John Wentworth McCoy DSC, RN

Born  27 Feb 1903

Ranks

15 May 1923 A/S.Lt.
30 Jan 1924 S.Lt.
30 Dec 1925 Lt.
30 Dec 1933 Lt.Cdr.
27 Feb 1948 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 27 Feb 1948


Decorations

24 Apr 1940 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Wentworth McCoy, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Triumph (i) (N 18)Lt.Cdr.Submarine9 Feb 1938Feb 1940
HMS Wolfhound (I 56)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer19 Mar 194021 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (N 21)Lt.Cdr.Submarine8 Sep 194220 Jul 1943
HMS Thrasher (N 37)Lt.Cdr.Submarine13 Nov 194317 Nov 1943

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Submarine HMS Triumph (i) (N 18)


24 Aug 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) departed from Dundee to take up a patrol position off the South-West coast of Norway. When the war started this became her 1st war patrol.

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

(1)

8 Sep 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Dundee. (1)

23 Sep 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) departed from Dundee for her 2nd war patrol. She is to patrol off the South coast of Norway.

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

(1)

25 Sep 1939
At 0755 hours, HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN), sighted two Tribal class destroyers steering directly toward her. The submarine fired a smoke candle and dived to 120 feet. Communications by SS/T was established, one of the destroyers apparently was HMS Matabele (Cdr. G.K. Whitmy-Smith, RN) and they left the scene. (1)

27 Sep 1939
During the afternoon HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) twice spotted a German torpedo boat operating near position 57°51'N, 08°36'E. Triumph is not detected.

The torpedo boat(s) was / were most likely to be one of the following ships Iltis, Wolf, Seeadler and Leopard. These four torpedo boats were inspecting shipping in the Skagerrak together with the destroyers Z 10/Hans Lody, Z 14/Friedrich Ihn and Z 15/Erich Steinbrinck. (1)

28 Sep 1939
At 0725 hours, in position 57°34'N, 08°15'E, HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) was hunted by two MTBs or fast trawlers and escaped by bottoming at 320 feet. (1)

8 Oct 1939
At 2150 hours, about 80 nautical miles west of Aberdeen, a destroyer was sighted. HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) fired a smoke candle and dived, bottoming at 250 feet. No attack followed. (1)

9 Oct 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Dundee. (1)

14 Oct 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) departed from Dundee for Rosyth where she arrived later the same day. (2)

22 Oct 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 3rd war patrol. She is to perform an anti-submarine patrol off the West coast of Scotland near St. Kilda. She is escorted by HMS Sturdy as far as Dunnet Head.

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

(1)

11 Nov 1939
At 0800 hours, in position 58°40'N, 06°15'W, HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) makes rendezvous with HMS Maori, that is to escort Triumph and HMS Trident (Cdr. J.G. Gould, RN) back to Rosyth. (1)

12 Nov 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

23 Nov 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 4th war patrol. She is to patrol off Stavanger, Norway.

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

(1)

27 Nov 1939
During the afternoon HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) was ordered to search for her damaged sister ship HMS Triad (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, RN) and escorting the destroyers. She is unable to find her stricken sister. (1)

28 Nov 1939
At 1230 hours HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) finally finds her stricken sister vessel HMS Triad and her escorting destroyers HMS Inglefield and HMS Maori.

At 1700 hours Triumph lost contact owning to the bad weather and visibility.

Triumph tried to regain contact the next day but was unable to do so. She was later ordered to resume patrol. (1)

8 Dec 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

14 Dec 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) is docked at Rosyth in No 3 dock. (3)

16 Dec 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) is undocked. (3)

23 Dec 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 5th war patrol. She is to patrol in the Skagerrak.

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

(1)

26 Dec 1939 (position 56.44, 5.00)
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) hits a floating mine in the North Sea in position 56°44'N, 05°00'E. Her bow was badly damaged, but fortunately the torpedoes in the torpedo tubes did not detonate. Some eighteen feet of bow was blown off and her pressure hull was also damaged. The boat managed to limp back home under the protection of fighter aircraft and destroyers. Triumph was under repair at Chatham Dockyard until 27 September 1940.

2300 hours - The Officer of the Watch sighted a floating mine about 20 feet ahead. The mine was floating free and was first sighted on the crest of the swell. The wheel was put hard to starboard but Triumph had not started to swing when the mine exploded. The explosion was very heavy and there was a sheet of flame of about 50 feet high.

Damage was inspected and acted upon as far as possible. A signal was made to base that Triumph was returning and requesting escort. (1)

27 Dec 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) is joined by an escort during her return to Rosyth.

0943 hours - Sighted one Hudson aircraft.

0955 hours - There were now four Hudson aircraft overhead.

1056 hours - Sighted one enemy aircraft approaching. The Lewis gun was manned and the bridge was cleared with the exception of the Commanding Officer and the gun crews. The enemy was however driven off by the escorting Hudson aircraft.

1105 hours - Sighted HMS Exmouth (Cdr. R.S. Benson, DSO, RN), HMS Echo (Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon, DSO, RAN), HMS Electra (Lt.Cdr. S.A. Buss, MVO, RN), HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St.J. Morgan, RN) and HMS Escapade (Cdr. H.R. Graham, RN).

