Reginald Denis Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN

Born   1914Devonshire
Died  Aug 1941(27)HMS P 33


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Ranks

16 Sep 1934 S.Lt.
16 Apr 1936 Lt.

Decorations

9 May 1940 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Reginald Denis Whiteway-Wilkinson, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 31 (N 31)Lt.Submarine14 Oct 194020 Apr 1941
HMS P 33 (P 33)Lt.Submarine21 Apr 194120 Aug 1941

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Submarine HMS H 31 (N 31)


16 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Philante (Capt.(Retd.) H.S. Bowlby, RN). (1)

17 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) arrived at Tobermory. (1)

18 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

21 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

23 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

24 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

24 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

25 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

27 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

28 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

29 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

31 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (1)

2 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

3 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

4 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

5 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban to fuel and then back to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (2)

9 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

12 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

13 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

14 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

15 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

16 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban to fuel. She was escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/S.Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR). (2)

17 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) returned from Oban back to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Martinetta (T/S.Lt. J.A. Brightman, RNVR). (2)

18 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

19 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

20 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

21 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (2)

22 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

28 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area. (2)

29 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area. (2)

30 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (2)

1 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

2 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

3 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

4 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

5 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

7 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

20 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

21 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

22 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. After having returned to harbour the engine room accidentaly flooded and the submarine sank alongside the quay.

24 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the afternoon the engine room of HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) was pumped dry and the submarine was floating again.

25 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) was towed from Campbeltown to Rothesay by the tug Thames. (3)

11 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) was towed from Rothesay to Greenock. (4)

12 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) was towed from Greenock to Glasgow where she was docked for repairs. (4)

20 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) was undocked. (4)

25 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) proceeded from Glasgow to Rothesay. (4)

30 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

31 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

2 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (5)

3 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (5)

4 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (5)

5 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (5)

6 Feb 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). Opon completion of these exercises H 31 proceeded to Ardrishaig. (5)

7 Feb 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

8 Feb 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

10 Feb 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

11 Feb 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

12 Feb 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

13 Feb 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. Upon completion of these exercises H 31 proceeded to Rothesay. (5)

24 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (5)

25 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr. (retired) C.E.H. White, RN). (5)

26 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) (5)

27 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) (5)

1 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

2 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (6)

3 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) (6)

4 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR). (6)

5 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR). (6)

6 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (6)

7 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

9 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN). (6)

10 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) (6)

11 Mar 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (6)

12 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

13 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

14 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

16 Mar 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. E.R. Mainguy, RCN) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski, ORP). (6)

17 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (6)

18 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted night exercises with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). Upon completion of these exercises they proceeded to Rothesay where they arrived later the same day. (6)

19 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted torpedo firing (salvo firing) exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

21 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (6)

22 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) arrived at Tobermory. She departed later the same day togther with HMS H 33 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) and HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) for Falmouth. The submarines were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (6)

25 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) arrived at Falmouth. She departed for Plymouth later the same day. (6)

26 Mar 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth. (6)

29 Mar 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay. She sailed at 0630 hours together with HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN). They were escorted until 1135 hours by HMS Lincolnshire (Lt.Cdr. W.K. Buckley, RNVR). (7)

29 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
For the daily positions of HMS H 31 during this patrol see the map below. Do note that the map is incomplete as there are no positions noted in the log for several days.

(8)

14 Apr 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) ended her 8th war patrol and HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) ended her 11th war patrol at Falmouth.

At 0630 hours, the submarines made rendez-vous was with their escort towards Falmouth, HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (7)

16 Apr 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) and HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) both departed Falmouth for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (9)

18 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (9)


Submarine HMS P 33 (P 33)


29 May 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. (10)

30 May 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trials and training. (10)

17 Jun 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She was escorted to Bishops Rock by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN).

As no log is available for June 1941 no map can be displayed. (11)

26 Jun 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (10)

28 Jun 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta.

For the daily positions of HMS P 33 during this passage see the map below.
As there is no log available for June 1941 only positions from 1 July 1941 and onwards can be displayed on the map.


