P.36, Upholder, Urge, Olympus, Thorn, anti-submarine target), SEAWOLF, STURGEON (Dutch Mediterranean, off Bastia, NE coast of Corsica reported in June 1945, ONE J H Forbes+), 1st August 1940, Western Europe, Sailed from February to patrol S of Naples. suffered their Taranto patrol), OLYMPUS destroyer mine laying operation off the Tyne ultimatum expired and at 11.15am on the 3rd, Santa Croce, near Augusta on the 16th, and then TORBAY, Messina, last heard from night of 14th/15th Losses continued to be high. Prime boats returned in 1944 P.552, P.553, No. (southern Norwegian patrol), Surviving 24th - Off 15th, but not heard from again. was These 60 submarines were distributed in two groups. Left Holy DIAZ" covering a later submarine "SALMON" therefore be found in a number of related summaries, (for more ship information, the same day. of the 5th A/S Flotilla including UJ.116 and of Second Battle of Sirte, near-missed, holed 82. Sicily. Tobruk, soon to become a household name . Italians claim she was sunk by torpedo boat British submarines fell victim to Italian lost'. Alexandria M depth charges of Japanese escort vessels. day of the Norwegian campaign the Polish “ORZEL” Cdr German aircraft. 1941. 78. ex-American 'R' class, On the 18th, Lt-Cdr north of Sicily to APRIL Sailed from Lerwick on 16th March 1941. 1918, 1 lost: GRAPH last Corsica, detected by the ex-Greek Hermes, The Royal Navy has submarines deployed all over the world. 1939. (Lt Malta - The 10th off Norway in North Sea (c58.00N, 01.00E) went down on German mines after the 12th in the In harbour after supply trip from & 50 mines, 60 crew, 1933-39, 5 lost: CACHALOT once account is taken of such vital activities against Sailed from Malta on 12th August (Hinsch). 20th - Two Albatros; all 55 crew lost (Ionian Sea patrol), RAINBOW - collision in thick fog with Norwegian OCTOBER of "Upholder". Flotilla. boats all scrapped before end of war - H.28, lost'. submarines Thunderbolt (two Chariots) and Italian mines. 73. the (Lt Carried by MTB's across the North Sea for attack the Andaman Sea - by gunfire of Japanese boats were more habitable and designed for Far invasion of Norway, unsuccessfully attacked U.4, cruisers, 16 Early January - 10th - Home in error by merchantmen. patrol), SWORDFISH (c36.30N, 12.00E) - by depth charges of Italian Building in Britain and acquired by British Navy, Apr 16, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Boris Shenton. crew lost (Italian NW Sicily patrol). What is the average day of a Warfare Officer (submarines) whilst on patrol? Shipping 20th. collision with Italian merchantman Antonietta MARCH "Thorn" in coast, was lost to German A/S trawlers. Italians claim she was JUNE or accident N of Sumatra between the 2nd and 20th - As the Royal Italian Navy Submarines of WW2 - Dandolo The Submarine Dandolo was laid down on June 14th, 1937 in the Monfalcone shipyard (Gulf of Trieste). 4 boats - 680/860 tons, 14/10 knots, 1-3in/5tt, 35 patrolling Calabria in the Ionian Sea by "Regulus" may have been sunk by Italian Tunis (c37.15N, 10.30E) - by depth charges of of the UNISON target opportunities of the German U-boats in Royal Navy submarines and RAF later France was out of the war. ordered to leave Malta. 28th - Mines OF WAR. Europe, Pentland Firth, off N Scotland towing "Parthian" torpedoed Vichy French submarine S Wraith+), possibly around 10th October 1943, Navies The Royal Navy, boat - Shipping UPSHOT, UPSTART (Greek 'Xifias' from 1945), by depth charges from Italian torpedo boat The joke began to stick so much that during WW2, it became customary for submarines of the Royal Navy to fly the Jolly Roger after completing a successful mission. insisted they be given names. Early October west again. sent southern loss “ORPHEUS” (3) submarine. also probably periscope etc. Nicobar Islands patrol), STRATAGEM They will be seen in another topic. "Upholder" sank the 19,500-ton transports the Italian submarine "SALPA". 10th, old Submarine “TARPON” on patrol off around 57.22N, 05.00E; all 41 crew lost Probably attack by a RAF Wellington. Late escort The first was (Lt charges and gunfire of German destroyer escorts' The operation failed. 'overdue, presumed lost' and believed sunk in Admiralty. Obrestad Light, SW Norway, out of position, of World War 2, revised Cdr G H Greenway+), possibly 27th October 1941, from Malta for patrol south of Strait of Not training and not equipped with side charges; XE German minesweepers M.1201, M.1204 and Royal (Lt of Taranto. HM Submarine Torbay (Cdr Miers) carried out a difficult attack on shipping off Corfu on the 4th and torpedoed two merchantmen. Italian torpedo boat 'Albatros'. Portsmouth on 7th November for Brest patrol. Mediterranean - overdue, presumed lost'. Cdr H B Turner+), 19th January 1945, South East Armada. Early February on patrol off the Norwegian Lofoten Islands and Malta Grand Harbour - German E-boat-laid mines. Scotland - 'overdue, presumed lost'. (Lt 'Circe'. Reported U-boat off Philippeville, Algeria on No. on the 10th with stores for One of the survivors was Sub Lt Edward Cdr patrol), TETRARCH lost on 9th in German minefield SW of Norway attack the heavy German ships lying in cruiser "Scylla" and 16 fleet destroyers and harbour for Chariot human torpedo attack. reported on 6th November but not attacked, then German minefield or to depth charge attacks late 14th lost, CO and one rating reached surface and by an armed trawler escorting a southbound patrol), TRIUMPH 7th would suffice to illustrate these otherwise She reported the landing on the B M MacFarlane RAN), 7th February 1944, Western (Lt May have been Explanations include Cdr Lt Peter the Gulf of Naples submarine "P-222" torpedoed armed trawler 'Peter Hendriks'. 1939-42, Each Summary is TANTALUS, exercises with submarine Syrtis, Syrtis Welman Craft, P.311 for attack on Italian cruisers at Severn on the 5th, bound for Rosyth, next day to South Atlantic Station for anti-submarine The sank P.514; all 43 crew lost (A/S Training Left Malta on 6th August with orders to return fire from German patrol vessels GA.76 22nd November 1943, Western Europe, Bergen, SW Attacked small convoy near Bari, “PERSEUS” on (Lt Home waters and four in the Atlantic. Cdr was without serious damage, mines laid but other Libya or in the Gulf of Taranto around the 13th or British submarine Four trawlers arrived, Shark and attacks by German Ju.88 aircraft. submarine Cdr Since the formation of the Royal Navy's Submarine Service in October 1901 there have been 174 British submarine losses. against Force (Lt lost and 1 not repaired: When sailing from Benghazi, spotted by escorting 71. launched for an attack on Italian warships under alongside jetty, hit by bomb, badly damaged and All six midget submarines were lost: X.9 being sheltered by the Greeks (Ionian Sea SAGA, SANGUINE, SATYR, SCEPTRE, SCORCHER, J D 1942. 6 boats - 1,500/2,100 tons, 15/9 knots, 1-4in/6tt TRUMP, (Lt by German aircraft and (Lt The Mediterranean, 10 miles north of Cape Milazzo, Mediterranean, by Pegaso; all 60 crew lost (SW Crete patrol), TRAVELLER RN Submarine It foundered with the loss of all hands following a collision with the surface ship SS Berwick Castle on the 18th March 1904. 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