Events on this day
This page is our compilation of data from several different databases. All data shown here is dynamic, but is accurate according to the information we have right now. Although content is still being added daily, more than 75% of the launched and commissioned data is already in place, so this section is almost complete.
The Shipyard Report
Laid down (33)
1930: Sloop Rochester (L 50 / U 50)
1934: Battlecruiser Strasbourg
1943: Corvette Lachute (K 440) - Destroyer Cromwell (R 35) - Destroyer Sluys (R 60) - Destroyer Escort George A. Johnson (DE 583) - Minesweeper Instill (AM 252) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-525 (LCI(L)-525) - Landing craft tank LCT 936 (LCT 936) - Landing craft tank LCT 937 (LCT 937) - Tank landing ship LST 141 (LST 141) - Destroyer Escort Metivier (DE 582) - Patrol craft PC-1257 (PC-1257) - Patrol craft PCE(R)-854 (PCE(R)-854) - Minesweeper Quest (AM 281) - Minesweeper Rampart (AM 282) - Oiler Severn (AO 61) - Minesweeper YMS-440 (YMS-440)
1916: Torpedo boat Giuseppe Sirtori
1917: MS Trawler Phineas Beard
1930: MS Trawler Filey Bay (FY 679)
1932: Light cruiser Orion (85)
1942: Frigate Cape Breton (K 350) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 1021 (LCT 1021) - Landing Craft Tank LCT 554 (LCT 554) - Tank landing ship LST 367 (LST 367) - Tank landing ship LST 368 (LST 368) - Tank landing ship LST 369 (LST 369) - Tank landing ship LST 417 (LST 417) - Motor Launch ML 398 (ML 398) - Motor minesweeper MMS 1006 (FY 1006) - Salvage vessel Salventure - Rescue Tug Stormking (W 87) - Frigate Tweed (K 250) - Submarine Upstart (P 65) - Minesweeper Buoyant (AM 153) - Destroyer Isherwood (DD 520) - Tank landing ship LST 367 (LST 367) - Tank landing ship LST 368 (LST 368) - Tank landing ship LST 369 (LST 369) - Tank landing ship LST 417 (LST 417) - Tank landing ship LST 468 (LST 468) - Motor torpedo boat PT 164 - Submarine Chaser SC 1472 (SC 1472)
1943: Minesweeper Coquette (J 350) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-508 (LCI(L)-508) - Destroyer Escort Earl V. Johnson (DE 702) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-508 (LCI(L)-508) - Landing craft tank LCT 625 (LCT 625) - Landing craft tank LCT 932 (LCT 932) - Landing craft tank LCT 933 (LCT 933) - Landing craft tank LCT 934 (LCT 934) - Tank landing ship LST 531 (LST 531) - Patrol craft PCE-843 (PCE-843)
1944: Landing craft support LCS(L)-123 (LCS(L)-123) - Landing craft support LCS(L)-65 (LCS(L)-65) - Landing craft tank LCT 1423 (LCT 1423) - Tank landing ship LST 842 (LST 842) - Motor torpedo boat PT 573 - Motor torpedo boat PT 642
1945: Landing Craft Tank LCT 4004 (LCT 4004)
1919: Destroyer Alden (DD 211)
1924: Submarine S-42 (153)
1937: Minesweeper Hazard (J 02)
1939: Armed Merchant Cruiser Maloja (F 26)
1940: Aircraft Carrier Formidable (67)
1941: Motor Launch ML 051 (ML 051) - Motor Launch ML 056 (ML 056) - Motor Launch ML 058 (ML 058) - Motor Launch ML 072 (ML 072) - Motor Launch ML 073 (ML 073) - Minesweeper Red Deer (J 255) - MS Trawler Eday (T 201) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1088 (ML 1088) - Motor minesweeper MMS 80 (J 580) - Minesweeper Defiance (AMc-73)
1942: Minesweeper BYMS 2014 (J 814) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1211 (ML 1211) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1227 (ML 1227) - Motor minesweeper MMS 261 (J 761) - Motor minesweeper MMS 99 (J 599) - Destroyer Charles Ausburne (DD 570) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-333 (LCI(L)-333) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-334 (LCI(L)-334) - Landing craft tank LCT 329 (LCT 329) - Landing craft tank LCT 342 (LCT 342) - Landing craft tank LCT 81 (LCT 81) - Tank landing ship LST 389 (LST 389) - Motor torpedo boat PT 159 - Light cruiser Santa Fe (CL 60) - Minesweeper YMS-112 (YMS-112)
1943: Frigate Ascension (K 502) - Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1279 (ML 1279) - Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-387 (LCI(L)-387) - Motor Launch ML 597 (ML 597) - Motor minesweeper MMS 305 (J 805) - Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 453 (MTB 453) - Minesweeper Pylades (J 401) - Destroyer Albert W. Grant (DD 649) - Frigate Belfast (PF-35) - Destroyer Melvin (DD 680) - Destroyer Escort Swearer (DE 186) - Aircraft Carrier Wasp (ii) (CV 18)
1944: Corvette Amberly Castle (K 386) - Landing craft support LCS(L)-81 (LCS(L)-81) - Tank landing ship LST 890 (LST 890) - Destroyer Massey (DD 778) - Patrol craft PGM-17 (PGM-17) - Minesweeper YMS-424 (YMS-424)
Laid down means that the ship's construction was officially started by laying down the keel (often just a single steel beam but could also mean the first of many pre-fabricated sections).
