John Chaloner Ogle DSC, RN

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Ranks

16 Mar 1936 S.Lt.
16 Jul 1938 Lt.
1 Jun 1946 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 13 Mar 1959


Decorations

12 Nov 1940 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Chaloner Ogle, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 28 (N 28)Lt.Submarine20 Oct 194115 Jan 1942
HMS P 512 (P 512)Lt.SubmarineFeb 19424 Apr 1942
HMS P 514 (P 514)Lt.Submarine4 Apr 194212 Apr 1942
HMS P 512 (P 512)Lt.Submarine12 Apr 1942Apr 1943 ?
HMS Vigorous (P 74)Lt.Submarine8 Oct 194328 Mar 1945
HMS Sleuth (P 261)Lt.Submarine13 May 194525 May 1945
HMS Trenchant (P 331)Lt.Submarine29 Jul 194518 Jan 1946

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS H 28 (N 28)


21 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

22 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

23 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

24 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

26 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

27 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

28 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

29 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

30 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

31 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

2 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

3 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

4 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

5 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay to effect repairs to defective fore-hydroplanes. (2)

16 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted a short dive trial in the Clyde area. (2)

17 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (2)

18 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

19 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

20 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

23 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

24 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

25 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

28 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

29 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

30 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

1 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

2 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

3 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

5 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

7 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

8 Dec 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Ardrishaig. (3)

9 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (3)

10 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (3)

11 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (3)

12 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (3)

13 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) shifted from Ardrishaig to Rothesay. (3)

16 Dec 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay as it is feared the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen might breack out from Brest.

Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). The submarines were escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN) until 1130/18. (4)

16 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
For the daily positions of HMS H 28 during this patrol and the passage back from Falmouth to Rothesay see the map below.

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21 Dec 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) left her patrol area for Falmouth. (4)

24 Dec 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Falmouth. She had made rendez-vous around 0920 hours with HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) and HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). THey were escorted in by the torpedo boat HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN) and MS trawler HMS Fluellen (T/Lt. D.P. Richardson, RNVR).

After fuelling, provisioning and having effected some repairs H 28 departed Falmouth at 2100 to resume her patrol. She was escorted out until 2320 hours by HMS Night Hawk (T/Lt. B.J.P. Kelly, RNVR). (4)

30 Dec 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) left her patrol area for Falmouth. (4)

1 Jan 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 8th war patrol at Falmouth.

She made rendez-vous with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) off Lizard Rock at 1022 hours. Both ships arrived at Falmouth shortly before 1700 hours. (4)

3 Jan 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN), HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) and HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) departed Falmouth for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (6)

4 Jan 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN), HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) and HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) and their escort HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN) put into Milford Haven due to heavy weather and damage to HMS Alecto. (6)

5 Jan 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN), HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) and HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) and their escort HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN) departed Milford Haven to continue her passage to Rothesay. (6)

6 Jan 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN), HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) and HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) and their escort HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN) arrive at Rothesay. (6)


Submarine HMS P 512 (P 512)


19 Mar 1942
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) and HMS P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for Halifax, Canada. They were escorted by HMCS Calgary (T/Lt. G. Lancaster, RCNR) and HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt. J.W. Bonner, RCNR). (7)

21 Mar 1942
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Halifax. (8)


Submarine HMS P 514 (P 514)


4 Apr 1942
Lt Phillimore left HMS P 514 sick for hospital. The Commanding Officer of HMS P 512 (which was at Halifax with defects) Lt. Ogle took temporary command of P 514. (9)

6 Apr 1942
HMS P 514 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at St. Margaret's Bay. (9)

7 Apr 1942
HMS P 514 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at St. Margaret's Bay. (9)

8 Apr 1942
HMS P 514 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at St. Margaret's Bay. (9)

9 Apr 1942
HMS P 514 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at St. Margaret's Bay. (9)

10 Apr 1942
HMS P 514 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at St. Margaret's Bay. (9)

11 Apr 1942
HMS P 514 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at St. Margaret's Bay. Upon completion of these exercises she returned to Halifax. (9)


Submarine HMS P 512 (P 512)


12 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

1 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

2 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

5 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

6 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

7 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

8 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

9 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. Upon completion of the exercises she proceeded to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. (7)

12 Oct 1942
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to participate in A/S exercises in the exercise area off Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

13 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

14 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

15 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

20 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

21 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

26 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

27 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

28 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

29 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

30 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises near Pictou, Nova Scotia. (7)

6 Dec 1942
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Halifax, coming from Pictou, for a period of maintenance and repairs. (7)

13 Jan 1943
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Halifax for the Philadelphia Navy Yard where she was to refit. (10)

