Allied Warships

HMS Volatile (P 96)

Submarine of the V class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantP 96 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered21 May 1942 
Laid down30 Mar 1943 
Launched20 Jun 1944 
Commissioned4 Nov 1944 
End service 

Lent to the Greek Navy as Triaina from May 1946 until returned on 3 October 1958. Scrapped at Dunston on Tyne on 23 December 1958.


Commands listed for HMS Volatile (P 96)

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1Lt. Frank Ronald Lawrence, RN15 Aug 1944mid 1945
2Lt. Peter Tremayne Miles, RN27 Jun 194524 Sep 1945
3Lt. Denis Woolnough Mills, DSC, RN24 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Volatile include:

25 Nov 1944
HMS Solent (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. She was made the passage North through the Miches together with HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) and HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. P.J.S. de Jong, RNN). They were escorted by escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (1)

10 May 1945
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) and HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN) serving as targets. These included night exercises during the night of 10/11 May. (2)


  1. ADM 173/18769
  2. ADM 173/20058

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

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