Launched means that the ship was launched from its shipyard, it then began its fitting out period (installation of smaller systems, weapons etc.) - in many yards the ships were launched very complete and needed little work afterwards.
Commissioned is when the navy takes the ship officially over and gives command of it to its new captain.
War Losses on 24 November (6)
1940: ASW Trawler Amethyst (T 12)
1941: Light cruiser Dunedin (D 93)
More information on Allied Warships losses.
General Events on 24 November
Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) conducted exercises in the Gaspar Strait before returning to Tandjung Pandan, Banka Island (Pulau Banka).
Submarine HMS Parthian: HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rimington, RN) was taken in hand for refit at Hong Kong.
Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, RN) departed the Chatham Dockyard for Harwich.
Submarine HMS Shark (i): HMS Shark (Lt. P.N. Buckley, RN) departed the Chatham Dockyard for Harwich.
Submarine HMS Salmon: HMS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.O. Bickford, RN) departed Sheerness for Harwich.
Submarine HMS Snapper: HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) departed Sheerness for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea to the north of Texel, the Netherlands. For the daily positions of HMS Snapper during this patrol see the map below.
Submarine HMS Sunfish: HMS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Slaughter, RN) departed Sheerness for Harwich.
Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Peers, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.
Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. D.E. Mansfield, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland.
Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. M.K. Cavenagh-Mainwaring, DSO, RN) is undocked at Ardrossan and immediately returns to Holy Loch.
Submarine HMS Tetrarch: HMS Tetrarch (Lt.Cdr. R.M.T. Peacock, RN) departed Malta for her 8th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Adriatic, to the North of latitude 42N. For the daily positions of HMS Tetrarch during this patrol see the map below. View HMS Tetrarch 8th war patrol in a larger map
Submarine HMS Upholder: HMS Upholder (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) arrived at Portsmouth.
Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) departed Stornoway for Rothesay.
Submarine HNMS K IX: HrMs K IX (Lt.Cdr. P.G. de Back, RNN) is docked at Surabaya.
Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) sank an Italian schooner with gunfire off the east coast of Sardinia, Italy about 30 nautical miles South-East of La Maddalena in position 40°56'N, 10°23'E. This was most likely the Nuovo Sant'Antonio (52 GRT) that disappeared without a trace at this time during a trip from Civitavecchia to Arbatax. (All times are zone -1) 0150 hours - Sighted a weak light bearing 100°. 0200 hours - Discovered the silhouette of a small ship. 0222 hours - Attacked a small two-masted schooner of about 250 tons with gunfire. The crew took to their small boat after the first rounds. 0238 hours - After 21 rounds she was still afloat. One mast was shot away. The ship was then sunk by ramming as there was no more ammunition for the deck gun. It is often stated that the schooner sunk in this attack was the Unione (216 GRT). This schooner however had foundered in bad weather on 21 November.
Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) was undocked.
Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 1st storage trip to Malta. For the daily positions of HMS Olympus during this storage trip see the map below.
Submarine HMS Severn: HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Surprise (Cdr.(Retd.) L.C. Ansdell, RN) and HMS Fandango (Lt. J.A.T. Maishman, RNR).
Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) ended her 20th war patrol at Holy Loch.
Submarine HMS Seawolf: HMS Seawolf (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) again attacked a German convoy off the Syltefjord. Five torpedoes were fired and a hit was claimed but this was not the case. The convoy attacked was made up of the German merchant Asuncion (4456 GRT, built 1921) and the Norwegian merchant Graziella (2149 GRT, built 1917), the German trawler Kehdingen and the German tanker Eurostadt (1118 GRT, built 1923). They were escorted by the German minesweepers M 30, M 17 and the auxiliary patrol vessel Polarsonne (All times are zone -3) 0004 hours - Sighted a white light up the Syltefjord. 0015 hours - Sighted a convoy of four ships all burning masthead lights. Started attack on the second ship. 0100 hours - Fired five torpedoes (four were intended) from a range of about 4000 yards. One of the torpedoes was seen to run on the surface to starboard. It is thought a hit was obtained but this was actually not the case.
