Arthur Connuch Halliday, RN

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Ranks

12 Dec 1936 Lt.
12 Dec 1944 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 12 Dec 1957


Decorations

6 May 1941 2nd Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Arthur Connuch Halliday, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 43 (N 43)Lt.Submarine13 Aug 194112 Dec 1941
HMS Unison (P 43)Lt.Submarine12 Dec 194129 Dec 1942
HMS P 556 (P 556)Lt.Submarine26 Feb 194317 Mar 1943

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS H 43 (N 43)


13 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

14 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

15 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

17 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

18 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

19 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

22 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

23 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

24 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

25 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

31 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (1)

1 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (2)

2 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (2)

3 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (2)

5 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay escorted by HMS Northern Gem (Skr.Lt. W.J.V. Mullender, DSC, RNR).

6 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (2)

9 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (2)

10 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (2)

11 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

12 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (2)

14 Sep 1941
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (2)

15 Sep 1941
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

16 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS La Flore. (2)

17 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

18 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Flore. (2)

19 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (2)

21 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (2)

22 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (2)

23 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (2)

24 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) Lord Teynham, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR). (2)

25 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) Lord Teynham, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

26 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (2)

29 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) is docked at Rothesay. (2)

5 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) is undocked. (3)

6 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (3)

8 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

9 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

10 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

12 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

13 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

15 Oct 1941
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She is escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (3)

16 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Tobermory. (3)

19 Oct 1941
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

20 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

21 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

22 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

25 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

29 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

30 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

31 Oct 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

8 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

10 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

11 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

12 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

13 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

15 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

17 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

18 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

20 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

22 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. (4)

23 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (4)

25 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Kames Bay where she was immediately docked. (4)

6 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) is undocked at Kames Bay and then proceeded to Rothesay. (5)

10 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted torpedo (salvo) firing exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

12 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (5)


Submarine HMS Unison (P 43)


18 Feb 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Graph (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (6)

19 Feb 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (6)

21 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted independent exercises in Loch Long. (6)

22 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted independent exercises in Loch Long. (6)

23 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted gun action exercises and a deep dive in the Clyde area. (6)

24 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

26 Feb 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

1 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (7)

2 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (7)

3 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (7)

4 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (7)

8 Mar 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) proceeded from Holy Loch to Ardrossan where she was immediately docked. (7)

11 Mar 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) was undocked at Ardrossan. She immediately returned to Holy Loch. (7)

13 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (7)

14 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these trials HMS P 43 returned to Holy Loch. (7)

16 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (7)

17 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Albrighton (Lt. R.J. Hanson, RN). (7)

19 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (7)

21 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted night attack exercises in the Clyde area with HNoMS Draug. (7)

22 Mar 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol to the north-east of the Shetland Islands for an anti-Uboat patrol.

Passage northbound through the Minches was made together with HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN). The submarines were escorted by HMS Convolvulus (T/Lt. R.C. Connell, RNR).

For the daily positions of HMS P 43 during this patrol see the map below.

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31 Mar 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. She had only sighted the Swedish Glimmaren. (8)

3 Apr 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Tuna (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN). They were escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (9)

5 Apr 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

14 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Gaillard. (9)

14 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Gaillard. (9)

16 Apr 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) was docked at Ardrossan. She was undocked later the same day. (9)

18 Apr 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She made the passage together with HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN). They were escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (9)

20 Apr 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (9)

24 Apr 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Lerwick for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to provide cover during convoy operation to and from Northern Russia.

For the daily positions of HMS P 43 during this patrol see the map below.

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7 May 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. It was uneventful. (8)

8 May 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN). They were escorted by HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (10)

10 May 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (10)

14 May 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Traveller (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) and HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

For the daily positions of HMS P 43 during this passage see the map below.

(10)

26 May 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (10)

2 Jun 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar together with HMS Traveller (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) and HMS P 42 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN). (11)

4 Jun 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol between Sardinia and Sicily, one of several submarines deployed to cover operation Harpoon.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 43 during this patrol see the map below.

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13 Jun 1942 (position 38.56, 9.40)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) fires four torpedoes at the Italian light cruisers Raimondo Montecuccoli and Emanuelle Filiberto Duca d'Aosta south of Sardinia, Italy in position 38°56'N, 09°40'E. The torpedoes however miss their targets. The Italian cruiser were escorted by the Italian destroyers Alfredo Oriani, Vincenzo Gioberti and Ascari.

