Laurence Edward Herrick DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Nov 1938 S.Lt.
16 Apr 1940 Lt.
16 Apr 1948 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1950 Cdr.

Decorations

20 Dec 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
10 Nov 1942 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Laurence Edward Herrick, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS P 552 (P 552)Lt.Submarine6 Aug 1942Sep 1942
HMS H 44 (N 44)Lt.Submarine11 Sep 194222 Sep 1942
HMS P 556 (P 556)Lt.Submarine6 Oct 194223 Nov 1942
HMS Uproar (P 31)Lt.Submarine1 Dec 194220 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (N 45)Lt.Submarine11 Jun 194416 Oct 1944
HMS Trespasser (P 312)Lt.Submarine14 Oct 194410 Jun 1945

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Submarine HMS H 44 (N 44)


11 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. At Oban Lt. Herrick took over command of HMS H 44 from Lt. Fyfe. (1)

12 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. (1)

13 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

14 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

17 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

18 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

19 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

20 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)


Submarine HMS Uproar (P 31)


24 Dec 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) completed her refit at the Chatham Dockyard. (2)

26 Dec 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Sheerness. (2)

27 Dec 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Sheerness. (2)

28 Dec 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Sheerness. (2)

30 Dec 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Sheerness for Portsmouth. She made the passage in convoy CW 145. (2)

31 Dec 1942
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (2)

2 Jan 1943
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. (3)

3 Jan 1943
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for passage to Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS P 229 (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) and HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN). They were escorted HMS Unst (T/Lt. J.R. Smith, RNR) until 0830/04 when the armed yacht HMS Star of India took over the escort. (3)

6 Jan 1943
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a training period. (3)

7 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

8 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

10 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in Loch Ranza. (3)

11 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) shifted from Loch Ranza to Holy Loch. (3)

13 Jan 1943
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in lower Loch Long. (3)

18 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. She proceeded to Rothesay upon completion of these exercises. (3)

19 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. She proceeded to Holy Loch upon completion of these exercises. (3)

20 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

21 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

23 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (3)

24 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

24 Jan 1943
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR). (3)

25 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (3)

27 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Holy Loch. (3)

28 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted trials in Loch Goil. (3)

30 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in Loch Goil with HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (3)

31 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in Loch Goil. (3)

1 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in Loch Goil. (4)

2 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) shifted from Loch Goil to Holy Loch. (4)

4 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Ambuscade (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RN) and HMS P 229 (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN). (4)

5 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch upon completion of the exercises. (4)

6 Feb 1943
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. The passage North through the Minches was made together with HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)). They were escorted by HMS Pennyworth (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR). (4)

8 Feb 1943
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow to participate in A/S exercises. (4)

9 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

10 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

11 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

12 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

13 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

16 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

17 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

18 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

19 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

20 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

23 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

24 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Newfoundland (Capt. W.R. Slayter, DSC, RN). (4)

25 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Chiddingfold (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN). (4)

26 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

27 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (4)

5 Mar 1943
HMS Ullswater (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch.

7 Mar 1943
HMS Ullswater (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

HMS Ullswater was renamed HMS Uproar the following day.

22 Mar 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. During the day she carried out exercises with HMS Biter (Capt. E.M.C. Abel Smith, RN). Upon completion of these exercises she made rendez-vous with ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. J. Koziolkowski, ORP). They were escorted for the passage South through the Irish Sea by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

En-route she was ordered to patrol about 200 nautical miles North-West of Cape Finisterre, Spain to intercept an outbound German blockade runner making this passage her 15th war patrol.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (5)

29 Mar 1943
In the evening HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) was ordered to patrol in position 45°10'N, 12°50'W. For the next two days Uproar is ordered several times to take up patrol other positions. (5)

31 Mar 1943
In the evening HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) was ordered to continue her passage to Gibraltar. (5)

7 Apr 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 15th war patrol at Gibraltar. (5)

15 Apr 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 16th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol of Marseilles.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (5)

28 Apr 1943
At 0556 hours two Mustang fighter aircraft passed overhead of HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) in position 36°59'N, 03°02'E. The leading aircraft machine gunned Uproar.

