Allied Warships

HMS Breda (4.84)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.84 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)  
Ordered 
Laid down 
LaunchedMar 1912 
Commissioned 
Lost18 Feb 1944 
History

Displacement: 1207 tons.
Completed in June 1912 as Sapphire.
Purchased by the Admiralty in 1939 and renamed Breda.
Served in A/S role and later as tender to submarine flotilla's.

Sunk after a collision near Campbeltown, Scotland on 18 February 1944.

 

Commands listed for HMS Breda (4.84)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Newell Herbert Gale, RD, RNR11 Dec 193925 Jul 1940
2Capt. (retired) Archibald Edward Johnston, RN25 Jul 194031 Dec 1943
3Lt.Cdr. Gerald Gordon Slade, RN31 Dec 194318 Feb 1944

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Notable events involving Breda include:


21 Jul 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt. C.B. Crouch, RN) conducted exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) off Campbeltown with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (1)

1 Aug 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted practice attacks on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) in the Clyde area. (2)

1 Aug 1940
HMS Otway (Lt. G.C.I.St.B.S. Watkins, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (3)

21 Aug 1940
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (4)

23 Aug 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (5)

26 Aug 1940
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) conducted exercises on the Clyde with the British armed yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (6)

29 Aug 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (5)

30 Aug 1940
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) conducted exercises on the Clyde with the British armed yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (6)

2 Sep 1940
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) conducted exercises on the Clyde with the British armed yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (6)

9 Sep 1940
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) conducted exercises on the Clyde with the British armed yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (6)

10 Sep 1940
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN) conducted exercises on the Clyde with the British armed yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (6)

15 Sep 1940
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (7)

25 Sep 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (8)

26 Sep 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (8)

27 Sep 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (8)

2 Oct 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) departed Rothesay for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (9)

11 Oct 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises (for the C.O.Q.C. = Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) in the Clyde area together with HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN). The targets were the submarine tender HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN) escorted by (at least) patrol yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (10)

21 Oct 1940
During 21/22 October 1940, HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN), conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (5)

23 Oct 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.V. Prowse, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (11)

24 Oct 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.V. Prowse, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (11)

3 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (12)

4 Nov 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN). (13)

10 Nov 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (13)

12 Nov 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (13)

14 Nov 1940
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted night exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (14)

15 Nov 1940
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (14)

18 Nov 1940
HMS Taku (Lt. J.F.B. Brown, RN) conducted exercises on Inchmarnock Water with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (15)

20 Nov 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) until 0900/21 when HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Dover, RN) took over the escort. (16)

20 Nov 1940
HMS H 33 (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (17)

21 Nov 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson, DSC, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (18)

26 Nov 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (13)

28 Nov 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

28 Nov 1940
During 28/29 November 1940, HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN), conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (13)

2 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (20)

4 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (20)

10 Dec 1940
HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (21)

19 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (20)

21 Dec 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted until 0805 hours by HMS Clarkia (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR) after which HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) took over the escort. (22)

24 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (20)

26 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (20)

27 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (20)

30 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (20)

1 Jan 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. L.W.A. Bennington, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory where she was to aid in the A/S training of newly commissioned escort ships. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (23)

5 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (24)

6 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (24)

8 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (24)

3 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included several practice attacks on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (2)

4 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included several practice attacks on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (2)

18 Mar 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) conducted night exercises with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). Upon completion of these exercises they proceeded to Rothesay where they arrived later the same day. (25)

21 Mar 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (25)

22 Mar 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) arrived at Tobermory. She departed later the same day togther with HMS H 33 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) and HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) for Falmouth. The submarines were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (25)

10 Apr 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Falmouth to Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (26)

15 Apr 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) departed Falmouth for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (27)

28 Apr 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (28)

29 Apr 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (28)

30 Apr 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (28)

1 May 1941
During 1/2 May 1941, HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN), conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (29)

2 May 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (29)

5 May 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (29)

6 May 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (29)

8 May 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN).

Also a practice attack was carried out on HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN) which was escorted by HMS Breda and MA/SB's. (29)

9 May 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (29)

15 May 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (30)

29 May 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, RN) conducted torpedo firing exercises and night exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (31)

10 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

11 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

12 Jun 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (33)

12 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

13 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

18 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

19 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN).

During the night of 19/20 June 1941 night exercises were carried out, also with HMS Breda. (32)

23 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

24 Jun 1941
Convoy attack exercises were carried out in the Clyde area.

The convoy was made up of HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN), which served as the 'main target'. She was escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN), HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) and FFS La Moqueuse.

This convoy was attacked in the morning by two submarines; HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) and HMS H 43 (Lt. J.D. Martin, RN).