(All times are zone -2)
1816 hours - Sighted smoke. This was soon seen to come from an Italian force of two cruisers escorted by four destroyers. Also three aircraft were patrolling overhead. Started attack.

1831 hours - Fired four torpedoes.

1835 hours - Heard a loud explosion. P 43 had meanwhile gone to 150 feet. (11)

21 Jun 1942 (position 38.01, 3.24)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) attacked the Italian submarine Bronzo near position 38°01'N, 03°24'E.

(All times are zone -2)
2325 hours - Sighted an enemy submarine. Started attack.

2328 hours - Fired a full salvo of four torpedoes. No hits were obtained. (11)

25 Jun 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Gibraltar.

At Gibraltar the battery was removed and a new battery was installed. (11)

11 Jul 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) was docked in No.3 dock at Gibraltar. (12)

15 Jul 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) was undocked. (12)

17 Jul 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar together with HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN). (12)

22 Jul 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta.

For the daily positions of HMS P 43 during this passage see the map below.

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2 Aug 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Malta where she joined the 10th submarine flotilla. (8)

12 Aug 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Malta for her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the west coast of Greece.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 43 during this patrol see the map below.

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17 Aug 1942 (position 38.42, 20.31)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) attacked an escorted Italian merchant vessel with four torpedoes west of Lefkada Island, Greece. No hits were obtained. This was the transport Chisone (6168 GRT, built 1922) escorted by the torpedo boat Generale Antonino Cascino. Three torpedo tracks were sighted and she turned in time to see them passing a short distance ahead. Cascino dropped a few depth charges and was joined by an escorting aircraft which dropped a couple of bombs.

(All times are zone -2)
1350 hours - Sighted an aircraft flying south, searching.

1358 hours - Sighted the masts of a vessel to the north. Started attack on a partly laden southbound merchant vessel. She was escorted by an older type Italian torpedo-boat. Also one of possibly two aircraft were patrolling the area.

1424 hours - In position 38°42'N, 20°31'E fired four torpedoes from 2000 yards. One torpedo caused a splash on firing and this was most likely seen by the enemy. No hits were obtained. Went deep on firing.

1432 hours - The torpedo-boat started a counter attack.

1446 hours - The last of 9 depth charges was dropped. Only minor damage had been caused to P 43.

1740 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight. (8)

19 Aug 1942 (position 38.57, 20.24)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) attacked an escorted merchant vessel with four torpedoes to the north-west of Lefkada Island, Greece. No hits were obtained. This was the German Balkan (3838 GRT, built 1914); three torpedo tracks were observed. She was escorted by an Italian auxiliary (so far unidentified) which dropped a few depth charges.

(All times are zone -2)
1850 hours - Sighted smoke to the northward.

1856 hours - Sighted masts of a vessel bearing 007°. Started attack on what soon turned out to be a deep laden southbound merchant vessel of about 5000 tons. She was escorted by what is thought to be an armed yacht and one aircraft.

1950 hours - In position 38°57'N, 20°24'E fired four torpedoes from 2200 yards. P 43 went to 150 feet and took avoiding action.

1952 hours - A loud explosion was heard at the correct running range. HE of the target was not heard afterwards.

1956 hours - A counter attack was started. Six depth charges were dropped but none was very close.

2045 hours - HE of the escort faded out to the east.

2400 hours - Surfaced. Nothing in sight. (8)

24 Aug 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (8)

3 Sep 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Malta for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol near Anti-Kythera, Greece.

For the daily positions of HMS P 43 during this patrol see the map below.

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6 Sep 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) was ordered to patrol in position 35°15'N, 21°00'E. A patrol line had to be formed together with HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) and HMS Una (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) to intercept a southbound enemy convoy. (Ravello convoy). Four destroyers from the convoy were sighted on the 7th but the convoy itself was not seen. (8)

9 Sep 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) was ordered to proceed towards Suda Bay, Crete. (8)

17 Sep 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (8)

29 Sep 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Malta for her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the southern Adriatic.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 43 during this patrol see the map below.

