Anthony Arthur Catlow, RN

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Ranks

1 Nov 1938 Mid.
1 Nov 1940 S.Lt.
1 Sep 1942 Lt.
1 Jul 1945 A/Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

20 Nov 1945 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Anthony Arthur Catlow, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Uther (P 62)Lt.Submarine28 Dec 194325 May 1944
HMS Uther (P 62)Lt.Submarine25 May 19449 Jun 1944
HMS Spirit (P 245)Lt.Submarine7 Oct 194420 Nov 1944
HMS Trump (P 333)Lt.Submarine16 Apr 1945

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Submarine HMS Uther (P 62)


29 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

31 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. (1)

1 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) arrived at Fishguard. (2)

4 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

5 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

6 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

7 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Fishguard. (2)

8 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

10 Jan 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

13 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 13/14 January 1944, HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

14 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 14/15 January 1944, HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

16 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

19 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

21 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) was to conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft but no aircraft showed up. (2)

23 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) briefly conducted exercises off Fishguard but these were soon abandoned due to the bad weather conditions. (2)

26 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted indendent exercises off Fishguard. (2)

28 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

29 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

30 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (2)

7 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 7/8 February 1944, HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (3)

9 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) departed Fishguard for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (3)

10 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (3)

14 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) was docked at Kames Bay. (3)

15 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) was undocked. (3)

18 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

20 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

21 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

22 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR), HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR). (3)

23 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR), HMS Gorleston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A.E. Leonard, RNZNVR) and HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR). (3)

24 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (3)

25 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (3)

26 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gorleston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A.E. Leonard, RNZNVR), HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR) and HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (3)

27 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR), HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR) and HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (3)

28 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gorleston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A.E. Leonard, RNZNVR), HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR), HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR) and HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR). (3)

29 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR) and HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR). (3)

2 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lightfoot (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Williams, RNR), HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR) and HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR). (4)

3 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR), HMS Lightfoot (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Williams, RNR) and HMS Longa (T/Lt. H.E. Smith, SANF(V)). (4)

4 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR), HMS Longa (T/Lt. H.E. Smith, SANF(V)) and HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR). (4)

6 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR), HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR), HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Roberts, RNR) and HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR). (4)

7 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Kingsmill (Lt. G.H. Cook, RN), HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR), HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR) and HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR). (4)

8 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Roberts, RNR), HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR), HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR) and HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR). (4)

9 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Roberts, RNR) and HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR). (4)

13 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with FFS L'Escarmouche, HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR), HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR) and HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR). (4)

14 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR) and HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR), HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Roberts, RNR) and HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR). (4)

15 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Leeds Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Mackay, RNR), HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Roberts, RNR), HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR) and HMS Loring (Lt. A.d'E.T. Sangster, RN). (4)

21 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with FFS L'Escarmouche and FFS L'Aventure. (4)

22 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with FFS L'Escarmouche, FFS L'Aventure, HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR) and HMS Loring (Lt. A.d'E.T. Sangster, RN). (4)

23 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Leeds Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Mackay, RNR), HMS Oxford Castle (T/Lt. H.E. Holden, DSC, RNR), HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR) and HMS Loring (Lt. A.d'E.T. Sangster, RN). (4)

24 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Leeds Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Mackay, RNR) and HMS Oxford Castle (T/Lt. H.E. Holden, DSC, RNR). (4)

27 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hoste (Lt. P.J.H. Hoare, RN) and HMS Inglis (Lt. R.S. Beveridge, RN). (4)

28 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Moorsom (T/Lt. G.M. Greenwood, RCNVR), HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR) and HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR). (4)

29 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seymour (Lt. G.J. Parry, RNR), HMS Stayner (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Hall, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Rowley (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RD, RNR) and HMS Retalick (Lt. J.S. Brownrigg, RN). (4)

31 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Stornoway. She was escorted by HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. M.L. Patterson, RNVR). (4)

1 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMCS Hespeler (T/Lt.Cdr. N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR) and HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. P.W. Arnold, RNVR). (5)

3 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Lord Austin (T/Lt. E.S.T. Robinson, RNVR) and HMS Southern Shore (Skr. S. Hearne, RNR). (5)

5 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway. (5)

7 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway. (5)

11 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) departed Stornoway for Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (5)

12 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) arrived at Campbeltown. (5)

13 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (5)

21 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Ardrishaig. She then conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. (5)

23 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. (5)

24 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. (5)

25 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. (5)

26 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. (5)

27 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. (5)

28 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Ardrishaig with ML's. (5)

30 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Ardrishaig to Rothesay. (5)

3 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (6)

4 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

7 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

8 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

11 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

12 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

14 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

16 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

17 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

20 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

21 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

22 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

24 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (6)

8 Jun 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) proceeded from Rothesay to Kames Bay where she was immediately docked. (7)


Submarine HMS Spirit (P 245)


12 Oct 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) was docked at Trincomalee. (8)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) was undocked. (8)

26 Oct 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. (8)

27 Oct 1944
During 27 and 28 October 1944 HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. (8)

30 Oct 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the Andaman Islands (Port Blair area).

Lt. Catlow was temporary in command of HMS Spirit as Lt. Langridge was sick.

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


HMS Spirit 5th war patrol click here for bigger map (9)

2 Nov 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) was ordered to participate in Air/Sea rescue duties. These lasted until 9 November. (9)

12 Nov 1944 (position 9.12, 92.51)
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) possibly sinks a small Japanese tanker off Car Nicobar Island.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1100 hours - In position 09°20'N, 92°46'E sighted masts of two ships bearing 130° about 12 nautical miles away. Estimated the course of the enemy as 235°.

0845 hours - Commenced manouvering around the minefield to the North-East of Sawi Bay at high speed.

1145 hours - Sighted that the masts were of a merchant ship and an escort vessel that were laying off anchor of Malacca, Car Nicobar Island. The merchant vessel was later seen to be a coastal tanker.

1243 hours - In position 09°11'5"N, 92°50'5"E fired two torpedoes at the tanker from 1500 yards. As Spirit had been detected by the escort vessel she had to go deep on firing. During the attack the escort vessel came toward at speed. There was just enough time to fire the torpedoes. Two torpedo explosions were heard but the results could not be observed. A counter attack of 15 depth charges followed, 13 of these were very close.

1423 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Observed the escort vessel proceeding Northwards and close inshore. The merchant vessel was not sighted. (9)

13 Nov 1944 (position 9.30, 92.52)
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) engaged and damaged a Japanese escort vessel about 15 nautical miles North-North-East of Car Nicobar Island. As the gun jammed the action had to be broken off.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0915 hours - In position 09°30'N, 92°53'E sighted mast and radar aerial of what looked like the same escort vessel as yesterday bearing 180°. Enemy course was 310°. decided to attack to 'get even' (see yesterday).

1012 hours - Surfaced in position 09°30'N, 92°52'E and started to close the target. Range was 9000 yards.

1025 hours - Opened fire from a range of 7500 yards.

1038 hours - The gun jammed. One hit had been obtained and possible three more. The enemy was on fire and his forward gun was out of action.

1039 hours - As the gun could not be cleared dived in position 09°31'N, 92°48'E. The enemy did not counter attacked and was most likely out of depth charges (as Lt. Catlow had thought). (9)

20 Nov 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (9)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18398
  2. ADM 173/19324
  3. ADM 173/19325
  4. ADM 173/19326
  5. ADM 173/19327
  6. ADM 173/19328
  7. ADM 173/19329
  8. ADM 173/18789
  9. ADM 199/1869

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


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