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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.

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Laid down (22)

1916: Royal Navy Heavy cruiser Frobisher (D 81)

1941: Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2020 (J 820) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 319 (MTB 319) - Royal Navy Submarine P 48 (P 48) - US Navy Light cruiser Miami (CL 89) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 61

1942: US Navy Patrol craft PC-599 (PC-599)

1943: US Navy Destroyer Escort Delbert W. Halsey (DE 310) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Ely (DE 309) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-462 (LCI(L)-462) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 283 (LST 283) - US Navy Minesweeper Nimble (AM 266) - US Navy Frigate Orlando (PF-99) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-1219 (PC-1219) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 488

1944: US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1205 (LCT 1205) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1206 (LCT 1206) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1261 (LCT 1261) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1336 (LCT 1336) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 807 (LCT 807) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 849 (LCT 849) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 247 (LSM 247)

Launched (29)

1905: Royal Navy Tug Guardsman

1909: Royal Navy MS Trawler Newhaven, N.B. (FY 820)

1913: Royal Navy MS Trawler Walwyns Castle (FY 866)

1920: US Navy Destroyer Pruitt (DM 22)

1924: French Navy Large destroyer Tigre

1929: Royal Navy Landing Ship Infantry Princess Astrid (4.226)

1934: Italian Navy Light cruiser Raimondo Montecuccoli - United States Coast Guard Cutter Onondaga (WPG 79)

1936: Soviet Navy Submarine L-13

1939: Royal Navy ASW Trawler Cape Finisterre

1941: Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper Courtenay (J 262) - Royal Navy Minesweeper Tadoussac (J 220) - Royal Navy Minesweeper Wedgeport (J 139) - US Navy Oiler Housatonic (AO 35)

1942: US Navy Destroyer McKee (DD 575) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-557 (PC-557) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-591 (PC-591)

1943: Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2064 (J 864) - Royal Navy Patrol vessel Kilham (Z 07) - Royal Navy Escort Carrier Queen (D 19) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Lansing (DE 388) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-443 (LCI(L)-443) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-820 (PC-820) - US Navy Escort carrier St. Andrews (CVE 49)

1944: South African Navy Frigate Transvaal (K 602) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-787 (LCI(L)-787) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1202 (LCT 1202) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1333 (LCT 1333) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 591 (LST 591)

Commissioned (23)

1920: US Navy Destroyer MacLeish (DD 220)

1931: Polish Navy Submarine Rys

1940: Royal Navy Corvette Peony (K 40)

1941: Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper Minas (J 165) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 182 (ML 182)

1942: Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1123 (ML 1123) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-548 (PC-548) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-549 (PC-549)

1943: Royal Navy Escort Carrier Begum (D 38) - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-989 (SC-989)

1944: Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 870 (ML 870) - Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 1044 (FY 1044) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 406 (MTB 406) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Haas (DE 424) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 318 (LSM 318) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 583 (LST 583) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 712 (LST 712) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 929 (LST 929) - US Navy Destroyer Van Valkenburgh (DD 656)

1945: Royal Navy Minesweeper Mystic (J 455) - Royal Navy Submarine Springer (P 264) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 659 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 716

Legend:

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 2 August (4)


1940: Royal Navy ASW Trawler Cape Finisterre

1941: Soviet Navy Submarine S-11

1943: US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 109

1944: US Navy Destroyer Escort Fiske (i) (DE 143)

