Edward Dudley Norman DSO, DSC, RN

Born  2 Aug 1910


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Ranks

16 Jan 1934 Lt.
16 Jan 1942 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Cdr.
2 Aug 1960 Capt. (retired)

Retired: 2 Aug 1960


Decorations

31 Dec 1940 DSC
12 Aug 1941 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Edward Dudley Norman, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 44 (N 44)Lt.Submarine12 Mar 194011 Aug 1940
HMS Otway (N 51)Lt.Submarine12 Aug 194017 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (N 89)Lt.Submarine6 Jan 194124 Apr 1941
HMS Upright (N 89)Lt.Submarine12 May 194113 Jun 1941
HMS Graph (P 715)Lt.Submarine10 Oct 19411 Jun 1942
HMS Tuna (N 94)Lt.Cdr.Submarine21 Nov 19441 Jun 1945
HMS Alcide (P 415)Lt.Cdr.Submarine1 Jun 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS H 44 (N 44)


12 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (1)

18 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (1)

28 Mar 1940
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (1)

29 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (1)

30 Mar 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (1)

3 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

4 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

9 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

10 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

11 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

12 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

13 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

17 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

18 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

18 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

19 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

20 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

21 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

28 Apr 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland. (2)

29 Apr 1940
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland.

[For the month of May 1940 no details of the operations of HMS H 44 can be given besides her patrols as there is no log available.] (2)

10 May 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
For the daily positions of HMS H 44 during her 1st war patrol see the map below. [no position is known for 18 May 1940].

(3)

29 May 1940
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) departed Portland for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel.

[No log is available for this period and also the patrol report does not give positions, therefore no map can be displayed.] (3)

1 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Portsmouth. (3)

3 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) departed Portsmouth for Harwich. She was escorted by HMS Warrior II (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (4)

5 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) arrived at Harwich. (4)

9 Jun 1940
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) departed Harwich for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

For the position of HMS H 44 on 10 June 1940 see the map below.

(3)

11 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Harwich. (4)

18 Jun 1940
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) departed Harwich for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS H 44 during this patrol see the map below.

(3)

21 Jun 1940 (position 53.17, 4.26)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) torpedoed and sank the small Danish merchant Alfa (844 GRT, built 1922) about 12 nautical miles north-west of Eierland Light, Texel, Netherlands in approximate position 53°17'N, 04°26'E.

1750 hours - Sighted a merchant ship of about 3000 tons at 4000 yards. Started attack.

1810 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 3500 yards.

1813 hours - One torpedo was seen to hit the target amidships.
[Four of the crew of the Alfa died in the attack.]

26 Jun 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Lowestoft where she was immediately docked. (4)

2 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) is undocked. (5)

7 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Lowestoft to Harwich. (5)

7 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Lowestoft to Harwich. (5)

9 Jul 1940
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) departed Harwich for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

For the daily positions of HMS H 44 during this patrol see the map below.

(3)

16 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Harwich. (5)

28 Jul 1940
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) departed Harwich for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

For the daily positions of HMS H 44 during this patrol see the map below.

(3)

5 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) ended her 6th war patrol at Harwich. (6)


Submarine HMS Otway (N 51)


12 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. G.C.I.St.B.S. Watkins, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

13 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

16 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

17 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (7)

18 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (7)

19 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

20 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

21 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

22 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

23 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

24 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

26 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

27 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

28 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Otway proceeded to Rothesay. (7)

29 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted torpedo firing trials/exercises in the Clyde area. (7)

1 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (8)

2 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

3 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

4 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

5 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (8)

6 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown where she participated in A/S exercises later the same day. (8)

7 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (8)

10 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

11 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

12 Sep 1940
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN), HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) and HMS Utmost (Lt. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

14 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Utmost (Lt. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN). (8)

15 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (8)

17 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

18 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

20 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

22 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (8)

23 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

24 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

25 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

26 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

27 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

28 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay. (8)

4 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

8 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

9 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

10 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

13 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (9)

14 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

15 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

16 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

17 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

18 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

19 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

21 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

22 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

23 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

24 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

25 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

26 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (9)

27 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (9)

4 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN). (10)

7 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

8 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

10 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

13 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

14 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted night exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (10)

15 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (10)

17 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

18 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

19 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (10)

22 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (10)

23 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (10)

24 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

25 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

27 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

28 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

29 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (10)

1 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (11)

2 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (11)

3 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (11)

4 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (11)

7 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (11)

9 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (11)

10 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (11)


Submarine HMS Upright (N 89)


7 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (12)

8 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Tripoli, Libya.

