HMS Stubborn (P 238)
Submarine of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||25 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||10 Sep 1941|
|Launched||11 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Feb 1943|
Sunk as a target off Malta on 30 April 1946.
|Former name||P 88|
Commands listed for HMS Stubborn (P 238)
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|1||Lt. Arthur Anthony Duff, RN||23 Dec 1942||28 Jul 1944|
|2||Lt. Albert George Davies, RN||28 Jul 1944||Oct 1945 ?|
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Noteable events involving Stubborn include:
2 Jul 1943
While on patrol in the Bay of Biscay in position 44°47'N, 02°55'W HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN) fired torpedoes at a group of 3 German submarines escorted by two destroyers. The torpedoes however missed their targets and the attack was not observed by the Germans.
The submarines concerned were U-180, U-518, U-530. The two escorts were identified by Stubborn as 'Narvik-class' destroyers. The German submarines were returning from patrol and were bound for Bordeaux. (see map)
26 Jan 1944
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, DSC, RN) fires four torpedoes during an unsuccessful attack on a German convoy off the Follafjord, west of Namsos, Norway.
11 Feb 1944
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchant Makki Faulbaum (1907 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the German merchant Felix D. (2047 GRT) some 25 miles north-west of Namsos, Norway.
13 Feb 1944
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, DSC, RN) unsuccessfully attacked a German convoy of 5 ships off the Folda Fjord, Norway. Stubborn fired 6 torpedoes but none found their target. Stubborn is heavily damaged by the German escort ships and has to be towed home.
25 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese patrol vessel Patrol Boat No.2 (1350 tons, former destroyer Nadakaze) in the Java Sea in position 07°06'S, 115°42'E.
One survivor was shot in the water after he made 'suspicious gesture'. Lt. Davies now ordered all the survivors to be shot and a machine gun was brought up. However before the order could be carried out an arcraft appeared on the scene forcing Stubborn to dive. When she returned to the scene later no Japanese survivors were found. (see map)
27 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the eastern part of the Java Sea.
28 Jul 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire in the eastern part of the Java Sea.