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General Events on 2 August


1940

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Gloucester: Following repairs, HMS Gloucester (Capt. H.A. Rowley, RN) departed Port Said for Alexandria.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 22: O 22 (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Ort, RNN) fires two torpedoes against a submarine in the North Sea in position 56°15'N, 02°35'E. The submarine in question was either the German U-37 or more likely U-38. 1620 hours - In position 56°15'N, 02°35'E attacked a German U-boat with two torpedoes. Range was 5000 yards. No explosions were heard but the enemy submarine was seen to alter course to Starboard and to increase speed.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN) departed Bermuda for Halifax.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR), HMS Clematis (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Osiris: HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) departed Alexandria for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the southern Adriatic. No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Swordfish: HMS Swordfish (Lt. P.J. Cowell, RN) was ordered to patrol off Lindesnes, Norway.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt.Cdr. G.M. Sladen, RN) ended her 12th war patrol at Rosyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tigris: HMS Tigris (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bone, RN) arrived at Falmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. M.K. Cavenagh-Mainwaring, RN) conducted execises in Loch Long.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. E.P. Tomkinson, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. These included a practice attack on HMS Tuscarora (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Stubbs, RN).

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Fiji: HMS Fiji (Capt. W.G. Benn, RN) shifted from Clydebank to Tail of Bank where she then anchored.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Barham: HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Jaguar: HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) departed Immingham for patrol. At sea she joined HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN) which was already on patrol.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Express: On or around 2 August 1940 German U-boat U-25 hit a mine in the barrage Field No. 7 laid by the British destroyers HMS Express (Cdr. J.G. Bickford, DSC, RN) HMS Esk (Lt.Cdr. R.J.H. Couch, RN), HMS Icarus (Cdr. C.D. Maud, DSC, RN) and HMS Impulsive (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, RN) on 3 March 1940.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Jupiter: HMS Jupiter (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) returned to Immingham from patrol.

