Mine
Minelayer

Grampus Crest

Type:
Grampus (Minelayer) Class


Pennant No.:
56.M
N.56

Laid Down:
20th August 1934.
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.

Commissioned:
10th March 1937.
Lt. Cdr. R.W. Moir.

Commander:
Mar. 1936 - Aug. 1939
Lt. Cdr. R.W. Moir.
Aug. 1939 - Jan. 1940
Lt. Cdr. C. A. Rowe.
Jan. 1940 - Apr. 1940
Lt. Cdr. G.H. Nowell.
Apr. 1940 - June 1940
Lt. Cdr. C. A. Rowe.

Complement:
59
Officers and Ratings.

Service Career:
1937 - 1939
4th Flotilla, HMS Medway, Hong Kong.
Sept. 1939
4th Flotilla, HMS Medway, Singapore.
Nov. 1939
4th Flotilla, HMS Medway, Singapore.
1940
1st Flotilla, HMS Medway, Alexandria.
(At Malta in June 1940).

Fate:
Completed four 'War Patrols, she was lost on her fifth patrol.

Laid a minefield off the Port of Augusta 13th June 1940.

During her war service she laid a total of 50 mines.

Depth charged by Italian torpedo boats Circe and Clio off Syracuse 24th June 1940 after completing a mine lay off Augusta.