Allied Warships

HMS Umpire (N 82)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantN 82 
ModSecond Group 
Built byChatham Dockyard (Chatham, U.K.) 
Ordered4 Sep 1939 
Laid down1 Jan 1940 
Launched30 Dec 1940 
Commissioned10 Jul 1941 
Lost19 Jul 1941 
Loss position53° 09'N, 1° 08'E

HMS Umpire (Lt. Mervyn Robert George Wingfield, RN) was sunk on 19 July 1941 in a collision with the British armed trawler HMS Peter Hendriks north-west of Cromer, Norfolk in position 53º09'N, 01º08'E. She was on passage from Chatham to the Clyde. 22 of her crew went down with the ship.  

Commands listed for HMS Umpire (N 82)

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1Lt. Mervyn Robert George Wingfield, RN28 Jan 194119 Jul 1941

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Notable events involving Umpire include:

17 Jul 1941
HMS Umpire (Lt. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) departed Sheerness for Holy Loch. She joined convoy EC-47.

At Holy Loch she was to begin her training period. (1)


  1. ADM 199/400

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

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