1941

Royal Dutch Navy Destroyer HNMS Isaac Sweers: Convoy WS 10 This convoy assembled in the Clyde area on 2 August 1941 destined for the middle east area. The convoy was made up of the following troop transports; Andes (25689 GRT, built 1939), Britannic (26943 GRT, built 1930), Cameronia (16297 GRT, built 1920), Highland Monarch (14139 GRT, built 1928), Indrapoera (Dutch, 10825 GRT, built 1925), Nea Hellas (16991 GRT, built 1922), Orcades (23456 GRT, built 1937), Rangitiki (16698 GRT, built 1928), Reina del Pacifico (17702 GRT, built 1931), Stirling Castle (25550 GRT, built 1936), Strathallan (23722 GRT, built 1938), Volendam (Dutch, 15434 GRT, built 1922), Warwick Castle (20107 GRT, built 1930), Windsor Castle (19141 GRT, built 1922) and the following transports; Diomed (10374 GRT, built 1922), Indian Prince (8587 GRT, built 1926), Manchester Port (7071 GRT, built 1935), Nigerstroom (Dutch, 4639 GRT, built 1939) and Phemius (7406 GRT, built 1921), Escort was initially provided by the heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) (2 – 10 August), armed merchant cruiser HMS Worcestershire (A/Capt.(Retd.) E.H. Hopkinson, RN) (2 – 6 August), the light cruiser HMS Cairo (A/Capt. I.R.H. Black, RN) (2 – 5 August), the destroyers HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. W.A.F. Hawkins, OBE, DSC, RN) (2 – 5 August), HMS Witch (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Holmes, RN) (2 – 5 August), HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Russell, RN) (2 – 5 August), HMS Broadway (Lt.Cdr. T. Taylor, RN) (2 – 6 August), HMS Gurkha (Cdr. C.N. Lentaigne, RN) (2 – 6 August), HMS Lance (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) (2 – 6 August), HMS Legion (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, RN) (2 – 6 August), HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. J. Houtsmuller, RNN) (2 – 6 August), ORP Piorun (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki) (2 – 6 August) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. N.V.J.T. Thew, RN) (2 August – 17 August). On 5 August, around 2200 hours, HMS Cairo, HMS Winchelsea, HMS Witch and HMS Whitehall parted company with the convoy. On 6 August, around 2300 hours, HMS Worcestershire, HMS Broadway, HMS Gurkha, HMS Lance, HMS Legion, HrMs Isaac Sweers and ORP Piorun parted company with the convoy. Shorty afterwards the troopships Warwick Castle and Windsor Castle collided. Due to this the Warwick Castle was detached and was escorted to Halifax, Nova Scotia by HMS Worcestershire. Windsor Castle dropped astern and was brought back to the convoy the next day by HMS Jupiter who had been despached to search for her.Jupiter Very early on the 9th HMS Jupiter was detached to fuel at Ponta Delgada, Azores. HMS Jupiter re-joined the convoy around 0700 on the 10th. Around noon on 10 August, HMS London, was relieved by the light cruiser HMS Edinburgh (Capt. H.W. Faulkner, RN) which had departed Gibraltar on the 8th. HMS Edinburgh remained with the convoy until it reached Freetown on the 17th. When approaching Freetown A/S escorts joined the convoy. On 14 August 1941 two destroyers and a corvette joined, these were; HMS Velox (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Roper, DSC, RN), HMS Wrestler (Lt. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN) and HMS Bergamot (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Chapman, RNR). The next day the corvette HMS Cyclamen (Lt. H.N. Lawson, RNR) also joined. On 21 August 1941 the convoy departed Freetown for South Africa. Escort was provided by the light cruiser HMS Edinburgh until 2 September 1941, when part of the convoy (Troopships Britannic, Indrapoera, Reina Del Pacifico, Striling Castle, Strathallan, Volendam, Windsor Castle and the transports Nigerstroom and Phemius) arrived at Capetown. On departure from Freetown A/S escort was provided until dawn on the 24th by the destroyer HMS Jupiter and the corvettes HMS Anchusa (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNR), HMS Clematis (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Crocus (Lt.Cdr. E. Wheeler, RNR) and HMS Cyclamen (Lt. H.N. Lawson, RNR). The corvettes then returned to Freetown while HMS Jupiter proceed to St. Helena. The light cruiser HMS Hawkins (Capt. H.P.K. Oram, RN) then took over the remainer of the convoy and took these towards Durban were they arrived on 5 September 1941. These were the troopships Andes, Cameronia, Highland Monarch, Nea Hellas, Rangitiki and the transports Diomed, Indian Price and Manchester Port. On 6 September 1941 the part of the convoy (minus Reina del Pacifico) that had entered Capetown on 2 September departed from Capetown escorted by the armed merchant cruiser HMS Carnarvon Castle (Capt.(Retd.) H.N.M. Hardy, DSO, RN). On 8 September the Britannic split off and proceeded to Durban to embark troops that had been on the Cameronia. Britannic rejoined the next day escorted by Hawkins. The troop transport Aronda (9031 GRT, built 1941) was also with them and joined the convoy. After these ships had joined HMS Carnavon Castle then split off with the Indrapoera, Volendam, Nigerstroom and Phemius and took these ships to Durban. The convoy (by now called WS 10B), now made up of the troopships Aronda, Britannic, Stirling Castle, Strathallan and Windsor Castle, and escorted by HMS Hawkins proceeded to Bombay where it arrived on 20 September 1941. En-route, in position 03.25’S, 51.12’E and on September 13th, HMS Hawkins had been relieved by the light cruiser HMS Emerald (Capt. F.C. Flynn, RN). [Other ships that had been part of convoy WS 10 later proceeded to their destinations in other convoys.]

Royal Dutch Navy Destroyer HNMS Isaac Sweers: HrMs Isaac Sweers (Cdr. J. Houtsmuller, RNN) departed Greenock to form part of the escort of convoy WS 10. [See the event for 2 August 1941, called Convoy WS 10, for more information on this convoy.]

