Allied Warships

HMS Springer (P 264)

Submarine of the S class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantP 264 
ModFourth Group 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered29 Apr 1943 
Laid down8 May 1944 
Launched14 May 1945 
Commissioned2 Aug 1945 
End service 

Transferred to the Israeli Navy on 9 October 1958 and renamed Tanin. Scrapped in 1972.  

Commands listed for HMS Springer (P 264)

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1Lt. John Francis Michell, RN10 Jun 194514 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Springer include:

The history of HMS Springer as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks of this submarine.

This page was last updated in October 2013.

31 Jul 1945
HMS Springer (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch. (1)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Springer (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training on the Scottish West coast.

When the war with Japan ended she was still undergoing her work-up program. (1)

28 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted radar exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) and HMS Springer (Lt. J.F. Michell, RN). (2)


  1. ADM 173/19718
  2. ADM 173/19824

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

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