H.M. SUBMARINE TIGRIS

Large Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
Triton Class



Pennant No.:
63.T
63.N
N63

Laid Down:
11th May 1938
H.M. Dockyard, Chatham

Commissioned:
20th June 1940
Lt. Cdr. H.F. Bone.

Commander:
Mar. 1940 - Dec. 1941
Lt. Cdr. H.F. Bone.
Jan. - Apr. 1942
Lt. L.W. Napier.
Apr. 1942 - Mar. 1943
Lt. Cdr. G. Colvin.

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

Service Career:
1940.
Home Station.

1941.
Home Station.
1941.
Arctic.
1942.
Mediterranean.
1943.
Mediterranean.

Fate:
The first boat to patrol the Bay of Biscay in July 1940. These patrols were referred to as the 'Iron Ring'.

Sank the Michele Bianchi off the Gironde on 5th July 1941.
Sank the Italian submarine Porfido on 6th December 1942.

Lost 27th February 1943, possibly depth-charged by UJ 2210 in the Gulf of Naples.