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) departed Gibraltar for her 13th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She was to patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea. For the daily and attack positions of HrMs O 23 during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, RN) and HMS Charlestown (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Rothesay for Blyth. She was escorted by HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with FFS Aconit and HMS Fara (Lt.Cdr. N.L. Pickersgill, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Olympus: HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) ended her 11th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Gibraltar. At Gibraltar repairs to the damage were undertaken including the removal of the battery for repairs to it.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Proteus: HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN) conducted special RD/F trials in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for her 19th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay. Before proceeding on patrol exercises were carried out off Dartmouth during 3-5 August 1941. For the daily positions of HMS Sealion during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: At 1930 hours (time zone -3) HMS Torbay (Lt.Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, RN) departed from Alexandria with orders to patrol in the Gulf of Sirte. (This is HMS Torbay's 4th Mediterranean War Patrol) For the daily positions of HMS Torbay during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. J.D. Martin, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Hermione: The Italian submarine Tembien was rammed and sunk south-east of Pantelleria Island in position 36°21'N, 12°40'E by the British light cruiser HMS Hermione (Capt. G.N. Oliver, RN).

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR L-5: L-5 lays a minefield off Mangalia, Romania.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Decoy: HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, RN) and HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN) returned to Alexandria.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 26: HMS L 26 (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown for a period of A/S exercises.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Tobermory during which HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN) served as target.

1942

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Cdr. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Fremantle for a rendes-vous in the Indian Ocean with the British passenger (troops) / cargo ship Stirling Castle (25550 GRT, built 1936) to take over the escort from the British light cruiser HMS Gambia (Capt. M.J. Mansergh, CBE, RN). For the daily positions during the period of 2 August 1942 to 10 August 1942, see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XIV: HrMs K XIV (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) arrived at Colombo.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) was docked in AFD 7 at Kames Bay, Cumbrae Island.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) attacked a Japanese convoy and torpedoed and heavily damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Zenyo Maru (6440 GRT, built 1937, offsite link) about 30 nautical miles North-West of Penang, Malaya in position 05°36'N, 99°48'E. The Japanese ship burns out and was later towed to Singapore. She was declared a total loss. (All times are zone -6) 0840 hours - Sighted a convoy made up of one armed merchant with guns forward and aft that was acting as escort. This ship was followed by four merchant vessels. Started attack. 0926 hours - In position 05°33'N, 99°48'E fired one torpedo on the first merchant ship behind the escort from 800 yards. Unfortunately the torpedo ran straight to the bottom and detonated 7 seconds after firing. No damage was caused to O 23. After this explosion the escort immediately turned away followed by the first merchant ship. 0930 hours - The second merchant ship however waited several minutes so this was fired upon with two torpedoes from the training torpedo tubes. Range was 900 yards. Two faint explosions were heard 50 and 60 seconds after firing which was the correct running range. 0935 hours - Two stern torpedoes were fired on the last ship from 1000 yards. A huge explosion occured amidships on thuis ship 60 seconds after firing. This ship was at once full ablaze. The other ships were now seen to have turned to the North. Depth charges were dropped at irregular intervals most likely by the escort. As the ship that was hit did not appeared to be sinking it was decided to finish it off with the deck gun. However the escort turned back and dropped depth charges, some of which were quite close. The gun attack was abandoned and O 23 went deep and cleared the area.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). Following these A/S exercises O 10 participatd in an exercise in which she was taken in tow by HMS Bustler.

US Navy Submarine USS Sargo: USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. R.V. Gregory) ended her 4th war patrol when she returned to Fremantle.

