Hartley Withers Wilkinson, RN

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1 Nov 1938 S.Lt.
1 Mar 1940 Lt.

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Warship Commands listed for Hartley Withers Wilkinson, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS P 614 (P 614)Lt.SubmarineSep 1942late 1943
HMS Upshot (P 82)Lt.Submarineearly 19442 Dec 1944
HMS Surf (P 239)Lt.Submarine5 Dec 194416 May 1945

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Submarine HMS P 614 (P 614)


23 Oct 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holy Loch for Freetown.

Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Unbeaten (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN). The submarines were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(retired) R.H. Mack, RN).

For the daily positions of HMS P 614 during the passage from Holy Loch to Freetown see the map below.

(1)

11 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Freetown. (2)

17 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR), HMS Coventry City (T/Lt. J.C. Grose, RNR), another HMS trawler (unable to read the name in the log of HMS P 614) and HMS ML 271. (2)

20 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Burdock (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Lynes, RD, RNR) and HMS ML 290 (T/Lt. W. Barrie, RNVR). Later the same day A/S exercises were carried out with Wellington aircraft. (2)

22 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Burdock (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Lynes, RD, RNR), FFS Commandant Drogou, FFS Commandant Detroyat, HMS Morris Dance (T/Lt. S.A. MacKechnie, RNVR) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. E.C.F.D. Jacquier, RNVR). (2)

23 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Southern Pride (T/Lt. F.A. Darrah, RNVR) and HMS ML 302 (T.Lt. I.L. Fawcett, RNVR). (2)

28 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Milford (Cdr. (retired) the Hon. V.M. Wyndham-Quin, RN) and HMIS Khyber. (2)

29 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Tamarisk (Lt. S. Ayles, RNR), HMS ML 277 and HMS ML 281. (2)

5 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Arran (T/Lt. D.S. Hutton, RNR), HMS ML 277 (3)

6 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) the Hon. V.M. Wyndham-Quin, RN) and HMS Tamarisk (Lt. S. Ayles, RNR). (3)

9 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR). (3)

12 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Hydrangea (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR), FFS Commandant Drogou, HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR) and HMS Northern Isles (T/Lt. J.M. Baldry, RNVR). (3)

14 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. (retired) N.W.H. Weekes, OBE, RN), HMS Armeria (Lt. M. Todd, RNR) and HMS Holcombe (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Pinchin, DSC, RN). (3)

20 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Hydrangea (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR). (3)

21 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Hydrangea (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR) and FFS Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves. (3)

24 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Holcombe (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Pinchin, DSC, RN), HMS Hydrangea (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR) and HMS ML 289 (T/Lt. S.E. Slater, RNVR). (3)

28 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Freetown for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol to the west-north-west of Freetown for a anti-uboat patrol.

For the daily positions of HMS P 614 during this patrol see the map below.

(3)

4 Jan 1943 (position 9.00, -17.29)
At 0643 hours (G.M.T.), HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN), sighted a German U-boat on the surface near position 09°00'N, 17°29'E. P 614 dived to avoid being sighted and to attack if possible. At 0709 hours P 614 surfaced. The U-boat dived a 0725 hours and contact was lost before an attack could be undertaken.

The U-boat sighted was most likely U-175. (4)

5 Jan 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Freetown. (4)

14 Jan 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Freetown for Simonstown via Takoradi and Porte Noire.

For the daily positions of HMS P 614 during the passage from Freetown to Simonstown see the map below.

(4)

19 Jan 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Takoradi. (4)

22 Jan 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Takoradi together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR) and several motor launches. (4)

23 Jan 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Takoradi together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR). (4)

25 Jan 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Takoradi together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises she departed for Pointe Noire. (4)

31 Jan 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Pointe Noire. After fuelling she departed for Simonstown later the same day. (4)

10 Feb 1943
Around 1430 hours (zone -1), HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN), made rendez-vous with her escort towards Simonstown, the British corvette HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR).

12 Feb 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Simonstown, South Africa where she commenced a period of repairs. (5)

15 Mar 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises off Simonstown. (6)

29 Mar 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Simonstown to Capetown. (6)

30 Mar 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Capetown together with HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR). (6)

1 Apr 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Capetown to Simonstown. (7)

5 Apr 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (7)

21 Apr 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted engine trials off Simonstown. (7)

22 Apr 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Simonstown for Boma. She was escorted by the Free French corvette FFS Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves.

