Richard Molyneux Favell DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Oct 1935 Lt.
1 Jul 1943 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1947 Cdr.

Retired: 13 Dec 1949


Decorations

6 Jun 1944 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Richard Molyneux Favell, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 33 (N 33)Lt.Submarine6 Jan 19417 Mar 1941
HMS Otus (N 92)Lt.SubmarineMay 194126 Apr 1942
HMS L 23 (N 23)Lt.Submarine22 Jun 194226 Jun 1942
HMS Trespasser (P 312)Lt.Submarine14 Jul 194214 Oct 1944
HMS Safari (P 211)Lt.Cdr.Submarine7 Mar 194512 Mar 1945
HMS Talent (iii) (P 337)Lt.Cdr.Submarine10 Apr 194522 Apr 1946

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Submarine HMS H 33 (N 33)


12 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (1)

13 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

14 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

15 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

16 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

17 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

23 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

24 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

25 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

26 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

27 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (1)

30 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

2 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Ardrishaig. (2)

3 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (2)

4 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) proceed from Ardrishaig to Campbeltown where she participated in A/S exercises. (2)

6 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

7 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

8 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

9 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

14 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) proceeded from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (2)

15 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. (2)

16 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Tobermory. (2)

17 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

18 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

19 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

21 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

22 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban. (2)

23 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) returned to Tobermory from Oban. (2)

25 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

27 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

28 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

1 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

2 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

4 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

5 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) proceeded from Tobermory to Oban. (3)

6 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) returned to Tobermory from Oban. (3)

7 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. Upon completion of these exercises Lt. Rankin took over command of HMS H 33 from Lt. Favell. (3)


Submarine HMS Otus (N 92)


11 Jun 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) was docked at Gibraltar. (4)

13 Jun 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) was undocked. (4)

3 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (5)

4 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (5)

5 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (5)

6 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (5)

12 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. This was her 1st storage trip.

Otus was not to return to Gibraltar but to proceed to Alexandria where she was to join the 1st Submarine Flotilla.

For the daily positions of HMS Otus during this storage trip to Malta see the map below.

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20 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Malta. (5)

21 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) was docked at Malta. (5)

22 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) was undocked. (5)

24 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed Malta for her 12th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Benghazi and to proceed to Alexandria upon completion of this patrol.

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

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25 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) is ordered to proceed direct to Alexandria. (6)

27 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) is ordered to proceed to position 34°25'N, 19°40'E to intercept a southbound Italian convoy (troop transports Neptunia (19475 GRT, built 1932), Oceania (19507 GRT, built 1933) and Marco Polo (12567 GRT, built 1912), escorted by the Italian destroyers Aviere, Geniere, Camicia Nera, Vincenzo Gioberti and Alfredo Oriani). The convoy was not sighted an late in the evening passage to Alexandria was resumed. (6)

31 Jul 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 12th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Alexandria. (6)

9 Aug 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted engine trials off Alexandria. (7)

13 Aug 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed Alexandria for Malta. This was her 2nd storage trip.

The cargo she had on board was:
3 wardroom passengers
15 other passengers
21760 gallons of 100 octane petrol
10800 gallons of kerosine
6.5 tons of surgical dressings
0,5 ton Army kit and baggage
1 Ursula-class generator
12 small boxes, Ursula-class electrical spares
90 bags of mail and
the baggage of the passengers.

For the daily positions of HMS Otus during this storage trip to Malta and the return passage to Alexandria see the map below.

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14 Aug 1941 (position 32.41, 27.35)
HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. M. Willmott, RN) attacks a submarine with torpedoes about 140 nautical miles north-west of Alexandria in position 32°41'N, 27°35'E. All torpedoes fired fortunately missed their target as the submarine attacked later turned out to be HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN). (6)

20 Aug 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Malta. She arrived with engine defects. (6)

1 Sep 1941
With most of the engine defects repaired, HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN), departed Malta for Alexandria for the return trip of her 2nd storing trip.

