Jeremy Nash DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Dec 1939 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1941 Lt.
1 Apr 1949 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1952 Cdr.

Retired: 12 Sep 1970


Decorations

30 Jun 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
29 Dec 1942 DSC
1 Jan 1967 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Jeremy Nash, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Varangian (P 61)Lt.Submarine30 Mar 194322 Nov 1943
HMS Tradewind (P 329)Lt.Submarine7 Jan 194525 Nov 1946
HMS Taku (N 38)Lt.Submarine20 Sep 1945late 1945

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Submarine HMS Varangian (P 61)


21 Jun 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) shifted from her builders yard to Blyth. (1)

24 Jun 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

5 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. (2)

8 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin her work-up period. (2)

21 Sep 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She made (part of) the passage together with HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) and HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR). (3)

23 Sep 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (3)

24 Sep 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Andøy, Norway.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (4)

10 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. (4)

12 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. (3)

13 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (3)

22 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. (3)

24 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (3)

25 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Sørøya, Norway.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (4)

12 Nov 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. She departed later the same day for Dundee. (4)

15 Nov 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. She had to shelter for almost a day off Methill in heavy weather as it prevented her from entering Dundee. Besides that she returned to Dundee with engine defects. (3)


Submarine HMS Tradewind (P 329)


8 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. (5)

9 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 9/10 January 1945, HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises. (5)

11 Jan 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) is docked at Fremantle. (5)

12 Jan 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) is undocked.

Later this day she departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

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


HMS Tradewind 7th war patrolclick here for bigger map (5)

16 Jan 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) topped off with fuel at Exmouth Gulf. (6)

6 Feb 1945 (position 4.42, 103.31)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) attacks a convoy of four coasters and three escorts off the Malayan East coast. Three torpedoes were fired but no hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -8)
0814 hours - In position 04°42'N, 103°31'E sighted a convoy bearing 300° emerging from a rain squall, range was about four nautical miles. The convoy consisted of four coasters and three escorts. Started attack. The coasters were not more than 1000 tons and proceeded in line ahead very close inshore, speed was about 6 knots. The escorts were all to the seaward of the coasters.

0854 hours - Fired three torpedoes at the second coaster from 2700 yards. No hits were obtained. Tradewind went to 50 feet after firing.

0912 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Saw the convoy continuing on its way. One of the escorts, a minesweeper, had dropped back and an aircraft was sighted flying low over the convoy. Went deep again.

0931 hours - Came to periscope depth again. Saw the minesweeper heading in Tradewind's direction. Went to 60 feet.

0945 hours - The minesweeper was now in contact with Tradewind. Two minutes later 12 depth charges were dropped, these were very close. Minor damage was caused. Tradewind was bottomed.

1532 hours - After waiting a long time, the pumps were put on and Tradewind broke free of the bottom and returned to periscope depth. Nothing was in sight. (6)

10 Feb 1945 (position 4.25, 103.33)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) is depth charged during an attack on a Japanese convoy off the East coast of Malaya in position 04°25.5'N, 103°33.5'E.

(All times are zone -8)
1340 hours - In position 04°25.5'N, 103°33.5'E sighted masts bearing 193°, range about 9 nautical miles. These soon proved to be a Northbound convoy consisting of a medium seized tanker and a medium seized modern looking freighter with three escorts. One escort was ahead and two on the seaward beam. Started attack. Early in the attack an aircraft was sighted.

1419 hours - During the attack the leading escort, that looked like a Hashidate-class gunboat, came very close. One of the wing escorts, that looked a bit like a Flower-class corvette also came closer.

1423 hours - The leading escort was now in contact with Tradewind and came straight towards. Lt. Nash broke off the attack and turned hard to Port and went to 45 feet (deeper was not possible). During the turn it was noted that the other escort that was close was also in contact.

1436 hours - Now both escorts were on either quarter and not longer in contact. Now a cat and mouse game followed.

1515 hours - A pattern of 14 depth charges was dropped but this was not very close. A few lights were broken by the first few depth charges. The enemy was no longer in contact after this attack.

1731 hours - Came to periscope depth, nothing in sight. (6)

26 Feb 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle. (6)

9 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) is docked at Fremantle. (7)

10 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) is undocked. (7)

18 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 18/19 March 1945, HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Fremantle, these included night exercises. (7)

22 Mar 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed from Fremantle for her 8th war patrol. She is to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

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


HMS Tradewind 8th war patrolclick here for bigger map (6)

26 Mar 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) topped off with fuel at Onslow, Australia. (6)

20 Apr 1945 (position 10.58, 99.40)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) sank a lugger and two tonkangs with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam in position 10°58'N, 99°40'E.

(All times are zone -9)
0653 hours - Sighted two junks bearing 140°. 0726 hours - Dived in position 11°00'N. 99°41'E and closed the junks. They were soon seen to be two tonkangs of above average size, they were Northbound.

