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)
Please note that we're still working on this section.
|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|
You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.
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)
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 numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.