At 0800 hours HMS Uproar ended her 16th war patrol (11th in the Mediterranean) at Algiers. (5)

5 May 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for Malta where she was to join the 10th Submarine Flotilla.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (5)

12 May 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (5)

31 May 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 17th war patrol (12th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol of the East Calabrian coast.

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

(5)

5 Jun 1943 (position 39.03, 17.17)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) attacked the Italian merchant Monte Cengio (ex German KT 16, 834 GRT, built 1943) with 4 torpedoes about 5 nautical miles East of Capo Colonna. she was escorted by the torpedo boat Clio. They were on passage from Messina to Taranto.

(All times are zone -2)
1000 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 210°.

1007 hours - In position 39°03'N, 17°17'E commenced attack on a 1500 tons motor tanker escorted by one Avio-class minelayer, two small motor minesweepers and one seaplane.

1059 hours - Fired 4 torpedoes from about 5000 yards. One explosion was heard 2 minutes and 40 seconds after firing the last torpedo. A counter attack followed in which 9 depth charges were dropped but these did no damage.

1134 hours - The last depth charges were dropped.

1150 hours - Returned to periscope depth. No escorts in sight. Thought to see the target outside Crotone harbour. Withdrew to seaward to reload.

[Monte Cengio reported that three of the four torpedoes passed under her. An Italian escorting aircraft dropped two bombs on the submarine but only one exploded. Clio dropped seven 50kg depth charges and eight depth charges of the intimidation type.] (5)

9 Jun 1943 (position 38.37, 16.39)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) attacked the Italian merchant vessel Sezze (ex-French Espiguette, 1109 GRT, built 1920) with 4 torpedoes of Capo Stilo. No hits were obtained. She was escorted by the torpedo boat Francesco Stocco. They were on passage from Messina to Crotone and Taranto.

(All times are zone -2)
0940 hours - Sighted smoke of Capo Stilo.

0945 hours - Sighted an aircraft patrolling of Capo Stilo.

1000 hours - Closed Capo Stilo at speed for 15 minutes.

1025 hours - Started attack on a 2500 tons merchant vessel escorted by a Generale-class torpedo boat and a seaplane.

1114 hours - In position 38°37'N, 16°39'E fired 4 torpedoes at the merchant ship from about 7500 yards. Four explosions were heard but were thought to be the torpedoes hitting the beach and not to be hits.

1122 hours - An ineffective counter attack followed in which 21 depth charges were dropped.

1220 hours - Returned to periscope depth. A seaplane was seen very close. Went to 80 feet. The area was patrolled by aircraft during the whole afternoon.

[On Francesco Stocco the alarm was given by a lookout who observed a periscope and shortly after three torpedo tracks. The torpedo boat turned to port and they passed 200 metres astern. The torpedoes did hit a beach south of Soverato. At the same time an escorting aircraft sighted four torpedo tracks and gave the alarm, it dived on the submarine and released two bombs. Francesco Stocco dropped immediately intimidation depth charges (30kg) and combed the tracks and released 100kg depth charges set at a depth of 100 metres. She carried out a second run and released another seven 100kg depth charges but she had only two left. She dropped a few more intimidation depth charges and rejoined her charge. The hunt was taken over by submarine chasers from the 8th A/S Group.] (5)

13 Jun 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 17th war patrol (12th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (5)

21 Jun 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 18th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to carry out a special operation, a periscope beach reconnaissance of the beaches to be used by the Canadian First Division for Operation 'Husky', the Allied landings on Sicily. Major J.M. Robinson was embarked to view the beaches and Lieutenant G.S. Sinclair, RNR, of COPP was to make sketches of these.

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

(5)

22 Jun 1943
At 0407 hours, the beach was closed and the periscope reconnaissance carried out. (5)

23 Jun 1943
At 0413 hours, the beach was again closed and another periscope reconnaissance carried out. (5)

24 Jun 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 18th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (5)

2 Jul 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 19th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in/off the Gulf of Taranto to provide cover during Operation 'Husky', the Allied landings on Sicily.

