H31

 


Type:
'H21' Class

Pennant No.:
H.31
31.H
N.31

Laid Down:
19th April 1917.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
21st February 1919.
Lt. J.D.A. Musters DSC.

Commander:
Jan. 1919
Lt. J.D.A. Musters DSC.
Nov. 1920
Lt. H.P.K. Oram.
July 1921
Lt. A.D. la Touche.
Oct. 1922 - Aug. 1924
Lt. R.A. Nicholson.
Aug. 1924
Lt. B.W. Galpin.
July 1925
Lt. K.J.T. Southgate.
Feb. - July 1927
Lt. Cdr. W.R. Fell OBE.
Dec. 1927
Lt. Cdr. B.W. Galpin.
Apr. 1928
Lt. J.P. Wisden.
Apr. 1929 - Apr. 1930
Lt. Cdr. W.C. Thomas.
Dec. 1930 - Feb. 1931
Lt. H.G. Cooke.
Nov. 1932
Lt. F.W. Lipscombe.
Mar. 1937
Lt. Cdr. R.T. Gordon-Duff.
Feb. - Sept. 1939 (Reserve)
Lt. Cdr. W.R. Fell OBE (Reserve at Portland)
Sept. 1939 - Jan. 1940
Lt. P.R. Ward.
Jan. - Feb. 1940
Lt. M.D. Wanklyn.
Feb. - June 1940
Lt. R.J. Hemingway.
June - Aug. 1940
Lt. M.D. Wanklyn.
Aug. - Oct. 1940
Lt. R.E. Coltart.
Oct. 1940 - Apr. 1941
Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC.
Apr. - Aug. 1941
Lt. R.J. Hemingway DSC.
Aug. - Dec. 1941
Lt. F.B. Gibbs.

Complement:
22
2 Officers and 20 Ratings.

Service Career:
1919
Torpedo School, HMS Forth, Portsmouth.
1919 - 1939
5th Flotilla, HMS Alecto, Gosport.
1933
5th Flotilla, HMS Alecto, Gosport (Reserve).
1938 - 1939
6th Flotilla, HMS Titania, Portland (Reserve).
Sept. 1939
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
Nov. 1939
5th Fltilla, HMS Alecto, Portland.
1940
7th Flotilla, HMS Cyclops, Rothesay.

Fate:
Completed eight 'War Patrols', she was lost on her ninth patrol.

Sailed from Falmouth on or around 19th December 1941 to patrol the Bay of Biscay areas.

Lost whilst patrolling in the Bay of Biscay.
Possibly mined, December 1941.