Allied Warships

HMS Tireless (P 327)

Submarine of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassT 
PennantP 327 
ModThird Group 
Built byPortsmouth Dockyard (Portsmouth, U.K.) 
Ordered6 Jun 1941 
Laid down30 Oct 1941 
Launched19 Mar 1943 
Commissioned18 Apr 1945 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Newport in 1968.  

Commands listed for HMS Tireless (P 327)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. Michael Lindsay Coulton Crawford, DSC, RN15 Nov 1944late 1946

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

This page was last updated in December 2018.

10 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Portsmouth for Holy Loch. (1)

12 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trials and training. (1)

13 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (1)

15 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted full power trials on the Arran measured mile. (1)

17 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

18 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

19 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

21 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (1)

22 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (1)

24 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) serving as the target. (1)

25 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) and HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) serving as the targets. These exercises included night exercises. (1)

26 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last nights exercises. (1)

26 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Oxlip (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS Clover (Lt. R.P. Booth, RNVR). (2)

28 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

31 May 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar for her torpedo discharge trials. (1)

1 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

2 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

3 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

4 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

5 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

6 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

8 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

9 Jun 1945
Having completed her torpedo discharge trials, HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN), shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (2)

20 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. Also S.T.U. (mine detection) trials were carried out. During this day also pratice attacks were carried out on HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). These also included night attacks. (2)

21 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last nights exercises. (2)

22 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (2)

23 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

24 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Oxlip (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNVR). Also a practice attack was made on HMS Oxlip. (2)

28 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Oxlip (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR). (2)

29 Jun 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Clover (Lt. R.P. Booth, RNVR) and HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR). (2)

1 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Wallace, RNVR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr.Lt. C.W. Freer, RNR). (3)

2 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Clover (Lt. R.P. Booth, RNVR) and HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR). (3)

3 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Oxlip (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS Clover (Lt. R.P. Booth, RNVR). (3)

4 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (T/A/Skr. I.W. Sharp, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Smith, RNVR). (3)

5 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Clover (Lt. R.P. Booth, RNVR) and HMS La Cordeliere (T/Lt. F.A. Haworth, RNVR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS Tireless proceeded to Holy Loch. (3)

9 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (3)

10 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) serving as the target. During these attacks HMS Hastings was escorted by HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (3)

11 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) serving as the target. During these attacks HMS Hastings was escorted by HMS Brilliant (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR) and HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (3)

13 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tijgerhaai (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN) all departed Holy Loch for wolf pack exercises. (3)

18 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) serving as the target. During these attacks HMS Hastings was escorted by HMS Brilliant (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (3)

19 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) serving as the target. During these attacks HMS Hastings was escorted by HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (3)

21 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tijgerhaai (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN) all departed Holy Loch for wolf pack exercises. (3)

22 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tijgerhaai (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN) all conducted practice attacks on HMS Brilliant (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR) and HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (3)

27 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) serving as the target. (3)

28 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

30 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted speed trials on the Arran measured mile. (3)

31 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) and HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) serving as the targets. (3)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area with HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) and HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) serving as the targets. (4)

13 Aug 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) is docked at Holy Loch in AFD 7. (4)

21 Aug 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) is undocked. (4)

3 Sep 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (5)

4 Sep 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (5)

7 Sep 1945
With her training completed HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Holy Loch bound for the Far East. (5)

12 Sep 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (5)

13 Sep 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Malta. (5)

17 Sep 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Malta. (5)

23 Sep 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Malta for Port Said. (5)

27 Sep 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Port Said. (5)

5 Oct 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) departed from Suez for Aden. (6)

10 Oct 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Aden. She later proceeded to Colombo and then to Singapore. (6)

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  4. ADM 173/19932
  5. ADM 173/19933
  6. ADM 199/2572

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