Untamed Crest     Vitality Crest

Small Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
U Class
Second Group

Pennant No.:
P.58

Laid Down:
9th October 1941.
Vickers, Tyne.

Commissioned:
Untamed :14th April 1943.
Vitality: July 1944.
Untamed: Lt. G.M. Noll.
Vitality: Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC.

Commander:
1943.
Lt. G.M. Noll.
1944-1945.
Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC.
1945.
Lt. W.T.J. Fox.

Complement:
33
4 Officers, 29 Others.

Service Career:
1944.
3rd Flotilla, Holy Loch.
1945.
7th Flotilla, Rothesay.

Fate:
During her work up and whilst carrying out anti submarine exercises off Campbeltown on 30th May 1943, Untamed did not respond to the participating ships signals and did not surface.  Due to bad weather divers were not able to inspect her condition until the 1st June.

There was no outward sign of damage and it was not until after she was salvaged on 5th July 1943 that it was found that she had been flooded through a sluice valve.

She was salvaged, refitted and named Vitality, returning to service in July 1944.

Vandal/Untamed Memorial
.

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 13 February 1946.
She was broken up at Troon.