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

(5)

18 Jul 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 19th war patrol (14th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. No target worthy of attack came within range. (5)

31 Jul 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 20th war patrol (15th in the Mediterranean). She is ordered to patrol in the Adriatic.

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

(5)

6 Aug 1943 (position 41.11, 16.56)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian naval auxiliary D 15/Brindisi (1977 GRT, built 1931) 7 nautical miles north-east of Bari, Italy in position 41°11'N, 16°56'E.

This was the first attack carried out by a submarine of the Tenth Flotilla with the use of radar. Brindisi and the torpedo boat Rosolino Pilo were escorting the merchant Italia (5203 GRT, built in 1905) from Bari to Teodo.

(All times are zone -2)
2129 hours - Obtained a radar contact bearing 230°, range 5000 yards. It was at first thought to be a false echo as many had been obtained before but in view of later events it was thought to be a destroyer (if this was indeed correct this might have been the torpedo boat Rosolino Pilo.

2148 hours - Obtained a radar contact bearing 230°, range 7000 yards.

2149 hours - Sighted a darkened ship on the same bearing. Uproar was almost ahead so ran out for 3 minutes.

2155 hours - As Uproar would still be too close to fire torpedoes went full astern.

2158 hours - In position 41°11'N, 16°56'E fired 3 torpedoes from 500 to 600 yards. One hit was obtained.

2159 hours - Dived and took avoiding action. A few depth charges were dropped during the next hours but no damage was done to Uproar.

[Upon the torpedoing of Brindisi, Rosolino Pilo escorted back Italia to Bari, then returned with a number of small vessels to assist the survivors who had taken to three lifeboats. A tug towed the three boats back to Bari, there were eight missing from a crew of 112.] (5)

14 Aug 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 20th war patrol (15th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (5)

24 Aug 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (6)

27 Aug 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 21th war patrol (18th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to act as a beacon off Kuriat, Tunisia in an exercise with transport aircraft.

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

(5)

29 Aug 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 21th war patrol (16th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (5)

15 Sep 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 22th war patrol (17th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol to the North of Elba Island, Italy and off Bastia, Corsica, France.

She made the passage through the Tunisian War Channel together with HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) and ORP Dzik (Lt.Cdr. B. Romanowski). They were escorted by HMS BYMS 2028 (Skr. J.R. Clark, RNR).

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

(5)

22 Sep 1943 (position 42.50, 10.22)
Around 1100 hours HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the small Italian passenger ship Andrea Sgarallino (731 GRT, built 1930) north of Elba Island, Italy in position 42°50'N, 10°21'E.

Andrea Scarallino had some 300 civilians on board off which only four survived.

(All times are zone -2)
0928 hours - Sighted a ship bearing 040°. Started attack. Enemy course was 240°. Later this became 220°. The target was thought to be a naval auxiliary of about 500 tons.

0949 hours - Fired three torpedoes from about 2200 yards. The target was hit and sank quickly. Uproar withdrew to seaward. (5)

27 Sep 1943 (position 42.42, 9.28)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and further damaged the German (former French) tanker Champagne (9946 GRT). The German tanker was grounded off Bastia, Corsica, France after being torpedoed on the 24th by HMS Ultor. The torpedo from Uproar hit the engine room and left the Germans no choice then to abandon their salvage attempt.

Late in the evening she attacked a merchant vessel with three torpedoes but no hits were obtained. This was probably the German San Pedro (ex-French, 5947 GRT, built 1931) who had sailed from Bastia for Leghorn escorted by four R-boats.

(All times are zone -1)
1659 hours - In position 42°42'N, 09°28'E fired one torpedo at a tanker that was either at anchor or beached. Range was 2400 yards. The torpedo hit the tanker in the stern.

1730 hours - The tanker was seen stern down and listing to port. Retired to seaward.

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2215 hours - Obtained a radar contact bearing 240°, range 9800 yards.

2219 hours - Commenced radar plot. Altered course to the north to run parallel to the target.

