Russell Stanhope Brookes DSO, DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 May 1929 Mid.
25 Jul 1932 A/S.Lt.
25 Jun 1934 S.Lt.
19 Mar 1935 Lt.
19 Mar 1943 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1948 Cdr.

Retired: 1 Feb 1960


Decorations

9 May 1940 DSC
29 Jun 1943 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Russell Stanhope Brookes, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 33 (N 33)Lt.Submarine8 Aug 194022 Nov 1940
HMS Upright (N 89)Lt.Submarine24 Apr 194112 May 1941
HMS Osiris (N 67)Lt.Submarine18 Sep 1941Apr 1942
HMS Clyde (N 12)Lt.Submarine1 May 19429 Sep 1944
HMS Severn (N 57)Lt.Cdr.Submarine21 Sep 194423 Dec 1944
HMS Truant (N 68)Lt.Cdr.Submarine6 Feb 1945late 1945

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Submarine HMS H 33 (N 33)


10 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

11 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rothesay to Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (1)

12 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. These included a practice attack on HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (1)

13 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

14 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. These included a practice attack on HMS Tuscarora (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Stubbs, RN). (1)

15 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. These included a practice attack on HMS Terje 1 (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (1)

16 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

17 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 33 proceeded to Rothesay. (1)

21 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (1)

22 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

23 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

24 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

26 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

27 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

28 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

29 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

30 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. These included a practice attack on HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(retired) W.A. Ford, RN). (1)

31 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 33 proceeded to Rothesay. (1)

2 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. (2)

3 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Tobermory. (2)

5 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

7 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

8 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

11 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

12 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

14 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

15 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

16 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

18 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

19 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

20 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

22 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

24 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

25 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

26 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

27 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

28 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

29 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. (2)

30 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

7 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 7/8 1940, HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (3)

8 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Campbeltown. (3)

10 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

11 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

12 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

13 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

14 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

15 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

16 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

17 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

19 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

20 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) proceeded from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

25 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

27 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) proceeded from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

28 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

31 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

1 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

2 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

4 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

5 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

6 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

7 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

8 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

9 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

10 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) proceeded from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (4)

16 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) proceeded to Ardrossan. (4)

19 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) returned to Rothesay. (4)

20 Nov 1940
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) and HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (4)

21 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Tobermory. (4)


Submarine HMS Upright (N 89)


26 Apr 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Beryl, HMS Urge, HMS Utmost and HMS Upholder.

Spare Commanding Officer Lt. Brookes had temporary taken command of HMS Upright as Lt. Norman was sick. (5)

27 Apr 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 10th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between Kerkennah, Tunisia and Tripoli, Libya.

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

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2 May 1941 (position 33.59, 12.01)
HMS Upright (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) tried to attack a convoy about 50 nautical miles South-East of the Kerkennah shallows. Due to an mistake in the setup of the attack it had to be broken off. Later one torpedo was fired from great range but it missed.

According to Italian sources this was probably the convoy consisting of Tilly M. Russ (1600 GRT, built 1926), Brook (1225 GRT, built 1927), Bainsizza (7933 GRT, built 1930), San Andre (?) and tug Max Behrendt escorted by the torpedo boats Generale Carlo Montanari, Clio, Centauro and Polluce and the armed merchant cruiser Ramb III, they were on passage Trapani to Tripoli.

(All times are zone -2)
1623 hours - In position 33°59'N, 12°01'E sighted smoke bearing 260°. Altered course to investigate.

1638 hours - Sighted a convoy of five merchant ships, three of about 4000 tons and two smaller ones of about 2000 tons. They were escorted by two destroyers and two aircraft. Started attack.

1652 hours - Due to a faulty attack setup by Uprights inexperienced Commanding Officer she ended up 300 yards in front of one of the escorts when she was to fire torpedoes the attack had to be broken off and Upright was taken deep.

1728 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Saw one of the merchant vessels a bit behind the remainder of the convoy. Decided to attack despite the rather great range.

