Hilary John Bartlett DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Jun 1940 S.Lt.
16 Jan 1942 Lt.
16 Jan 1950 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 9 Oct 1961


Decorations

16 Jun 1942 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Hilary John Bartlett, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Sunfish (N 81)Lt.Submarine13 Oct 194330 May 1944
HMS Cutty Sark (FY 007)Lt.Armed Yacht20 Jul 1944Oct 1944
HMS Sceptre (P 215)Lt.Submarine23 Nov 194431 Mar 1945

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Submarine HMS Sunfish (N 81)


11 Nov 1943
With repairs, refit and trials finally completed, HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN), departed the Yarmouth roads for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN). They were escorted initially by the Vichy French submarine chaser Chasseur 5. HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) later took over the escort for onwards passage northwards through the Irish Sea. (1)

12 Nov 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) was ordered to proceed to Fishguard to aid HMS Umbra (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) who had engine trouble. (1)

18 Nov 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) shifted from Fishguard to Milford Haven. (1)

4 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Milford Haven for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (2)

5 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. She was assigned to training duties. (2)

6 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) was docked in AFD 20 at Port Bannatyne. (2)

8 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) was undocked at Port Bannatyne. She immediately returned to Rothesay. (2)

11 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (2)

12 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (2)

13 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (2)

14 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (2)

15 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

16 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel. (2)

17 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (2)

20 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

21 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (2)

22 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

23 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

24 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (2)

27 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Heysham. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (2)

28 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Heysham. She conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay later the same day. (2)

29 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (2)

30 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (2)

31 Dec 1943
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (2)

1 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (3)

3 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (3)

4 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Morecambe Bay for Rothesay. She joined HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) and her escort HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR) which were en-route to Rothesay from Fishguard. (3)

5 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (3)

10 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Larne. (3)

11 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Larne. (3)

12 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Larne for Scapa Flow where she was to participate in A/S exercises. (3)

12 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. She departed Larne for Scapa Flow later the same day. (3)

14 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (3)

15 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Matchless (Lt. W.D. Shaw, RN). (3)

16 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow with HrMs Zwaardvisch (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN).

17 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (3)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (3)

24 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rothesay and Holy Loch respectively. They were escorted by HMS Sicyon (T/Lt. J. Bruce, RNVR). (3)

26 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (3)

31 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

6 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Heysham. (4)

7 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Heysham. (4)

8 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (4)

9 Feb 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (4)

10 Feb 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (4)

11 Feb 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay.

At 2000 hours a Swordfish aircraft was seen to crash astern into the sea. A search for survivors was commenced.

At 2215 hours Sunfish found wreckage and recovered it. She continued to search for survivors until 2325 hours but none were found.

The aircraft from from HMS Nightjar, 766 Sqn. The flight crew of three did not survive the crash. These were;
T/S.Lt.(A) Geoffrey B. Camp, RNVR
T/Leading airman Norman A. Dennis, FAA
and T/S.Lt.(A) David Meats, RNVR.
(4)

12 Feb 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Morecambe Bay. (4)

14 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Heysham for Rothesay. (4)

15 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (4)

16 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) is docked at Rothesay. (4)

22 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) is undocked. (4)

1 Mar 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Dundee. She made part of the passage together with HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) (en-route to Blyth) and HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) (en-route to Scapa Flow). They are escorted by Norwegian patrol vessel Narvik. (5)

4 Mar 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (5)

7 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (5)

11 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Dundee. (5)

12 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Dundee during which HMS Scourge (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) served as the target. (5)

13 Mar 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Dundee. (5)

16 Mar 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (5)

25 Mar 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (5)

26 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (5)

3 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. (6)

6 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) returned to Dundee. (6)

7 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) was docked in the East Graving Dock at Dundee. (6)

10 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) was undocked. (6)

20 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow where she was to participate in A/S exercises. (6)

21 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. (6)

22 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. (6)

24 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. (6)

25 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. (6)

26 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. (6)

27 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. (6)

28 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. (6)

29 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. (6)

30 Apr 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (6)

6 May 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. At Rosyth the new Russian crews were trained in how to operate the boat. (7)

19 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth to instruct her new Russian crew. (7)

21 May 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth to instruct her new Russian crew. (7)

24 May 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) was docked at Rosyth. (7)

27 May 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) was undocked. (7)

28 May 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth to instruct her new Russian crew. (7)

30 May 1944
At Rosyth, HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN), is decommissioned by the Royal Navy and transferred to the Soviet Union. (7)


Submarine HMS Sceptre (P 215)


3 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) ended her refit at the Sheerness Dockyard. She made a trial dive that day. (8)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Sheerness for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Lord Plender (A/Skr.Lt. J.W. Shell, RNR). (8)

7 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (8)

9 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR). (8)

10 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (8)

11 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) and HMS Spearhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Youngman, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (8)

12 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay to beging a period of trials and exercises off the Scottish West coast. (8)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18146
  2. ADM 173/18147
  3. ADM 173/18885
  4. ADM 173/18886
  5. ADM 173/18887
  6. ADM 173/18888
  7. ADM 173/18889
  8. ADM 173/19560

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


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