Richard Lionel Jay, RN

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Ranks

1 Jan 1941 S.Lt.
1 Jun 1942 Lt.
1 Jul 1945 A/Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 25 Apr 1949


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Richard Lionel Jay, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 34 (N 34)Lt.Submarine6 Dec 194315 Aug 1944
HMS Tiptoe (P 332)Lt.Submarine24 Apr 194526 Jun 1946

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Submarine HMS H 34 (N 34)


7 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Portsmouth to Portland. (1)

8 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) departed Portsmouth for Rothesay. At the same time HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) also departed Portsmouth. The submarines were escorted by the Free French Chasseur 14 until 1700 hours when rendez-vous was made with HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) and escort HMS Mazurka (A/Skr.Lt. J. Baxter, RNR) both coming from Plymouth. Chasseur 14 and HMS Stoic then parted company. (1)

10 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (1)

14 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

15 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

16 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Ardrishaig where she conducted A/S exercises with ML's. (1)

18 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises with ML's off Ardrishaig. (1)

19 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Ardrishaig to Campbeltown. (1)

20 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (1)

21 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (1)

22 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (1)

23 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (1)

26 Dec 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (1)

27 Dec 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (1)

28 Dec 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (1)

29 Dec 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (1)

30 Dec 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (1)

31 Dec 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (1)

2 Jan 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (2)

3 Jan 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (2)

4 Jan 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (2)

5 Jan 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Mallow. (2)

6 Jan 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (2)

8 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (2)

10 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) and HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) both departed Rothesay for Londonderry. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr. (retired) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (2)

11 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) arrived at Londonderry. (2)

13 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Havelock (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, DSC, RN), HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. G.J. Luther, RN), HMS Buttercup (T/Lt. R.J. Jonckheere, RNR) and RHS Kriezis. (2)

20 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Lossie (Lt.Cdr. A.F. MacFie, OBE, RNR). (2)

21 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Erne (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Hickey, RNR). (2)

26 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Churchill (Lt. A.C.D. Leach, RN) and aircraft. (2)

27 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Erne (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Hickey, RNR) and HMS Churchill (Lt. A.C.D. Leach, RN). (2)

2 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Byron (Lt. K.G.L. Southcombe, RN). (3)

5 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Geranium (T/Lt. G. Wallace, RNR), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN) and HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN). (3)

6 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Sunflower (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Plomer, DSC, RCNVR) and HMS Chelmer (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR). (3)

7 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Chelmer (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR). (3)

12 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Kingcup (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Hodson, DSC and Bar, RNVR), HMCS Amherst (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L. de la C. Audette, RCNVR), HNoMS Rose (Lt. L.R. Lund, RNorN) and aircraft. (3)

13 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Azalea (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Geddes, RD, RNR), HMCS Morden (T/Lt. E.C. Smith, RCNVR), HMCS Amherst (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L. de la C. Audette, RCNVR) and HMS Bluebell (Lt. G.H. Walker, DSC, RNVR). (3)

14 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Azalea (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Geddes, RD, RNR), HMCS Halifax (T/Lt. M.F. Oliver, RCNR) and HMCS Fredericton (A/Lt.Cdr. John Eric Harrington, RCNVR). (3)

15 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Beagle (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Murch, RN) and HMS Affleck (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSC, RN). (3)

16 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Affleck (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSC, RN). (3)

20 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Curzon (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Diggins, DSC, RN), HMS Byard (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.M. Ferris, RNVR) and HMS Drury (Lt. N.J. Parker, RN). (3)

21 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR), HMS Bentinck (Cdr. E.H. Chavasse, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Burges (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Buttercup (T/Lt. R.J. Jonckheere, RNR). (3)

22 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Lavender (Lt. L.G. Pilcher, RNR), RHS Kriezis, HMS Volunteer (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR) and HMS Orchis (T/Lt. B.W. Harris, DSC, RNVR). (3)

25 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Nasturtium (T/Lt. W.N. Bishop-Laggett, RNR), HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR) and HMCS Woodstock (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR). (3)

