H.M. SUBMARINE P.38

Small Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
U Class
Second Group

Pennant No.:
P.38

Laid Down:
2nd September 1940
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.


Commissioned:
17th October 1941
Lt. R. J. Hemingway DSC.

Commander:
Sept. 1941 - Feb. 1942
Lt. R. J. Hemingway DSC.

Complement:
33
4 Officers, 29 Others.

Service Career:
1941
5th Flotilla, HMS Dolphin, Gosport. Detached with 3rd Flotilla at Holy Loch for working up.
1942
10th Flotilla, Malta.



Fate:
Completed Three 'War Patrols'.
She was lost on her third patrol.

February 1942 - Patrol off Ras el Hamra in company with P.34, P.39 and Una.
23rd February 1942 - Depth-charged and sunk by Italian Circe.

Depth-charged and sunk 23rd February 1942, no survivors.