1743 hours - Fired one torpedo from 6000 yards at the last ship of the Port column. It missed. (6)

11 May 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (6)


Submarine HMS Osiris (N 67)


20 Sep 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for her 9th war patrol. She was to conduct a special operation.

For the daily positions during this patrol see the map below.

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25 Sep 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) closed the pick-up position (near Skoutari, Greece) where about 40 English soldiers were to be picked up. They however did not show up at the rendes-vous. (7)

30 Sep 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) ended her 9th war patrol at Alexandria. HMS Osiris had developed serious engine defects and would require major repairs before she would be fit for further patrols. (7)

10 Dec 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (8)

17 Dec 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (8)

18 Dec 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (8)

20 Dec 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (8)

21 Dec 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (8)

22 Dec 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol north of Crete.

For the daily positions of HMS Osiris during this patrol see the map below. No positions are known for all days during this patrol therefore the map is incomplete.

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28 Dec 1941
On surfacing after dark, HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) had an electrical malfuncion which resulted in her navigation lights buring brilliantly. The enemy must have noticed this as A/S forces began a hunt in the area. Osiris therefore shifted her patrol area to Candia. (8)

30 Dec 1941
Late in the morning, HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), was depth charged by what is thought to be an enemy destroyer / torpedo boat off Suda Bay. Lt. Brookes thought Osiris might have been detected by loops near Suda Bay. (8)

2 Jan 1942
Late in the evening, HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), suffered from a major engine defect. The starboard thrust block ran hot. (9)

3 Jan 1942
Af few hours after the starboard thrust block ran hot on board HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), the port thrust block also ran hot. Osiris was then helpless for four hours in a heavy sea, eleven miles from an enemy lee shore. This was the beginning of a long series of defects. (9)

4 Jan 1942
At 0650 hours, Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN decided to abandon the patrol due to the many serious defects. HMS Osiris then set course towards Alexandria. (9)

6 Jan 1942
At 2255 hours, HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), suffered another major engine defect when her starboard main engine seized solid. By now both main moters were out of action due to flooding. Only the port main engine was now left for propulsion. (9)

7 Jan 1942
HMS Osiris (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) ended her 10th war patrol at Alexandria. Again she needed major repairs which would take a long time.

Shortly before arriving at Alexandria the sole means of propulsion left to HMS Osiris also had a major malfuntion. Osiris was now towed into the harbour. (9)


Submarine HMS Clyde (N 12)


16 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) is undocked. (10)

19 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises off Gibraltar. (10)

23 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (10)

24 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (10)

30 May 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 2nd storage trip to Malta.

For the daily positions of HMS Clyde during this storage trip from Gibraltar to Malta and back to Gibraltar see the map below.

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8 Jun 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta and started unloading her cargo during the night of 8/9 June.

Unloading was finished during the night of 11/12 June. (11)

12 Jun 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. (11)

20 Jun 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived back at Gibraltar. (11)

28 Jun 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) is docked in No.3 dock at Gibraltar. (11)

11 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) is undocked. (12)

18 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (12)

20 Jul 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 3rd storage trip to Malta.

For the daily positions of HMS Clyde during this storage trip from Gibraltar to Malta and back to Gibraltar see the map below.

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29 Jul 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta and started unloading her cargo during the night of 29/30 July.

Unloading was finished during the night of 31 July to 1 August. (13)

1 Aug 1942
In the morning, HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), departed Malta for Gibraltar.

She was swept out by HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Miller, RN). (14)

9 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived back at Gibraltar. (14)

22 Aug 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 4th storage trip to Malta.

For the daily positions of HMS Clyde during this storage trip from Gibraltar to Malta and back to Gibraltar see the map below.

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30 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. She was swept in by HMS Hebe (Lt.Cdr. G. Mowatt, RD, RNR). That night the unloading of HMS Clyde commenced. (15)

3 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having finished unloading, HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), departed Malta for Gibraltar. (16)

10 Sep 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived back at Gibraltar. (17)

11 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (16)

25 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Gibraltar. (16)

29 Sep 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 5th storage trip to Malta.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Clyde during this storage trip from Gibraltar to Malta and subsequent passage to Beitut see the map below.