2226 hours - Altered course to close the target.

2248 hours - The plot gave an enemy course of 360°, speed 11 - 12 knots. Range was now 6700 yards.

2256 hours - Radar now gave a second echo ahead of the target. Range was now 4500 yards.

2302 hours - Sighted the target against the land. It was a merchant ship.

2306 hours - Target was now bearing 265°, range was 2400 yards. Radar now reported a third echo just astern of the target.

2308 hours - The enemy altered course to 010°. Speed was 11 knots. Commenced attack.

2312 hours - In position 43°00'N, 09°35'E fired three torpedoes from 1200 yards. No hits were obtained. Uproar dived after firing. No explosions were heard and no counter attack followed as well. It was thought the target was a merchant vessel of 6000 tons.

[The attack does not appear to have been observed.] (5)

2 Oct 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 22th war patrol (17th in the Mediterranean) at Algiers. (5)

8 Oct 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for Malta. She made the passage together with HMS BYMS 2074 (T/Lt. I.C. Hughes, RNR), HMS BYMS 2190 (T/Lt. J. McDowell, RNVR), HMS BYMS 2191 (???), HMS BYMS 2212 (T/Lt. R.A.L. Viner, DSC, RNVR) and HMS BYMS 2229 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.H. Clark, DSC, RNVR).

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

(5)

11 Oct 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (5)

25 Oct 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) is docked at Malta. (7)

2 Nov 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) is undocked. (8)

25 Nov 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (8)

27 Nov 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 23th war patrol (18th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Southern France. She made the passage through the Tunisian War Channel in convoy MKS 32.

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

(5)

6 Dec 1943 (position 43.23, 6.54)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the German troop transport Virgilio (11718 GRT, built 1928, ex-Italian hospital ship) north-east of St. Tropez, southern France. She had been on passage from La Spezia to Marseille escorted by SG 15.

The Virgilio was later towed to Toulon and declared a total loss.

(All times are zone -1)
0750 hours - Sighted masts and funnel of a merchant ship to seaward escorted by one destroyer.

0751 hours - Commenced attack. Ran in for 13 minutes.

0807 hours - It was still difficult to estimate the range but it was thought to be 7000 yards. Enemy course was estimated to be 200° at a speed of 13 knots.

0810 hours - In position 43°23'N, 06°54'E fired four torpedoes at the merchant vessel. The target was a modern merchant vessel of about 6000 tons. It was thought to be the Virgilio. One explosion was heard 5 minutes and 53 seconds after firing this gave a range of 7500 to 8000 yards. HE ceased after the torpedo explosion. Uproar retired to seaward.

0828 hours - The 1st of 21 depth charges was dropped. All were dropped at random and none caused damage.

0850 hours - The merchant ship was heard starting and stopping his engines.

0855 hours - Went deep and altered course to the West again to close the target again for another attack.

1022 hours - The last depth charge was dropped.

1040 hours - HE of the target was getting louder. Retuned to periscope depth, the target was now about 1 nautical mile away. Uproar tried to get into a favourable attack position but in this she had not succeeded when visibility decreased and the target was lost out of sight.

[Virgilio was hit astern and her rudder was disabled. Initially towed by SG 15, she dropped anchor in the Gulf of Fréjus. UJ 2210, UJ 2221, UJ 6076 (some sources refer to her as M 6076), M 6020, M 6027 and the tugs Faron, Thésée and Cépet were ordered to her assistance. But the bad weather forced some of them to turn back. Finally UJ 6076 towed her to Toulon, screened by SG 15, UJ 2210 and UJ 2221. She was declared a constructive total loss.] (5)

11 Dec 1943 (position 43.26, 7.14)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) attacked the Italian (in German service) Anagni (5818 GRT, built 1933, former French El-Mansour) with four torpedoes about 10 nautical miles South-East of Cannes, France. No hits were obtained. Anagni was escorted by the German patrol vessel SG 15 and the German motor minesweepers R 215. They were on passage from Genoa to Marseille.

(All times are zone -1)
0413 hours - Sighted a darkened ship bearing 088°. Range was 5 to 6 nautical miles. Started attack.

