HMS P 555 (P 555)
Submarine of the S-1 class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||1 Nov 1918|
|Launched||27 Jun 1922|
|Commissioned||10 Aug 1942|
|End service||May 1944|
USS S-24 was transferred to the Royal Navy at New London on 10 August 1942. P 555 arrived in the U.K. in October 1942 and joined the 7th Flotilla at Holy Loch as a anti-submarine warfare training boat. She was decommissioned into reserve in May 1944. She was returned to the United states Navy on 20 December 1944. She was sunk on 28 April 1947 as an asdic target south west of Portland in position 50º30'87"N, 02º33'43"W.
Commands listed for HMS P 555 (P 555)
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|Anthony James Sumption, RNVR|
|1||Lt. Reginald Peter Webb, RN||Jul 1942||9 Nov 1942|
|2||Lt. William Hedley Kett, RNR||9 Nov 1942||26 Jan 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Edward Preston Young, DSC, RNVR||23 Mar 1943||15 Jun 1943|
|4||Lt. William St. George Anderson, DSC, RNR||15 Jun 1943||28 Oct 1943|
|5||Lt. Charles Alexander Jacomb Nicoll, RN||28 Oct 1943||12 Jan 1944|
|6||Lt. Eric Allan Hamilton, RNR||12 Jan 1944||14 Jan 1944|
|7||Lt. John Charles Young Roxburgh, DSO, DSC, RN||14 Jan 1944||17 Jan 1944|
|8||Lt. Charles Alexander Jacomb Nicoll, RN||17 Jan 1944||Feb 1944|
|9||Lt. Martin Douglas Hutley, RNR||Feb 1944||22 Feb 1944|
|10||Lt. Anthony Stuart Melville-Ross, DSC, RN||15 Mar 1944||30 Mar 1944|
|11||Lt. Brian John Hennessy, RN||30 Mar 1944||May 1944|
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Notable events involving P 555 include:
8 Sep 1942
HMS P 555 (Lt. R.P. Webb, RN) departed New London, Connecticut for Gibraltar via Bermuda.