US Navy Submarine USS Seadragon: USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. W.E. Ferrall, USN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. C.P Norman, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 222: HMS P 222 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. MacKenzie, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in and off the Sicilian Channel to give cover during convoy operation 'Pedestal'. For the daily positions of HMS P 222 during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow to participate in A/S exercises.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unison: HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Malta where she joined the 10th submarine flotilla.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS United: HMS P 44 (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) attacked a merchant vessel with four torpedoes in approximate position 35°40'N, 12°18'E. The target was then engaged with the gun but the action had to be broken off after two hits had been obtained. This was the Italian auxiliary F 64 / Petsamo (305 GRT, built 1924) travelling from Lampedusa to Pantelleria. As she opened fire on the submarine, five crew members and a German passenger escaped in a lifeboat. They were later picked up by the Italian torpedo boat Circe and were prosecuted for dereliction of duty. (All times are zone -2) 2230 hours - Sighted smoke bearing 040°. Altered course to investigate. 2250 hours - The contact was seen to be a vessel of 2000 to 3000 tons on a course of 275°. Range was closed as fast as possible. 2320 hours - Range was now 3000 yards. Fired torpedoes, three were intended but due to an error in drill all four tubes were in fact fired. An explosion was heard after 5m 20s after firing the first torpedo but all should have crossed the target line long before this. It is thought all torpedoes missed ahead of the target. As the enemy did not appear to have noticed the attack it was closed to 2000 yards and fire was then opened with the gun. After two hits had been scored the vessel altered towards and also opened fire. This gunfire was at first wildly. It now appeared that the vessel might be a trawler or auxiliary vessel ant it seemed prudent to break off the engagement. 2345 hours - Broke off the action and dived. Immediately started reloading the torpedo tubes. HE was heard for 30 minutes but then faded out.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unshaken: HMS P 54 (Lt. C.E. Oxborrow, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Joy, RNR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. C.A. Pardoe, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 33 proceeded to Rothesay here Lt. Hunt took over command of HMS H 33 from Lt. Pardoe.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS R-12: USS R-12 (Lt. E.E. Shelby, USN) participated in A/S exercises of Guantanamo Bay together with USS Fletcher (Lt.Cdr. W.M. Cole, USN).

US Navy Submarine USS O-7: USS O-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. G.D.N. Milner, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in Block Island Sound.

1943

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) lands a party (party No. 2) to reconnoitre a possible landing place in the Pang Pang Bay. They are back on board after nearly 2 hours. (All times are (most likely) zone -8) 0550 hours - Dived and returned to the Pang Pang Bay. It was not possible to enter the bay due to the bad visibility. 1600 hours - Enter the bay. 1830 hours - Bottomed in 14.5 meters of water. 1920 hours - Surfaced. 2015 hours - Land party no. 2 to reconnoitre the landing area. Two small fishing vessels are laying on the beach nearby. 2150 hours - Party no. 2 returned. They had seen no Japanese.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR) and HMS Spaniel.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR), HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and aircraft.

US Navy Submarine USS Sturgeon: USS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Piaczentkowski) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.

US Navy Submarine USS Guardfish: USS Guardfish (Lt.Cdr. N.G. Ward) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

US Navy Submarine USS Wahoo: USS Wahoo (Cdr. D.W. Morton) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.B.de B. Kershaw, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shakespeare: At 2212 hours the submarine launched a folbot manned by Captain Matheson and Lt. Stanbury for a beach reconnaissance. They were recovered at 0434/3.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stoic: HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriott, DSO, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with (at least) HMS Opportune (Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, DSO and Bar, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stubborn: HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) conducted attack exercises off Scapa Flow during which HMS Belfast (Capt. F.R. Parham, RN) served as target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) arrived at Rothesay to start her role as training boat.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) departed Kames Bay for Port H.H.Z. On board was still one Welman midget submarine but two others had to be embarked from HMS Titania that was moored at Loch Corrie (Port HHX). Thrasher was escorted by HMS Angle (T/Lt. A.L. Kerr, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trooper: HMS Trooper (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, RN) ended her 6th war patrol at Beirut.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Templar: HMS Templar (Lt. D.J. Beckley, DSO, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Algiers.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantivy: HMS Tantivy (Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar where she as to conduct her torpedo discharge trials.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Umbra: HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unison: HMS Unison (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) departed Bizerta together with HMS Unrivalled (Lt. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN) to join convoy KMS 21 for onward passage to Malta. Late in the evening, shortly after joining the convoy, both submarines were taken under fire by one of ships of the convoy, the US steam tanker Yankee Arrow which had apparently not been informed about their presence. Unison was hit on the conning tower and the pressure hull. The officer of the watch, T/Lt. J.P. King, RNR was killed and the commanding officer, Lt. Daniell, DSC, RN and the two lookouts, petty officer Day and leading seaman Halliday were wounded. Both submarines then returned to Bizerta escorted by ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN) departed Bizerta together with HMS Unison (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) to join convoy KMS 21 for onward passage to Malta. Late in the evening, shortly after joining the convoy, both submarines were taken under fire by one of ships of the convoy, the US steam tanker Yankee Arrow which had apparently not been informed about their presence. Unison was hit on the conning tower and the pressure hull. The officer of the watch, T/Lt. J.P. King, RNR was killed and the commanding officer, Lt. Daniell, DSC, RN was wounded as were the two lookouts, petty officer Day and leading seaman Halliday. Both submarines then returned to Bizerta escorted by ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (T/Lt. C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS S-41: On or around this day USS S-41 (Lt. I.S. Hartman) ended her 7th war patrol. She is now assigned to training duties.