View HMS P 33 passage Gibraltar - Malta in a larger map (10)

6 Jul 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (12)

11 Jul 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 1st war patrol. Her initial ordered were to patrol to the North-West of Lampedusa and form a patrol line with Ursula and Unbeaten to intercept a southbound convoy but nothing was seen. Later she was ordered to patrol off the Gulf of Hammamet and finally she was ordered to take up a patrol position to the South of Pantelleria.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 33 during this patrol see the map below.


View HMS P 33 1st war patrol in a larger map (13)

15 Jul 1941 (position 36.27, 11.54)
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) attacked a convoy and torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Barbarigo (5293 GRT, built 1930) off Pantellaria Island in position 36°27'N, 11°54'E.

(All times are zone -2)
1407 hours - The convoy P 33 was warned about was sighted in position 36°27'N, 11°54'E.

1416 hours - It was noticed that the convoy was made up of 5 half laden merchants. These were in two columns of two ships each in line ahead with one more ship leading in the middle of the two columns. The escort was identified as six Spica class torpedo boats in pairs of two, one pair ahead and one pair on each quarter of the convoy. The escorts were under constant wheel. Also an aircraft was overhead. P 33 was at 11000 yards and closed to attack the leading ship of the starboard column. The size of this ship was estimated at 7000 tons. (This convoy from Tripoli to Naples consisted of the Italian merchants Rialto (6099 GRT, built 1927), Andrea Gritti (6338 GRT, built 1939), Sebastiano Venier (6311 GRT, built 1940), the above mentioned Barbarigo (5293 GRT, built 1930) and the German merchant Ankara (4768 GRT, built 1937) and was escorted by the Italian destroyers Lanzerotto Malocello, Fuciliere and Alpino and the Italian torpedo boats Procione, Pegaso and Orsa). The convoy had sailed from Tripoli at 1600 hrs on 14 July bound for Naples.

1439 hours - Four torpedoes were fired at the intended target from 2500 yards. 2 hits were heard about 2 minutes after firing. Almost immediately a heavy counter attack began that lasted until 1605 hours, in all 116 depth charges were dropped but only one pattern fell close knocking out some lights. After the attack on the merchant Lt. Whiteway-Wilkinson took P 33 to 70 feet but she lost her trim and control was only regained at 310 feet. Due to this extreme depth several leaks occurred and the pressure hull was distorted. This forced Lt. Whiteway-Wilkinson to abandon the patrol and head to Malta for repairs. This damage was not due to the depth charging but due to the great depth that P 33 ended up after losing her trim.

According to Italian sources the submarine had been sighted by CANT Z.501/6 of 144^ Squadriglia and attacked with two bombs. The destroyer Fuciliere had seen the torpedo tracks and dropped 28 depth charges, followed by Alpino who dropped more depth charges. The destroyers rejoined the convoy and Pegaso was ordered to pick up the survivors while Procione and Orsa were detached to hunt the submarine while CANT Z.501/2 of 144^ Squadriglia also joined the hunt. (13)

16 Jul 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Malta. (13)

21 Jul 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) was docked at Malta for repairs. (12)

28 Jul 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) was undocked. (12)

6 Aug 1941
HMS P 33 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to position 33°20'N, 13°00'E, part of a patrol line with HMS P 32 (Lt. David Anthony Baily Abdy, RN) and HMS Unique (Lt. A.F. Collett, RN) patrol off Tripoli. On 15 August, Unique tried to make contact with P 33 by SST but without success, she was probably mined some time before on one the sections of the ‘T’ minefield. (14)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16280
  2. ADM 173/16281
  3. ADM 173/16282
  4. ADM 173/16725
  5. ADM 173/16726
  6. ADM 173/16727
  7. ADM 199/1828
  8. ADM 173/16727 + ADM 173/16728
  9. ADM 173/16728
  10. ADM 199/2565
  11. ADM 199/400
  12. ADM 173/16870
  13. ADM 199/1120
  14. ADM 199/1925

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


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