The cargo she had on board was: 1 wardroom passenger
14 other passengers
2.25 tons of 4.5" HE ammunition
1.75 tons of 6" BE ammunition (HE)
12 crates of armament stores
1.5 tons of RAF stores
2 crates of personal gear
28 bags of mail and
the baggage of the passengers. (6)

2 Sep 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) is ordered to position 33°50'N, 18°00'E to intercept an enemy convoy from the Strait of Messina to Tripoli. The position Otus was to take up was altered twice during the day, first to 34°42'N, 17°50'E and later to 35°40'N, 18°16'E. Early the next morning this position was changed, for the last time to 35°40'N, 18°08'E. (6)

3 Sep 1941 (position 35.40, 18.07)
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) fires a torpedo at ' what is identified as ' an enemy armed merchant cruiser of 4000 tons in the central Mediterranean about 175 nautical miles east of Valetta, Malta in position 35°40'N, 18°07'E. The torpedo misses its target.

The convoy attacked was made up of the Italian transports Rialto (6099 GRT, built 1927), Vettor Pisani (6339 GRT, built 1939) and Sebastiano Venier (6311 GRT, built 1940). They were escorted by the Italian destroyers Nicoloso da Recco, Folgore and Strale. The convoy had departed Naples at 2200/1 bound for Tripoli via Messina. The target of the attack appears to have been Rialto.

(All times are zone -3)
1345 hours - Sighted two aircraft to the northward, circling round and round, obviously over a convoy. Went to diving stations, blew up the tubes.

1412 hours - Heard HE on the starboard quarter.

1415 hours - Sighted a convoy of three ships in two columns, escorted by three destroyers. Started attack on the leading ship of the starboard column.

Fired four torpedoes at the selected target (thought to be a RAMB-class transport or auxiliary cruiser) from 2000 yards. Two faint dull thuds were heard 1,5 minutes after firing. Went deep on firing and took avoiding action, 16 depth charges followed the attack. Depth charging ceased at 1500 hours.

1600 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight.

1630 hours - Surfaced to pass an enemy report. On surfacing sighted, to our surprise, a ship sinking about 6 nautical miles away with a destroyer in attendance. Crash dived immediately and started to reload the torpedo tubes.

1800 hours - Periscope depth. Nothing in sight.

2042 hours - Surfaced in position 35°49'N, 18°27'E and passed an enemy report.

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11 Sep 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Alexandria. Otus suffered from problems with her main engine clutches which required major repairs. Otus was not fit for operational use and was assigned to exercises duty. (6)

18 Sep 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (8)

24 Sep 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (8)

25 Sep 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (8)

26 Sep 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed Alexandria for Port Said. (8)

27 Sep 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Port Said for repairs. (8)

30 Sep 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) was docked at Port Said. (8)

14 Oct 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) was undocked. (9)

12 Nov 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) was docked at Port Said. (10)

27 Dec 1941
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) was undocked. (11)

2 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed Port Said for Alexandria. (12)

3 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (12)

14 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Gurkha (Cdr. C.N. Lentaigne, RN) and HrMs Isaac Sweers (kapitein-luitenant ter zee (Cdr.) W. Harmsen, RNN). (12)

15 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Havock (Lt. G.R.G. Watkins, DSC, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN). (12)

19 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (12)

20 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN) and HMS Southwold (Cdr. C.T. Jellicoe, DSC, RN). (12)

22 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR) and FFS Vikings. (12)

23 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison DSO, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSO, DSC, RN). (12)

28 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Farndale (Cdr. S.H. Carlill, RN) and HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, DSC, RN). (12)

31 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Griffin (Capt. H.St.L. Nicolson, DSO, RN) and HMS Hasty (Lt. N.H.G. Austen, RN). (12)

5 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (13)

7 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN) and HMS Southwold (Cdr. C.T. Jellicoe, DSC, RN). (13)

9 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR) and HMS Thorgrim (Lt. J.B. Sparkes, RNR). (13)

13 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR) and HMSAS Southern Sea (T/Lt A. Thomas, DSC, SANF(V)). (13)

17 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS HDML 1005 and HMS HDML 1007. (13)

18 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (13)

19 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (13)

20 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Zulu (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Lively (Lt.Cdr. W.F.E. Hussey, DSC, RN). (13)

24 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (13)

26 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (13)

3 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (14)

4 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (14)

5 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Heythrop (Lt.Cdr R.S. Stafford, RN) and RHS Vasilissa Olga (Lt.Cdr. G. Blessas, RHN). (14)

6 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Avon Vale (Lt.Cdr. P.A.R. Withers, DSO, RN) and HMS Lively (Lt.Cdr. W.F.E. Hussey, DSC, RN). (14)

7 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Hyacinth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.C. Hopkins, DSC, RNR). (14)

