Albert George Davies, RN

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Ranks

1 Feb 1940 S.Lt.
1 Sep 1941 Lt.
1 Sep 1949 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 16 Jun 1958


Decorations

14 Dec 1945 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Albert George Davies, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Ursula (N 59)Lt.Submarine18 Jul 194330 May 1944
HMS Stubborn (P 238)Lt.Submarine28 Jul 1944early 1946

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Submarine HMS Ursula (N 59)


19 Jul 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Rothesay for Blyth where she was to refit. She was escorted until 1220/21 by the Free French corvette FFS Renoncule.

At 1220/21 the British ASW trawler HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) took over the escort. (1)

22 Jul 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Blyth. Before her refit could start in early August Urusla was used for training. (1)

27 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

29 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (1)

2 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners. (2)

4 Aug 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) commenced refit at Blyth. (3)

24 Nov 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) ended her refit at Blyth. (4)

30 Nov 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Blyth to Gateshead. (4)

2 Dec 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Gateshead to Blyth. At Blyth she started conducting trials. (5)

6 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (5)

7 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (5)

8 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (5)

9 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (5)

17 Dec 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Blyth for Rothesay. She makes the passage together with HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) and HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) until 1305/18 when HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR) took over the escort. Also HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) joined the convoy. (5)

19 Dec 1943
In very bad weather, HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN), HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN), HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) and HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) loose contact witch their escort HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR). All ships sought shelter in Stornoway.

They all departed for the Clyde the next day when the weather had cleared. (5)

21 Dec 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Rothesay. From now on Ursula is used as a training submarine. (5)

31 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN). (5)

4 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with ORP Dragon (Cdr. S.T. Dzienisiewicz). (6)

5 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) served as target for HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) during exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

6 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

7 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (6)

9 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (6)

10 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (6)

11 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (6)

12 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (6)

13 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (6)

16 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (6)

17 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (6)

18 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (6)

21 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. C.A. Collins, RNR). (6)

23 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (6)

26 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (6)

29 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (6)

30 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (6)

31 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS La Flore (Lt. J. Mayling, RN). (6)

1 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR), HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS La Flore (Lt. J. Mayling, RN). (7)

2 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR), HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (7)

3 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (7)

6 Feb 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. (7)

8 Feb 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Fishguard. Here she will be used in A/S exercises with aircraft. (7)

11 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 11/12 February 1944, HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (7)

12 Feb 1944
During 12/13 February 1944, HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (7)

13 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 13/14 February 1944, HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (7)

14 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (7)

17 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 17/18 February 1944, HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (7)

18 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 18/19 February 1944, HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (7)

20 Feb 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Fishguard for Rothesay. (7)

21 Feb 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (7)

24 Feb 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) proceeded from Rothesay to Kames Bay where she was immediately docked. (7)

26 Feb 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) was undocked. She immediately returned to Rothesay. (7)

28 Feb 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Kames bay where she was docked again. (7)

8 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) was undocked at Kames Bay. She immediately returned to Rothesay. (8)

18 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (8)

19 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Rothesay for Scapa Flow. She makes the passage together with HMS Unison (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR). (8)

21 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow where she is used for A/S exercises. (8)

22 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) participated in A/S exercises at Scapa Flow. (8)

23 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN), HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN), HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, DSO, RN) and HMS Opportune (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO and Bar, RN). (8)

24 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Saumarez (Capt. P.G.L. Cazalet, DSC, RN), HMCS Algonquin (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN), HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN) and HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN). (8)

25 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN), HMS Javelin (Lt.Cdr. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN) and HNoMS Svenner (Lt.Cdr. T. Holte). (8)

26 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Javelin (Lt.Cdr. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN), HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN) and HMCS Sioux (A/Lt.Cdr. E.E.G. Boak, RCN). (8)

28 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR). (8)

29 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Dundee. (8)

11 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Dundee with HMS ML 229 (T/Lt. W.C.R. Walsh, RNVR) and A/S exercises off Methill with HMS ML 201 (T/Lt. G.T. Bruce, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1070 (T/Skr. J. Clark, RNR). (9)

12 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS ML 201 (T/Lt. G.T. Bruce, RNVR), HMS HDML 1036 (T/Skr. D.G. Spindler, CGM, RNR). (9)

13 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS ML 201 (T/Lt. G.T. Bruce, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1047 (T/Skr. P. Reid, RNR).