26 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. H.E. McArthur, RCNVR), HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR) and HMCS Woodstock (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR). (3)

27 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Amherst (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L. de la C. Audette, RCNVR) and HMS Campanula (T/Lt. I. Bull, RNVR). (3)

28 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campanula (T/Lt. I. Bull, RNVR), HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR) and HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR). (3)

29 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Edmundston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR), HMS Mourne (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Holland, RD, RNR), HMS Gentian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.W.C. Dempster, RNVR), HMS Gardiner (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, DSC, RNR), HMS Clematis (T/Lt. R.H. Farrands, DSC, RNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 34]. (3)

7 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle. (4)

7 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle. (4)

8 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Prince Rupert (T/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Draney, RCNR), HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. S. Henderson, RCNR), HMCS Saskatchewan (Cdr. R.C. Medley, DSO, RN), HMCS Bittersweet (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.B. Brooks-Hill, RCNVR), HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR) and HMCS Outremont (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, DSO, RCNR). (4)

9 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR). In the afternoon exercises were sheduled with aircraft but these had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions. (4)

10 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR), HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. D.L. Miller, RCNVR) and aircraft. (4)

11 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Grindall (Cdr. W. Cole, RD, RNR), HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. M.H. Wallace, RCNR). (4)

12 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Sweetbriar (A/Lt.Cdr. W. Whitfield, DSC, RNR), HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. H.F. Pullen, OBE, RCN) and HMCS Rosthern (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR). (4)

15 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) and HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) both departed Londonderry for Rothesay where they arrived later the same day. They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (4)

27 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (4)

28 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted independent exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

29 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (4)

2 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (5)

3 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (5)

4 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR). (5)

6 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (5)

7 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (5)

9 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR), HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (5)

10 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (5)

11 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR), HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (5)

12 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR). (5)

15 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with FFS La Découverte and HMS Burdock (Lt. H.M. Collier, RNR). (5)

16 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (5)

18 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR). (5)

20 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (5)

21 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR). (5)

22 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (5)

24 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (5)

25 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (5)

25 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (5)

27 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) is docked at Rothesay. (5)

1 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) is undocked. (6)

3 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (6)

4 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

5 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

7 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

10 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Ardrishaig where she participated in A/S exercises. (7)

11 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (6)

13 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Ardrishaig to Campbeltown. (6)

15 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

16 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.

20 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Inconstant (Lt.Cdr J.H. Eaden, DSCand 2 Bars, RN). (6)

21 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

22 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

23 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 23/24 May 1944, HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN), participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. These included night exercises. (6)

24 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 24/25 May 1944, HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN), participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. These included night exercises. (6)

26 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

30 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

31 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (6)

1 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (8)

2 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (8)

3 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (8)

9 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (8)

10 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (8)

11 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (8)

20 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (8)

21 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (8)

22 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (8)

23 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 23/24 June 1944, HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN), participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. These included night exercises. (8)

2 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (9)

3 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (9)

4 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (9)

11 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (9)

13 Jul 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (9)

17 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

18 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

19 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) is docked at Rothesay. (9)

20 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) is undocked. (9)

27 Jul 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included a practice attack on HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (9)

28 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

30 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (9)

31 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

1 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

2 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

3 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

4 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

6 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

7 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

8 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

9 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

11 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

13 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

14 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

15 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises Lt. Buxton took over command of HMS H 34 from Lt. Jay. (10)


Submarine HMS Tiptoe (P 332)


28 Apr 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises and noise and radar trials off Fremantle. (11)

29 Apr 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises and radar trials off Fremantle. (11)

6 May 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Flores Sea.

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

(12)

9 May 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) called at Exmouth Gulf to be topped off with fuel. (12)

15 May 1945 (position -8.20, 118.19)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) sank a coaster with gunfire in Dompo Bay, Sumbawa, Netherlands East Indies.