20 Jan 1943
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. (10)


Submarine HMS Vigorous (P 74)


12 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted full fower trials off Barrow and upon completion of these departed for Holy Loch. (11)

13 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch where she embarked a trials party. She then conducted trials in the Clyde area for the remainder of the day before she returned to Holy Loch late in the afernoon where she was then commissioned for service. (11)

16 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted radar and gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (11)

17 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted radar and gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (11)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted radar and gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (11)

20 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar where she was to conduct her torpedo discharge trials. (11)

21 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar in Loch Long. (11)

22 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar in Loch Long. (11)

23 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar in Loch Long. Upon completion of these Vigorous proceeded to Holy Loch. (11)

25 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted calibration trials off Fairlie. (11)

26 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (11)

27 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted radar exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (11)

28 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown during which HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) served as the target.

Later A/S exercises were carried out with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR).

Upon completion of the exercises HMS Vigorous proceeded to Holy Loch. (11)

29 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN) and HMS Sturdy (Lt. W.St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) served as the targets.

Later gunnery exercises were carried out. These included night exercises. (11)

30 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted echo sounding trials in the Clyde area. She proceeded to Holy Loch on completion. (11)

31 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN) served as the target.

Later on the day HMS Vigorous served as target during attack exercises by HMS Vivid. (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN). (11)

2 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Helensburg. (12)

5 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted D/F trials in the Clyde area. (12)

6 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark. (12)

8 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (12)

9 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

11 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

12 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

14 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

15 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

16 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

17 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

18 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

19 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

21 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

21 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow. (12)

25 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (12)

28 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. En-route a practice attack on HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) was carried out. (12)

29 Feb 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Larne. (12)

1 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (13)

2 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with an escort group. (13)

3 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne. She also carried out a dummy attack on a convoy. (13)

9 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (13)

10 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. These included night exercises. (13)

11 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (13)

13 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne with an Escort Group and HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR). (13)

14 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Pelican (Cdr. J.S. Dalison, DSO, RN). (13)

16 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (13)

18 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.M. Norman, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. (13)

19 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) proceeded to Holy Loch on completion of last nights exercises. (13)

20 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) and HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) served as the targets. These included night exercises. (13)

21 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) proceeded to Holy Loch on completion of last nights exercises. (13)

24 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (13)

29 Mar 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. She is undocked later the same day.

[As no log is available for April 1944 no details can be given for this month other then the ones currently listed.] (13)

20 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. She departed Lerwick for her 1st war patrol later the same day. She was ordered to perform an anti-uboat patrol in the Norwegian Sea. (14)

4 May 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. She departed Lerwick for Holy Loch later the same day together with HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) and HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (14)

6 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (15)

18 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar.

The passage South through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN). They were escorted until Round Island by the Free French corvette FFS Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves. (14)

2 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (14)

11 Jun 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (16)

16 Jun 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (16)

19 Jun 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (16)

22 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (14)

3 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is ordered to patrol in the Nikaria-Mykoni area. (14)

5 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is ordered to return to Malta. (14)

8 Jul 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Malta. The patrol had been uneventful. (14)

11 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is docked in No.1 dock at Malta. (16)

18 Jul 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is undocked. (16)

19 Jul 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (16)

22 Jul 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She is ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (14)

27 Jul 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) sank the Greek sailing vessel PI 07 / Doxa with gunfire 18 miles south of Milos Island, Greece.

5 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is ordered to return to Malta. (14)

7 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (14)

16 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is docked in No.1 dock at Malta. (17)

19 Aug 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is undocked. (17)

21 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She is ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (14)

3 Sep 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) claims the sinking of two sailing vessels off Paximadia Island, Greece.

7 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (14)

11 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (18)

19 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She is ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (14)

24 Sep 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) claims the sinking of a sailing vessel south-east of Cape Drepano, Sithonia Peninsula, Greece.

26 Sep 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Salomea (751 BRT, former Greek Evangelos Nomikos) off Kassandra, Greece.

27 Sep 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German landing craft SF 299. SF 121 was damaged.

5 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (14)

9 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is docked in No.1 dock at Malta. (19)

18 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is undocked. (19)

24 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 6th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She is ordered to proceed to Chios and from there proceed on patrol in the Aegean. (14)

3 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is ordered to proceed to Mitylene where she arrived later the same day. (14)

9 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is ordered to leave Mitylene and to return to Malta. She departed Mitylene later that day. (14)

14 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (14)

17 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is docked in No.1 dock at Malta. (20)

24 Nov 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) is undocked. (20)

29 Nov 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Port Said. (20)

4 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (21)