14 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS ML 201 (T/Lt. G.T. Bruce, RNVR), three HDML's and HMS Stoke City (T/Lt. J.P.P. Tyndall, RNVR). (9)

15 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Rosyth after several days of exercises off Methill. (9)

15 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, DSC, RN), HMS Valorous (Lt. M.G. Macleod, RN), HMS Preston North End (T/Lt. D.K. Bennett, DSC, RNVR), HMS Spurs (A/Skr.Lt. E.J. Day, RNR) and HMS Arab (T/Lt. J.S.H. Lloyd, RNVR). (9)

17 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Rosyth for more A/S exercises. (9)

17 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Stoke City (T/Lt. J.P.P. Tyndall, RNVR). (9)

18 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Castleton (Lt. S.E. Jagger, RN), HMS Polka (T/Lt. I.A. Thorpe, MBE, RNVR), HMS Leicester City (T/Lt. C.E. Irving, RNVR), HMS Valse (T/Lt. E.J. Newell, RNVR) and HMS Spurs (A/Skr.Lt. E.J. Day, RNR). (9)

19 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Dundee. (9)

19 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) participated in RD/F exercises off Methill. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Ursula proceeded to Dundee. (9)

27 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Dundee for Blyth where she arrived later the same day. At Blyth she is immediately docked to change the propellers. (9)

28 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) was undocked. (9)

29 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Blyth to Dundee. (9)

6 May 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. (10)

9 May 1944
On board HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) the training of the new Russian crew is to to take her over begins. (10)

19 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth. (10)

21 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth. (10)

25 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth. (10)

26 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth. (10)

30 May 1944
At Rosyth, HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN), is decommissioned by the Royal Navy and transferred to the Soviet Union. (10)


Submarine HMS Stubborn (P 238)


17 Nov 1944
With her repairs and refit completed and after about 2 weeks of trials HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) shifted from Plymouth to Falmouth. (11)

18 Nov 1944
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Falmouth for Holy Loch. (11)

19 Nov 1944
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a training period. (11)

8 Feb 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed the Clyde for Scapa Flow. She made the passage together with HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC, RN). The French submarine Morse (Lt. O. Chauveau) also took passage but went on towards Lerwick. The submarines were escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (12)

9 Feb 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (12)

11 Feb 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR). (12)

12 Feb 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Blyth for battery repairs. (12)

6 Mar 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Blyth for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR). (13)

7 Mar 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (13)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Lerwick for her 9th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off South-West Norway. This was a work-up patrol and the 1st war patrol of her 2nd commission.

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


HMS Stubborn 9th war patrol click here for bigger map (14)

18 Mar 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) ended her 9th war patrol at Lerwick. (14)

23 Mar 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Lerwick for the Clyde. She made the passage together with HMS Sidon (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN). They were escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer DSC, RN). Off Scapa Flow they were joined by HMS Scotsman (Lt. A.H.B. Anderson, DSC, RNR). (13)

26 Mar 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (13)

1 Apr 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. (15)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) is undocked. (15)

12 Apr 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed the Clyde for Gibaltar. She joined convoy OS 122 / KMS 96. This was the first leg of the trip to the Far East.

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


HMS Stubborn passage Clyde - Fremantle click here for bigger map (15)

20 Apr 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (15)

21 Apr 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (15)

25 Apr 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Malta. (15)

30 Apr 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Malta for Port Said. (15)

4 May 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Port Said. (16)

7 May 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) transited the Suez Canal Southbound and arrived at the port of Suez. (16)

8 May 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Suez for Aden. (16)

13 May 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Aden. (16)

15 May 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Aden for Trincomalee. (16)

25 May 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (16)

1 Jun 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Trincomalee for Fremantle, Australia. (17)

14 Jun 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Fremantle. (17)

7 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) is put on the slip at Fremantle. (18)

9 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) is put back in the water. (18)

10 Jul 1945
During 10 and 11 July 1945 HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Fremantle. These included night exercises. (18)

12 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) is put on the slip at Fremantle. (18)

13 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) is put back in the water.

She departed for her 10th war patrol (1st in the South-West Pacific area) later the same day. She was ordered to patrol in the South-East part of the Java Sea.

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


HMS Stubborn 10th war patrol click here for bigger map (14)

16 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) arrived at Onslow for fuel and provisions. (14)

17 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Onslow for her patrol area. (14)

21 Jul 1945
During the night of 21/22 July 1945 HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) passed Lombok Strait northbound. (14)

25 Jul 1945 (position -7.07, 115.40)
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese patrol vessel Patrol Boat No.2 (1350 tons, former destroyer Nadakaze, built 1920, offsite link) in the Java Sea in position 07°07'S, 115°40'E.