0422 hours - Forced to dive as the moon broke through the clouds. Uproar was directly up moon from the target. Before diving a small escort was seen to the right of the target.

0426 hours - Sighted the target through the periscope.

0440 hours - In position 43°26'N, 07°14'E fired four torpedoes from a range 4000 to 5000 yards. It was thought that the target was a merchant vessel of about 3000 tons. No hits were obtained.

0452 hours - The first of eight depth charges was dropped. All were distant. Returned to periscope depth but nothing was in sight. Uproar then withdrew to seaward and to leave patrol as all torpedoes were expended.

[Two explosions were heard near the target and more much farther which were probably torpedoes at the end of their run. SG 15 dropped six depth charges.] (5)

13 Dec 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 23th war patrol (18th in the Mediterranean) at La Maddalena, Italy. (5)

24 Dec 1943
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for her 24th war patrol (19th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Genoa and later off Southern France.

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

(5)

28 Dec 1943 (position 32.16, 6.51)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoes against the Italian merchant (in German control) Chisone (6168 GRT, built 1922) about 8 nautical miles East of the Gulf of Saint Tropez, France in position 43°16'N, 06°51'E. All four torpedoes fired missed their target. She was on passage from Genoa to Marseille, escorted by UJ 2220, SG 15 and R 215.

(All times are zone -1)
0840 hours - Heard HE and A/S transmissions. Closed to investigate.

0904 hours - Started attack on a 3000 tons motor vessel escorted by a 'destroyer' and an UJ boat. Range was 6500 yards.

0925 hours - In position 43°16'N, 06°51'E fired four torpedoes from 3000 to 4000 yards. All torpedoes missed. Uproar took avoiding action on firing and went deep.

0947 hours - The first of 25 very distant depth charges was dropped. A/S transmissions were no longer heard and HE was fading.

1000 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight. (5)

3 Jan 1944 (position 43.60, 6.56)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ) attacked a merchant vessel in a convoy about 10 nautical miles East of the Gulf of Saint Tropez, France. Four torpedoes were fired but no hits were obtained. These were probably Avezzano (ex-Italian, ex-French Gouverneur Général Grévy, 4565 GRT, built 1922) and Siena (ex-Italian, ex-French Astrée, 2147 GRT, built 1921) escorted by SG 15 and R 215 on passage from Genoa (sailed at 1200/2) to Marseille.

(All times are zone -1)
0330 hours - Heard A/S transmissions bearing 100°.

0338 hours - Sighted a darkened ship bearing 100°.

0340 hours - Obtained a radar contact bearing 090°. Range 9800 yards. The echo was however soon lost.

0350 hours - Regained radar contact bearing 080°, range 5500 yards. Commenced radar plot.

0416 hours - The target was observed to alter course. Started attack.

0452 hours - Now closed to attack. Five ships were now visible. The first ship sighted was the largest one and was chosen as the target.

0507 hours - In position 43°16'N, 06°56'E fired 4 torpedoes from 2200 yards. No hits were obtained. The convoy attack consisted of the target which was a 3000 tons merchant vessel, another smaller merchant vessel, a small tanker and two 'destroyers' were the escorts.

0510 hours - Dived and took avoiding action. Three depth charges were dropped following this attack but these were not close. Uproar meanwhile retired to seaward.

[The attack appears to have been unobserved.] (5)

5 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 24th war patrol (19th in the Mediterranean) at La Maddalena, Italy. (5)

13 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) and HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for Naples. They were escorted by HMS ML 121 (T/Lt. E.J. Bower, RNVR), HMS ML 134 (T/Lt. J.N. Barfield, SANF(V)) and HMS ML 558 (T/Lt. P.I. Fellows, RNVR). (9)

15 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Naples. (9)

17 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Naples for Salerno Bay. She was to exercise there for her beacon role during the Anzio landings (Operation Shingle). Uproar was escorted by HMS Tetcott (Lt. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR). (9)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Capri. (9)