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1 Oct 1942
At 1800 hours (zone -2), on board HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN), Lt. J.E.E.D. Haward, RN was diagnosed with sandfly fever. Lt. Halliday decided to return to Malta to land this very sick officer. Early the next morning a rating was also diagnosed with sandfly fever. (8)

3 Oct 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived back at Malta where the two sick crewmembers were landed. (8)

4 Oct 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Malta to resume her patrol. She was however given a new area to patrol, off the west coast of Greece, near Navarino. (8)

10 Oct 1942 (position 37.11, 21.26)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Enrichetta (4652 GRT, built 1907) about 12 nautical miles west-south-west of Kyparissia, Greece in position 37°11'N, 21°26'E. Enrichetta was escorted by the Italian torpedo boat Angelo Bassini and they were en-route from Brindisi to Navarino. From a crew of forty-seven and 104 passengers, sixty-three were killed or missing.

(All times are zone -2)
1217 hours - In heavy rain sighted a vessel to the northward.

1218 hours - The vessel was seen to be a 5000 ton merchant vessel. Range was 1600 yards. Started attack.

1224 hours - In position 37°11'N, 21°26'E fired three torpedoes from 600 yards. All hit the target.

1225 hours - The ship was seen to be sinking. Due to the bad visibility the escort was not seen. P 43 retired to the south and later to the west at 120 feet.

1335 hours - Weather had improved and upon returning to periscope depth an older type Italian torpedo-boat was sighted at a range of 5000 yards. P 43 went to 180 feet and continued to clear the area.

1645 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight. (8)

16 Oct 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (8)

1 Nov 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Malta for her 7th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol to the north of Sicily to provide cover for Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS P 43 during this patrol see the map below.

(8)

5 Nov 1942 (position 38.43, 15.21)
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) attacked a surfaced Italian submarine off Stromboli with four torpedoes. All missed. This was Acciaio proceeding from Augusta to Cagliari. She observed three torpedo tracks.

(All times are zone -1)
1658 hours - Sighted the conning tower of a submarine steering to pass to the north. Started attack. Shortly afterwards the submarine was seen to be flying the Italian flag.

1710 hours - In position 38°43'N, 15°21'E fired four torpedoes from 2400 yards. All missed.

1712 hours - When no explosions were heard raised the periscope and saw that the target had turned away and most likely had sighted the tracks which were plainly visible. (8)

10 Nov 1942 (position 38.42, 15.18)
At 1534 hours (zone -1), while on patrol off Stromboli, HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) sighted the conning tower of a surfaced submarine in position 38°42'N, 15°18'E. An attack was started but this failed due to problems with the gyro compass. This was probably Galatea proceeding from Pola to Cagliari. (8)

16 Nov 1942 (position 37.57, 11.56)
At 2250 hours HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) fired four torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a medium-sized tanker east of Isola Marettimo, Italy in position 37°57'N, 11°56'E. This was the Italian auxiliary F 135 / Cerere (1198 GRT, built 1920) proceeding from Palermo to Bizerta. One torpedo scratched her keel but failed to explode.

(All times are zone -1)
2224 hours - Sighted a vessel bearing 065°. Started attack.

2231 hours - Dived to complete the attack from submerged due to the bright moonlight.

2248 hours - The target was seen to be either a tanker or a 'tanker built cargo ship'.

2250 hours - In position 37°57'N, 11°56'E fired four torpedoes from 800 yards. One torpedo hit is claimed.

2253 hours - Surfaced. The vessel was seen to be listing and heading towards Marettimo Island.

2254 hours - The vessel opened fire with her stern gun from 1000 yards. Dived again. (8)

19 Nov 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (8)

28 Nov 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) departed Malta for her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol to the North of Tunis.

For the daily positions of HMS P 43 during this patrol see the map below.

(8)

4 Dec 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) moved to a new patrol area to the north of Sicily near Cape St. Vito. (8)

9 Dec 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) ended her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

During this patrol several convoys had been sighted and attacks were started. These however all had to be abandoned when P 43 appeared to have been sighted. P 43 also had been attacked with depth charges several times. When P 43 returned to Malta Lt. Halliday asked to be relieved of command. His confidence was badly shaken and he needed a rest.

P 43 returned to Malta with a defective port generator. (8)

29 Dec 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Jervis (Capt. Albert Lawrence Poland, CB, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Javelin (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, DSC, RN).

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16774
  2. ADM 173/16775
  3. ADM 173/16776
  4. ADM 173/16777
  5. ADM 173/16778
  6. ADM 173/17388
  7. ADM 173/17389
  8. ADM 199/1822
  9. ADM 173/17390
  10. ADM 173/17391
  11. ADM 173/17392
  12. ADM 173/17393

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


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