Allied Warships

HMS Varangian (P 61)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassU 
PennantP 61 
ModThird Group 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Davey Paxman & Ricardo 
Ordered12 Jul 1941 
Laid down23 Dec 1941 
Launched4 Apr 1943 
Commissioned10 Jul 1943 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap in June 1949 and scrapped at Gateshead.

 

Commands listed for HMS Varangian (P 61)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Jeremy Nash, DSC, RN30 Mar 194322 Nov 1943
2Lt. Stephen John Fovargue, RN22 Nov 194323 May 1944
3Lt. Geoffrey James Gellie, RANVR23 May 194417 Aug 1944
4Lt. Anthony James Sumption, DSC, RNVR17 Aug 19442 Jan 1945
5Lt. Reginald Patrick Fitzgerald, DSC, RN2 Jan 1945early 1945
6Lt. Anthony James Sumption, DSC, RNVRearly 1945Apr 1945

7Lt. John Henry Newman Pope, RN26 Jun 1945mid 1946

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The history of HMS Varangian as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks and patrol reports of this submarine.

This page was last updated in March 2018.

21 Jun 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) shifted from her builders yard to Blyth. (1)

24 Jun 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

5 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. (2)

8 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin her work-up period. (2)

10 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conduced trials and exercises in Gare Loch. (3)

16 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

17 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These was followed by speed trials on the measured mile. (3)

18 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises a deep dive trial was carried out. (3)

20 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (3)

21 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

22 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar.

23 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

24 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (3)

25 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (3)

26 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Varangian proceeded to Campbeltown. (3)

27 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). Upon completion of these exercies HMS Varangian proceeded to Holy Loch. (3)

28 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN). (3)

29 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (3)

30 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

31 Jul 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (3)

1 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these trials HMS Varangian returned to Holy Loch. (4)

1 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these trials HMS Varangian returned to Holy Loch. (4)

2 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

4 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (4)

5 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (4)

6 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (4)

7 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (4)

8 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (4)

10 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

11 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (4)

12 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (4)

13 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (4)

15 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

16 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS Varangian proceeded to Holy Loch. (4)

17 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Scott (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Sharpey-Schafer, RN), HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville). (4)

18 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Scott (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Sharpey-Schafer, RN). (4)

21 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area. (4)

22 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (4)

23 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN) and HMS Castleton (Cdr.(Retd.) C.W.V.T.S. Lepper, RN). (4)

24 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch upon completion of the exercises. (4)

26 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Tracker (Capt.(Retd.) D.S. McGrath, RN) and HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (4)

27 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Larne. (4)

29 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne with aircraft. (4)

30 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Larne with aircraft. (4)

31 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Larne for Holy Loch. (4)

1 Sep 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

[no logs are available for September to December 1943 therefore some datails on the operations of HMS Varangian might be missing.] (5)

21 Sep 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She made (part of) the passage together with HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) and HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR). (6)

23 Sep 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (6)

24 Sep 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Andøy, Norway.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (7)

10 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. (7)

12 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. (6)

13 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (6)

22 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. (6)

24 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (6)

25 Oct 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Sørøya, Norway.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (7)

12 Nov 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. She departed later the same day for Dundee. (7)

15 Nov 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. She had to shelter for almost a day off Methill in heavy weather as it prevented her from entering Dundee. Besides that she returned to Dundee with engine defects. (6)

2 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Dundee for Rothesay.

Upon completion of the repairs to her engine defects HMS Varangian was assigned to training duties with the 7th Submarine Flotilla based at Rothesay. Most exercises were carried out in the Clyde area but also in Northern Ireland (Londonderry) and Wales (Fishguard) (8)

5 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (9)

9 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Rothesay for Oban. (9)

10 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Oban. HMS Varangian shifted from Oban to Tobermory later the same day. (9)

12 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (9)

13 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Kittern (A/Skr.Lt. C.A. Johnson, RNR) and HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR). (9)

14 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with RHS Tompazis, HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR) and HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (9)

15 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with RHS Tompazis and HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (9)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (9)

19 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Windermere (Skr. T. Williamson, RNR). (9)

20 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with RHS Tompazis. (9)

24 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Windermere (Skr. T. Williamson, RNR) and HMS Mewstone (A/Skr.Lt. J. Mawer, RNR). (9)

26 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (9)

27 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (9)

1 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR). (10)

2 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR). (10)

6 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR) and HMS Fort York (T/Lt. E.W. De la Mare, RNR). (10)

7 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted execises off Tobermory. (10)

8 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. (10)

10 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. (10)

14 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted execises off Tobermory. (10)

15 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S execises off Tobermory. (10)

16 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S execises off Tobermory. (10)

17 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S execises off Tobermory. (10)

18 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) and HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (10)

19 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (10)

26 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) is docked at Rothesay. (10)

27 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) is undocked. (10)

28 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (10)

29 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Fishguard. (10)

2 Mar 1944
During 2/3 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

3 Mar 1944
During 3/4 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

4 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

5 Mar 1944
During 5/6 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

6 Mar 1944
During 6/7 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

7 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

10 Mar 1944
During 10/11 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

11 Mar 1944
During 11/12 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

12 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

13 Mar 1944
During 13/14 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

14 Mar 1944
During 14/15 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

15 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with a trawler. (11)

17 Mar 1944
During 17/18 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

18 Mar 1944
During 18/19 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

19 Mar 1944
During 19/20 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

20 Mar 1944
During 20/21 March 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (11)

24 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

25 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

26 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

27 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

28 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

31 Mar 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (11)

4 Apr 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (12)

5 Apr 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (12)

7 Apr 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (12)

8 Apr 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. (12)

9 Apr 1944
During 9/10 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (12)

10 Apr 1944
During 10/11 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (12)

11 Apr 1944
During 11/12 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (12)

15 Apr 1944
During 15/16 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (12)

20 Apr 1944
During 20/21 April 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN), conducted exercises off Fishguard with aircraft. These included night exercises. (12)

