HMS Visigoth (P 76)
Submarine of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||5 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||15 Feb 1943|
|Launched||30 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Mar 1944|
Sold to be broken up for scrap in March 1949. Scrapped at Hayle in April 1950.
Commands listed for HMS Visigoth (P 76)
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|1||Lt. John Renwick Haig Haddow, DSC, RN||15 Jan 1944||3 Mar 1945|
|2||Lt. Charles Henry Hammer, RN||3 Mar 1945||Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Visigoth include:
20 Apr 1944
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). The next day, off Scapa Flow, they were joined by the Dutch submarine HrMs O 15 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) and the British submarine HMS Visigoth (Lt. J.R.H. Haddow, DSC, RN). (1)
The submarines were escorted by the armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark. (2)
1 Jul 1944
HMS Stygian (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN) departed Holy Loch for Malta. She made the passage together with HMS Visigoth (Lt. J.R.H. Haddow, DSC, RN) in convoy OS.82 / KMS.56. No log is available for this period so unfortunately no map can be displayed. (3)
24 Sep 1944
HMS Visigoth (Lt. J.R.H. Haddow, DSC, RN) damaged two sailing vessels with gunfire in Strati harbour, Crete, Greece.
- ADM 173/18921
- File 2.12.03.6399 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/2571
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.