Gordon Maurice Noll, RN

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Died  14 Apr 1943HMS Untamed


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1 Jan 1939 S.Lt.
1 Jun 1940 Lt.

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1 Jan 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Gordon Maurice Noll, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 34 (N 34)Lt.Submarine10 Nov 19421 Feb 1943
HMS Untamed (P 58)Lt.Submarine1 Feb 194330 May 1943

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Submarine HMS H 34 (N 34)


10 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (1)

11 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN). (1)

12 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (1)

13 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (1)

15 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (1)

16 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (1)

17 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

18 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (1)

19 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

20 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (1)

22 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

23 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

24 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). Upon completion of these exercuses HMS H 34 proceeded to Rothesay. (1)

25 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR). (1)

26 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) arrived at Londonderry. (1)

28 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dornoch (Lt. H.E. Jackson, RN), HMS Ilfracombe (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L.D. Hoare, RNR) and two other vessels [unable to read the names of these two vessels in the log of HMS H 34]. (1)

1 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR), HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Asphodel (Lt. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Clover (Lt.Cdr. F.A. Shaw, RNR). (2)

2 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Beagle (Cdr. R.C. Medley, DSO, RN), HMS Asphodel (Lt. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR), HMCS Louisburg (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Campbell, RCNVR), HMCS Calgary (T/Lt. H.K. Hill, RCNVR), HMS Burnham (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN) and HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN). (2)

3 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Burnham (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN), HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN), HMS Leamington (Lt. C.G.deL. Bush, RN), HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR) and HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuiness, RNR). (2)

4 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Burnham (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN), HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR), HMS Chesterfield (Lt. J. Smallwood, RN), HMS Borage (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR) and aircraft. (2)

7 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN) and HMCS Algoma (T/Lt. J. Harding, RCNR). (2)

8 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Llandudno (T/Lt. E.M. Betts, RNR), HMS King Sol (Lt. P.A. Read, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR). (2)

9 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Skeena (A/Lt.Cdr. K.L. Dyer, DSC, RCN) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR). (2)

15 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bulldog (Cdr. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN). (2)

19 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Aubretia (Lt. G.D. Fowler, RNR), HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR), HMS Stonecrop (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RNR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (2)

20 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS La Malouine (T/Lt. V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR) and HMS St. Elstan (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR). (2)

21 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Brown, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (Lt. G.P.S. Lowe, RNVR), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR) and HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR). (2)

22 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Black Swan (Cdr. T.A.C. Pakenham, RN), HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR), USS Spencer, USS Badger and HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR). (2)

23 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Spencer, HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR) plus ships from the 37th Escort Group. (2)

24 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dianthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, RNR) and HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR). (2)

1 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. P.A. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (A/Skr.Lt. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

3 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) grounded at Lough Foyle. She was refloated the same day. (4)

5 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Spiraea (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR) and HMS Spey (Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO and Bar, RD, RNR). (4)

7 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wear, HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Scimitar (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR), HMS Geranium (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Foxall, RNR) and HMS Wellington (Lt. L.G. Toone, RN). (4)

8 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Scimitar (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR), HMS Gorleston (Cdr.(Retd.) R.W. Keymer, RN), HMS Wellington (Lt. L.G. Toone, RN) and HMS Totland (Lt.Cdr. L.E. Woodhouse, RN). (4)

10 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. A.L.F. Bell, RNR). (4)

12 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Skate (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) A.W. Preston, RN) and HMS Highlander (Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN). (4)

13 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (4)

14 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dornoch (Lt. H.E. Jackson, RN), HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (4)

15 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dornoch (Lt. H.E. Jackson, RN), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR), HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (4)

20 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Algoma (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Regina (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN). (4)

21 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN), HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR), HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Banff (Lt. P. Brett, RNR). (4)

22 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR), HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN), HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (4)

23 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Bittersweet (T/Lt. F.B. Brooks-Hill, RCNVR), HMS Burnham (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, DSC, RN) and HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (4)

24 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN) and HMCS Assiniboine (A/Cdr. E.P. Tisdall, RCN). (4)

27 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay. (4)

29 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted torpedo (salvo) firing exercises in the Clyde area. (4)


Submarine HMS Untamed (P 58)


21 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (5)

22 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (5)

26 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 26 / 27 March 1943, HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN), conducted night exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

27 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (6)

29 Mar 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed the Tyne for Blyth where she arrived later the same day. (7)

29 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 29 / 30 March 1943, HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN), conducted night exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

2 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (5)

4 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (5)

8 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (5)

10 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. (5)

13 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (5)

14 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted her acceptance trials and was then officially commissioned into the Royal Navy. She then started a training period.

16 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

17 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

18 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

20 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (5)

23 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (5)

25 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (5)

26 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Holy Loch for Londonderry (Lough Foyle). (5)

27 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) arrived at Londonderry (Lough Foyle) to participate in A/S exercises. (5)

27 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

28 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Londonderry (Lough Foyle) for Campbeltown to participate in A/S exercises from that port. (5)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Londonderry (Lough Foyle) for Campbeltown to participate in A/S exercises from that port. (5)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle with USCGC Duane (Capt. H.G. Bradbury, USCG) and HMS Keppel (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (5)

30 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) returned to Holy Loch. Later she spent a few days at Larne before returning to Holy Loch on 24 May 1943. (5)

30 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area followed by RD/F trials. (5)

30 May 1943
Upon completion of an A/S exercise off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) failed to surface. She had failed to respond to charges fired by HMS Shemara since 1501 hours.

At 1600 hours HMS Shemara made a signal reporting the situation. The exercise was due to end at 1700 hours but Untamed failed to surface. Shemare meanwhile had heard the sounds of her engines being run and tanks being blown.

At 1745 hours HMS Shemara reported she had obtained a contact with her Asdic on Untamed laying on the bottom.

Salvage / diving vessel HMS Tedworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Warren, RN) was ordered to the scene but when she arrived divers could not be sent down due to the tide.

The next day diving operations were not possible due to the bad weather.

On 1 June it was decided that there was no hope for any survivors. Divers were able to go down this day and found Untamed upright on the seabed.

On 5 June it was reported that divers had found both escape hatches shut but that the after one was not secured. When they opened the outer hatch the body of the Chief Engine-room Artificer was found. His body was landed at Campbeltown.

In late June HMS Untamed was salvaged.

During 16/17 July 1943 HMS Untamed was towed from Campbeltown to Barrow for reconditioning.

The cause of the accident was that the forward part of the submarine had been flooded through a sluice valve of the ships logs being installed incorrectly. Untamed was therefore not able to surface. An attempt was made to escape from the engine room but this attempt failed due to yet another incorrectly installed valve. (8)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17243
  2. ADM 173/17244
  3. ADM 173/17792
  4. ADM 173/17790
  5. ADM 173/18433
  6. ADM 173/20317
  7. ADM 173/18432`
  8. ADM 199/627

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


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