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6 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. She was swept in by HMS Rye (Lt. J.A. Pearson, DSC and Bar, RNR). (18)

8 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the morning, HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), departed Malta for Beirut. She was swept out by HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Miller, RN).

HMS Clyde was sent to Beitut due to congestion at Gibraltar in the built-up towards Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa. (18)

10 Oct 1942 (position 34.52, 19.15)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) attacked a submarine with two torpedoes in the central Mediterranean in position 34°52'N, 19°15'E. No hits were in fact obtained although the British thought the submarine was most probably sunk. The target mas most likely the Italian Narvalo which was on the way back to Taranto after a supply mission to Bengazi. The attack was not observed by the Italians.

(All times are zone -2)
1052 hours - When in position 34°52'N, 19°15'E received a singal from Capt. S.1 (0953/10) routing HMS Clyde to the north due to Uboat activity near her original route. Course had just been set when A/S reported HE bearing green 100°. A look on that bearing showed two small columns of brown smoke and shortly afterwrds a submarine was seen hull down. The enemy's course was estimated to be north. Started attack although the range was extreme.

1109 hours - A rain squall so HE became almost inaudible.

1123 hours - The rain cleared. Sighted the submarine bearing red 110° at a range of 8000 yards. Altered course to attack. The enemy was thought to be Italian.

1130 hours - Fired two bow torpedoes (only two were carried). The enemy again disappeared into a rain squall. Went to 80 feet.

1139 hours - Heard two explosions 16 seconds apart. Went to 38 feet to have a look through the periscope.

1143 hours - Observed an object on the horizon thought to be the stern of the submarine rising out of the water and sinking almost vertically. (19)

16 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Beirut. (18)

26 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Beirut. (18)

27 Oct 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Beirut for her 6th storage trip to Malta.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Clyde during this storage trip from Beirut to Malta and subsequent passage to Gibraltar see the map below.

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3 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. She was swept in by HMS Rye (Lt. J.A. Pearson, DSC and Bar, RNR). (20)

9 Nov 1942
After completing unloading her cargo, HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), departed Malta for Gibraltar. She was swept out by HMS Hebe (Lt.Cdr. G. Mowatt, RD, RNR).

Due to the Allied invasion of North Africa, HMS Clyde was routed well to the north of her 'usual' route. (20)

16 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (20)

25 Nov 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (20)

26 Nov 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for passage to the U.K.

On 30 November, Clyde was ordered to try to intercept an Italian blockade breaker making this her 26th war patrol.

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

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1 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) is ordered to continue her passage to the U.K. (19)

5 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. She was escorted in by the Free French submarine chaser Chasseur 5 (19)

31 Dec 1942
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Philadelphia, U.S.A.

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

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19 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard where she was to refit. (22)

8 Aug 1943
With her refit completed, HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for post-refit trials. (23)

9 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) returned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard. (23)

17 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Philaelphia. (23)

1 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London via New York. (24)

2 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at New York. (24)

3 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed New York and arrived at New London, Connecticut, USA later the same day. (24)

7 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

8 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

10 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

12 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

13 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

14 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

16 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

17 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

18 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off New London, U.S.A. (24)

24 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for Portsmouth, England, U.K.

24 Sep 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed New London, U.S.A. for Portsmouth, U.K.

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

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4 Oct 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Falmouth, U.K. from New London, U.S.A. She was escorted in by HMS Conqueror (T/Lt. T.W. Craig, RNR). (25)

5 Oct 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Falmouth to Dartmouth escorted by FFS Chasseur 12 and HMS ML 195 (T/Lt. E.G. James, RNVR). (25)

7 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Dartmouth to Portland. Part of the passage was made with HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) and FFS Rubis (Lt.Cdr. H.L.G. Rousselot). They were escorted by HMS Lord Wakefield (Skr.Lt. H.L. Lang, DSC, RD, RNR). (25)

8 Oct 1943
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) and FFS Rubis (Lt.Cdr. H.L.G. Rousselot) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth. They were escorted by HMS Lord Wakefield (Skr.Lt. H.L. Lang, DSC, RD, RNR).