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

(13)

19 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. Only minesweepers had been sighted during this patrol. (13)

29 Jan 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Kerkenah, Tunisia.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.

(13)

5 Feb 1941 (position 34.53, 11.51)
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) makes a torpedo attack on an Italian convoy off Kerkenah, Tunisia. Four torpedoes were fired at a 4000 tons merchant vessel but all missed the target.

According to Italian sources this was probably the German merchant Wachtfels (8467 GRT, built 1928) escorted by the Italian Armed Merchant Cruiser Caralis on passage from Tripoli to Naples.

(All times are zone -1)
0254 hours - Near position 34°53'N, 11°51'E sighted two darkened ships bearing 140°. Range 7000 yards, enemy course 320°, estimated speed of the enemy 13 knots. Started attack.

0312 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 1200 yards. The target was a merchant vessel of about 4000 tons with one escort. The second torpedo had a gyro failure and ran about 30° to Port. If this had not been the case this torpedo would most likely have hit the target. The first torpedo missed ahead and the other two astern. The attack appeared to be not noticed by the enemy. The range was opened up and the torpedo tubes were reloaded in the hope of another attack. However after 20 minutes the chase had to be abandoned. (13)

8 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (13)

19 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 7th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Kerkenah, Tunisia. Before proceeding on patrol A/S exercises were carried out off Malta with the British destroyers HMS Havock (Cdr. R.E. Courage, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, DSC, RN).

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.

(13)

23 Feb 1941 (position 34.23, 11.49)
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Silvia Tripcovich (2365 GRT, built 1926) near the Kerkenah Bank in position 34°23'N, 11°49'E.

She had sailed from Trapani for Tripoli with the transport Sabbia (5788 GRT, built 1926) escorted by the torpedo boat Generale Carlo Montanari. However, Sabbia was torpedoed by HMS Ursula and Montanari had stayed behind to give her assistance. Silvia Tripcovich proceeded ahead independently when she had the misfortune of encountering HMS Upright. There were no survivors.

(All times are zone -1)
0240 hours - In position 34°23'N, 11°49'E sighted a darkened unescorted merchant vessel bearing 355°, course 175°. While attempting to cross the bow the target altered course to 200° and later zigged to 150°. Started attack.

0253 hours - Fired two torpedoes. The first missed ahead and the second hit just abaft the funnel causing a double explosion after which the flames leapt to 100 feet and then spread the whole lenght of the ship.

0315 hours - HMS Upright was dived by now. The target could be seen settling in the water and still buring. Surfaced and proceeded to the South-East at full speed to clear the area. (13)

25 Feb 1941 (position 34.33, 11.45)
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian light cruiser Armando Diaz near the Kerkenah Bank in position 34°33'N, 11°45'E. Upright misses an Italian destroyer in the same attack.

According to Italian sources Armando Diaz was company with the light cruiser Giovanni delle Bande Nere and escorted by the destroyers Corazziere and Ascari and were covering the Marburg convoy. There were 153 survivors (including eight seriously wounded) and about 500 were killed or missing. Ascari was also missed and dropped six depth charges in one run followed by four more in another.

(All times are zone -1)
0222 hours - In position 34°33'N, 11°45'E sighted three vessel bearing 315°, distance about 2.5 nautical miles. Started attack. While closing it was seen that the targets were two cruisers escorted by a destroyer, all in line ahead.

0240 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the second ship of the line. This was the largest ship. Dived after firing.

0241 hours - Heard a heavy explosion which was also observed through the periscope. Went to 130 feet.

0245 hours - The first depth charges were being dropped.

0330 hours - The 12th and last depth charge was dropped. Only the 10th and 11th depth charge were close but no damage was sustained.

0615 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Two modern Italian destroyers could be seen circling and stopping at the scene of the attack.

0815 hours - The destroyers made off the the West-North-West.

26 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (13)

6 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Tripoli, Libya.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.

