HMS Virulent (P 95)
Submarine of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||21 May 1942|
|Laid down||30 Mar 1943|
|Launched||23 May 1944|
|Commissioned||1 Oct 1944|
Loaned to the Greek Navy as Argonaftis from May 1946 until 3 October 1958. Broke adrift from tow from Malta to the Tyne on 15 December 1958. Towed into Pasajes by fishing vessels on 6 January 1959. Sold to Spanish shipbreakers early 1961 and broken up in April 1961.
Commands listed for HMS Virulent (P 95)
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|1||Lt. Stephen John Fovargue, RN||15 May 1944||13 Mar 1945|
|2||Lt. Francis Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, RN||13 Mar 1945||Oct 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Virulent include:
31 Dec 1944
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) and HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) both departed Rothesay for Douglas, Isle of Man and Fishguard repectively. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (1)
- ADM 173/19243
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.