Oswald Crest

Early Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
Odin Class


Pennant No.:
58.P
N.58

Laid Down:
30th May 1927.
Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
1st May 1929.
Lt. Cdr. P. Ruck-Keene.

Commander:
Oct. 1928 - Feb. 1931
Lt. Cdr. P. Ruck-Keene.
Apr. 1931
Lt. Cdr. R.R. Helbert.
Mar. 1932 - Apr. 1934
Cdr. S.E. Norfolk.
Apr. 1934 - 1937
Lt. Cdr. M.T. Collier.
Aug. 1939 - Feb. 1940
Lt. Cdr. G.M. Sladen.
Feb. 1940 - Aug. 1940
Lt. Cdr. D.A. Fraser.

Complement:
56
5 Officers and 51 Ratings.

Service Career:
1929 - 1930
Portsmouth.
1930 - 1937
4th Flotilla, HMS Medway, China Station.
1938 - 1939
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport (Reserve Group B).
Aug. 1939 - 1940
1st Flotilla, Malta/Alexandria.

Fate:
Completed two 'War Patrols', she was lost on her third patrol.

Lost after being rammed by Italian destroyer Vivaldi 1st/2nd August 1940, 52 survivors.