9 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN) and HMS Eridge (Lt.Cdr. W.F.N. Gregory-Smith, DSC, RN). (14)

10 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR) and HMS Kingston Crystal (Skr. R. Armstrong, RNR). (14)

14 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (14)

16 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Delphinium (Cdr.(Retd.) R.L. Spalding, RN) and HMS Hyacinth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.C. Hopkins, DSC, RNR). (14)

17 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS MA/SB 2 and HMS HDML 1007. (14)

18 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (14)

20 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (14)

26 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (14)

28 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (14)

31 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Peony (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN). (14)

1 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with RHS Vasilissa Olga (Lt.Cdr. G. Blessas, RHN) and HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN). (15)

3 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (15)

4 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Klo (Lt. M.C. English, RNR) and HMS Falk (Lt. H.S. Upperton, RNR). (15)

6 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Jervis (Capt. A.L. Poland, DSO, DSC, RN). (15)

7 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (15)

8 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Delphinium (Cdr.(Retd.) R.L. Spalding, RN). (15)

10 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN) and HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN). (15)

11 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and an HDML. (15)

14 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Peony (Lt.Cdr.(ret.) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Gloxinia (Lt. A.F. Harkness, DSC, RNR), HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN), HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN), HMS Falk (Lt. H.S. Upperton, RNR) and HMS Klo (Lt. M.C. English, RNR). HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN) (15)

15 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR) and HMS HDML 1004. (15)

16 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Euryalus (Capt. E.W. Bush, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Sikh (Capt. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN). (16)

17 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (15)

20 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Sikh (Lt. D.E. Cole-Hamilton, DSC, RN) and HMS Hasty (Lt.Cdr. N.H.G. Austen, RN). (15)

22 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. (15)


Submarine HMS Trespasser (P 312)


23 Sep 1942
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) sails from Barrow escorted by HMS Angle (T/Lt. E. Playne, RNVR). (17)

24 Sep 1942
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at the Clyde for trials and working up. (17)

5 Nov 1942
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. She is to patrol of the West coast of Norway, near Alesund, to intercept the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer that is moving from Trondheim to the Baltic. Later she patrolled off Northern Norway to give cover for convoy QP 15.

For the daily positions of HMS P 312 during this patrol see the map below.


HMS P 312 1st war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

29 Nov 1942
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. (18)

30 Nov 1942
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Lerwick bound for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS P 216 (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR) until 1300/1 when HMS Foxtrot took over the escort. (19)

2 Dec 1942
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (20)

23 Dec 1942
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (20)

24 Dec 1942
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Lerwick for her 2nd war patrol. She is to patrol off Northern Norway, to give cover for convoy JW 51. Later she was ordered to patrol in the Trondheim area to intercept German heavy units.

For the daily positions of HMS P 312 during this patrol see the map below.


HMS P 312 2nd war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

15 Jan 1943
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. (18)

16 Jan 1943
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Lerwick bound for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS P 49 (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN), HMS P 55 (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (21)

18 Jan 1943
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (22)

19 Jan 1943
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Holy Loch bound for Plymouth where she is to be taken in hand for repairs at the Devonport Dockyard.

Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) and HMS P 339 (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN).

21 Jan 1943
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Plymouth. (22)

25 Jan 1943
HMS P 312 (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) is taken in hand for repairs at the Devonport Dockyard. (22)

26 Feb 1943
With her repairs and trials completed HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Plymouth bound for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HNoMS King Haakon VII. (23)

27 Feb 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (23)

1 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) and HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) both departed from Holy Loch bound for Scapa Flow to participate in A/S exercises. They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (24)

3 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (24)

5 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) starts the day with A/S exercises with HMS Gleaner (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, DSC, RN), HMS Halcyon (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, RN) and several aircraft.

After dinner she makes a full speed trail run on the measured mile. (24)

6 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) starts the day with A/S exercises with the Canadian destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (Cdr. G.R. Miles, DSO, OBE, RCN) and the Free French escort destroyer La Combattante (Lt.Cdr. A. Patou).

After dinner A/S exercises continued but now with HMS Salamander (Lt. W.R. Muttram, RN) and HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN). (24)

8 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) carries out exercises with HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN), HMS Offa (Capt. J. A. McCoy, DSO, RN) and HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN). (24)

9 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) carries out A/S exercises with the Free French escort destroyer La Combattante (Lt.Cdr. A. Patou) and the British minesweeper HMS Salamander (Lt. W.R. Muttram, RN). (24)

11 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) carries out A/S exercises with the British destroyer HMS Offa (Capt. J. A. McCoy, DSO, RN), the British escort destroyer HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN) and the British minesweeper HMS Salamander (Lt. W.R. Muttram, RN).

