Clyde Crest





Type:
Thames Class
Fleet Submarine

Pennant No.:
12.F
12.N
N.12

Laid Down:
15th May 1933.
Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
12th April 1935.
Cdr. E.M. Loly.

Commander:
Feb. 1935
Cdr. E.M. Loly.
Mar. 1936 - Feb. 1938
Cdr. H.M.C. Ionides.
Feb. 1938 - Feb. 1940
Cdr. W.E. Banks.
Feb. - Apr. 1940
Lt. Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford.
Apr. 1940 - May 1942
Lt. Cdr. D.C. Ingram DSC.
Cdr. D.C. Ingram DSC.
May 1942 - Sept. 1944
Lt. R.S. Brookes DSC, DSO.
Lt. Cdr. 1943
Sept. 1944 - Apr. 1945
Lt. R.H. Bull DSC.
Apr. 1945
Lt. D.S. Brown RNVR.

Complement:
61
5 Officers and 56 Ratings.

Service Career:
1935 - 1936.
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
1936 - 1939.
1st Flotilla, HMS Cyclops/Maidstone, Malta.
Sept. 1939
1st Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Gibraltar (Detached).
Nov. 1939
7th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone.
1940
6th Flotilla, Blyth (Detached Scapa Flow).
1940
9th Flotilla, HMS Ambrose, Blyth.
1941
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport (Refitting).
1941 - 1944
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Gibraltar (Included Refitting).
1944
4th Flotilla, HMS Adamant, Trincomalee.
1944
2nd Flotilla, HMS Wolfe, Trincomalee.

Fate:
1939 - Patrolled the Freetown-Natal Route in the South Atlantic.

1940-1941 - Served in Home Waters.

April-June 1940 - Was part of the submarine force which was in the Kattegat and off the coast of Norway during the German invasion of Norway.

13th May 1940 - Attacked without success the raider Widder (Schiff 21).

20th June 1940 - Torpedoed the German battlecruiser Gneisenau off the Norwegian coast hitting her in the bows and effectively putting her out of action for many months.

Lt. Cdr. D.C. Ingram was awarded the D.S.C. for the above action.

1941-1944 - Served in the Mediterranean sinking two ships of 4,300 tons.

April/October/November 1942 - "Magic Carpet" run to Malta.

1944 onwards Eastern Fleet.

Sold and scrapped in South Africa 1946.