H.M. SUBMARINE P.222    

Medium Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
S Class

Third Group 1940 Programme.

Pennant No.:
P.222

Laid Down:
10th August 1940. (Ex P.72)
Renumbered July 1941.

Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
4th May 1942.
Lt. A. J. MacKenzie.

Commander:
1942
Lt. A. J. MacKenzie.

Complement:
48
5 Officers and 43 Ratings.

Service Career:
1942
3rd Flotilla, HMS Forth, Holy Loch.
1942
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Gibraltar.

Fate:
Completed Six 'War Patrols', she was lost on her Seventh Patrol.

Patrolled off the French coast during the North Africa landings.

Took part in 'Operation Pedestal'.

Lost on the 12th December 1942.
Believed to have been sunk by depth charges from Italian torpedo boat Fortunale in the Bay of Naples off Capri.

Thanks to Alec Dancer in allowing me to use information with regard to commissioning Commanding Officers, taken from his book - ‘Barrow Island, Walney Island 1,000 Years On’.