Later Trespasser departed from Scapa Flow bound for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Tekoura (Skr. G. Main, RNR). (24)

13 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (24)

15 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed Rothesay for Port HHZ. She was escorted by HMS Alecto (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, RN). (24)

16 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Port HHZ. She departed to return to Holy Loch later the same day. (24)

18 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (24)

28 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. (24)

29 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) is undocked. (24)

30 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Holy Loch bound for Gibraltar. She made the passage South through the Irish Sea together with HMS Sportsman (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN). They were during the passage through the Irish Sea escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

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


HMS Trespasser passage Holy Loch to Gibraltarclick here for bigger map (18)

11 Apr 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (18)

21 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (25)

23 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 23/24 April 1943, HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN), conducted exercises off Gibraltar, these included night exercises. (25)

1 May 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Gibraltar for her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol off Southern France.

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


HMS Trespasser 3rd war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

17 May 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Algiers. (18)

27 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Algiers. (26)

29 May 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Algiers for her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol off Southern France.

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


HMS Trespasser 4th war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

30 May 1943
While en-route from Algiers to her patrol area in the Gulf of Lyon HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) fires three torpedoes (in error) at a dead whale. Position was about 30 nautical miles South of Mallorca, Spain.

(All times are zone -2)
0438 hours - Sighted a dark shape on the port bow. The Officer of the Watch went to Night Alarm Stations. The dark shape turned out to be a large dead whale floating on the surface. As Trespasser passed it the first time it was thought to be a boat so Trespasser turned around to have another look. Lt. Favell was about to give the order 'Fall out Night Alarm Stations' when he realized that the torpedo tubes had not been reported as ready. He therefore gave the order 'Report when the tubes are ready'. He then turned his glasses once more at the whale. About 15 seconds later he saw the tracks of two torpedoes leave their tubes (three were fired). The order given was not understood correctly by the TGM (Torpedo Gunner's Mate) and thought to be 'Fire the Port tubes when ready'. The torpedo officer, who could otherwise has stopped this from happening was not in the forward torpedo room as he was at that moment the Officer of the Watch.
(18)

8 Jun 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) fires 6 torpedoes at a tanker off Marseilles, France. No hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -2)
0910 hours - In position 160° Cassidaigne Reef, 3.5 nautical miles sighted a large A/S trawler off Riou Island (near Marseilles, France). It appeared to be patrolling up and down. As this was the last day of the patrol Lt. Favell decided to take a shot at it.

1000 hours - Sighted three tankers and another trawler coming out of the mist. Shifted target to this convoy. Decided to attack the stern most tanker. About six smaller A/S vessels were also observed to be around this convoy.

1014 hours - Fired 6 torpedoes at the third tanker (thought to be about 4000 tons) and then went deep. Range was 6000 yards.

1018 hours - Heard one explosion that sounded like a torpedo hitting the target, giving it a running range of nearly 5850 yards.

1021 hours - Heard five more explosions as the rest of the torpedoes hit the shore. An ineffective counter attack followed by the two A/S trawlers and a couple of smaller A/S vessels. No depth charges were dropped.

1600 hours - After reloading the torpedo tubes returned to periscope depth to find nothing in sight.

Looking at German sources the convoy must have been the following; three tanker barges Savoie, Norte and Citerna XI. They were escorted by UJ 2214, R 1, R 6, R 7 and R 8. They had sailed from Marseille at 0700 hours and arrived at Toulon at 1355 hours. They did not observe the attack (which was a long range attack, carried out from 6000 yards) but the description of the convoy fairly matches the one given by Trespasser: three tankers escorted by an A/S trawler and several E-boats and if one looks at a map they should have been in the vicinity of Trespasser at that time. (18)

12 Jun 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Algiers (18)

14 Jun 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Algiers bound for Oran. (27)

15 Jun 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Oran. (27)

16 Jun 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) is docked at Oran. (27)

18 Jun 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) left dock at Oran. She departed for Algiers shortly afterwards. (27)

19 Jun 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Algiers. (27)

28 Jun 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Algiers for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea, to the west of Isola del Giglio, to give cover for the Allied landings on Sicily.