(13)

12 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) made a torpedo attack on an enemy convoy. Two torpedoes were fired at the largest of the two merchant vessels. No hits were obtained.

The convoy attacked was made up of the Italian merchants Giulia (5921 GRT, built 1926) and Sabaudia (1703 GRT, built 1911). They were escorted by the Italian destroyers Turbine and Baleno.

(All times are zone -2)
1925 hours - In position 33°56'N, 12°55'E sighted smoke bearing 180°, distance 10 nautical miles. Closed submerged at speed for 10 minutes. Returned to periscope depth to see if the ships were still there but it was too dark to them through the periscope.

2020 hours - In position 33°56'N, 12°52'E surfaced and sighted one merchant vessel bearing 240°, range 5 nautical miles. Enemy course was 330°. Closed at maximum speed. Shortly afterwards sighted the convoy comprising 2 destroyers and one small and one large merchant vessel in line ahead. Started attack.

2033 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 3000 yards at the rear and largest merchant vessel. After firing turned away and ran off at full speed. The first torpedo was observed to run on the surface. No hits were obtained. (13)

15 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (13)

19 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) was docked at Malta. (14)

22 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) was undocked. (14)

29 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 9th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between Kerkennah, Tunisia and Tripoli, Libya.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.

(13)

31 Mar 1941 (position 33.38, 12.40)
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoed and damaged the German merchant Galilea (1927 GRT, built 1922) about 60 nautical miles North-West of Tripoli, Libya in position 33°38'N, 12°40'E.

According to Italian sources two of the crew were killed and three wounded, she was taken in tow by torpedo boat Pegaso and escorted by torpedo boat Calliope. Later, the tug Polifemo arrived and took over the tow and she was beached near Tripoli to prevent her from sinking. The remainder of the convoy went ahead and the escort was reinforced later by the torpedo boats Cigno and Pleiadi.

(All times are zone -2)
0625 hours - In position 33°39'N, 12°40'E, while Upright was submerged, heard HE bearing 075°. Came to periscope depth and saw two objects on that bearing but they disappeared after a few minutes before they could be identified.

0700 hours - In position 33°38'N, 12°40'E sighted three merchant vessels escorted by two Navigatori-class destroyers bearing 220° on a course of 350°. Started attack. [This convoy was made up of the following ships; Italian merchants Aquitania (4971 GRT, built 1924), Caffaro (6476 GRT, built 1924), Beatrice C. (7015 GRT, built 1920) and the German merchant Galilea (details see above). They were escorted by the Italian torpedo boats Clio, Cigno, Calliope and Pegaso.]

0728 hours - By now it had became clear that all three merchants were in ballast. A fourth merchant was now spotted three miles astern of the others. This merchant appeared to be partially laden so this one was selected as the target. Another destroyer was seen to escort this vessel.

0739 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 1000 yards at the merchant vessel that was thought to be of about 5000 tons. One hit was obtained.

0751 hours - A counter attack followed with four depth charges.

0806 hours - Two more depth charges were dropped that were quite close and caused minor damage.

0855 hours - Returned to periscope depth and saw the target to be low in the water and down by the stern. Two destroyers were seen in company.

0900 hours - An aircraft was seen patrolling the area. Went to 150 feet.

0921 hours - Another depth charge attack by the destroyers. It appears Upright was spotted from the air at 0900 hours. The depth charges however caused no damage.

1130 hours - All HE faded out.

1230 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight.

[The damaged Galatea was towed to Tripoli. She was never repaired.] (13)

8 Apr 1941 (position 34.30, 12.51)
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) made a torpedo attack on an enemy convoy about 100 nautical miles North-North-West of Tripoli, Libya in position 34°30'N, 12°51'E. No hits were obtained.

These were probably the liners Esperia (11398 GRT, built 1920), Conte Rosso (17879 GRT, built 1922), Marco Polo (12567 GRT, built 1912) and Victoria (13098 GRT, built 1931), escorted by the destroyers Luca Tarigo, Euro, Baleno and Lampo. They had sailed from Tripoli for Naples at 1700 hours the previous day.

(All times are zone -2)
0005 hours - In position 34°30'N, 12°51'E sighted a convoy of three merchant vessels and two escorts bearing 143° on a course of 350°. Started attack.