19 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) and HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) departed Capri together for Naples. They were escorted by HMS ML 560 (T/Lt. R. Edelsten-Pope, RANVR). They arrived at Naples later the same day. (9)

20 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Naples for her 25th war patrol (20th in the Mediterranean). She was to perform a special operation. She was to act as a beacon during the Anzio landings (Operation Shingle). (9)

21 Jan 1944
During the evening HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) succesfully carries out her beacon duties. Early the next morning she departed the area for Capri. (9)

22 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 25th war patrol (20th in the Mediterranean) at Capri. (9)

25 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) and HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) departed Capri for Naples. They were escorted by HMS ML 560 (T/Lt. R. Edelsten-Pope, RANVR). They arrived at Naples later the same day. (9)

27 Jan 1944
At 0630 hours (all times zone -1), HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN), departed Naples together with HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS ML 560 (T/Lt. R. Edelsten-Pope, RANVR). They arrived at Capri at 0900 hours.

At 1700 hours HMS Uproar and HMS Ultor departed Capri for La Maddalena. They were escorted by HMS Hoy (T/Lt. G.H. McNair, MBE, RNVR). (9)

29 Jan 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at La Maddalena. (9)

5 Feb 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for her 26th war patrol (21th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Southern France.

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

(5)

8 Feb 1944
At 0400 hours, HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) detected by radar a medium-sized merchant vessel at 6400 yards off Cape Camarat. As the submarine closed, gunfire was observed and the submarine dived but lost contact. (5)

16 Feb 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 26th war patrol (21th in the Mediterranean) at La Maddalena. (5)

26 Feb 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for her 27th war patrol (221th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Southern France.

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

(5)

29 Feb 1944 (position 43.03, 5.59)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the French merchant (in German control) Artésien (3152 GRT, built 1921) off Toulon, southern France in position 43°03'N, 05°59'E. She had been on passage from Marseille to Toulon escorted by the minesweepers M 6041, M 6043 and M 6044.

(All times are zone -1)
1410 hours - The Officer Of the Watch sighted masts and a funnel off Cap Sicié. If an attack was to be made it had to be done before the ship rounded Cap Cépet to enter Toulon.

1430 hours - The target was seen to be a merchant vessel of 3000 yards. A 'chasseur' was seen to be escorting the ship and two seaplanes were patrolling the area. Started attack.

1440 hours - In position 43°03'N, 05°59'E fired four torpedoes from 2000 to 3000 yards. Four explosions were heard of which at least one was thought to be a hit on the target.

1444 hours - The first of three distant depth charges was dropped.

1523 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight except the two seaplanes.

[Artésien sank in two minutes. Twenty-two were killed (three Germans, including her captain, and nineteen Frenchmen), eighteen were rescued. One torpedo passed under M 6041 which was drawing 2.5 metres.] (5)

9 Mar 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 27th war patrol (22th in the Mediterranean) at La Maddalena. (5)

21 Mar 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for her 28th war patrol (23th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Genoa and off Southern France.

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

(5)

26 Mar 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) damaged the German tanker Matera (ex-Italian, ex-French General Gassouin, 5011 GRT, built 1926) with gunfire inside the harbour of Oneglia, Liguria, Italy.

(All times are zone -1)
1300 hours - Closed Oneglia for gun action against the tanker sighted in that port yesterday.

1455 hours - Surfaced in position 140 degrees, Oneglia outer breakwater light, 1 nautical mile and opened fire at the tanker, thought to be of 5000 tons that was moored alongside the south wall, Oneglia harbour. The third round hit the tanker at a range of 2000 yards.

1458 hours - Fire was returned from shore with small arms shortly afterwards followed by larger guns.

1500 hours - Dived and withdrew to seaward. In all 28 rounds had been fired. At least 16 hits were obtained on the tanker. (5)

29 Mar 1944
In the morning, while on patrol off Toulon, HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) was hunted by German A/S vessels. No depth charges were dropped however. (5)

30 Mar 1944 (position 43.03, 5.57)
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoes at the German U-boat U-466 off Toulon, southern France. All four torpedoes fired missed their target.