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


HMS Trespasser 5th war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

4 Jul 1943 (position 42.22, 10.38)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) makes a torpedo attack on a convoy of two small merchant ships of about 3000 tons, thought to be Armed Merchant Cruisers. No hits were obtained.

These ships were the German auxiliary minelayers Brandenburg and Pommern escorted by SG 13 on passage from La Maddalena to Livorno.

(All times are zone -2)
1250 hours - In position 42°22'N, 10°38'E sighted two ships bearing 206° coming straight towards. The ships were in line abreast and about 1000 yards apart. Turned towards and started attack.

1308 hours - Fired two torpedoes from 1700 yards. Targets speed was estimated at 18 knots. Both torpedoes missed due to a failed setup of the attack. (18)

13 Jul 1943 (position 42.20, 9.50)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) sank the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel V8 / Filippo (242 GRT) with gunfire about 25 nautical miles south of Bastia, Corsica, France.

(All times are zone -2)
1135 hours - Sighted a large three masted schooner of about 200 tons in position 42°20'N, 09°50'E. She was laying stopped with her stern to a sea anchor or some sort of buoy.

1230 hours - Surfaced and opened fire on the schooner with the deck gun. The crew of the schooner abandoned ship and the vessel burst into flames. (18)

14 Jul 1943 (position 42.46, 9.49)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) makes a torpedo attack at a 6000 ton merchant vessel in position 42°46'N, 09°49'E and misses. One torpedo has a gyro failure and circles near the submarine

(all times are zone -2)
0830 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 8100 yards(!) at a 6,000 ton merchant vessel. No hits were obtained. One torpedo has a gyro failure and circles near the submarine.

The target was almost certainly the French (German controlled) tanker Champagne (9946 GRT) escorted by SG 10 as they had sailed from Bastia at 0700 hours for Leghorn. (18)

23 Jul 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Algiers. (18)

6 Aug 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Algiers bound for Beirut. She joins convoy GTX 5.

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


HMS Trespasser passage Algiers - Beirutclick here for bigger map (18)

10 Aug 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) parts company with convoy GTX 5 and continues her passage to Beirut alone. (18)

14 Aug 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Beirut. (18)

24 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Beirut. (28)

27 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted exercises off Beirut. (28)

29 Aug 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Beirut for her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol in the South-East Aegean, in the Kos / Rhodos area.

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


HMS Trespasser 6th war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

3 Sep 1943 (position 36.37, 27.21)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) attacks an enemy convoy with four torpedoes South of Kos in position 36°37'N, 27°21'E. No hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -3)
2330 hours - Sighted a convoy of one merchant ship escorted by a destroyer and three minesweepers to the North. Distance was 6000 yards. Turned towards and started attack.

2352 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 3200 yards and went deep to 300 feet. The torpedoes most likely missed ahead as the speed was over estimated. No counter attack followed. (18)

9 Sep 1943 (position 36.27, 27.39)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) makes a torpedo attack on an enemy convoy. All torpedoes fired missed their intended target.

(All times are zone -3)
0006 hours - Sighted two small ships in position 090° - Piskopi Head - 8 nautical miles (approx position was 36°27'N, 27°39'E). These turned out to be a small coaster of about 500 tons escorted by an armed trawler.

0307 hours - After shadowing the ships for three hours attacked with three torpedoes from 600 yards. No hits were obtained. One torpedo was seen to pass under the target. No counter attack followed. (18)

10 Sep 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) attacks the Italian destroyer Euro with five torpedoes. No hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -3)
0905 hours - In position 7 nautical miles South-East of Cape Alupo sighted a destroyer wearing the Italian ensign. She did not fly a blue pendant meaning she was surrendering so therefore she was attacked. Five torpedoes were fired but no hits were obtained. The torpedoes are thought to have missed astern.
(18)

12 Sep 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) attacks an enemy merchant ship with two torpedoes. No hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -3)
0725 hours - In position 090° Kos roads 4 nautical miles sighted a 1000 tons merchant vessel approaching from Cape Krio. Attacked with two torpedoes from 3300 yards, both of which missed. As the ship was in ballast the torpedoes most likely ran under.
(18)

16 Sep 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Beirut. (18)

29 Sep 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Beirut bound for Port Said. She is to proceed to Colombo to join the Eastern Fleet.