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. G.F. Sharp, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Parham, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-15: USS R-15 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Shepard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Royal Navy Rescue Tug HMS Masterful: The British merchant City of Oran was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-196 about 100 nautical miles northeast of Memba Bay, Tanganyika in position 13°45'S, 41°16'E. The wreck of the City of Oran was later scuttled by gunfire of the British rescue tug HMRT Masterful. The 86 survivors were also picked up by this tug.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS L 27: HMS L 27 (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 614: HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Simonstown to Cape Town. She was escorted by HMS Norwich City (T/Lt. L.H. Stammers, RNVR).

1944

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN).

US Navy Submarine USS Tautog: USS Tautog (Lt.Cdr. T.S. Baskett) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Konei Maru (1992 GRT) off Miki Saki, Honshu, Japan in position 33°57'N, 136°20'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Flier: USS Flier (Cdr. J.D. Crowley) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off the coast of French Indo-China

US Navy Submarine USS Besugo: USS Besugo (Cdr. T.L. Wogan, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Blackfin: USS Blackfin (Cdr. G.H. Laird, Jr., USN) is put on the slipway at New London.

US Navy Submarine USS Caiman: Having completed her torpedo firing trials, USS Caiman (Cdr. J.B. Azer, USN) shifted from Newport, Rhode Island to New London, Connecticut.

US Navy Submarine USS Bang: USS Bang (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. At Pearl Harbour she was refitted by the Submarine Base and a Relief Crew from Submarine Division 42 from 3 to 19 August 1944.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMCS Arnprior (T/Lt. S.D. Thom, DSC, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt. H.B. Turner, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Clyde: HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) is put on the slipway at Fremantle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Safari: HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted attack exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area during which HMS Milford (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN) served as target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shakespeare: HMS Shakespeare (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shalimar: HMS Shalimar (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. This is an anti-uboat patrol in the Northern North Sea. She made the passage North through the Minches escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). For the daily positions of HMS Supreme during this patrol see the map below. HMS Supreme 1st war patrol click here for bigger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Selene: HMS Selene (Lt.Cdr. H.R.B. Newton, DSC, RN) was docked at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (A/Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) conducted exercises off Port H.H.Z. launching and recovering Chariot human torpedoes.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thule: HMS Thule (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol (work-up patrol). She is to patrol in the North Atlantic. Main purpose of this patrol is to test new equipment for submarines, LORAN (Long Range Navigation, a radio navigation system) and radar decoy balloons. For the daily positions of HMS Thule during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tudor: HMS Tudor (Lt. S.A. Porter, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantalus: HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at 1315 hours (time zone -6.5) at Trincomalee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trump: HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Oban.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Bermuda.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Universal: HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) departed La Maddalena for her 14th war patrol (13th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off southern France. As no log is available for this period no map for this patrol can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uther: During the night of 2/3 August 1944, HMS Uther (Lt. R.A.A.C. Ward, DSC, RN), conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upshot: HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea. During the passage north through the Minches she was escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR) until 1033/4. For the daily positions of HMS Upshot during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Urtica: HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vampire: HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varne: HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Virtue: HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN) ended her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Voracious: HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) joined convoy KMS 85 for the passage to Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vox: At 1443 hours (zone -2), HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN), stopped the Greek sailing vessel SP 1015 / ???? for inspecion in position 36°17'N, 25°16'E. After inspection she was allowed to proceed. The two wounded men from yesterday's sinking were put on board this caique.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vulpine: HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS ML 234 (T/Lt. W.F.H. Mayo, RNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel.

