Tuna Crest

Large Patrol Submarine


Triton Class

Pennant No.:

Laid Down:
13th June 1938.
Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)

1st August 1940.
Lt.Cdr. M.K. Cavenagh-Mainwaring DSO.

July 1940 - Nov. 1941
Lt.Cdr. M.K. Cavenagh-Mainwaring DSO.
Nov. 1941 - Apr. 1942
Lt. M.B. St. John.
Apr. - May. 1942
Lt. R. Banner-Martin DSC.
May - Aug. 1942
S/Lt. N. Rutherford.
Aug. 1942
Lt. R.H. Bull.
Aug. 1942 - Mar. 1943
Lt. R.P. Raikes DSO.
Mar - Oct. 1943
Lt. D.S.R. Martin DSO.
Oct. - Nov. 1943
Lt. Cdr. J.R.G. Harvey.
Nov. 1943 - Feb. 1944
Lt. J.H.M. Somerville.
Jan. - Feb. 1944
T/Lt. A.G.L. Hardy RNVR.
Feb. - Nov. 1944
Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR.
Nov. 1944 - June 1945
Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC.
June - Sept. 1945
Lt.Cdr. R.L. Alexander, DSO, DSC

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

Service Career:
Home Station.
Home Station.
Home Station.
Home Station.

Carried out 21 War Patrols.

On her 16th War Patrol (7th December 1942) she was involved in 'Operation Frankton' landing the 'Cockleshell Heroes' at the mouth of the Gironde for their attack on Bordeaux.

On her 18th War Patrol (7th April 1943) she sinks by torpedoes the U-644 Northwest of Narvik. During the same patrol (14th April 1943) she fires 4 torpedoes at U-302, all miss.

19th War Patrol (30th May 1943) attacks U-341 with eight torpedoes, all miss the target.

21st War Patrol (22nd August 1943) attacks a U boat but all torpedoes fired miss the target.

In August 1943 on returning from her final patrol she is assigned to training duties partly because of troublesome engines.

Sold 19th December 1945. Scrapped 24th June 1946.