsmouth bound for Portland where she arrived later this day. Passage was made with HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN). The submarines were escorted by HMS Watchman (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Clarke, DSC, RNVR). (32)

13 Jan 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Portland for the Far East. The first leg of the trip is to Gibraltar. Passage was made in convoy OS 104 / KMS 78 together with HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) and HMS Sleuth (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN).

For the daily positions of HMS Tiptoe during this passage see the map below.

(32)

19 Jan 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (32)

23 Jan 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Gibraltar bound for Malta. Again passage was made together with HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) and HMS Sleuth (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN). (32)

27 Jan 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Malta. (32)

3 Feb 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN). (33)

4 Feb 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Malta bound for Port Said. (33)

8 Feb 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Port Said. (33)

10 Feb 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) transited the first part of the Suez Canal and arrived at Ismailia. (33)

11 Feb 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Ismailia bound for Aden. (33)

16 Feb 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Aden. (33)

18 Feb 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Aden bound for Trincomalee. (33)

1 Mar 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (34)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises and noise trials off Trincomalee. (34)

13 Mar 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Burma and off the Andaman Islands. She is to proceed to Fremantle, Australia afterwards.

For the daily positions of HMS Tiptoe during this patrol see the map below.

(35)

13 Apr 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) ended her 1st war patrol, that was uneventful, at Fremantle. (35)

21 Apr 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle. (36)

22 Apr 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) is put back in the water. (36)

Sources

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