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt.Cdr. L.G. Bernard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Parham, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Mehlop, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1945

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XV: HrMs K XV (Lt.Cdr. Baron C.W.T. van Boetzelaer, RNN) arrived at Fremantle. K XV departed Fremantle for the Dutch East Indies on 20 September 1945.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) arrived at Port Said.

US Navy Submarine USS Seadragon: USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Davis, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Barb: USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) ended her 12th war patrol at Midway.

US Navy Submarine USS Ray: USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire off the Malaya coast in position 06°45'N, 101°39'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Devilfish: USS Devilfish (Lt.Cdr. S.S. Mann, Jr.) departed from Guam for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

US Navy Submarine USS Bugara: USS Bugara (Cdr. A.F. Schade, USN) sank five small vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam. Also six Malay canoes carrying pirates were shot to pieces. (All times are zone I, -9) 0315 hours - In position 06°40'N, 101°51'E sighted a large schooner. Closed and boarded. It turned out to be a schooner of 211 ton out of Singapore with miscelaneous gear. 0400 hours - Sank the schooner with gunfire. Ammunition used 6 rounds of 5". Bugara damaged her port propeller when one of the schooners lifeboats was caught by it. A radar contact was obtained ahead. Commenced closing. 0750 hours - Forced to dive due to an approaching 'Betty' aircraft. 0809 hours - Surfaced and boarded the coaster. It was of 20 tons and loaded with coffee. Sank it with gunfire in position 06°48'N, 101°59'E. Ammunition used 18 rounds of 40mm. 0830 hours - In position 06°31'N, 101°52'E closed and boared a new 180 tons schooner coming from Singapore. Sank it with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5". 1015 hours - In position 06°38'N, 102°13'E examined a 18 tons coaster. The manifest said the cargo was Sugar out of Singapore. Actual cargo, rice to Singapore. Sank it with gunfire. Ammunition used 30 rounds of 40mm. 1215 hours - In position 06°29'N, 102°20'E boarded a 117 tons schooner carrying rice to Singapore. Sank him with gunfire. Ammunition used 2 rounds of 5" and 160 rounds of 20mm. 1320 hours - In position 06°21'N, 102°15'E saw a new 150 tons schooner anchored in deep water. As we approached we suspected something nog quite right here as we saw six large Malay canoes close by. It developed that it was a Chinese crew of a Japanese vessel carrying rice to Singapore under attack by Malay pirates. The Chinese crew and their lifeboat were taken off and the pirates fled. The schooner was sunk with 3 rounds of 5". We then shot up all the pirates and their boats. Then put the Chinese on shore.