(All times are zone -9)
1330 hours - Sighted a coaster of about 100 tons anchored and probably aground. She was very difficult to see being camouflaged with matting and the branches of palm trees. Only the stern and part of the side were visible.

1454 hours - Surfaced in position 08°20'S, 118°19'E for gun action, range to the target was 3000 yards.

1504 hours - The target caught fire after 19 hits. 32 rounds were expended.

1530 hours - Dived in position 08°17'S, 118°21'E. (12)

17 May 1945 (position -8.28, 119.08)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) sank a coaster with gunfire at Sepeh, Sumbawa Island, Netherlands East Indies.

(All times are zone -9)
1200 hours - A 200 tons coaster was spotted was spotted inside Sepeh harbour. Decided to sink it with gunfire.

1307 hours - Surfaced for gun action, range was 2000 yards. Fired 11 rounds for 9 hits before the target was ablaze from stem to stern. Ran on the surface for 40 minutes to clear the harbour.

1351 hours - Dived in position 08°28'S, 119°08'E. Set course to the Northward. (12)

1 Jun 1945 (position -4.53, 115.48)
HMS Tiptoe (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Tobi Maru (983 GRT, built 1929, former Dutch Tobelo) in the Java Sea off Matasiri Island in position 04°53'S, 115°48'E.

(All times are zone -9)
1338 hours - Masts were spotted bearing 190°. Lt. Jay commenced an attack. The target was estimated to be 2300 tons. During the approach on the target it was out of sight for about 20 minutes because of rain. After the target came in sight again it was noticed that she must have been stopped for some time. Also the target was steering erratically. When the target finally began steering a steady course Lt. Jay fired three stern torpedoes at 1525 hours. The target was hit by one torpedo in the engine room and began to sink stern first.

It was now that the reason for the targets strange behaviour (stopping / erratic course) became apparent. She was having a rendezvous with an escort vessel that was coming from directly behind and now the escort closed in towards Tiptoe which went deep. In all 13 depth charges were dropped and all of them were fairly close. At 1650 hours the escort broke off the counter-attack. As a result of the counter attack all torpedo tubes were out of action due to air leaks. Also the Asdic was flooded as well as some minor damage to other things. (12)

17 Jun 1945
HMS Tiptoe (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle. (12)

9 Jul 1945
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle. (13)

10 Jul 1945
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) is put back in the water. (13)

12 Jul 1945
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted noise trials off Fremantle. (13)

13 Jul 1945
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises off Fremantle together with HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN). (13)

14 Jul 1945
During 14 and 15 July 1945 HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted exercises off Fremantle together with HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN). These included night exercises. (13)

16 Jul 1945
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) departed from Fremantle 3rd war patrol. She is to patrol with HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN). She is to patrol in/off Sunda Strait. En-route she is to perform a sweep along the south coast of Java. The return trip to Fremantle will take her along the north coast of Java, through Lombok Strait and back to Fremantle.

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

(12)

31 Jul 1945 (position -5.55, 105.43)
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) attacks two 'sea trucks' with gunfire in the Sunda Strait. When an aircraft arrived at the scene the action had to be broken off.

(All times are zone -9)
1210 hours - Sighted two Northbound Seatrucks rounding Varkens Point in line ahead about 1000 yards apart.

1242 hours - Surfaced for gun action in position 05°55'5"S, 105°42'6"E abeam of the second sea truck. Range was 2000 yards. Both targets turned away and made for the islands. A small submarine chaser was sighted closing from the North. The submarine chaser had only a very small bow gun, nothing to worry about.

1246 hours - After firing 15 rounds, for only 3 hits (the sea trucks were difficult to see against the land) an aircraft was sighted so the action had to be broken off.

1248 hours - Dived. The chaser followed Tiptoe but no depth charges were dropped until 1601 hours when 3 very small depth charges were dropped but these were at least 5000 yards away. After this she lost contact and went off to the North-West and Tiptoe retired to the South-West. (12)

2 Aug 1945
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) and HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN) together destroy 2 sea trucks with gunfire in position 05°55'5"S, 105°40'E.

