Allied Warships

HMS Vulpine (P 79)

Submarine of the V class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassV 
PennantP 79 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered21 May 1942 
Laid down18 Nov 1942 
Launched28 Dec 1943 
Commissioned2 Jun 1944 
End service 
History

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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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Paul Stamford Thirsk, DSC, RNR15 Feb 194425 Mar 1945
2Lt. William David Stewart Scott, RN25 Mar 1945

3Lt. Michael Robert Russell Kirkwood, RN17 Jun 1945Oct 1945 ?

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Notable events involving Vulpine include:


3 Jul 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR). (1)

5 Jul 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR). (2)

10 Jul 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR). (3)

14 Jul 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. R.A.A.C. Ward, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR). (4)

21 Jan 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR). (5)

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)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19284
  2. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/18530
  4. ADM 173/19330
  5. ADM 173/20179
  6. ADM 173/20150

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


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