At Portsmouth HMS Clyde was taken in hand to complete her rift. (25)

27 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is docked in No.12 dock at Portsmouth. (26)

18 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is undocked. (27)

8 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is fumigated. (28)

13 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Portsmouth. (28)

14 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Portsmouth for Plymouth. She was escorted by FFS Chasseur 12. (28)

16 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, RNVR) and HMS Blyth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.R.S. Smith, RNVR). (28)

17 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, RNVR), HMS Blyth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.R.S. Smith, RNVR), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.J. Kirkby, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Tanatside (Cdr. B.J. de St. Croix, RN). (28)

26 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Prince Charles (A/Cdr.(Retd.) S.H. Dennis, DSC, RN). (28)

28 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (28)

8 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (29)

9 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (29)

10 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (29)

12 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials in Gare Loch. (29)

14 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, OBE, RN) conducted exercises with each other in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (29)

15 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last nights exercises. (29)

16 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Campbeltown. Off Campbeltown she conducted radar exercises. Upon completion of these she put into Campbeltown harbour. (29)

17 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted radar exercies off Campbeltown. (29)

18 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted radar exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these Clyde proceeded to Holy Loch. (29)

22 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (30)

23 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (30)

24 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last nights exercises. (29)

28 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (29)

29 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) proceeded to Larne on completion of last nights exercises. (29)

1 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (31)

2 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Armeria (T/Lt. M. Todd, RNR). (31)

3 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Armeria (T/Lt. M. Todd, RNR) and HMS Burdock (Lt. H.M. Collier, RNR). (31)

6 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne with each other. (31)

9 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN) and HMS Wild Goose (A/Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, DSC and Bar, RN). (31)

10 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Duckworth (Cdr. R.G. Mills, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Ekins (T/Lt. G.G. Bonner-Davies, RNVR). (31)

11 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (31)

13 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne. (31)

16 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (31)

18 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (31)

19 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last nights exercises. (31)

22 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Govan where she was immediately docked. (31)

30 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is undocked. (31)

31 Mar 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted Govan to Holy Loch. (31)

1 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (32)

1 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (32)

7 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (32)

11 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. During the passage south through the Irish Sea she was escorted, until 2210/12, by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (32)

13 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) reported that her fore hydroplanes were defective and that she was going to Falmouth to repairs. (32)

14 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1230 hours, HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN), made contact with HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR) off Bishops Rock. They then proceeded to Falmouth where tey arrived at 2000 hours. (32)

17 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With repairs completed, HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN), departed Falmouth to continue her passage to Gibraltar. She was escorted until 2215 hours by HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). (32)

22 Apr 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is ordered to patrol in position 40°30'N, 12°50'W. The passage to Gibraltar now became HMS Clyde's 27th war patrol.

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

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24 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived in her assigned patrol area. (32)

26 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around noon, three submarines made rendez-vous, these were, HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, OBE, RN) and HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN). They were joined by there escort towards Gibraltar, HMS Kilmarnock (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Brown, RNVR). (32)

29 Apr 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 27th war patrol at Gibraltar. (32)

5 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (33)

6 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
For the daily positions of HMS Clyde during her passage from Gibraltar to Trincomalee see the map below.

11 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (33)

13 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Port Said. (33)

17 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (33)

21 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Port Said for Aden. (33)

27 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. (33)

29 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Aden for Colombo. While en-route the destination was changed to Trincomalee. (33)

10 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (34)

18 Jun 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 28th war patrol (1st in the Far East). She is ordered perform air/sea rescue duties during operation 'Pedal' and to conduct a short patrol off Port Blair.