(All times are zone -1)
0904 hours - Sighted the conning tower of a u-boat bearing 307°. Range was about 2 nautical miles. Started attack.

0918 hours - In position 43°03'N, 05°57'E fired four torpedoes from 5000 yards. No hits were obtained. The u-boat, escorted by two chasseurs, were seen to enter the harbour.

0927 hours - An aircraft dropped two bombs. Also a depth charge was dropped but none were close. Uproar meanwhile withdrew to seaward. During the remainder of the day the area was patrolled by aircraft

1248 hours - A/S transmissions were heard.

1614 hours - 30 Depth charges were dropped in 3 patterns. No damage to Uproar was done.

2046 hours - Surfaced.

[U 466 reported missed by three torpedoes. UJ 6075, M 6002 and M 6003 sailed from Toulon to hunt the submarine and attacked a contact at 1613-1641 hours.] (5)

3 Apr 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) ended her 28th war patrol (23th in the Mediterranean) at La Maddalena. (5)

9 Apr 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed La Maddalena for Algiers. Uproar was to proceed to the U.K. to refit.

No log is available for this period so no map of the passage to the U.K. can be displayed. (5)

11 Apr 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Algiers. (5)

13 Apr 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for Gibraltar. She made the passage in convoy GUS 36. (5)

15 Apr 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (5)

19 Apr 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Plymouth. (5)

29 Apr 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth. (5)

30 Apr 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for Portsmouth. (5)

1 May 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Portland but shortly afterwards continued her passage to Portsmouth where she arrived later the same day. She then departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. (5)

2 May 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Sheerness.

4 May 1944
HMS Uproar (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at London to refit at the Green and Silley Weir Ltd. Shipyard.


Submarine HMS Trusty (N 45)


16 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Dundee for Edinburgh where she is to participate in D/F experiments. She is escorted by HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR). (10)

22 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) returns to Dundee. She is escorted by HMS Castlenau (Skr. W.G. Mickleburgh, RNR). (10)

24 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Castlenau (Skr. W.G. Mickleburgh, RNR). (10)

25 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (10)

27 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Duke of York (Capt. the Hon. G.H.E. Russell, CBE, DSO, RN). (10)

29 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Bermuda (Capt. J.S. Bethell, CBE, RN). (10)

30 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN). (10)

1 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Kingston Topaz (Skr.Lt. J.E. Harwood, RD, RNR). (11)

2 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN). (11)

7 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee. She is escorted by HMS Kingston Topaz (Skr.Lt. J.E. Harwood, RD, RNR). (11)

8 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Dundee. (11)

22 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN).

In the afternoon Trusty departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Celia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.B. Merrick, RNR). (11)

23 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (11)

24 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Duke of York (Capt. the Hon. G.H.E. Russell, CBE, DSO, RN). (11)

25 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN) and HMS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN). (11)

26 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Indefatigable (Capt. Q.D. Graham, CBE, DSO, RN). (11)

28 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Jamaica (Capt. J. Hugh-Hallett, DSO, RN). (11)

29 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN). (11)

2 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN). (12)

3 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Enterprise (Capt. H.T.W. Grant, DSO, RCN). (12)

4 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She is escorted by with HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (12)

6 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (12)

7 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) is docked at Holy Loch in AFD 7. (12)

8 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) is undocked. (12)

11 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Dundee. (12)

14 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Dundee. (12)

26 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Dundee for Rosyth where she arrived later the same day. She is escorted by HMS ML 229. (12)

28 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) is docked at Rosyth in AFD 20. (12)

29 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) left dock. She immediately departed Rosyth for Dundee where she arrived later the same day. (12)

1 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (13)

2 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (13)

3 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (13)

5 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Euryalus (Capt. R. Oliver-Bellesis, RN). (13)

6 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS King George V (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN). (13)

7 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN). (13)

8 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS King George V (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN). (13)

10 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Scythian (T/Lt. C.P. Thode, RNZNVR). (13)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, DSO, OBE, RN). (13)

