Tarpon Crest

Large Patrol Submarine

 


Type:
Triton Class



Pennant No.:
17.T - Renumbered 1939.
17.N - Renumbered 1940.
N.17

Laid Down:
5th October 1937.
Scott's, Greenock.

Commissioned:
8th March 1940.
Cdr. R.C.S. Garwood.

Commander:
Sept. 1938 - Jan. 1940
Cdr. R.C.S. Garwood.
Jan - Mar. 1940
Lt. Cdr. C.P.L. Wren.
Mar. 1940
Lt. Cdr. H.J. Caldwell.

Complement:
56 Peacetime.
62 Wartime.
5 Officers and 51 Ratings Peacetime
6 Officers and 56 Ratings Wartime.

Service Career:
1940
2nd Flotilla, HMS Forth, Rosyth.

Fate:
Was part of the submarine force which was in the Kattegat and off the coast of Norway during the German invasion of Norway.

Lost. Depth charged by the German 'Q' ship Schiff 40 in the North Sea on the 10th April 1940.