Submarine HMS Triumph (i): HMS Triumph (Lt. J.S. Huddart, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian tug/salvage vessel Hercules (632 GRT, built 1910) and the tug Irini Vernikos inside Candia (Iraklion) harbour, Crete. The explosion of the torpedo caused also some damage to the German merchant Norburg (2392 GRT, built 1922), that was being salvaged at the time, and to the Arkadia (1756 GRT, built 1927) behind her. Triumph also bombards the airport at Heraklion. (All times are zone -2) 1141 hours - Closed Candia harbour to 3500 yards from the breakwater. In the harbour were 2 merchant ships of 3000 and 1500 tons secured to the mole. 1144 hours - Fired one torpedo against the 3000 tons merchant vessel But the torpedo was observed to hit a small vessel, thought to be an armed trawler, that was alongside the 1500 tons merchant vessel that was moored just astern of the 3000 tons vessel. The 'trawler' was seen to settle by the stern immediately. A second torpedo was now fired against the 3000 tons merchant ship but it ran to the left and exploded at the far end of the harbour. Triumph now left the area as air patrol were expected to arrive soon now. -------------------------------------------- 1803 hours - Surfaced and set course towards the airport. 1822 hours - Opened fire with the 4" gun from 3500 yards. Shells were seen to explode along the line of the aerodrome and the gun emplacements. It was not possible to note if any damage was caused. 1825 hours - Ceased fire after 14 rounds. Cleared the area at high speed on the surface to the North-East.
Submarine HMS Thorn: At 1748 hours (zone -2) HMS Thorn (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) shelled a power station in Voudia Bay (36°44'56"N, 24°31'57"E), 25 rounds were expended and 17 hits were claimed.
Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) had been ordered west of Stravathi Island to intercept an enemy convoy and at 0830 hours had sighted a tanker escorted by a destroyer in position 37°13'N, 20°37'E. While bringing the torpedo tubes to the ready no.3 torpedo tube had a hot run forcing the tube crew to use DSEA apparatus but they all collapsed from CO poisoning before they could fire a salvo of torpedoes and the attack was aborted. The targets were most probably the Italian tanker Berbera (2093 GRT, built 1931) escorted by the Italian torpedo-boat Pegaso.
Submarine HMS Upholder: HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, DSO, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Malta with the British corvette HMS Gloxinia (Lt.Cdr. A.J.C. Pomeroy, RNVR).
Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.
Battleship HMS Prince of Wales: HMS Prince of Wales (Capt. J.C. Leach, MVO, RN) and her two escorting destroyers, HMS Electra (Cdr. C.W. May, RN) and HMS Express (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Cartwright, RN), made a short stop at Mauritius.
Destroyer HMS Lance: The British Force K, made up of the British light cruisers HMS Aurora (Capt. W.G. Agnew, RN) and HMS Penelope (Capt. A.D. Nicholl, RN) and the British destroyers HMS Lance (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) and HMS Lively (Lt.Cdr. W.F.E. Hussey, DSC, RN), intercept an Axis convoy about 100 nautical miles west of Crete. The Axis convoy is bound from the Aegean to Bengasi. The two German transports in the convoy Maritza (2910 GRT) and Procida (1842 GRT) are both sunk by HMS Penelope and HMS Lively despite the presence of the Italian torpedo boats Lupo and Cassiopea.
Corvette HNoMS Rose: Served with the Liverpool Escort Force from 24 November 1941 until 26 October 1944.
Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of training.
Submarine USS Sailfish: USS Sailfish (Lt.Cdr. John Richard Moore) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of New Britain.
Submarine USS Searaven: USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. H. Cassedy) ended her 5h war patrol at Fremantle.
Submarine HMS Rorqual: HMS Rorqual (Lt.Cdr. L.W. Napier, RN) departed Beirut for Malta. She was temporary detached to the 10th Submarine flotilla. For the daily positions of HMS Rorqual during this passage see the map below.
Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS P 219 (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 7th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She is ordered to patrol between Sicily and Tunisia. For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 219 during this patrol see the map below.
Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) departed from Port Said for Beirut.
Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO, RN) departed from Malta and sets course for Gibraltar.
Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (7th in the Far East) at Colombo.
