Allied Warships

HMS P 556 (P 556)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassS-1 
PennantP 556 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down17 Apr 1919 
Launched9 Nov 1922 
Commissioned5 Jun 1942 
End service6 Mar 1944 
History

USS S-29 was transferred to the Royal Navy at New London on 5 June 1942. She arrived at Gibraltar, via Bermuda, in August 1942 to refit, nominally as part of 8th Flotilla. She moved to Plymouth in February 1943, for anti-submarine training role. In November 1943 she moved to Portsmouth for service in the same role. She was damaged by a battery explosion on 27 January 1944, and was decommissioned into reserve on 6 March 1944. She was returned to the United states Navy on 26 January 1945. Sold for scrap to Messrs Pounds, Portsmouth on 24 January 1947.

 
Former nameS-29

Commands listed for HMS P 556 (P 556)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Stewart Armstrong Porter, RNApr 19426 Oct 1942
2Lt. Laurence Edward Herrick, RN6 Oct 194223 Nov 1942
3Lt. Frederick Melbourne Piggott, RNR23 Nov 194226 Feb 1943
4Lt. Arthur Connuch Halliday, RN26 Feb 194317 Mar 1943
5Lt.Cdr. Frederick Henry Sherwood, RCNVR17 Mar 194319 Jun 1943
6Lt. Rudland Dallas Cairns, RN19 Jun 194327 Aug 1943
7Lt. John Renwick Haig Haddow, DSC, RN27 Aug 1943Dec 1943
8Lt. John Leslie Watkinson, RN28 Dec 1943

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