HMS Urtica (P 83)
Submarine of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||21 May 1942|
|Laid down||27 Apr 1943|
|Launched||23 Mar 1944|
|Commissioned||20 Jun 1944|
Urtica is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List.
Scrapped at Milford Haven in March 1950.
Commands listed for HMS Urtica (P 83)
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|1||Lt. Kenneth Henry Martin, RN||15 Mar 1944||28 Sep 1944|
|2||Lt. Ronald Max Seaburne-May, DSC, RN||28 Sep 1944||7 Feb 1945|
|3||Lt. Roger Cresswell Bucknall, RN||7 Feb 1945||Jul 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Urtica include:
Upon completion of these A/S exercises, attack exercises were carried out with HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN). (2)
17 Aug 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Urtica (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) both shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. They were escorted by HMS ML 249 (T/Lt. H.W. Evans, RNVR). (3)
7 Apr 1945
HMS Uther (Lt. R.A.A.C. Ward, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr.(Retd.) E.S. Felton, RN). HMS Urtica (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN) also made passage but left when off Holyhead. (4)
- File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18530
- ADM 173/19028
- ADM 199/2573
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.