Allied Warships

HMS P 555 (P 555)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantP 555 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down1 Nov 1918 
Launched27 Jun 1922 
Commissioned10 Aug 1942 
End serviceMay 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.

Former nameS-24

Commands listed for HMS P 555 (P 555)

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Anthony James Sumption, RNVR
1Lt. Reginald Peter Webb, RNJul 19429 Nov 1942
2Lt. William Hedley Kett, RNR9 Nov 194226 Jan 1943
3Lt. Jeremy Nash, DSC, RN26 Jan 194323 Mar 1943
4T/Lt. Edward Preston Young, DSC, RNVR23 Mar 194315 Jun 1943
5Lt. William St. George Anderson, DSC, RNR15 Jun 194328 Oct 1943
6Lt. Charles Alexander Jacomb Nicoll, RN28 Oct 194312 Jan 1944
7Lt. Eric Allan Hamilton, RNR12 Jan 194414 Jan 1944
8Lt. John Charles Young Roxburgh, DSO, DSC, RN14 Jan 194417 Jan 1944
9Lt. Charles Alexander Jacomb Nicoll, RN17 Jan 1944Feb 1944
10Lt. Martin Douglas Hutley, RNRFeb 194422 Feb 1944
11Lt. Anthony Stuart Melville-Ross, DSC, RN15 Mar 194430 Mar 1944
12Lt. Brian John Hennessy, RN30 Mar 1944May 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.

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