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


HMS Trespasser passage Beirut - Colomboclick here for bigger map (29)

30 Sep 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Port Said. (29)

3 Oct 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) is docked at Port Said. (30)

8 Oct 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) is undocked. (30)

9 Oct 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) transits the Suez Canal and proceeds towards Aden. (30)

16 Oct 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Aden. (30)

21 Oct 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Aden bound for Colombo. (30)

30 Oct 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Colombo. (30)

10 Nov 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Colombo for her 7th war patrol (1st in the Far East). She is to patrol in the Malacca Straits and off the Nicobar Islands.

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


HMS Trespasser 7th war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

22 Nov 1943 (position 4.45, 98.04)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) attacks a Japanese convoy of four 4000 tons ships escorted by two submarine chasers in position 04°45'N, 98°04'E. Three stern torpedoes were fired but no hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0758 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 147°. Started attack. The convoy turned out to be made up of 4 merchant ships of about 4000 tons escorted by two submarine chasers.

0915 hours - Fired three stern torpedoes against one of the merchant ships. No hits were obtained, most likely the torpedo tracks were spotted.

Both submarine chasers hunted the submarine for two hours but did not gain contact. (18)

24 Nov 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) gets caught in fishing stacks but no obvious damage to the submarine is done. After returning from patrol she is docked to check for damage. (18)

27 Nov 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) sights the Japanese seaplane carrier Kamoi (offsite link) off Car Nicobar Island. Lt.Cdr. Favell is unable to attack as Kamoi turned away. (18)

28 Nov 1943 (position 8.47, 93.10)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) makes a torpedo attack on a Japanese convoy to the South-East of Car Nicobar Island in position 08°47'N, 93°10'E. All torpedoes missed their intended target.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1048 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 285°. Ran at speed to the South until masts and a funnel of a merchant ship escorted by a trawler were sighted. The merchant ship was similar to the Peking Maru.

1423 hours - Commenced attack.

1504 hours - In position 08°47'N, 93°10'E fired 6 torpedoes from an estimated range of 4600 yards, went deep. Three explosions were heard the first 4 min 50 sec after firing. The HE of the target ceased. The trawler hunted Trespasser for over an hour but no depth charges were dropped. It was thought possible that the target was sunk (The Japanese reported no sinking on this date in this area). (18)

3 Dec 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (18)

8 Dec 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Trincomalee for Colombo to dock. This is to see if damage is done when Trespasser got stuck in fishing stacks on November 24th. (31)

9 Dec 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Colombo. (31)

10 Dec 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) is docked at Colombo. (31)

13 Dec 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) is undocked. (31)

14 Dec 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Colombo to return to Trincomalee. (31)

16 Dec 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (31)

26 Dec 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 8th war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She is to patrol of the West coast of Burma and to perform a special mission (no details available for this special mission as of yet).

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


HMS Trespasser 8th war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

31 Dec 1943 (position 13.11, 98.15)
At 2200 hours (time zone -6.5) HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) lands an agent on Tavoy Island in 13°11'N, 98°15'E (operation BREECH part 1). (18)

1 Jan 1944
At 2220 hours (time zone -6.5) HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) lands two agents on Reef Island (operation BREECH part 2). (18)

4 Jan 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) attempts to pick up the agent who was landed on Tavoy Island on 31 December 1943 but he fails to make the rendezvous. (18)

15 Jan 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 8th war patrol (2nd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (18)

1 Feb 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 9th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She is to perform a special mission and to patrol of the West coast of Burma and off the Nicobar Islands.

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


HMS Trespasser 9th war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

5 Feb 1944
At 0330 hours (time zone -6.5) HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell) landed agents in three folbots and three Z type large rubber boats north of Sir John Metcalfe Island (operation CORTON). Arrangements are made for the agents to be picked up on 31 March or 1 April. (18)

18 Feb 1944 (position 7.52, 93.38)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Eifuku Maru (3520 GRT, built 1939) off Nancowry Island in position 07°52'N, 93°38'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1050 hours - While in position 121° Cape Connaught 4 nautical miles sighted three ships bearing 206°. Distance was about 8000 yards. These were one merchant ship escorted by a minesweeper and one other ship thought to be a trawler. Started an attack.