22 Apr 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Fishguard for Rothesay. (12)

23 Apr 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (12)

1 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Londonderry. (13)

3 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

5 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

6 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

11 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (13)

12 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (13)

13 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

14 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (13)

15 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

18 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

19 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

20 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (13)

21 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

22 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

24 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (13)

27 May 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (13)

28 May 1944
During the night of 28/29 May 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR), conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (13)

29 May 1944
During the night of 29/30 May 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR), conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft. (13)

2 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (14)

3 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Gellie, RANVR) shifted from Rothesay to Kames Bay where she was immediately docked. (15)

7 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Gellie, RANVR) is undocked at Kames Bay. She immediately returned to Rothesay. (15)

13 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (15)

16 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) departed Rothesay for Oban. (15)

17 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) arrived at Oban. She proceeded to Tobermory later the same day. (15)

18 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN). (15)

19 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN). (15)

23 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (15)

24 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (15)

26 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (15)

27 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (15)

28 Jun 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (15)

5 Jul 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory. She also made a practice attack on HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Gellie, RANVR) which was conducting independent exercises in the same area. (16)

6 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

7 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

8 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

9 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

12 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

14 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

18 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

19 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

20 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

21 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

24 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

25 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

26 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

27 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

28 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. M.L. Patterson, RNVR). (17)

29 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. (17)

30 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

31 Jul 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

1 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (18)

2 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (18)

6 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) departed Rothesay for Heysham. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (18)

7 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) arrived at Heysham. She departed later the same day for exercises off Morecambe Bay. (18)

9 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) returned to Heysham. (18)

10 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) departed Heysham for exercises off Morecambe Bay. (18)

11 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) returned to Heysham. (18)

13 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) departed Heysham for exercises off Morecambe Bay. (18)

16 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) returned to Heysham. (18)

17 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) departed Heysham for exercises off Morecambe Bay. (18)

18 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) returned to Heysham. (18)

21 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) departed Heysham for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS ML 149 (T/Lt. W.H. Mitchell, RNVR). (18)

22 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) arrived at Rothesay. (18)

23 Aug 1944
During the night of 23/24 August 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR), served as target during night exercises for HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). (18)

26 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted night gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (18)

27 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (18)

29 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted special A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Ambuscade (Lt. J. Mayling, RN). (18)

30 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted special A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Ambuscade (Lt. J. Mayling, RN). (18)

7 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (19)

8 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (19)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad. (19)

13 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) both conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory. (19)

15 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

16 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

18 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

19 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

20 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

22 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

23 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

24 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

25 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

28 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

29 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (19)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

4 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

6 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. M.L. Patterson, RNVR). (20)

7 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) returned to Tobermory. (20)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

9 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

10 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

11 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

13 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

14 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

15 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

18 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

19 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

20 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

21 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

23 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

25 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

29 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (20)

30 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

[No log is available of HMS Varangian for November 1944 therefore no details on her service can be given other then the events listed here.] (20)

5 Nov 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) is docked at Kames Bay. The date of undocking is currently not known to us. (21)

15 Nov 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (21)

1 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (22)

5 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (22)

6 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (22)

7 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (22)

8 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (22)

9 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (22)

12 Dec 1944
During the night of 12/13 December 1944, HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR), conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (22)

16 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (22)

18 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. (22)

19 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (22)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (22)

22 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (22)

23 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (22)

27 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (22)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (22)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (22)

31 Dec 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (22)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

4 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

6 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

7 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

9 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

10 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

11 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

13 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

14 Jan 1945
HMS Varangian participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (23)

19 Feb 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) departed the Clyde for Blyth. She made the passage North through the Minches together with HMS Taurus (Lt. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN), HMS Satyr (Lt. J.N. Elliot, RN) and HMS Spearhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Youngman, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN). (24)

24 Feb 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) arrived at Blyth. (25)

7 Mar 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) commenced refit at Blyth. (25)

2 Aug 1945
With her refit completed HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) departed Blyth for Rothesay. (26)

5 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (26)

7 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) was docked at Holy Loch. (26)

8 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) was undocked at Holy Loch. She immediately returned to Rothesay. (26)

14 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (26)

16 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (26)

17 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (26)

18 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (26)

19 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. Upon completion of these trials HMS Varangian proceeded to Rothesay. (26)

20 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (26)

21 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (26)

22 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Larne. (26)

24 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) shifted from Larne to Rothesay. She departed later the same day for Plymouth. (26)

26 Aug 1945
HMS Varangian (Lt. J.H.N. Pope, RN) arrived at Plymouth. She was assigned to training duties. (26)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18464
  2. ADM 173/18465
  3. ADM 173/18445
  4. ADM 173/18446
  5. ADM 199/1910
  6. ADM 199/627
  7. ADM 199/1815
  8. ADM 199/1385
  9. ADM 173/19346
  10. ADM 173/19347
  11. ADM 173/19348
  12. ADM 173/19349
  13. ADM 173/19350
  14. ADM 173/19351
  15. ADM 173/19351
  16. ADM 173/19225
  17. ADM 173/19352
  18. ADM 173/19353
  19. ADM 173/19354
  20. ADM 173/19355
  21. ADM 199/1913
  22. ADM 173/19356
  23. ADM 173/20237
  24. ADM 199/1444
  25. ADM 199/2574
  26. ADM 173/20241

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


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