One survivor was shot in the water after he made 'suspicious gesture'. Lt. Davies now ordered all the survivors to be shot and a machine gun was brought up. However before the order could be carried out an arcraft appeared on the scene forcing Stubborn to dive. When she returned to the scene later no Japanese survivors were found.

(All times are zone -9)
1750 hours - Heard HE bearing 300°.

1800 hours - Started attack on what was thought to be a Minekaze-class destroyer.

1823 hours - Fired 4 torpedoes from 3000 yards. 2 Hits were obtained and the enemy was seen to sink quickly.

1829 hours - Surfaced and closed the wreckage. About 60 survivors were seen in the water but none could be persuaded to come aboard.

1903 hours - Dived to 60 feet for an unidentified aircraft.

2005 hours - Surfaced to try to pick up an officer survivor but no survivors or wreckage could be seen anymore.

[The patrol report does not mention anything on firing on survivors in the water]. (14)

27 Jul 1945 (position -8.35, 117.48)
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) sank a small sailing vessel with gunfire inside Saleh Bay. The cargo of another sailing vessel was thrown overboard.

Later she lost one of her officers while investigating a junk. It is not known what happened to him.

(All times are zone -9)
1333 hours - Sighted 2 sailing boats bearing 270°. Altered course to close.

1410 hours - In position 08°35'S, 117°48'E fired 2 rounds over the nearest vessel which was a cutter of about 12 tons named Kota Pi. The crew abandoned ship.

1525 hours - Picked up the crew of 6. The head man spoke a little English. He informed us that the cargo was rice and was destined for the Japanese garrison on Rakeit Island. They were ordered to jettison the cargo. In all 176 bags of rice were thrown overboard.

The head man informed us that the other ship was also had rice on board for the same destination. As the other vessel was now in very shallow water we opened fire with the deck gun and destroyed the target with 4 direct hits.

1740 hours - Cleared Saleh Bay.

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1907 hours - Sighted a medium seized junk bearing 109°, range 8 to 9 nautical miles. Gave chase.

1950 hours - Secured the junk alongside in position 08°05'S, 118°03'E.

1955 hours - Lt. P.D.V. Jones, RN and Leading Seaman J. Kennedy boarded to investigate the cargo.

1958 hours - Whilst manouvering to obtain a position to get out as soon as possible if needed, the junk broke adrift. It was not possible to close it again in the shallow water. Leading Seaman Kennedy was able to swim to Stubborn but Lt. Jones was not able to do so as the distance became to great. We informed Lt. Joned by megaphone that we would wait for him to return. Stubborn searched during the night and the following day but Lt. Jones was never seen again. The wrecked hull of the junk was found the next day but there was no sign of Lt. Jones. He is listed as 'missing presumed killed'. (14)

30 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) engaged and damaged a Japanese landing craft with gunfire off Buleleng, Bali.

(All times are zone -9)
1450 hours - Observed a large number of native craft at anchor in Buleleng roads and also 7 landing craft. These were heavily camouflaged with green foilage. A modern looking bridge was also seen across the river Buleleng. Together with the landing craft this bridge made a good target for gun action.

1510 hours - Surfaced and engaged one of the landing craft from a range of 3000 yards. 1 hit was observed as well as many near misses. A total of 18 rounds was fired before a shore battery opened fire.

1517 hours - Broke off the action and dived heading out to sea. (14)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) is ordered to perform lifeguard duties South of Lombok Strait on 3 August. (14)

3 Aug 1945
In the early morning hours HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) passed Lombok Strait southbound. (14)

9 Aug 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (1st in the South-West Pacific) at Fremantle.

Stubborn remained in Australia until 1 October 1945 when she left for Colombo.

Stubborn eventually ended up at Malta on 13 January 1946 and was to be sold locally for scrap. Eventually she was used as target off Malta. (14)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18382
  2. ADM 173/18383
  3. ADM 199/2573
  4. ADM 173/18386
  5. ADM 173/18387
  6. ADM 173/19312
  7. ADM 173/19313
  8. ADM 173/19314
  9. ADM 173/19315
  10. ADM 173/19316
  11. ADM 173/18859
  12. ADM 173/19754
  13. ADM 173/19755
  14. ADM 199/1874
  15. ADM 173/19756
  16. ADM 173/19757
  17. ADM 173/19758
  18. ADM 173/19759

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


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