Hugh Seaburne May, RN

Birth details unknown

Ranks

1 Jan 1939 Cadet
1 Sep 1939 Mid.
1 Oct 1940 S.Lt.
1 Sep 1942 Lt.
1 Sep 1950 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1955 Cdr.

Retired: 17 Mar 1959


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Hugh Seaburne May, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS L 23 (N 23)Lt.SubmarineFeb 44 ?Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (N 45)Lt.Submarine7 Feb 1945Mar 1945
HMS Sea Rover (P 218)Lt.Submarine23 Mar 194527 Dec 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Trusty (N 45)


7 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

13 Feb 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed from Rothesay for Ardrossan. Upon arriving at Ardrossan she is immediately put into dock. (1)

17 Feb 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) left dock. She immediately departed from Ardrossan for Rothesay where she arrived later the same day. (1)

20 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

24 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Loch Achray (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.H. Stammers, RNVR). (1)

4 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed from Rothesay for Scapa Flow. (2)

5 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (2)

6 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (2)

7 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (2)

8 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (2)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN), two cruisers and five destroyers. During the exercises one of the destroyers, HMCS Haida (A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Welland, DSC, RCN), dropped five depth charges in error. Trusty immediately surfaced and was taken under fire by Haida and the two cruisers. Fire was soon ceased. No damage was caused.

The next day a board of inquiry was held on board HMS Bellona (Capt. G.S. Tuck, DSO, RN). (2)

11 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Scotsman (Lt. A.H.B. Anderson, DSC, RNR). (2)

13 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (2)

15 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Searcher (Capt. J.W. Grant, DSO, RN). (2)

17 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Rothesay. She makes the passage together with HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN). They are escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (2)

18 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)


Submarine HMS Sea Rover (P 218)


6 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed Portsmouth for Belfast. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Guelph. (3)

8 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) makes a short stop at Fishguard instead of Belfast. She departed later the same day for the U.S.A. where she was to refit. She was escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Guelph during the passage. (3)

18 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at St. Johns, Canada. (4)

21 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed St. Johns, Canada for Philadelphia, U.S.A. (4)

26 Apr 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at Philadelphia, U.S.A. where she was to refit at the U.S. Navy Yard. (4)

1 May 1945
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. H.S. May, RN) started her refit at the Philadephia Navy Yard.

Her refit was completed on 7 September 1945 when she departed for Bermuda. (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20038
  2. ADM 173/20039
  3. ADM 199/1444
  4. ADM 199/2570

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


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