Submarine HMS Turbulent: Shortly before dark on 24 November 1942 HMS Turbulent (Cdr. J.W. Linton, DSO, DSC, RN) bombards parked vehicles at Sirte, Libya. 2 Hits were obtained and several of the lorries were claimed to be destroyed. As shore guns opened fire on Turbulent the action was broken off and Turbulent dived. [Actually the Italian report mentions only six rounds fell on the beach causing no damage.]
Submarine HMS Unseen: HMS P 51 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) is docked at Gibraltar for repairs to 'Q' tank.
Submarine USS S-20: Having completed her special torpedo firing tests, USS S-20, departed the Portsmouth Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.
Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. I.J. Galantin, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt. E.T. Shepard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine ORP Sokol: ORP Sokol (Kpt.mar J. Kolziolkowski) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training.
Submarine HNMS Dolfijn: HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN) was docked at Malta.
Submarine USS Gato: USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Foley) called at Tulagi to top off with fuel. It was intended to depart from the same day but due to repairs to the radar Gato departed early the next morning.
Submarine USS Barb: USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Waterman) ended her 6th war patrol at Midway. Barb is now ordered to proceed to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.
Submarine USS Blackfish: Patrolling in the Palau area, at about 2300 hrs Blackfish attacked a target on radar without visual contacts, firing 6 torpedoes and claiming 2 hits and a sinking. The target, estimated by the radar officer to have been a 4500-ton vessel, has never been identified and no Japanese report found to confirm any damage or sinking at this time.
Submarine USS Angler: USS Angler conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS Puffer: USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. Frank G. Selby) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sulu Sea and the South China Sea.
Submarine USS Rasher: USS Rasher (Cdr. E.S. Hutchinson) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle.
Submarine USS Aspro: USS Aspro (Cdr. H.C. Stevenson, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa. Aspro was escorted out by USS PC-597. For the daily and attack positions of USS Aspro during this patrol see the map below. As no deck log is available (for the moment) positions were taken from the patrol report. Unfortunately the patrol report does not give daily noon positions.
Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) ended her refit at Blyth.
Submarine HMS Stonehenge: HMS Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Gibraltar for Beirut. She made part of the passage with convoy KMF 26.
Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed from Gibraltar for the U.K.
Submarine HMS Trespasser: 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.
Submarine HMS Ultimatum: HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) was docked at Malta for repairs to her main motors.
Submarine HMS Umbra: On board HMS Umbra engine trials were performed. These were however unsatisfactory.
Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Blyth.
Submarine HMS Unruly: HMS Unruly (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) conducted exercises off Beirut.
Submarine HMS Unseen: HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Bizerta for Malta. She was escorted during the passage by ML 566 (T/Lt. D.G.E. Brid, RNZNVR).
Submarine HMS Ultor: HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) was docked at Malta. The date she was undocked is currently unknown to us.
Submarine HNoMS Ula: HNoMS Ula (Lt. S. Valvatne) attacked a convoy made up of three merchant vessels heading south escorted by two escorts. Ula fires two torpedoes but these missed their intended target (a merchant vessel of 8000 tons) and hit land instead. These were tankers Altengamme and Amrum, the steamer Trotsburg escorted by K 2 and V 5304. Shortly after this attack Ula spotted a merchant vessel heading north escorted by a M-class minesweeper, Ula fired two torpedoes at the merchant, one of these hit the German merchant Eisstrom (928 GRT, former Dutch Marietje Bohmer) off Alesund, Norway in position 62°27'N, 06°04'E. She was escorted by minesweeper M 407 and beached near Eltrenes. The attack was unobserved and she was believed to have been mined at that time. (All times are zone -1) 1336 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 096° Probably a convoy coming south through the lead of Alesund. 1420 hours - Sighted mastheads bearing 118°. Range approximately 9000 yards. HE was also reported from that direction. 1425 hours - Sighted three merchant vessels bearing 115°. The last one was seen to be a large merchant vessel of about 8000 tons. This ship was choses as the target. This would be a very long range attack as we were unable to close the range. 1430 hours - In position 62°25'N, 06°02'E fired two torpedoes from a range of 10000 yards. It was intended to fire four torpedoes but Ula dipped on firing. Two torpedo explosions were heard almost 9 minutes after firing. This were thought to be the torpedoes hitting the land beyond the target. It appeared the range had been overestimated. ------------------------------------------------------- 1455 hours - Sighted a laden merchant vessel of 4500 tons escorted by an M-class minesweeper bearing 125°. Range was approximately 8000 yards. Started attack. 1508 hours - In position 62°27'N, 06°04'E fired two torpedoes from 7000 yards. Remained at periscope depth to see the result of the attack. 1513 hours - Two hits were obtained.
Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Windrush and HMS Helmsdale (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.J. Simpson, RNR).
Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.
Submarine HMS P 512: HMS P 512 (Lt. R.B. Foster, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.
Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. G.F. Sharp, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Parham, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Mehlop, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USSR L-15: L-15 fires three torpedoes against what is identified as a German auxiliary minesweeper off the Porsangerfjord. All torpedoes missed their target.
Submarine FR Amazone: Amazone conducted exercises off Bermuda.
Submarine chaser USS SC-662: USS SC 662 and USS 1023 together pick up 73 survivors from the American merchant Melville E. Stone that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-516 about 100 miles northwest of Cristobal, Panama in position 10°36'N, 80°19'W.
Submarine chaser USS SC-1017: USS SC-1017 picks up 32 survivors from the American tanker Elizabeth Kellogg that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-516 150 miles north of Cristobal, Panama in position 11°10'N, 80°42'W.
Destroyer USS Lyman K. Swenson: USS Lyman K. Swenson returns to Ulithi.
Destroyer USS Taussig: USS Taussig returns to Ulithi.
Battleship USS Iowa: All heavy ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Guadalupe (Cdr. H.A. Anderson, USN).
Submarine HNMS O 19: HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) ended her 8th war patrol at Fremantle.
Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN) departed Holy Loch for Dundee.
Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN), HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) and their escort HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR) departed Loch Eriboll to continue their passage to Dundee.
Submarine HNMS Dolfijn: HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted exercises with A/S aircraft off Dundee.
Submarine HNMS Zeehond: HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN), HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) and their escort HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR) departed Loch Eriboll to continue their passage to Dundee.
Submarine USS Cero: USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Dissette) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy yard for an major overhaul.
Submarine USS Kete: USS Kete (Cmdr Royal Lawrence Rutter) arrived at Saipan to repair her malfunctioning bow planes.
Submarine USS Sea Fox: USS Sea Fox (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Klinker) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.
Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Portland.
Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS Shakespeare (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Spiteful: HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) arrived at Darwin to top off fuel and provisions and to land an injured crewmember and take on board a replacement that had been flown in from Fremantle.
Submarine HMS Storm: HMS Storm (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.P. Young, DSO, DSC, RNVR) was docked at Fremantle.
Submarine HMS Shalimar: HMS Shalimar (A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee.
Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire in the Phuket area. (All times are zone -6.5) 1545 hours - In position 07°46'N, 98°47'E sighted the sails of a junk 6 nautical miles to the Northward. She was drifting with the tide. Closed. 1800 hours - The junk was still in sight. The water was too shallow to close submerged so surfaced and closed in the moonlight. 1843 hours - Opened fire with the gun from 3000 yards. The 2nd and 3rd round brought down the mast and after about 7 hits she sank.
Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Lt. P.H. May, RN) departed from Fremantle for her 8th war patrol (7th in Far Eastern waters). Tantivy is to patrol in the South China Sea to the east of Singapore. For HMS Tantivy?s daily positions during her 8th war patrol see the map below. click her for bigger map
Submarine HMS Taciturn: HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Barrow. She was escorted by HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR).
Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt.Cdr. L.G. Bernard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt. D.C. Peto, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. R.D. McWenthy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. M. Abrahams, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.
Submarine USSR L-21: The German merchant Elie (1837 GRT) hits a mine and sank in position 54°51N, 17°59'E. The mine was laid the previous day by the Russian submarine L-21. Also on this day, L-21 torpedoed and sank the small Swedish passenger ship Hansa (563 GRT) 18 nautical miles north-west of Halskuk in position 58°02'N, 18°10'E.
Submarine FR Rubis: The Norwegian merchant Castor (1683 GRT, offsite link) is damaged when she hits a mine off Egersund, Norway in position 58°26'N, 05°49'E. The mine was laid the same day by the Free French submarine Rubis.
Submarine HMS P 614: HMS P 614 (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) departed Port HHX to return to Kames Bay. She made the passage towing X-craft X 25. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. (Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN).
Submarine USSR Lembit: The German auxiliary patrol vessel V 305 / Halberstadt (305 GRT) is damaged when she hits a mine off Stolpm?nde in position 54°36'N, 16°52'E. The mine was laid by Lembit on 11 October 1944.
Submarine USSR Lembit: The German fishing vessel Spreeufer (216 GRT) is sunk when she hits a mine north-east of Kolberg in position 54°27'N, 15°45'E. The mine was laid by Lembit on 11 October 1944.
Submarine IT Goffredo Mameli: Goffredo Mameli departed Portsmouth, New Hampshire and arrived at New London, Connecticut
Landing Craft Infantry USS LCI(L)-590: Left Oran for Norfolk