Allied Warships

HMS Vengeful (P 86)

Submarine of the V class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassV 
PennantP 86 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered21 May 1942 
Laid down30 Jul 1943 
Launched20 Jul 1944 
Commissioned16 Oct 1944 
End service23 Apr 1945 
History

HMS Vengeful was lent to the Greek Navy on 23 April 1945 until 1957. Scrapped at Gateshead on 22 March 1958.  

Commands listed for HMS Vengeful (P 86)

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1Lt. Anthony Stuart Melville-Ross, DSC, RN17 Jul 194423 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Vengeful include:


15 Oct 1944
Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) departed Barrow for Holy Loch. (1)

16 Oct 1944
Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. She then ran acceptance trials in the area following which she retuned to Holy Loch where she was commissioned. (1)

19 Oct 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

20 Oct 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

21 Oct 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

23 Oct 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted D/F trials in the Clyde area. (1)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Helensburgh. (1)

25 Oct 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted log calibration trials in Loch Long. (1)

3 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (2)

4 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

5 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these she returned to Holy Loch. (2)

10 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (2)

19 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (2)

29 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (2)

1 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. (3)

3 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (3)

6 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (3)

7 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with ships from the 6th Escort Group. (3)

24 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (3)

15 Jan 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (4)

17 Jan 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) is undocked. (4)

27 Jan 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 15th Escort Group. (4)

29 Jan 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 31st Escort Group. (4)

2 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 23rd Escort Group. (5)

3 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 23rd Escort Group. (5)

9 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 9th Escort Group. (5)

12 Feb 1945
HMS Urtica (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN) and HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) both conducted attack exercises with each other off Tobermory. (6)

19 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 6th Escort Group. (5)

22 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 22nd Escort Group. (5)

25 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Loch Alsh with ships from the 4th Escort Group. (5)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) shifted from Loch Alsh to Tobermory. (7)

4 Mar 1945
HMS Urtica (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN), HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) and HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. They were escorted byHMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN). (8)

6 Mar 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Holy Loch. She returned to Rothesay later the same day. (7)

30 Mar 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (7)

6 Apr 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises with aircraft off Gibraltar. Upon completion of these exercises course was set for Malta. (9)

10 Apr 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (9)

18 Apr 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Pireaus. (9)

20 Apr 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) arrived at Pireaus. (9)

23 Apr 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) was decommissioned at Pireaus following which she was commissioned by the Royal Hellenic Navy as Delphin. (9)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19363
  2. ADM 173/19364
  3. ADM 173/19365
  4. ADM 173/20256
  5. ADM 173/20257
  6. ADM 173/20208
  7. ADM 173/20258
  8. ADM 173/20209
  9. ADM 173/20259

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


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