H.M. SUBMARINE P.39

Small Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
U Class
Second Group

Pennant No.:
P.39

Laid Down:
14th October 1940
Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.


Commissioned:
16th November 1941
Lt. N. Marriott DSC.

Commander:
Oct. 1941 - May 1942
Lt. N. Marriott 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.
1941 - 1942
8th Flotilla, H.M.S. Maidstone, Gibraltar.
1942
10th Flotilla, Malta.



Fate:
Completed Four 'War Patrols'.

Late 1941/Early 1942 - Carried out patrols up the Spanish coast to the French Riviera from Gibraltar.
February 1942 - Patrol off Ras el Hamra in company with P.34, P.38 and Una.
26th March 1942 - Blown in two by aircraft attack whilst undergoing repairs in Malta from a previous air attack.

Sunk by aircraft whilst undergoing repairs at Malta.  Subsequently beached at Kalkara and camouflaged with fishing nets and shrubbery.   
Destroyed whilst beached by air attack.