1110 hours - The enemy aircraft again came in to attack but was again driven off by the Hudsons. (1)

28 Dec 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

29 Dec 1939
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) is docked at Rosyth in No.3 dock. (3)

6 Jan 1940
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) is undocked. (4)

7 Jan 1940
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) departed from Rosyth for Chatham dockyard where she will be repaired. She is escorted by HMS Exmouth (Cdr. R.S. Benson, DSO, RN). (4)

8 Jan 1940
HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, RN) takes over the escort of HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) from HMS Exmouth (Cdr. R.S. Benson, DSO, RN),

9 Jan 1940
HMS Triumph (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, RN) arrived at Chatham dockyard for repairs. (4)


Submarine HMS Oberon (N 21)


27 Dec 1942
With her refit completed HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted trials of Portsmouth. (5)

29 Dec 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted trials of Portsmouth. (5)

30 Dec 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted trials of Portsmouth. (5)

31 Dec 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted trials of Portsmouth. (5)

2 Jan 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted trials of Portsmouth. (6)

3 Jan 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HMS P 229 (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) and HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, 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. (6)

6 Jan 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay where she resumed her training role. (6)

10 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

11 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

12 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo (salvo) firing exercises/trials in the Clyde area. (6)

14 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

15 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN). (6)

17 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (6)

18 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR), HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (6)

19 Jan 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (6)

20 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN). (6)

21 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (6)

22 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. En-route A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Wanderer (Lt.Cdr. D.H.P. Gardiner, DSC, RN). (6)

2 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (7)

3 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area with a target towed by HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt.Cdr. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN). (7)

4 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area with a target towed by HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt.Cdr. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN). (7)

5 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) served as target in the Clyde area for aircraft from HMS Dasher (Cdr. C.N. Lentaigne, DSO, RN). During these exercises HMS Oberon was escorted by HNoMS King Haakon VII. (7)

7 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN). (7)

8 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) was to conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS ML 472 but these exercises were cancelled. HMS Oberon then carried out indendent exercises instead. (7)

11 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN). (7)

12 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (7)

14 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (7)

15 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) served as target in Bute Sound for HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN). (7)

16 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) served as target in Bute Sound for HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN). (7)

17 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) cunducted gunnery exercises with a target towed by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR). (7)

20 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) cunducted gunnery exercises with a target towed by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN).These included night exercises. (7)

22 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN) and HMS ML 472. (7)

23 Feb 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN) and HMS ML 472. (7)

26 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo trials in the Clyde area with the brand new merchant vessel Bradford City (7266 GRT, built 1943). (7)

27 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo trials in the Clyde area with the brand new merchant vessel Bradford City (7266 GRT, built 1943). (7)

1 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

2 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

3 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

5 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

8 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (8)

9 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (8)

13 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Skate (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) A.W. Preston, RN). (8)

14 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Skate (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) A.W. Preston, RN). (8)

15 Mar 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) served as target in the Clyde area for members of the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with were embarked in HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN). (8)

16 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) served as target in the Clyde area for members of the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with were embarked in HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN). (8)

17 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

18 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

19 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

24 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

25 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

26 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

27 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

29 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

30 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) served as target in the Clyde area for members of the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with were embarked in HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN).

Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon conducted independent exercises. (8)

31 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

1 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

2 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

8 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

9 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

12 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

13 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

14 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

16 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

17 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) proceeded to Arrochor for torpedo firing trials. Upon completion of these trials HMS Oberon returned to Rothesay. (9)

20 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) served as target in the Clyde area for members of the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with were embarked in HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN).

Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon served as target for HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, RNR). (9)

21 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) served as target in the Clyde area for members of the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with were embarked in HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN).

Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon served as target for HMS Unsparing (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RD, RNR). (9)

22 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area with a target towed by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (9)

27 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

28 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (9)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR), HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (9)

30 Apr 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

1 May 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted special A/S trials in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN). (10)

2 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

3 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with aircraft. (10)

19 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted diving trials in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these trials HMS Oberon proceeded to Kames Bay. (10)

20 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (10)

21 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) departed Kames Bay for special trials at Loch Alsh. (10)

24 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) returned to Rothesay. (10)

25 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (10)

26 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon proceeded to Ardrishaig. (10)

27 May 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (10)

28 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon proceeded to Rothesay. (10)

1 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

2 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

3 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

4 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

7 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

9 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

10 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

11 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

14 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

15 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

17 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

18 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

21 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

22 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

23 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

24 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

25 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

28 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

29 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

30 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (11)

1 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

2 Jul 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) was docked at Rothesay. (12)

2 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon was docked at Rothesay. (12)

7 Jul 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) was undocked. (12)

7 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) is undocked. (12)

8 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

9 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

10 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

11 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

12 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

13 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

14 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

15 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

16 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

19 Jul 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. (12)

20 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. Upon completion of these exercises Lt.Cdr. Kershaw took over command from Lt.Cdr. McCoy. (12)


Submarine HMS Thrasher (N 37)


13 Nov 1943
HMS Thrasher (Lt. H.R.B. Newton, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow for a period of (A/S) exercises. (13)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1848
  2. ADM 173/16221
  3. ADM 173/16223
  4. ADM 173/16650
  5. ADM 173/17317
  6. ADM 173/17864
  7. ADM 173/17865
  8. ADM 173/17866
  9. ADM 173/17867
  10. ADM 173/17868
  11. ADM 173/17869
  12. ADM 173/17870
  13. ADM 173/18231

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


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