In the afternoon two ratings were washed overboard of which only was recovered. The other was was reported missing after a search of over an hour.

For the daily position of the (aborted) passage to Boma and the return from Walvis Bay to Simonstown see the map below.

(7)

26 Apr 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) is ordered to proceed to Walvis Bay where she and her escort arrived later the same day. (7)

7 May 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Walvis Bay for Simonstown. She was escorted by HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR). (8)

11 May 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Simonstown. (8)

17 May 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (8)

18 May 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (8)

25 May 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (8)

2 Jun 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) is docked at Simonstown. (9)

28 Jun 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) is undocked. (9)

5 Jul 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (10)

6 Jul 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (10)

7 Jul 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (10)

8 Jul 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (10)

1 Aug 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Simonstown. (11)

2 Aug 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Simonstown to Cape Town. She was escorted by HMS Norwich City (T/Lt. L.H. Stammers, RNVR). (11)

4 Aug 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Cape Town to Simonstown. She was escorted by HMS Northern Isles (T/Lt. J.M. Baldry, RNVR). (11)

10 Aug 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Simonstown for Freetown. She was escorted until 1200/12 by HMS Lewes (Lt.Cdr. M.V. Thorburn, DSC, VRD, RNVR).

For the daily positions of HMS P 614 during this passage see the map below.

(11)

26 Aug 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Freetown. (11)

1 Sep 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Freetown for Dakar where she was to top off with fuel before proceeding towards the United Kingdom.

For the daily positions of HMS P 614 during the passage from Freetown to Dundee see the map below.

(12)

4 Sep 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Dakar. After fuelling she departed for Portsmouth. (12)

23 Sep 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Falmouth. (12)

25 Sep 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) departed Falmouth for Holy Loch. During the passage north through the Irish Sea they were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (12)

28 Sep 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. She departed for Dundee later the same day. She was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) until 1053/30 when HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) took over the escort. (12)

1 Oct 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Dundee where she was to refit. (13)

12 Oct 1943
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) is taken in hand for refit by the Caledon shipyard at Dundee. (13)


Submarine HMS Upshot (P 82)


14 May 1944
Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (A/Skr.Lt. G. Murray, RNR). (14)

15 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area following which she arrived at Holy Loch where she was commissioned. (14)

18 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (14)

19 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (14)

20 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (14)

22 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to the torpedo range in Arrochar. (14)

23 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (14)

24 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (14)

25 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch. (14)

27 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted STU trials and D/F calibration trials in the Clyde area. (14)

28 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (14)

29 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown where she also carried out radar exercises. (14)

30 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted radar exercises and later attack exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). (15)

31 May 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) and later with HMS Mauritius (Capt. W.W. Davis, RN). These last exercises also included night execises. (14)

1 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) continued last night's exercises. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch. (16)

2 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (16)

3 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN), HMS Subtle (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) and HMS Supreme (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Barlow, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with each other.

Following these HMS Upshot also conducted night attack exercises during which HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the target. (16)

4 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (16)

6 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted log trials in the Clyde area. (16)

7 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Thule (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with each other.

Also attacks were made during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Cutty Sark served as the targets. These also included night exercises. (16)

8 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (16)

9 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (16)

10 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (16)

11 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted night radar exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). Upon completion of these HMS Upshot returned to Holy Loch. (16)

13 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (16)

19 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR). These included night exercises. Also a practice attack was carried out on HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN). (16)

20 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted night A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). Later A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (16)

21 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN). (16)

23 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (16)

25 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown. She also made a practice attack during which HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) served as the target. (16)

27 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. She was escorted by HMS ML 239 (T/Lt. O.H.W. Richards, RNVR). (16)

29 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Thule (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises with each other off Larne. (16)

30 Jun 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Hadleigh Castle (Lt. C. Sandeman, RN) and HMS Berkeley Castle (T/Lt. F.A. Darrah, RNVR). (16)

1 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (17)