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

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25 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) set course for the Port Blair area. (35)

27 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1856 hours (time zone -6.5), HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) commenced a bombardment off Ross Island. Some barracks were damaged. In all 19 rounds were fired from a range of about 7000 yards.

At 1900 hours, a shore battery opened fire on Clyde which then broke off the action and dived. (35)

30 Jun 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 28th war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (35)

16 Jul 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for Fremantle, Australia via Exmouth Gulf.

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

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24 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Exmouth Gulf, Australia. (36)

25 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Exmouth Gulf for Fremantle. (36)

29 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Fremantle. (36)

2 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle. (37)

3 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is put back in the water. (37)

27 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle. (37)

1 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is put back in the water. (38)


Submarine HMS Severn (N 57)


23 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) was decommissioned at Trincomalee where she was then berthed on the mud. (39)


Submarine HMS Truant (N 68)


17 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted engine trials off Portsmouth. (40)

20 Feb 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Portsmouth to Portland. (40)

21 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Portland. (40)

22 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Portland. (40)

23 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Portland. Upon completion HMS Truant proceeded to Portsmouth. (40)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Barrow-in-Furness. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (A/Ch.Skr. J. Flett, RNR). (41)

5 Mar 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Barrow-in-Furness for the fitting of a Snorkel. (41)

15 May 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Barrow-in-Furness for Rothesay. (42)

16 May 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (42)

17 May 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials off Rothesay. (42)

18 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials off Rothesay. (42)

19 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials off Rothesay. (42)

20 May 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials off Rothesay. (42)

22 May 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (42)

23 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (42)

26 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (42)

27 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (42)

29 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (42)

30 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (42)

31 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (42)

2 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Peterhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (43)

3 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials off Tobermory. (43)

5 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials off Tobermory. (43)

6 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials off Tobermory. (43)

8 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials off Tobermory. (43)

9 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. (43)

22 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (43)

23 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (43)

26 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (43)

29 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (43)

30 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (43)

4 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (44)

5 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (44)

6 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (44)

11 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (44)

14 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Leith. (44)

16 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Leith. (44)

17 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted night snort trials off Leith. (44)

18 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted night snort trials off Leith. (44)

19 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted night snort trials off Leith. (44)

20 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted night snort trials off Leith. (44)

21 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted night snort trials off Leith. (44)

23 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Leith for Rothesay. (44)

25 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (44)

27 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (44)

29 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (44)

30 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (44)

3 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (45)

8 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (45)

30 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area. (45)

31 Aug 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted snort trials in the Clyde area.

Post-war, HMS Truant, briefly continued her current role. In mid/late November 1945 she proceeded to Portsmouth to be decommissioned there. (45)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16296
  2. ADM 173/16297
  3. ADM 173/16298
  4. ADM 173/16299
  5. ADM 173/17145
  6. ADM 199/1819
  7. ADM 173/16839
  8. ADM 173/16842
  9. ADM 173/17324
  10. ADM 173/17183
  11. ADM 173/17184
  12. ADM 173/17185
  13. ADM 173/17185 + ADM 173/17186
  14. ADM 173/17186
  15. ADM 173/17816
  16. ADM 173/17817
  17. ADM 173/17187
  18. ADM 173/17818
  19. ADM 199/1222
  20. ADM 173/17819
  21. ADM 173/17820
  22. ADM 173/17737
  23. ADM 173/17743
  24. ADM 173/17744
  25. ADM 173/17745
  26. ADM 173/17746
  27. ADM 173/17747
  28. ADM 173/18458
  29. ADM 173/18459
  30. ADM 173/18549
  31. ADM 173/18460
  32. ADM 173/18461
  33. ADM 173/18462
  34. ADM 173/18463
  35. ADM 199/1877
  36. ADM 173/18464
  37. ADM 173/18465
  38. ADM 173/18466
  39. ADM 173/18716
  40. ADM 173/19995
  41. ADM 173/19996
  42. ADM 173/19997
  43. ADM 173/19998
  44. ADM 173/19999
  45. ADM 173/20000

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


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