Allied Warships

HMS Vagabond (P 18)

Submarine of the V class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassV 
PennantP 18 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered17 Nov 1942 
Laid down23 Apr 1943 
Launched19 Sep 1944 
Commissioned27 Feb 1945 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap in 1949 to J. Cashmore. Scrapped at Newport on 26 January 1950.

 

Commands listed for HMS Vagabond (P 18)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Ian Macfarlane Stoop, DSC, RN24 Oct 194431 Aug 1945
2Lt. Donald Hay, RN31 Aug 194517 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Vagabond include:


17 Feb 1945
HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Vagabond (Lt. I.M. Stoop, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Scapa Flow during which they served as targets for each other. (1)

20 Feb 1945
HMS Tapir (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxbourgh, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Vagabond (Lt. I.M. Stoop, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises off Scapa Flow during which they served as targets for each other. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19852

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


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