US Navy Submarine USS Razorback: USS Razorback (Lt.Cdr. C.D. Brown) sank 8 small Japanese vessels with gunfire off the Kuril Islands in position 44°37'N, 146°55'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Satyr: HMS Satyr (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sceptre: HMS Sceptre (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seadog: While operating together HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) and HMS Shalimar (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, RN) sink a tug and a barge with gunfire in the southern part of the Strait of Malacca near the mouth of the Burnam River. (All times are zone -6.5) 1427 hours - Sighted a small tug towing a lighter coming down the coast. Passed this information the Shalimer. 1439 hours - Surfaced to engage the targets with the deck gun from 3000 yards. The targets were small and difficult to hit, but both targets were hit and the barge was soon settling by the stern and sank in shallow water. The tug appeared to be slowly sinking and was out of control but she too soon sank. Shalimar had meanwhile also surfaced and fired some shots.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Shalimar: HMS Shalimar (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) and HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, RN) together sank a tug and a lighter with gunfire in the Malacca Strait off the mouth of the Bernam River. (All times are zone -6.5) 1428 hours - Off the mouth of the Bernam river sighted a 20 tons tug towing a 80 tons lighter bearing 340°. Distance was 5 nautical miles. Enemy course was 147°. Enemy speed was 4 knots. Closed. 1430 hours - Received a report from Seadog she had also sighted the tug and lighter and intended to surface and engage. 1439 hours - Surfaced together with Seadog. Shalimar engaged the lighter from 2500 yards and Seadog the tug. The tug proved to be a diffcult shot as she slipped the lighter and altered course wildly. Shalimer now also engaged the tug to dispose of her as soon as possible. 1451 hours - The tug sank. The lighter was heavily damaged and left sinking. Shalimer had expended 66 rounds. 1500 hours - Shalimar went alongside a fishing vessel to transfer the survivors of the previous days minus one Malay and the Japanese.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Supreme: HMS Supreme (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Barlow, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tactician: HMS Tactician (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Blyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thorough: HMS Thorough (Lt. A.G. Chandler, DSC, RNR) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire off Bali. (All times are zone -9) 1547 hours - Surfaced in position 08°18'S, 115°39'E and fired 2 warning shots to stop a schooner. The schooner was Northbound and about 120 tons. Range was 4000 yards. A few members of the crew were seen to abandon ship. The vessel refused to heave to and turned towards Thorough. She continued to close Thorough under perfect control. The helmsman and other members of the crew were seen at their stations. Fire was now re-opened. After 10 rounds the schooner was sunk in position 08°19'S, 115°42'E. 1558 hours - Closed the wreckage to search for survivors but had to abandon this attempt because a Japanese aircraft appeared on the scene and Through had to dive.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tiptoe: HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) and HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN) together destroy 2 sea trucks with gunfire in position 05°55'5"S, 105°40'E. (All times are zone -9) 1430 hours - Received an enemy report from Trump on ASDIC. 1435 hours - Sighted the masts of the ships reported by Trump. 1544 hours - Surfaced for gun action in position 05°51S, 105°37'8"E abeam of the leading sea truck. Range was 3000 yards. Trump was told on ASDIC to join in. 60 Rounds were fired at the first sea truck before it was considered a total loss. In the meantime both sea trucks beached themselves. Target was now shifted to the second sea truck and Trump also joined in. After another 60 rounds this target was also considered a total loss. The first sea truck was of about 400 tons, the second one was of about 200 tons.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trump: HMS Tiptoe (A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Jay, RN) and HMS Trump (A/Lt.Cdr. A.A. Catlow, RN) together destroy 2 Japanese sea trucks with gunfire in position 05°55'5"S, 105°40'E. Area: Sunda Strait (all times are zone -9) 0725 hours - Dived in position 05°58'S, 105°39'E 1430 hours - While in position 05°55'5"S, 105°40'E sighted two sea trucks escorted by a submarine chaser 3500 yards away At 1450 hours the submarine chaser was seen to leave the convoy 1540 hours - HMS Tiptoe surfaced for gun action against the sea trucks 1545 hours - HMS Trump surfaced in position 05°55'5"S, 105°40'E and joined HMS Tiptoe, both sea trucks were soon beached and on fire 1600 hours - Aircraft sighted astern so dived in position 05°53'5"S, 105°45'4"E 2054 hours - Surfaced in position 05°55'5"S, 105°46'8"S

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultor: HMS Ultor (Lt. J.P. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: With her refit completed HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) departed Blyth for Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upshot: HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft in the Brittany exercises area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Vulpine: HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft.

US Navy Submarine USS R-7: USS R-7 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt. R.G. Black, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

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