Allied Warships

HMS Talent (iii) (P 337)

Submarine of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassT 
PennantP 337 
ModThird Group 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered20 Dec 1941 
Laid down 
Launched13 Feb 1945 
Commissioned27 Jul 1945 
End service 1966 
History

Originally to be named Tasman but renamed Talent in April 1945. On 15 December 1954 HMS Talent(iii) swept out of drydock at Chatham Dockyard when the dock gate lifted. Thick fog, night-fall and high tides hampered the search & rescue operations. She was not found until next day when it became clear that the accident had claimed four lives. Reconstructed in 1955. Damaged in a collision while dived off the Isle of Wight on 8 May 1956. Talent was visited by over 33000 people during a month-long publicity trip around the south and east coasts of England in October 1960. Refitted at Malta during late 1960 - early 1961. Thereafter active in the Mediterranian. Returned to the UK in May 1962. Decommissioned in 1966. Scrapped at Troon, Scotland on 1 February 1970.  

Former nameHMS Tasman

Commands listed for HMS Talent (iii) (P 337)

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1Lt.Cdr. Richard Molyneux Favell, DSC, RN10 Apr 194522 Apr 1946

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Notable events involving Talent (iii) include:


This page was last updated in November 2018.

25 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Barrow for Holy Loch. (1)

26 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (1)

27 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted full speed trials on the measured mile. (2)

30 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery trials in the Clyde area. (2)

31 Jul 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

3 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (3)

4 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (3)

5 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) and HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) both conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which they served as targets for each other. (3)

5 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) and HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) both conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which they served as targets for each other. (3)

7 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area together with HMS Brilliant (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). These included night exercises. (3)

8 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch upon completion of her exercises. (3)

9 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

11 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) shifted Holy Loch to the torpedo range at Arrochar, Loch Long, to conduct her torpedo discharge trials. (3)

12 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

14 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

15 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

17 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

18 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

19 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

20 Aug 1945
Having completed her torpedo discharge trials, HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN), shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (3)

24 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as target. These included night exercises. (3)

25 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch upon completion of her exercises. (3)

27 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Talent proceeded to Campbeltown. (3)

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). (3)

29 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown. She also carried out S.T.U. (mine detection) trials. (3)

30 Aug 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Talent proceeded to Holy Loch.

[HMS Talent continued her exercises programme in the Clyde area before being sent to the Far East.]

27 Oct 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She is to proceed to the Far East. (1)

2 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (1)

2 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Malta. (1)

7 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (1)

14 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Malta for Port Said. (1)

18 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (1)

20 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Port Said and transits the Suez Canal. She then departed from Suez bound for Aden. (1)

25 Nov 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed from for Colombo later the same day. (1)

3 Dec 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) arrived at Colombo. (1)

9 Dec 1945
HMS Talent (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, DSC, RN) departed from Colombo for Hong Kong. (1)

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Sources

  1. ADM 199/2572
  2. ADM 173/19823
  3. ADM 173/19824

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


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