6 Dec 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) transited the Suez Canal and anchored off Port Tewfik. (21)

9 Dec 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Port Tewfik for Aden. (21)

15 Dec 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed for Kilindini later the same day. (21)

22 Dec 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Kilindini where she was to be employed for A/S training duties. (21)

27 Dec 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Shapinsay (T/Lt. R. Murgatroyd, RNVR) and ML 834. (21)

2 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Lulworth (Cdr. R.C.S. Woolley, RD, RNR) and HMS Sobkra (Lt. C.K. Mackenzie, RANVR). (22)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Lulworth (Cdr. R.C.S. Woolley, RD, RNR) and HMS Sobkra (Lt. C.K. Mackenzie, RANVR). (22)

4 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with Dumont d'Urville, HMS Sobkra (Lt. C.K. Mackenzie, RANVR) and HMS Honesty (T/Lt. M.J. Rowlands, RNVR). (22)

5 Jan 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with Dumont d'Urville, HMS Sobkra (Lt. C.K. Mackenzie, RANVR) and HDML 1106 (Lt. F.H. Barnes, KNRNVR).

Also a practice attack was carried out on the Dumont d'Urville. (22)

11 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with aircraft. (22)

12 Jan 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Honesty (T/Lt. M.J. Rowlands, RNVR), HMS Solvra (T/Lt. M. Low, DSC, RNVR), ML 834 and aircraft. (22)

13 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Solvra (T/Lt. M. Low, DSC, RNVR), ML 834 and aircraft. (22)

16 Jan 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with aircraft. (22)

23 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Solvra (T/Lt. M. Low, DSC, RNVR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS Vigorous]. (22)

31 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Falmouth (Lt.Cdr. E.A. Woodhead, RD, RNR) and HMS Marguerite (T/Lt. G.K. Wrigley, RNVR). (22)

1 Feb 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with aircraft. (23)

7 Feb 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with aircraft. (23)

8 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Freesia (T/Lt. W.L. Hancock, SANF(V)) and HMS Solvra (T/Lt. M. Low, DSC, RNVR). (23)

10 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Lulworth (Cdr. R.C.S. Woolley, RD, RNR) and HMS Solvra (T/Lt. M. Low, DSC, RNVR). (23)

13 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Solvra (T/Lt. M. Low, DSC, RNVR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS Vigorous]. (23)

15 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Kilindini. (23)

22 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Kilindini. These included night exercises. (23)

23 Feb 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with aircraft. (23)

27 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Kilindini. (23)

28 Feb 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Kilindini. (23)

1 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Kilindini. (24)

2 Mar 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Kilindini. (24)

9 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed Kilindini for Colombo. (24)

22 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Colombo. (24)


Submarine HMS Sleuth (P 261)


13 May 1945
HMS Sleuth (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) and HMS Solent (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) both depart Exmouth Gulf to return to their patrol area in the Eastern Java Sea.

They were to patrol there for a week and then proceed to Subic Bay, Philippines. This patrol was later cancelled and they were both ordered to proceed to Subic Bay directly. (14)

16 May 1945
During the evening HMS Sleuth (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) passed Lombok Strait Northbound. (14)

25 May 1945
HMS Sleuth (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol (1st in the South-East Pacific area) at Subic Bay. (14)


Submarine HMS Trenchant (P 331)


21 Sep 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed from Fremantle bound for the U.K. for a refit. The first leg of the trip is to Aden. (25)

12 Oct 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. En-route from Fremantle she had suffered engine problems. (25)

15 Oct 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed from Aden for Port Said. (25)

21 Oct 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (25)

23 Oct 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed from Port Said bound for Alexandria. (25)

24 Oct 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (25)

10 Nov 1945
After some repairs HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed from Alexandria bound for Malta. (25)

13 Nov 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (25)

16 Nov 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed from Malta bound for Gibraltar. (25)

20 Nov 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (25)

21 Nov 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed from Gibraltar bound for Portsmouth. (25)

26 Nov 1945
HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (25)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16722
  2. ADM 173/16723
  3. ADM 173/16724
  4. ADM 199/1828
  5. ADM 173/16724 + ADM 173/17197
  6. ADM 199/424
  7. ADM 199/1834
  8. ADM 199/1907
  9. ADM 199/1834
  10. ADM 199/2565
  11. ADM 173/19738
  12. ADM 173/19379
  13. ADM 173/19380
  14. ADM 199/1876
  15. ADM 199/1911
  16. ADM 173/19381
  17. ADM 173/19383
  18. ADM 173/19384
  19. ADM 173/19385
  20. ADM 173/19386
  21. ADM 173/19387
  22. ADM 173/20272
  23. ADM 173/20273
  24. ADM 173/20274
  25. ADM 199/2572

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


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