0021 hours - Fired two torpedoes at the two leading merchant vessels which overlapped each other and presented a single target. Then fired two torpedoes at the rear and largest merchant vessel. No hits were obtained and no reaction of the escort followed. (13)

9 Apr 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 9th war patrol (7th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (13)

24 May 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 11th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Calabria, Italy. She also carried a raiding party to blow up a railway ashore if the opportunity occured.

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

(15)

27 May 1941
During the night of 27 / 28 May 1941 HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) landed a raiding party (Lt. Schofield, Royal Fusiliers and five other ranks) near Torre Ellera, Calabria, Italy to sabotage a railway. The party succesfully planted bombs and at 0513/28 a rumbling noise was heard on the shore that was thought to be a train blowing up.

Italian sources have not confirmed the result. (15)

4 Jun 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) ended her 11th war patrol (9th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (15)


Submarine HMS Graph (P 715)


18 Feb 1942
With her repairs completed HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed from Barrow for Holy Loch to begin a full series of trials on the Scottish west coast. She made the passage together with HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (16)

25 Apr 1942
After her fist series of trials HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR). (17)

27 Apr 1942
HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (16)

29 Apr 1942
HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) departed from Portsmouth for Sheerness. She is to proceed to Chatham dockyard for refit and alterations. (16)

1 May 1942
HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) arrived at Sheerness. She later makes the short trip to Chatham Dockyard. (16)


Submarine HMS Tuna (N 94)


21 Nov 1944
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (18)

12 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (19)

17 Dec 1944
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Delila (A/Skr. R.E. Bedford, RNR) until about 0300/19 when off Scapa Flow, HMS Tuna joined HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN), HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) and their escort HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) for onward passage to Holy Loch. (19)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (19)

23 Dec 1944
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (19)

27 Dec 1944
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) is undocked. (19)

28 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (19)

30 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (19)

31 Dec 1944
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (19)

3 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (20)

4 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (20)

5 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (20)

6 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (20)

7 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted special trials off Campbeltown with HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). (20)

8 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted special trials off Campbeltown with HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). (20)

9 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted special trials off Campbeltown with HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS Tuna proceeded to Rothesay. (20)

9 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted special trials off Campbeltown with HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS Tuna proceeded to Rothesay. (20)

10 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN), HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). (20)

11 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of the night exercises. (20)

15 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted special exercises / trials in the Clyde area. (20)

18 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted special exercises / trials in the Clyde area. (20)

22 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (20)

24 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (20)

2 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

3 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

12 Feb 1945
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (21)

13 Feb 1945
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) is undocked. (21)

13 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

15 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

16 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

22 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

23 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

27 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

28 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (21)

3 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (22)

9 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (22)

10 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (22)

11 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (22)

12 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (22)

16 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (22)

19 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (22)

19 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (23)

21 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (23)

25 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (23)

27 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (23)

30 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (23)

1 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

2 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

3 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

4 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

5 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

10 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) and HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN) serving as targets. These included night exercises during the night of 10/11 May. (24)

11 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of the night exercises. (24)

12 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

13 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

14 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

15 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

17 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN), HMS Keppel (Cdr. I.J. Tyson, RD, RNR) and HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (24)

18 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

23 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN), HMS Westcott (A/Lt.Cdr. E.P. Reade, DSC, RN) and HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN). serving as targets. These included night exercises during the night of 23/24 May. (24)

24 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of the night exercises. (24)

30 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (24)

31 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (20)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16316
  2. ADM 173/16317
  3. ADM 199/1829
  4. ADM 173/16318
  5. ADM 173/16319
  6. ADM 173/16320
  7. ADM 173/16390
  8. ADM 173/16391
  9. ADM 173/16392
  10. ADM 173/16393
  11. ADM 173/16394
  12. ADM 173/17142
  13. ADM 199/1819
  14. ADM 173/17144
  15. ADM 199/1154
  16. ADM 199/2555
  17. ADM 199/424
  18. ADM 173/19152
  19. ADM 173/19153
  20. ADM 173/20054
  21. ADM 173/20055
  22. ADM 173/20056
  23. ADM 173/20057
  24. ADM 173/20058

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


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