(All times are zone -9)
1430 hours - Received an enemy report from Trump on Asdic.

1435 hours - Sighted the masts of the ships reported by Trump.

1544 hours - Surfaced for gun action in position 05°51S, 105°37'8"E abeam of the leading sea truck. Range was 3000 yards. Trump was told on Asdic to join in. 60 Rounds were fired at the first sea truck before it was considered a total loss. In the meantime both sea trucks beached themselves.

Target was now shifted to the second sea truck and Trump also joined in. After another 60 rounds this target was also considered a total loss.

The first sea truck was of about 400 tons, the second one was of about 200 tons. (12)

3 Aug 1945 (position -5.07, 106.05)
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Tencho Maru (2716 GRT, built 1919) off the Sunda Strait in position 05°07'S, 106°05'E. The same ship was attacked earlier the same day by HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN) but missed.

The convoy attacked the Tiptoe and Trump was made up of the above mentioned Tencho Maru as well as merchant Fuyo Maru (2850 GRT, built 1943) and the repair ship Seiha Maru (984 GRT, built 1938). They were escorted by the Japanese patrol boat PB-109. They had left Batavia the day before bound for Singapore.

(All times are zone -9)
1612 hours - Received an enemy report from Trump on Asdic.

1640 hours - Sighted smoke to the Southward and started an attack.

1651 hours - Heard the first of a series of explosions indicating that Trump was at work. One minute later sighted an aircraft bombing Trump about 8 nautical miles away.

1654 hours - Sighted a mast among the smoke.

1801 hours - The enemy could now be seen to be a 4000 tons merchant ship followed by a 3000 tons tanker and two escorts. Continued the attack.

1843 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the 4000 tons merchant ship. Two and a half minutes after firing the last torpedo a torpedo-explosion was heard giving a running range of 2900 to 3500 yards.

1903 hours - Two depth charges exploded fairly close while Tiptoe was on the bottom at 40 feet.

1905 hours - One depth charge exploded very close.

1907 hours - One depth charge exploded a bit further off.

1913 hours - Yet another depth charge, this time quite close. The escort however was not in contact with Tiptoe which was still bottomed at 40 feet.

The escort was now circling Tiptoe and 'tapping' for all he was worth and at 1924 hours ran over Tiptoe dropping one depth charge that was way too close for comfort. Tiptoe now got off the bottom and ran away at full speed. The escort was still 'tapping' but did not come in for another attack.

1950 hours - Tiptoe came to periscope depth to find the enemy 6000 yards beam on.

2040 hours - Nothing in sight anymore.

2130 hours - Surfaced. (12)

9 Aug 1945 (position -5.46, 106.27)
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) and HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN) together sink an unidentified Japanese oiler with gunfire in the northern part of the Sunda Strait in position 05°46'S, 106°27'E.

(All times are zone -9)
1657 hours - Sighted a Southbound ship. Contacted Trump by Asdic.

1804 hours - Surfaced in position 05°44'5"S, 106°26'6"E for gun action, as did Trump. Range to the target, a 800 tons coastal tanker, was 4000 yards. After 80 rounds, about 50% hit rate, the action was broken off. The target was considered a total loss.

1828 hours - Dived in position 05°45'5"S, 106°28'5"E. Noted that the target was now on fire. (12)

21 Aug 1945
HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

With the war now over HMS Tiptoe visited Esperance, Western Australia in September.

October saw her at Hong Kong.

Tiptoe then returned back to the U.K. by route of Colombo, Port Said, Gibraltar. She arrived at Portsmouth on 21 December 1945. (14)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17801
  2. ADM 173/18491
  3. ADM 173/18492
  4. ADM 173/18493
  5. ADM 173/18494
  6. ADM 173/18495
  7. ADM 173/18485
  8. ADM 173/18496
  9. ADM 173/18497
  10. ADM 173/18498
  11. ADM 173/19919
  12. ADM 199/1867
  13. ADM 173/19922
  14. ADM 199/1867 + ADM 199/2572

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


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