Peter Langley Langley-Smith, RN

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Ranks

1 Jun 1940 S.Lt.
1 Sep 1941 Lt.
1 Sep 1949 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1953 Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Peter Langley Langley-Smith, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Unbroken (P 42)Lt.Submarine8 Jan 194430 May 1944
HMS Sportsman (P 229)Lt.Submarine30 Aug 194430 Jun 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Unbroken (P 42)


8 Feb 1944
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) shifted from Blyth to South Shields.

9 Feb 1944
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) shifted from South Shields to Blyth.

12 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (1)

14 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (1)

24 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (1)

28 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (1)

29 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (1)

1 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

2 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

3 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

8 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

9 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

10 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

13 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

14 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

16 Mar 1944
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed Blyth for Lerwick. The Admiralty was under the impression that the damaged Tirpitz might be leaving Norway for Germany to effect repairs. So a whole lot of submarine were sent to patrol off Norway including several submarines from training flotillas including HMS Unbroken. (3)

17 Mar 1944
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at Lerwick. Later the same day she departed for her 21th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Norwegian coast to the north of Bergen.

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

(3)

19 Mar 1944 (position 60.56, 4.37)
At 0847 hours, in position 60°56'N, 04°37.1'E (entrance of Sognefjord), HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) struck bottom at a depth of 70 feet. (3)

21 Mar 1944
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) was recalled from patrol and was to return to Lerwick where she arrived later the same day ending her 21th war patrol. (3)

24 Mar 1944
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed Lerwick for Blyth. She made the passage together with HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (3)

25 Mar 1944
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at Blyth. (3)

1 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

5 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

6 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

7 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

10 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

11 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

13 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

14 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

20 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

21 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

25 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (4)

5 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed Blyth for Rosyth.

6 May 1944
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at Rosyth.

30 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Unbroken (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) was decommissioned on this date and loaned to the U.S.S.R.


Submarine HMS Sportsman (P 229)


31 Aug 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (5)

1 Sep 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (6)

3 Sep 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) shifted from Dundee to Blyth. (6)

12 Sep 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (6)

14 Sep 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (6)

18 Sep 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (6)

27 Sep 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (6)

28 Sep 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (6)

29 Sep 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (6)

4 Oct 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (7)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed Blyth of Holy Loch. It has been decided to sent Sportsman to the U.S.A. for refit. (7)

12 Oct 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (7)

14 Oct 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed Holy Loch for St. John's, Canada.

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


HMS Sportsman passage Holy Loch - St. John's click here for bigger map (7)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at St. John's, Canada. (7)

27 Oct 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed St. John's, Canada for the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Rivière du Loup (T/Lt. R.N. Smillie, RCNVR).

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


HMS Sportsman St. John's - Philadelphia click here for bigger map (7)

2 Nov 1944
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. (8)

10 Mar 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted trials off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (9)

11 Mar 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted trials off Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (9)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) was docked at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (9)

16 Mar 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) was undocked. (9)

26 Mar 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut, USA. (9)

27 Mar 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at New London to begin a short training programme. (9)

29 Mar 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off New London. (9)

30 Mar 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off New London. (9)

1 Apr 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) conducted exercises off New London. (10)

5 Apr 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed New London for Holy Loch. She was escorted by the Canadian frigate HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR).

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


HMS Sportsman passage New London - Holy Loch click here for bigger map (11)

14 Apr 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at Horta, Azores for fuel. (11)

15 Apr 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed Horta, Azores and continued her passage still escorted by HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR). (11)

18 Apr 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) made rendez-vous with convoy MKS 95 and continued passage to the U.K. (11)

23 Apr 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. The crew now first went on foreign leave in two watches and then a training programme was commenced with the intention of leaving the U.K. around late July for the Far East where she was to arrive around late September to join one of the operation flotilla's there. (11)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19211
  2. ADM 173/19212
  3. ADM 199/1826
  4. ADM 173/19213
  5. ADM 173/18811
  6. ADM 173/18812
  7. ADM 173/18813
  8. ADM 173/18814
  9. ADM 173/19709
  10. ADM 173/19710
  11. ADM 199/1842

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


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