Mine
Minelayer

Porpoise Crest

 





Type:
Porpoise
Prototype (Minelayer) Class

Pennant No.:
14.M
N.14

Laid Down:
22nd September 1931.
Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
25th April 1933.
Lt. Cdr. G.C. Harris.

Commander:
Aug. 1932
Lt. Cdr. G.C. Harris.
July. 1934 - Feb. 1936
Lt. Cdr. R.L.M. Edwards.
(Cdr. June 1935)
Aug. 1936
Cdr. F.J.C. Halahan.
Sept. 1938 - Nov. 1939
Cdr. G.W. G. Simpson.
Nov. 1939 - Aug. 1940
Cdr. P. Q. Roberts.
(Cdr Dec. 1939)
Aug. 1940 - Sept. 1941
Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins.
Sept. 1941 - May 1942
Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey.
(Cdr. Dec. 1941)
May 1942 - Jan. 1943
Lt. Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington DSO* DSC**.
Jan. - Mar. 1943
Lt. E.A. Hobson DSC.
Mar. - May 1943
Lt. J.B. de Betham Kershaw, DSO.
May - Aug. 1943
T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC. SANF(V)
Aug. 1943 - Oct. 1944
Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham OBE.
Oct. 1944 - Jan. 1945
Lt. Cdr. H. B. Turner DSC.

Complement:
55
Officers and Ratings.

Service Career:
1933 - 1936
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
1936 - 1939
2nd Flotilla, HMS Forth/Lucia, Devonport.
1939
2nd Flotilla, HMS Forth, Devonport.
Sept. 1939
1st Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Malta.
Nov. 1939
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport (Refit).
1940
2nd Flotilla, HMS Forth, Rosyth.
1941
2nd Flotilla, HMS Forth, Halifax.
1942
1st Flotilla, HMS Medway, Alexandria.
1944
4th Flotilla, HMS Adamant, Trincomalee (Also Detached with the 8th Flotilla at Fremantle)
.
Fate:
Completed twentytwo 'War Patrols', lost on her twentythird patrol.

Sank the U1.on 16th April 1940.

Bombed by Japanese aircraft in Malacca strait 19th January 1945, last submarine to be lost in WW2.