HMS Vulpine (P 79)
Submarine of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||21 May 1942|
|Laid down||18 Nov 1942|
|Launched||28 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Jun 1944|
Loaned to the Danish Navy in 1947 as Storen. Returned in 1958. Scrapped at Faslane in June 1959.
Commands listed for HMS Vulpine (P 79)
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|1||T/Lt. Paul Stamford Thirsk, DSC, RNR||15 Feb 1944||25 Mar 1945|
|2||Lt. William David Stewart Scott, RN||25 Mar 1945|
|3||Lt. Michael Robert Russell Kirkwood, RN||17 Jun 1945||Oct 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Vulpine include:
17 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. Passage was to be made together with HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, DSC, RNVR). However HMS Peterhead ran aground shortly after leaving Tobermory and both submarines then returned to Tobermory. (6)
19 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. Passage was made together with HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, DSC, RNVR). (6)
- ADM 173/19284
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18530
- ADM 173/19330
- ADM 173/20179
- ADM 173/20150
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.