Norman Richard Wood, RN

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Ranks

1 Aug 1940 S.Lt.
1 Nov 1941 Lt.
1 Nov 1949 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 28 Feb 1958


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Norman Richard Wood, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS United (P 44)Lt.Submarine30 Dec 194322 Jul 1944
HMS Vigorous (P 74)Lt.Submarine20 Apr 194519 Dec 1945

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Submarine HMS United (P 44)


24 Feb 1944
After completing her refit at the Devonport Dockyard, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth. (1)

25 Feb 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth. (1)

26 Feb 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth. (1)

27 Feb 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth together with HMS Tartar (Cdr. St. J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN). (1)

28 Feb 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth. (1)

29 Feb 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth together with HMS Tartar (Cdr. St. J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN). (1)

1 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth together with with ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR), ML 183 (T/Lt. A.J. Wright, RNVR) and ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR) and later with HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN) and HMCS Athabascan (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN). (2)

3 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR), ML 183 (T/Lt. A.J. Wright, RNVR) and ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR) and later with HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN). (2)

4 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR), ML 183 (T/Lt. A.J. Wright, RNVR) and ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN), HMIS Godavari (A/Capt. J.W. Jefford, OBE, RIN), HMS Neave (T/Lt. T. Ross, RNVR) and HMS Skomer (A/Skr.Lt. D.E.S. Mair, DSO, RNR). (2)

10 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Rothesay. HMS United was now assigned to training duties and operated mostly from Stornoway and Tobermory. (2)

13 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Rothesay for Stornoway. She made the passage together with HMS H 43 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). At 0810/14, near Tobermory Blade and H 43 left and United joined her new escort, HMS Persian (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN) for onward passage to Stornoway where they arrived at 2358/14. (2)

16 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) shifted from Stronoway to Tobermory and back. She was escorted by HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR). (2)

18 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Persian (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN). (2)

20 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Persian (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN). (2)

22 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR). (2)

23 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR). (2)

24 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR). (2)

26 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMCS Hespeler (T/Lt.Cdr. N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR). (2)

27 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMCS Hespeler (T/Lt.Cdr. N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR) and HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. Cornelius, RNR). (2)

28 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMCS Hespeler (T/Lt.Cdr. N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR) and HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. Cornelius, RNR). (2)

29 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Rifleman (Lt. C.L. Carroll, DSC, RNR), HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. P.W. Arnold, RNVR) and HMS Southern Shore (Skr. S. Hearne, RNR).

Later the same day she departed Stornoway for Tobermory. (2)

30 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Tobermory. (2)

3 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Whiteaker (Lt. G.P.W. Edwards, RN) and HMS Rupert (Lt. P.C.S. Black, RN). (3)

4 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RD, RNR) and HMS Retalick (Lt. J.S. Brownrigg, RN). (3)

5 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR) and HMS Stockham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.C. Hamilton, RNR). (3)

6 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban where she was to fuel. She was escorted by HMS LCT 21. (3)

8 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (3)

9 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Spragge (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RD, RNR), HMS Duff (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Brock, RCNVR), HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN) and HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN). (3)

10 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Waldegrave (Lt. T. Hay, RN) and HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN). (3)

11 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Tyler (Lt. C.H. Ranking, RN), HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR) and HMS Berkeley Castle (T/Lt. F.A. Darrah, RNVR). (3)

15 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted several practice attacks off Tobermory on HMS Lady Sharazad. (3)

16 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR), HMS Havelock (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC and Bar, RN), La Surprise. (3)

19 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Lapwing (Cdr.(Retd.) E.C. Hulton, RN), HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR) and HMS Knaresborough Castle (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR). (3)

20 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Knaresborough Castle (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR), HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR), HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMS Lapwing (Cdr.(Retd.) E.C. Hulton, RN). (3)

21 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR), HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR), HMS Highlander (Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, RNVR) and La Surprise. (3)

22 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Highlander (Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, RNVR), La Surprise, HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR) and HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR). (3)

27 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR), La Surprise, HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR). (3)

28 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR), HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR), HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR) and HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC and Bar, RNR). (3)

29 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC and Bar, RNR), HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR) and HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR). (3)

3 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN). During the passage to Oban they were escorted by HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. M.L. Patterson, RNVR). Off Oban escort was taken over by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). Also HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) joined for the passage to Rothesay. (4)

4 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (4)

9 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area together with HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). (4)

12 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

15 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 15/16 May 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (4)

18 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) and HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (4)

19 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Lough Foyle.