14 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Verulam (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN), HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and later on the day with HMS Zephyr (Lt.Cdr. J.F.D. Bush, DSC and 2 Bars, RN). (13)

15 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS King George V (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN). (13)

16 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). (13)

17 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (13)

21 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee. (13)

22 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Dundee. (13)

30 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) serves as target ship for HMS Viking (Lt. Rawdon Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN). Later Trusty departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. (13)

1 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (14)

2 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN). (14)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Apollo (Capt. J.A. Grindle, CBE, RN). (14)

6 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Euryalus (Capt. R. Oliver-Bellesis, RN) and later with HMS Apollo (Capt. J.A. Grindle, CBE, RN). (14)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) carries out exercises HMS Solent (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN). (14)

9 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Euryalus (Capt. R. Oliver-Bellesis, RN). (14)

10 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Trumpeter (Cdr. K.S. Colquhoun, RN) and HMS Fencer (A/Lt.Cdr. J.A. Eardley-Wilmot, DSC, RN) and later on this day with HMS Euryalus (Cap. R. Oliver-Bellesis, RN). (14)

16 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Zambesi (Lt.Cdr. W. Scott, DSC and Bar, RN). After these exercises were completed Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN takes over command from Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN. (14)


Submarine HMS Trespasser (P 312)


25 Feb 1945
With her refit completed HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed from Plymouth for Holy Loch. (15)

27 Feb 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a training period off the Scottish West coast. (15)

4 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. She also serves as a target for Dutch submarine HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN). (16)

5 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included a practice attack on HMS Bridgewater. (16)

6 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Bridgewater. (16)

7 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted noise trails in Loch Goil. At the end of the day she returns to Holy Loch. (16)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included a practice attacks on HMS Bridgewater. (16)

12 Mar 1945
During the morning hours, HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN), performs torpedo trails in Loch Long. She returns to Holy Loch upon completion of the trails. (16)

13 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted more torpedo trails in Loch Long during the morning hours. (16)

16 Mar 1945
During exercises in the Inchmarnock area, HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN), performs dummy attacks on HMS Bridgewater. At the end of the day she returns to Holy Loch. (16)

17 Mar 1945
During exercises in the Inchmarnock area, HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) performs dummy attacks on HMS Bridgewater and HMS Shikari. (16)

18 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Inchmarnock area with HMS Bridgewater. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Trespasser proceeded to Campbeltown. (16)

19 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (16)

20 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (16)

21 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (16)

22 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (16)

23 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (16)

25 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (16)

26 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (16)

27 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Holy Loch. (16)

27 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (16)

30 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target. (16)

31 Mar 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target. (16)

1 Apr 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. (17)

3 Apr 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) served as the target. (17)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. HMS Trespasser returned to Holy Loch early the next day. (17)

7 Apr 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target. She returns to Holy Loch upon completion of these exercises. Late in the evening she departed from Holy Loch again for night exercises. She returns to Holy Loch around 0800 hours the next morning. (17)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (17)

13 Apr 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) completes exercises and arrived at Loch Alsh. (17)

15 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Loch Alsh. (17)

16 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted a practice attack on HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. L.N.A. Jewell, DSC, MBE, RN) and then conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with Escort Group 31. (17)

20 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Loch Alsh. (17)

25 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Loch Alsh. (17)

27 Apr 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) departed from Loch Alsh for Holy Loch. (17)

28 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (17)

30 Apr 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (17)

11 May 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target. (18)

12 May 1945
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target. (18)

17 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) is docked at Holy Loch in AFD 7. (18)

19 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) is undocked. (18)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17265
  2. ADM 173/17368
  3. ADM 173/17896
  4. ADM 173/17897
  5. ADM 199/1825
  6. ADM 173/18367
  7. ADM 173/18369
  8. ADM 173/18370
  9. ADM 173/19288
  10. ADM 173/19126
  11. ADM 173/19127
  12. ADM 173/19128
  13. ADM 173/19129
  14. ADM 173/19130
  15. ADM 173/19973
  16. ADM 173/19974
  17. ADM 173/19975
  18. ADM 173/19976

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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