HMS Sanguine (P 266)
Submarine of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||7 Apr 1943|
|Laid down||10 Jan 1944|
|Launched||15 Feb 1945|
|Commissioned||13 May 1945|
Became Israeli Rahav in 1958. Broken up at Haifa in 1969.
Commands listed for HMS Sanguine (P 266)
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|1||T/Lt. Percy Clive Stanbury Pritchard, RNR||15 Feb 1945||24 Sep 1945|
|2||Lt. Peter Tremayne Miles, RN||24 Sep 1945||4 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Sanguine include:
The history of HMS Sanguine as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks of this submarine.
This page was last updated in November 2013.
12 May 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (1)
28 Jun 1945
HMS Sea Devil (Lt. D.W. Mills, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises during which HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR), HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) and HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the targets. These also included night attacks. (2)
5 Aug 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) departed Holy Loch for passage to Gibraltar. This was the first leg of the trip to the Far East.
For the daily positions of HMS Sanguine during this passage see the map below.
HMS Saguine passage Holy Loch - Malta click here for bigger map (3)
10 Aug 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) arrived at Gibraltar. (3)
11 Aug 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (3)
15 Aug 1945
HMS Sanguine (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) arrived at Malta.
With the war with Japan now over there was no employment for her in the Far East so Sanguine was ordered to return to the U.K. She arrived at Rothesay on 15 September 1945. (4)
- ADM 173/19542
- ADM 173/19596
- ADM 173/19544
- ADM 199/2569
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.