Large Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
T Class

Third Group

Pennant No.:
P.312 - Renamed January 1943.

P.92 - Renumbered July 1941.

Laid Down:
8th September 1941.
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

Commissioned:
25th September 1942.
Lt. R.M. Favell.

Commander:
July 1942 - Oct. 1944
Lt. R.M. Favell.
Oct. 1944 - June 1945
Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC.
June 1945
Lt. J.O. Coote.
June 1945
Lt.Cdr. N.L.A. Jewell, DSC.
June - Oct. 1945
Lt. Cdr. M.D. Tattersall, DSC, RNVR.
Feb. 1946
Lt. C.H. Hammer.
Dec. 1950
Lt. W.G. Edwards.
Mar. 1953
Lt. Cdr. L.D. Temple-Richards.
Feb. 1956
Lt. Cdr. D.W. Lupton.
Oct. 1957
Lt. G.H.F. Frere-Cook.
Aug. 1959
Lt. A.D. Turvill.

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

Service Career:
1943
8th Flotilla, Algiers, Mediterranean.
1943
4th Flotilla, Colombo.
1944.
4th Flotilla, Trincomalee.
1947 - 1950
3rd Flotilla/Sqdn., Rothesay.
1951 - 1956
5th Flotilla/Sqdn., Gosport.
1956 - 1958
5th Squadron, Gosport.
1959 - 1960
5th Squadron, Gosport.

Fate:
Completed Ten 'War Patrols'.

First patrol - 5th November to 29th November 1942.
To patrol of the West coast of Norway, to intercept the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer.
29th November - Arrived at Lerwick.

Second patrol - 24th December 1942 to 15th January 1943.
To patrol off Northern Norway, to give cover for a convoy. On completion of this she was ordered to patrol in the Trondheim area to intercept German heavy units.
15th January 1943 - Arrived Lerwick.
Between January to March 1943 she undergoes a refit and carries out exercises and training.
30th March - Departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar.
11th April - Arrived Gibraltar.

Third patrol
- 1st May to 17th May 1943.
To patrol off Southern France.
17th May - Arrived Algiers.

Fourth patrol - 29th May to 12th June 1943.
To patrol off Southern France.
8th June - Attacked and fired six torpedoes at a tanker, none of the torpedoes hit the target.
12th June - Arrived Algiers.

Fifth patrol
- 28th June to 23rd July 1943.
To patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea, to give cover for the Allied landings on Sicily.
4th July - Attacked and fired two torpedoes at a convoy of two merchant ships, none of the torpedoes hit the target.
13th July - Attacked and sank the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel V8/Filippo (242 GRT) with gunfire south of Bastia, Corsica.
14th July - Attacked and fired four torpedoes at a tanker, no torpedoes hit the target.
23rd July - Arrived Algiers.

6th August - Departed Algiers for Beirut.
14th August - Arrived Beirut.

Sixth patrol
- 29th August to 16th September 1943.
To patrol in the South-East Aegean.
3rd September - Attacked and fired four torpedoes at an enemy convoy, none of the torpedoes hit the target.
9th September - Attacked and fired three torpedoes at an enemy convoy, none of the torpedoes hit the target.
10th September - Attacked the Italian destroyer Euro with five torpedoes. None of the torpedoes hit the target.
12th September - Attacked and fired two torpedoes at and enemy merchant ship, none of the torpedoes hit the target.
16th September - Arrived Beirut.

29th September - Departed Beirut for Colombo.
30th October - Arrived Colombo.

Seventh patrol
- 10th November to 3rd December 1943.
To patrol in the Malacca Straits and off the Nicobar Islands.
22nd November - Attacked and fired three torpedoes at a Japanese convoy, none of the torpedoes hit the target.
28th November - Attacked and fired six torpedoes at a Japanese convoy, all torpedoes miss the target.
3rd December - Arrived Trincomalee.

Eighth patrol - 26th December 1943 to 15th January 1944.
To patrol of the West coast of Burma and to carry out a 'Special Operation'.
31st December 1943 - Landed an agent on Tavoy Island.
1st January 1944 - Landed two agents on Reef Island.
4th January - Returned to Tavoy Island to pick up agent, the agent doesn't make agreed rendezvous point.
15th January - Arrived Trincomalee.

Ninth patrol
- 1st February to 22nd February 1944.
To patrol of the West coast of Burma and off the Nicobar Islands. On this patrol she is also to carry out a 'Special Operation'.
5th February - Landed three agents on Elphinstone Island.
18th February - Attacked and fired six torpedoes at a Japanese gunboat. The gunboat was seen to be hull down and believe to have sunk.
22nd February - Arrived Trincomalee.

Tenth patrol
- 7th March to 24th March 1944.
To lay a minefield, perform a 'Special Operation' and to patrol in the Malacca Straits.
14th March - Laid a minefield by the Outer Mati Bank off the north coast of Sumatra.
16th March - Attempted to pick up agents at pre arranged rendezvous, none show up.
24th March - Arrived Trincomalee.

29th March - Departed Trincomalee for the UK.
31st March - Arrived Colombo.
18th April - Arrived Aden.
23rd April - Arrived Suez.
24th April - Arrived Port Said.
2nd May - Arrived Malta.
20th May - Arrived Gibraltar.
3rd June - Arrived Holy Loch.
19th June - Arrived Plymouth for refit.

From mid to late February 1945 to June 1945 she is employed in training and exercises.

Scrapped at Gateshead 1961.