Grampus Crest

Early Patrol Submarine

Type:
Rainbow Class


Pennant No.:
62.R
62.N
N.62

Laid Down:
24th July 1929
Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
29th January 1931
Lt. Cdr. C.B. Allen.

Commander:
Aug. 1930 - Sept. 1932
Lt. Cdr. C.B. Allen.
Nov. 1932 - Nov. 1933
(Cdr 1933)
Lt. Cdr. S.M. Raw.
Nov. 1933 - Aug. 1936
Lt. Cdr. E.A. Stocker.
Oct. 1936 - Feb. 1939
Lt. Cdr. H.G. Bowerman.
Apr. 1939 - Mar. 1941
Lt. Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham.
Mar. - July 1941
Lt. Cdr. G.H. Greenway.
July 1941 - Jan. 1942
Lt. Cdr. R.M.T. Peacock.
Jan. 1942 - Aug. 1943
Lt. Cdr. G.H. Reynolds.
Aug. - Nov. 1943
Lt. P.M. Staveley.
Nov. 1943 - Aug. 1944
Lt. A.R. Profit DSC.
Aug. - Sept. 1944
Lt. G.F. Gower.
Sept. 1944 - Jan. 1945
Lt. F.M. Piggott.
Jan. - Feb. 1945
Lt. A.G. Chandler RNR .
Feb. 1945
Lt. Cdr. J.G. Hopkins.
Feb. - Aug. 1945
Lt. M.J.L. Duff DSC.

Complement:
55
5 Officers and 51 Ratings.

Service Career:
1930 - 1931
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
1931 - 1935
1st Flotilla, Malta.
1935 - 1939
4th Flotilla, HMS. Medway, Hong Kong.
Sept. 1939
4th Flotilla, HMS Medway, Singapore.
1940 - 1942
1st Flotilla, HMS Medway, Alexandria.
1942 - 1944
Eastern Fleet-Training Duties and Refit at Bombay.
1944 - 1945
4th Flotilla, HMS Adamant, Trincomalee.

Fate:
Completed ten 'War Patrols'.

Sank the Italian supply ship Cesco 6,000 tons February 1941.

Sold and scrapped in South Africa July 1946.

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.