Taurus Crest

Large Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
T Class

Third Group

Pennant No.:
P.339 - Renamed January 1943.

P.313 - Renumbered 1942.

P.93 - Renumbered July 1941.

Laid Down:
30th September 1941.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
3rd November 1942.
Lt. Cdr. M. R. G. Wingfield.

Commander:
Sept. 1942 - Sept. 1944
Lt. Cdr. M. R. G. Wingfield.
Sept. - Dec. 1943
Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut (Temporary).
Sept. 1944 - 1946
Lt. P.E. Newstead DSC.

Complement:
63-68
5 Officers and 58 Ratings (normally).

Service Career:
1942
3rd Flotilla, HMS Forth, Holy Loch.
1943
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Algiers.
1943
1st Flotilla, HMS Medway II, Beirut.
1944
4th Flotilla, Trincomalee.
1944
Refitting at Troon.
1945
8th Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Fremantle.
1947 - 1948
2nd Flotilla, HMS Maidstone, Portland.
1958
Reserve.

Fate:
Completed Twelve 'War Patrols'.

Sank a Japanese submarine I34 on 12th November 1943.
This boat had been damaged previously in an air attack.

Carried out two minelaying operations in the Malacca Straits or off Sumatra.  A Japanese submarine was damaged on 27th April 1944 in the second of the fields which Taurus laid.

Taurus was loaned to the Dutch from 4th June 1948 and returned on 8th December 1953, during this period she was renamed Dolfijn.

Scrapped April 1960.