Later the same day A/S exercises were carried out together with HMCS Port Colborne (T/Lt.Cdr. C.J. Angus, RCNR), HMCS Saint John (A/Lt.Cdr. W.R. Stacey, RCNR) and another vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy. (4)

22 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft and later with HMCS Saint John (A/Lt.Cdr. W.R. Stacey, RCNR). (4)

23 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR), HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.> Roberts, RNR) and HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR). (4)

24 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR), HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.> Roberts, RNR) and HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR). (4)

25 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Lough Foyle (Londonderry) for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (4)

25 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (4)

29 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. She made the passage together with HMS Sealion (Lt. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (4)

30 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Fishguard. (4)

2 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

3 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

5 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

6 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

9 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 9/10 June 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

11 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

12 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

13 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

14 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

16 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 16/17 June 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

18 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 18/19 June 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

21 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

25 Jun 1944
During 25-29 June 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. These included night exercises. (5)

30 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (5)

3 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 3-6 July 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. These included night exercises. (6)

7 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 7/8 July 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (6)

9 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 9-12 July 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. These included night exercises. (6)

14 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 14/15 July 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. (6)

17 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 17-21 July 1944, HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard together with aircraft. These included night exercises. (6)


Submarine HMS Vigorous (P 74)


20 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. (7)

21 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. (7)

22 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) returned to Trincomalee on completion of last night's exercises. (7)

10 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) is docked at Trincomalee. (8)

12 May 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) is undocked. (8)

15 May 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Trincomalee for Rangoon.

For the daily positions of Vigorous during this passage see the map below.

(8)

20 May 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Rangoon where she was to serve as a floating power station. (8)

31 May 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Rangoon for Trincomalee.

[As no log is available for this period no map for this passage can be displayed.] (8)

5 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Trincomalee from Rangoon. (9)

2 Jul 1945
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 7th war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the Nicobar Island and the north coast of Sumatra.

[As no log is available for this period no map for this patrol can be displayed.] (10)

16 Jul 1945 (position 5.35, 95.16)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) damaged a Japanese coaster with gunfire off north-west Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1228 hours - Surfaced in position 05°34.9'N, 95°15'7'E and opened fire with the deck gun at a beached coaster. 43 rounds were fired for 25 hits.

1235 hours - Dived in position 05°34.8'N, 95°15'7'E and retired to the north.

23 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (10)

9 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Trincomalee for Aden. (10)

21 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Aden. (10)

22 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both departed Aden for Suez. (10)

28 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both arrived at Suez where they entered the Panama Canal. They anchored of Ismaïlia later the same day. (10)

29 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both departed Ismaïlia, transited the Suez Canal and arrived at Port Said.

They both departed Port Said for Alexandria later the same day. (10)

30 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both arrived at Alexandria. (10)

6 Oct 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both departed Alexandria for Malta. (10)

10 Oct 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both arrived at Malta. (10)

13 Oct 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both Malta for Gibraltar. (10)

17 Oct 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both arrived at Gibraltar. (10)

19 Oct 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both departed Gibraltar for the U.K. (10)

26 Oct 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vigorous (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) and HMS Visigoth (Lt. C.H. Hammer, RN) both arrived at Holy Loch. (10)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19216
  2. ADM 173/19217
  3. ADM 173/19218
  4. ADM 173/19219
  5. ADM 173/19220
  6. ADM 173/19221
  7. ADM 173/20275
  8. ADM 173/20276
  9. ADM 199/2574
  10. ADM 199/1876

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


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