Allied Warships

HMS Astute (P 447)

Submarine of the A class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassA 
PennantP 447 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1943 
Laid down4 Apr 1944 
Launched30 Jan 1945 
Commissioned30 Jun 1945 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 2 September 1970. Scrapped at Dunston on Tyne in October 1970.  

Commands listed for HMS Astute (P 447)

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1Lt. Richard Gatehouse, DSC, RN30 Jan 194513 Nov 1946

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Noteable events involving Astute include:


27 Jun 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Morpeth Castle (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). (1)

28 Jun 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. En-route from Barrow several trials were conducted. While based at Holy Loch a period of trials and training followed off the West coast of Scotland. (1)

6 Aug 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch to return to her builders yard at Barrow. (2)

7 Aug 1945
HMS Astute (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) arrived at her builders yard at Barrow where she was taken in hand for some alterations / modifications. When the war with Japan ended she was still there. She returned to Holy Loch on 21 October 1945 to resume her trials and training programme. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19472
  2. ADM 173/19474

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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