Peter Noel Buckley DSO, RN

Born  26 Dec 1909


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Ranks

1 Sep 1930 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1932 Lt.
1 Apr 1940 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1945 Cdr.
31 Dec 1952 Capt.
7 Jul 1962 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 5 Jan 1965


Decorations

21 Aug 1945 DSO
19 Feb 1946 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1964 CB

Warship Commands listed for Peter Noel Buckley, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Shark (i) (N 54)Lt.Submarine16 Jan 19396 Jul 1940

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Submarine HMS Shark (i) (N 54)


4 Sep 1939 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (1)

7 Sep 1939
During 7 and 8 September 1939, HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN), conducted exercises off Malta. These included night exercises. (1)

16 Sep 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (1)

18 Sep 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (1)

22 Sep 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN), conducted exercises off Malta. (1)

26 Sep 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (1)

27 Sep 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (1)

29 Sep 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) was docked at Malta. (1)

30 Sep 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) was undocked. (1)

4 Oct 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (2)

11 Oct 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. Shark was to proceed to the U.K.

For the daily positions of HMS Shark during the passage from Malta to Portsmouth see the map below.

(2)

15 Oct 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (2)

16 Oct 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Gibraltar for Portsmouth. (2)

22 Oct 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (2)

28 Oct 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea (Dogger Bank area).

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

(3)

7 Nov 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Rosyth. (3)

12 Nov 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Rosyth for Sheerness. She made the passage together with HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, RN), HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) and HMS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Slaughter, RN). They were escorted by HMS Flamingo (Cdr. J.H. Huntley, RN) until 0900/13 when HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Kingdon, RN) took over the escort. (4)

14 Nov 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) arrived at the Chatham Dockyard. (4)

15 Nov 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) was docked at the Chatham Dockyard. (4)

23 Nov 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) was undocked. (4)

24 Nov 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed the Chatham Dockyard for Harwich. (4)

25 Nov 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) arrived at Harwich. (4)

5 Dec 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Harwich for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Texel, the Netherlands. Later she moved to the Heligoland Bight.

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

(5)

21 Dec 1939
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Harwich. (5)

3 Jan 1940
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Harwich for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

Before proceeding on patrol exercises were carried out with HMS Gallant (Lt.Cdr. C.P.F. Brown, RN). (5)

3 Jan 1940

For the daily positions of HMS Shark during her 3rd war patrol see the map below.

(5)

13 Jan 1940
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Harwich.

Shortly before entering harbour A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Grafton (Cdr. C.E.C. Robinson, RN) and HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr J. Lee-Barber, DSO, RN). (5)

2 Feb 1940
HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) shifted from Harwich to the Chatham Dockyard to refit there. (6)

1 Apr 1940
With her refit completed, HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN), returned to Harwich from the Chatham Dockyard. (6)

7 Apr 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Harwich for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Heligoland Bight.

No log is available for this period therefore no map can be displayed. (5)

10 Apr 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) was ordered to patrol further to the North. (5)

11 Apr 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) was ordered to patrol of the Skaw. (5)

13 Apr 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) was ordered to patrol off Kristiansand, Norway. Later she returned to her area off the Skaw. (5)

15 Apr 1940 (position 57.55, 10.08)
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) attacked a convoy made up of the German transports Ahrendsburg (2988 GRT, built 1939) and Angelburg (3069 GRT, built 1938). They were escorted by the submarine tender Saar.

The torpedoes tracks were sighted and the convoy was able to evade them.

1407 hours - In position 57º55'N, 10º08'E sighted a convoy of two merchants that were thought to be escorted by the German minelayer Brummer. Started attack.

1418 hours - Fired five torpedoes at the second merchant ship from a range of 4000 yards. No hits were obtained. (5)

18 Apr 1940
Between 0326 and 0331 hours, HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN), was depth charged by enemy A/S trawlers. A total of six depth charges were dropped fairly close but no damage was sustained. (5)

21 Apr 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) was ordered to return to base. (5)

26 Apr 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Harwich. (5)

7 May 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Harwich for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea near Texel, the Netherlands.

No log is available for this period therefore no map can be displayed. (5)

24 May 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Rosyth. (5)

11 Jun 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Rosyth for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea.

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

(5)

18 Jun 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) was ordered to return to Rosyth. (5)

20 Jun 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) ended her 6th war patrol at Rosyth. (5)

3 Jul 1940
HMS Shark (Lt.Cdr. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed Rosyth for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Skudesnes, Norway. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16091
  2. ADM 173/16092
  3. ADM 199/373
  4. ADM 173/16093
  5. ADM 199/1840
  6. ADM 199/2570

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


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