In the afternoon the convoy was attacked (near Campbeltown) by HMS L 27 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN), HMS H 31 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN) and HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN). (34)

25 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) and FFS La Moqueuse

Later practice attacks were made on HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN) and her escort which was made up of HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN), HMS La Capricieuse and FFS La Moqueuse. (32)

26 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

27 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

29 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (32)

1 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (35)

7 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for special A/S trials in very deep water. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (35)

17 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (35)

18 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (35)

22 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (35)

23 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (35)

24 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (35)

28 Jul 1941
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) departed from her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (36)

30 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (35)

31 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These also included night exercises during the night of 31 July / 1 August 1941. (35)

1 Aug 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (37)

4 Aug 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These also included night exercises during the night of 4 / 5 August 1941. (37)

5 Aug 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (37)

7 Aug 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (37)

7 Aug 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (38)

27 Aug 1941
HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN) conducted full porwer trials on the Arran measured mile. These were followed by attack exercises with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) as the target. (39)

28 Aug 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (38)

3 Sep 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (40)

4 Sep 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These also included night exercises during the night of 4 / 5 September 1941. (40)

5 Sep 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (40)

12 Sep 1941
At 0533 hours (zone -1), HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN), made rendez-vous with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). They then proceed north through the Irish Sea towards Rothesay. (41)

15 Sep 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (40)

17 Sep 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (40)

18 Sep 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (40)

12 Oct 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (42)

28 Oct 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (43)

29 Oct 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (43)

30 Oct 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (43)

2 Nov 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (44)

4 Nov 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (44)

6 Nov 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (44)

7 Nov 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (44)

9 Nov 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (44)

10 Nov 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (44)

11 Nov 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (44)

12 Nov 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (44)

12 Dec 1941
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (45)

16 Dec 1941
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. At Oban HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) joined. The submarines were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (45)

17 Dec 1941
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay.

She then departed Rothesay for her 10th war patrol later the same day. During the passage south through the Irish Sea she was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN).

[No positions are noted in the log of HMS H 43 for this period so no map for this patrol can be displayed.] (45)

1 Jan 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) ended her 8th war patrol at Falmouth.

She made rendez-vous with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) off Lizard Rock at 1022 hours. Both ships arrived at Falmouth shortly before 1700 hours. (46)

2 Jan 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN), HMS H 33 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) and HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) departed Falmouth for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (47)

2 Jan 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) ended her 12th war patrol at Falmouth. She was escorted in by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (48)

4 Jan 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN), HMS H 33 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) and HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) and their escort, HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), all arrived at Rothesay. (47)

16 Jan 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) until Wolf Rock. (49)

27 Jan 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). The exercises had to be abandoned due to the bad visibility. (50)

28 Jan 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (51)

29 Jan 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for her 14th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay.

Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS H 50 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN). During their passage south, the submarines were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (52)

29 Jan 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN).

These were followed by night exercises with HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (51)

3 Feb 1942
At 0800 hours, HMS Utmost (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Cayley, DSO, RN) made rendezvous off Wolfs Rock with her escort to Holy Loch, the British armed yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (53)

6 Feb 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (54)

9 Feb 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN) and HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (54)

11 Feb 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (54)

12 Feb 1942
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (54)

11 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (55)

12 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (55)

13 Mar 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (56)

13 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (55)

18 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (55)

28 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (55)

29 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (55)

30 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (55)

2 Apr 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (57)

14 Apr 1942
HMS P 44 (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) serving as the target. (58)

15 Apr 1942
HMS P 44 (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) serving as the target. (58)

19 Apr 1942
HMS P 46 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (59)

22 Apr 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (57)

23 Apr 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (57)

24 Apr 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (57)

26 Apr 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (57)

27 Apr 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Orion (Capt. G.C.P. Menzies, RN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (57)

28 Apr 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Orion (Capt. G.C.P. Menzies, RN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (57)

30 Apr 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (57)

1 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (60)

3 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (60)

4 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS P 615 (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN). (60)

6 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN), HMS H 32 (Lt. J. Whitton, RN), HMS P 614 (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) conducted practice attacks on a convoy made up of the submarine tenders HMS Cyclops (Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN), HMS Titania (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) and their escort HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (61)

7 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (62)

8 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (62)

9 May 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN).

10 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (62)

11 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR), HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN), HMS La Flore and HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. H.G.D. de Chair, RN). (62)

28 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (60)

8 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted practice attacks in Inchmarnock Water on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (63)

9 Jun 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Tasajera (Lt.Cdr. W.E. Gelling, DSC, RD, RNR). (62)

19 Jun 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (64)

20 Jul 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for Rothesay. She is escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (65)

29 Jul 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area on a target towed by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (66)

13 Aug 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (67)

14 Aug 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (67)

16 Aug 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (67)

17 Aug 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (67)

20 Aug 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (67)

21 Aug 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (67)

24 Aug 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (67)

25 Aug 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (67)

15 Sep 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (68)

16 Sep 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (68)

17 Sep 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (68)

18 Sep 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (68)

20 Sep 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (68)

27 Sep 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (68)

29 Sep 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Cyclops (Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (68)

19 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (69)

20 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (69)

21 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (69)

22 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (69)

23 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (69)

30 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and MA/SB's. (69)

31 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (69)

1 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (70)

3 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (70)

4 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR), HMS L 26 (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) and HMS L 27 (Lt. W.N. Eade, RNR). (70)

17 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) departed Rothesay for Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (70)

20 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) arrived at Plymouth. It had been intended that she was to proceed to Portsmouth to refit but this was now changed to Barrow. So she now went back north again still escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (70)

