HMS Saga (P 257)
Submarine of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||7 Apr 1943|
|Laid down||5 Apr 1944|
|Launched||14 Mar 1945|
|Commissioned||14 Jun 1945|
10/2/46: HMS Saga collided with the trawler Girl Lena in the English Channel on 10 February 1946. The Girl Lena was sunk.
Transferred to the Portuguese Navy on 11 October 1948 being renamed Naultilo. Nautilio was puton the disposal List in 1969.
Commands listed for HMS Saga (P 257)
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|1||T/Lt. Paul Stamford Thirsk, DSC, RNR||21 Mar 1945|
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The history of HMS Saga as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks of this submarine.
This page was last updated in October 2013.
12 Jun 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch. (1)
13 Jun 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training off the Scottish West coast. (1)
7 Jul 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. (2)
8 Jul 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived Scapa Flow to participate in A/S and attack exercises. (2)
25 Jul 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. (2)
26 Jul 1945
HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to continue her work-up program.
When the war with Japan ended she was still working-up. (2)
3 Aug 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) and HMS Saga (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) both conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) served as the target. (3)
- ADM 173/19534
- ADM 173/19535
- ADM 173/19474
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.