0810 hours - Sighted a small motor lugger towing a lighter bearing 230°. Decided to surface, sink the tonkangs and the lugger and to take some prisoners.

0818 hours - When all three vessels were close together bearing 270°, 600 yards surfaced in position 10°58'N, 99°40'E and opened fire on the lugger. After firing three rounds, for two hits, fire was shifted to the tonkangs. After two rounds against the tonkangs the lugger was seen to have slipped its tow and making off. Fire was now reopened on the lugger. After three rounds it was seen to be totally disabled. Now six more rounds were fired at the tonkangs. Both were severely damaged and were left in a sinking condition. (6)

28 Apr 1945 (position 6.48, 101.36)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Takasago Maru (1116 GRT, built 1941) in the Gulf of Siam in position 06°48'N, 101°36'E.

(All times are zone -9)
1105 hours - In position 06°53'N, 101°44'E sighted an aircraft right ahead approaching. It than turned south and disappeared in that direction. Maybe some 'game' was nearby in that direction.

1352 hours - In position 06°49'N, 101°40'E sighted smoke bearing 150°. A few minutes later a seaplane was sighted in that direction about 12 nautical miles away. Started to close.

1603 hours - Finally masts and funnels were seen bearing 171°. Ran in to attack. The convoy was seen to be two a small tankers escorted by two or three small escorts. They were hugging the shore very close on a course of 325° at a speed of 8.5 knots.

1643 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the leading tanker from about 3500 yards. It was not possible to get any closer.

1646 hours - Heard one explosion exactly 3 minutes after firing the last torpedo, giving it a running range of 4000 yards. As Tradewind was taking evasive action but it was thought possible that one hit was obtained.

1657 hours - For the next two minutes seven depth charges were dropped by one of the escorts but these were not close. For the next 40 minutes this escort hunted Tradewind. Several single depth charges were dropped but these did no damage.

1740 hours - A second escort vessel joined the hunt but both were never in contact.

1855 hours - Came to periscope depth to find nothing in sight. (6)

3 May 1945 (position -5.16, 106.10)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) attacks a Japanese coaster with four torpedoes in position 05°16'S, 106°10'E. All torpedoes missed their target.

(All times are zone -9)
1548 hours - In position 05°13'S, 106°18'E sighted smoke and a seaplane bearing 168°. At first it was thought that this vessel would pass Tradewind to the East. Tradewind turned to close. It became however soon apparent that the target was going to pass to the West. Turned to course 250° at full speed.

1604 hours - Sighted more smoke and mast tops bearing 187°. Continued to close.

1619 hours - The after hydroplanes temporarily stuck resulting in Tradewind plugging into the mud at 78 feet. After getting loose Tradewind continued to close. The target was identified as a 7000 tons tanker on a course of 320°.

The target passed ahead at a range of 10000 yards and was seen to be escorted by a Chidori class torpedo boat. Two other vessels, coasters of about 700 tons were also in the area. Decided to attack the second coaster in order to close the range as much as possible.

1805 hours - In position 05°16'S, 106°10'E fired four torpedoes against the second of the two coasters that were in line ahead. Range was 1200 yards. It was intended to fire six torpedoes but the 5th torpedo misfired and the order to fire the 6th was not heard. All torpedoes fired missed their target. Following this attack two depth charges were dropped by the first coaster but these were not close. Tradewind manoeuvred to escape from the area. (6)

11 May 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) ended her 8th war patrol at Fremantle. (6)

22 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle. (8)

23 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) is put back in the water. (8)

5 Jun 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed from Fremantle bound for the U.K. where she is to refit. The first leg of the trip is to Aden.

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


HMS Tradewind passage Fremantle - Portsmouthclick here for bigger map (9)

24 Jun 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. (9)

26 Jun 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed from Aden bound for Port Said. (9)

30 Jun 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Suez. (9)

1 Jul 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Port Said. (10)

4 Jul 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Port Said for Gibraltar. (10)

11 Jul 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) makes a short call at Gibraltar before departing for Portsmouth. (10)

16 Jul 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (10)

4 Sep 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed from Portsmouth bound for Chatham Dockyard where she is to refit. (11)

6 Sep 1945
HMS Tradewind (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) begins her refit at Chatham Dockyard. (11)


Submarine HMS Taku (N 38)


20 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Taku (Lt. J. Nash, RN) was commissioned from reserve at Blyth for passage to Falmouth where she was to be berthed on the mud to await scrapping. (12)

25 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Taku (Lt. J. Nash, RN) departed Blyth for the Chatham Dockyard where she was to stripped of all usable parts. (12)

26 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Taku (Lt. J. Nash, RN) arrived at the Chatham Dockyard. (12)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18464
  2. ADM 173/18465
  3. ADM 199/627
  4. ADM 199/1815
  5. ADM 173/19960
  6. ADM 199/1863
  7. ADM 173/19962
  8. ADM 173/19964
  9. ADM 173/19965
  10. ADM 173/19966
  11. ADM 199/2572
  12. ADM 173/19821

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


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