20 Nov 1942
With her refit completed HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) departed from the Devonport Dockyard bound for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (71)

12 Feb 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (72)

14 Feb 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (72)

17 Feb 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in Bute Sound with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) as the target and HNoMS King Haakon VII as escort for HMS Breda. (73)

18 Feb 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises on Inmarnock Water with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) as the target and HNoMS King Haakon VII as escort for HMS Breda. (73)

19 Feb 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises on Inmarnock Water with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) as the target and HNoMS King Haakon VII as escort for HMS Breda. (73)

20 Feb 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) cunducted gunnery exercises with a target towed by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN).These included night exercises. (72)

25 Feb 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) was conducting exercises on Inmarnock Water when she was ordered to search in the Clyde area for her missing sister ship HMS Vandal (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN).

The following submarines / ships were also ordered to search for HMS Vandal (which was not found until 1994); HMS Graph (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN), HMS L 27 (Lt. W.N. Eade, RNR), HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN), HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN), HMS Whitehall (Cdr. C.L.de H. Bell, RD, RNR), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN), HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR), HMS Cygnet (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Proudfoot, RN), HMS Tedworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Warren, RN) and HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN). (73)

28 Feb 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises on Inmarnock Water with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) as the target and HMS Skate (Lt. J. Smallwood, RN) as escort for HMS Breda. (73)

8 Mar 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (74)

9 Mar 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (74)

26 Mar 1943
HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Practice attacks were made on HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (75)

28 Apr 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (76)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR), HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (76)

1 May 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted special A/S trials in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN). (77)

25 May 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). Also gunnery exercises were carried out on a target towed by HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). (78)

14 Jun 1943
HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, RNR) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She made the passage together with HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN). They were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (79)

23 Dec 1943
HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners. Later the same day she proceeded to Campbeltown. En-route exercises were carried out for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN). (80)

7 Jan 1944
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.B.de B. Kershaw, DSO, RN) departed Rothesay for Barrow where she was to undergo repairs to her main motors. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN). (81)

13 Jan 1944
HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN). (82)

14 Jan 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed Scapa Flow for passage to the Clyde. She made the passage together with HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) which was coming from Lerwick. The submarines were escorted by HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN). (83)

23 Jan 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducts attack exercises on the armed yacht HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN). (84)

17 Feb 1944
In the evening HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN). (85)

18 Feb 1944
At 0139 hours, while conducting night exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course), HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) collided HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN) which had to be beached and finally sank in 18 feet of water. There were no casualties. The submarine had only minor damage. (85)

Sources

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  3. ADM 173/16390
  4. ADM 173/16296
  5. ADM 173/16348
  6. File 2.12.03.6435 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  7. ADM 173/16391
  8. ADM 173/16279
  9. ADM 173/16307
  10. ADM 173/16280
  11. ADM 173/16333
  12. ADM 173/16308
  13. ADM 173/16349
  14. ADM 173/16393
  15. ADM 173/16579
  16. ADM 173/16290
  17. ADM 173/16299
  18. ADM 173/16281
  19. ADM 173/16334
  20. ADM 173/16350
  21. ADM 173/16394
  22. ADM 173/16291
  23. ADM 173/16713
  24. ADM 173/16814
  25. ADM 173/16727
  26. File 2.12.03.6367 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  27. ADM 199/400
  28. ADM 173/16817
  29. ADM 173/16818
  30. ADM 173/16739
  31. ADM 173/16717
  32. ADM 173/16819
  33. ADM 173/16740
  34. File 2.12.03.7131 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  35. ADM 173/16820
  36. ADM 173/16871
  37. ADM 173/16821
  38. ADM 173/16861
  39. ADM 16920
  40. ADM 173/16822
  41. ADM 173/17011
  42. ADM 173/16863
  43. ADM 173/16823
  44. ADM 173/16824
  45. ADM 173/16778
  46. ADM 199/1828
  47. ADM 199/424
  48. ADM 199/1829
  49. ADM 173/17197
  50. ADM 173/17332
  51. ADM 173/17312
  52. ADM 173/17233
  53. ADM 199/1922
  54. ADM 173/17313
  55. ADM 173/17334
  56. ADM 173/17235
  57. ADM 173/17335
  58. ADM 173/17399
  59. ADM 173/17411
  60. ADM 173/17336
  61. ADM 173/17201 + ADM 53/116690
  62. ADM 173/17337
  63. File 2.12.03.6370 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  64. ADM 173/17214
  65. ADM 173/17251
  66. ADM 173/17338
  67. ADM 173/17339
  68. ADM 173/17340
  69. ADM 173/17341
  70. ADM 173/17342
  71. ADM 173/17630
  72. ADM 173/17865
  73. ADM 173/18388
  74. ADM 173/17866
  75. ADM 173/18348
  76. ADM 173/17867
  77. ADM 173/17868
  78. ADM 173/18391
  79. ADM 173/18317
  80. ADM 173/17895
  81. ADM 173/18545
  82. ADM 173/18792
  83. ADM 199/1385
  84. ADM 173/19121
  85. ADM 173/18597

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


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