1109 hours - Fired 6 torpedoes from 3500 yards. 2 minutes and 20 seconds after firing an explosion was heard and the targets HE ceased. A muffled explosion followed a few seconds later. Trespasser went deep upon firing. The minesweeper dropped 19 depth charges over a period of about an hour. No damage was done by these depth charges.

1215 hours - Returned to periscope depth to find the minesweeper in sight hull down to the East of Cape Connaught. Nothing else was in sight. The target is thought to have sunk. (18)

22 Feb 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 9th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (18)

7 Mar 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Trincomalee for her 10th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She is to lay a minefield, perform a special mission (no details available for this special mission as of yet) and to patrol in the Malacca Straits.

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


HMS Trespasser 10th war patrolclick here for bigger map (18)

14 Mar 1944 (position 3.27, 99.29)
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) lays 12 mines in the Malacca straits.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0525 hours - Dived in position 190° Pulo Berhala 17 nautical miles.

0741 hours - Commenced laying four mines 600 feet apart in a direction of 220° from position 03°28'20"N, 99°29'20"E.

0906 hours - Commenced laying four mines 600 feet apart in a direction of 220° from position 03°27'30"N, 99°29'40"E.

1000 hours - Commenced laying four mines 600 feet apart in a direction of 220° from position 03°26'20"N, 99°30'40"E. (18)

16 Mar 1944
During the period of 16 to 18 March 1944 HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) attempts to pick up agents off Pulo Jarak but none show up at the rendezvous (operation REMARKABLE II). (18)

24 Mar 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (4th in the Far East) at Trincomalee. This was HMS Trespassers last patrol of her first commission. She will be sent home to the U.K. for refitting. (18)

29 Mar 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Trincomalee bound for Colombo. This is the first leg of her trip home for refit.

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


HMS Trespasser passage Trincomalee - U.K.click here for bigger map (32)

31 Mar 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Colombo. She is docked for some repairs to make her fit for the passage to the U.K. (32)

10 Apr 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) is undocked. She departed from Colombo for Aden the same day. (33)

18 Apr 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Aden. (33)

19 Apr 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Aden bound for Suez. (33)

23 Apr 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Suez. (33)

24 Apr 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Port Said. (33)

27 Apr 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Port Said bound for Malta. (33)

2 May 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Malta. At Malta some repairs were made. (34)

15 May 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Malta bound for Gibraltar. Trespasser joins convoy MKS 49 for this passage. (34)

20 May 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Gibraltar to fuel and take on board fresh provisions and water. She departed from later this day to rejoin convoy MKS 49. (34)

3 Jun 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) parted company with her convoy and arrived at Holy Loch. (22)

17 Jun 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Plymouth. She is to refit at the Devonport Dockyard. (22)

19 Jun 1944
HMS Trespasser (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) arrived at Plymouth to start her refit at the Devonport Dockyard. Date of completion is estimated to be in October, later to be changed to December. Eventually it will be February 1945. (22)


Submarine HMS Talent (iii) (P 337)


25 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Barrow for Holy Loch. (22)

26 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (22)

27 Oct 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She is to proceed to the Far East. (22)

2 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (22)

2 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Malta. (22)

7 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (22)

14 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Malta for Port Said. (22)

18 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (22)

20 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Port Said and transits the Suez Canal. She then departed from Suez bound for Aden. (22)

25 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed from for Colombo later the same day. (22)

3 Dec 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Colombo. (22)

9 Dec 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Colombo for Hong Kong. (22)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16746
  2. ADM 173/16747
  3. ADM 173/16748
  4. ADM 173/16847
  5. ADM 173/16848
  6. ADM 199/1150
  7. ADM 173/16849
  8. ADM 173/16850
  9. ADM 173/16851
  10. ADM 173/16852
  11. ADM 173/16853
  12. ADM 173/17327
  13. ADM 173/17328
  14. ADM 173/17329
  15. ADM 173/17330
  16. ADM 173/17330 + ADM 53/115622
  17. ADM 173/17484
  18. ADM 199/1863
  19. ADM 173/17486
  20. ADM 173/17487
  21. ADM 199/627
  22. ADM 199/2572
  23. ADM 173/18252
  24. ADM 173/18253
  25. ADM 173/18254
  26. ADM 173/18255
  27. ADM 173/18256
  28. ADM 173/18258
  29. ADM 173/18259
  30. ADM 173/18260
  31. ADM 173/18262
  32. ADM 173/19069
  33. ADM 173/19070
  34. ADM 173/19071

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


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