Regulus Crest

Early Patrol Submarine


Rainbow Class

Pennant No.:

Laid Down:
17th July 1929.
Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness.

7th December 1930.
Not known at present.

Apr. 1931 - June 1934
Lt. Cdr. L.M. Shadwell.
May 1934 - Jan. 1937
Lt. Cdr. R.C.S. Garwood.
Feb. 1937 - Dec. 1938
Cdr. G. C. P. Menzies.
Dec. 1938 - Feb. 1939
Lt. Cdr. J.D. Luce.
Jan. 1939 - July 1940
Cdr. J.M. Money.
July - Dec. 1940
Lt. Cdr. F. B. Currie.

5 Officers and 51 Ratings.

Service Career:
1930 - 1931
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
1931 - 1935
1st Flotilla, HMS Cyclops, Malta.
1935 - 1939
4th Flotilla, HMS Medway, Hong Kong.
Sept. 1939
4th Flotilla, HMS Medway, Hong Kong (Refit).
4th Flotilla, HMS Medway, Singapore (Detached Hong Kong).
4th Flotilla, Far East.
1st Flotilla, H.M.S. Medway, Alexandria.

Completed six 'War Patrols', she was lost on her seventh patrol.

Lost, cause unknown (possibly mined), Gulf of Taranto December 1940.

It should be noted that although some boats were attached to H.M.S. Medway at Singapore, they often operated in a detached mode covering the China Station such as Hong Kong and even to the point of patrolling the Siberian Coast.

It should be noted that boats attached to 1st Flotilla in Alexandria were likely to spend much of their time at Malta even though Malta had been given up as a submarine base due to the air attacks. Although submarines did still operate from Malta during this period the 10th Flotilla was not recognised as such until September 1941.