3 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft from HMS Nabob (Cdr. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) (17)

5 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft from HMS Nabob (Cdr. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) (17)

8 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (17)

11 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) served as the target. (17)

14 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) both conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which they served as targets for each other. (17)

15 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. (17)

16 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (17)

18 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN) and HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR) and later with ships from the 4th Escort Group. (17)

19 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (17)

20 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Portchester Castle (Lt. A.G. Scott, RNR) and HMS Kenilworth Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.J. Allon, RNR). (17)

21 Jul 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Allington Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Ogden, DSC, RNVR). Upon completion of these HMS Upshot proceeded to Holy Loch escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR). (17)

24 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted D/G trials off Helensburg. (17)

27 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. (17)

28 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) is undocked. (17)

2 Aug 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

During the passage north through the Minches she was escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) until 1033/4.

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

(18)

21 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Holy Loch. (18)

31 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holy Loch for Stornoway. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (19)

1 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Stornoway. (20)

2 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway. (20)

3 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway. (20)

9 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Stornoway to Tobermory escorted by HMS Guardsman (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Linggard, RNVR). (20)

15 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. (20)

23 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Lamlash. (20)

24 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special radar trials off Lamlash with HMCS Copper Cliff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hutchings, RCNR). (20)

26 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special radar trials off Lamlash with HMCS Copper Cliff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.G. Hutchings, RCNR). (20)

27 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Lamlash to Rothesay. (20)

28 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (20)

29 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Camellia (T/Lt. G.W. Charlton, DSC, RNR). (21)

1 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Camellia (T/Lt. G.W. Charlton, DSC, RNR). (22)

2 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Camellia (T/Lt. G.W. Charlton, DSC, RNR). (22)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Camellia (T/Lt. G.W. Charlton, DSC, RNR). (22)

4 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Conn (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN). (23)

5 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (23)

6 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (23)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (23)

9 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (23)

10 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN). (22)

11 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (22)

12 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tortola (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.C.L. Payne, RNVR), HMS Sarawak (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rayner, RD, RNR) and HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR). (23)

13 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (22)

14 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (23)

16 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Rothesay for Holyhead. (23)

17 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Holyhead. (23)

24 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (23)

25 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (23)

26 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (23)

27 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (23)

29 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (23)

30 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (23)

31 Oct 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (23)

1 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

3 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

4 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

6 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

8 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

10 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

13 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

15 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

16 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted special trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (24)

17 Nov 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holyhead for Rothesay. (24)

18 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Rothesay. Here work on her compressors had to be carried out. (24)


Submarine HMS Surf (P 239)


5 Dec 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted exercises off Portland. (25)

6 Dec 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Portland for Sheerness. She was escorted by HMS Switha (T/Lt. V.S. Jeffery, RNVR). (25)

7 Dec 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Sheerness. (25)

8 Dec 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Sheerness to Chatham where she was to be refitted at the Naval Dockyard. (25)

27 Apr 1945
With her refit completed HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from the Chatham Dockyard to Sheerness. (26)

28 Apr 1945
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted trials off Sheerness. (26)

29 Apr 1945
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Sheerness for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Olivine (Lt. E.P. Evers, RANVR). (26)

1 May 1945
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Dundee. (27)

2 May 1945
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). (27)

3 May 1945
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (27)

5 May 1945
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN). They are escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (27)

6 May 1945
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (27)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17527
  2. ADM 173/17528
  3. ADM 173/17529
  4. ADM 173/17957
  5. ADM 173/17958
  6. ADM 173/17959
  7. ADM 173/17960
  8. ADM 173/17961
  9. ADM 173/17962
  10. ADM 173/17963
  11. ADM 173/17964
  12. ADM 173/17965
  13. ADM 173/17966
  14. ADM 173/19295
  15. ADM 199/19295
  16. ADM 173/19296
  17. ADM 173/19297
  18. ADM 199/1821
  19. ADM 173/19298
  20. ADM 173/19299
  21. ADM 199/19299
  22. ADM 199/19300
  23. ADM 173/19300
  24. ADM 173/19301
  25. ADM 173/18909
  26. ADM 173/19786
  27. ADM 173/19787

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


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