HMS Perseus (i) (N 36)
Submarine of the P class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||7 Feb 1928|
|Laid down||2 Jul 1928|
|Launched||22 May 1929|
|Commissioned||15 Apr 1930|
|Lost||6 Dec 1941|
|Loss position||37.54N, 20.54E|
HMS Perseus (Lt.Cdr. Edward Christian Frederic Nicolay, DSO, RN) struck a mine (Italian) on the starboard side forward and sunk 7 nautical miles north of Zante (Zakinthos) island, west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea in position 37º54'N, 20º54'E. There was only 1 survivor (Leading Stoker Capes) and 60 dead. The wreck has now been found and dived.
Commands listed for HMS Perseus (i) (N 36)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Peter Joseph Howell Bartlett, RN||4 Aug 1939||5 Aug 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Edward Christian Frederic Nicolay, RN||5 Aug 1941||6 Dec 1941 (+)|
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Noteable events involving Perseus (i) include:
26 Aug 1940
HMS Perseus (Lt.Cdr. P.J.H. Bartlett, RN) fires two torpedoes against the Italian merchant Filippo Grimani (3431 GRT) off Durazzo, Albania. Both torpedoes missed their target.
5 Sep 1941
HMS Persues (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian tanker Maya (3867 GRT) south of Tenedos Island in position 39°43'N, 25°57'E. (see map)
2 Oct 1941
HMS Persues (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Castellon (2086 GRT) about 50 nautical miles north-west of Benghazi, Libya in position 32°30'N, 19°09'E. Perseus missed the German merchant Savona (2120 GRT) during the same attack. (see map)
4 Dec 1941
HMS Persues (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Eridano (3586 GRT) 6 nautical miles bearing 280 from Cape Dukato, Lefkada island, Greece.