Edward Ashley Hobson DSC, RN

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Ranks

16 Dec 1940 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1942 Lt.

Decorations

29 Dec 1942 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Edward Ashley Hobson, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Porpoise (N 14)Lt.Submarine25 Jan 19437 Mar 1943
HMS P 511 (P 511)Lt.Submarine15 Dec 194321 Jun 1944
HMS Seadog (P 216)Lt.Submarine30 Jul 44?8 Nov 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS P 511 (P 511)


17 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

21 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) proceeded to Kames Bay where she was docked. (1)

27 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) was undocked at Kames Bay. Sh then returned to Rothesay. (1)

31 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

1 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (2)

2 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

3 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

4 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

5 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

6 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

9 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

10 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

11 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

12 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

16 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

17 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

19 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

20 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

21 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

23 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

29 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

30 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

31 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

2 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

3 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

5 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

2 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

11 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (4)

12 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

13 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

14 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

15 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

16 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

17 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

19 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

20 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

21 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

22 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

23 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

26 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

27 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

28 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

29 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

30 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

31 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (4)

2 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

4 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

5 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

6 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

9 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

10 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

11 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

12 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

13 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

14 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

17 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

18 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

20 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

23 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

24 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

25 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

26 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

28 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

30 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

1 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

2 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

3 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

4 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

7 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

9 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

10 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

11 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

14 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

16 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

18 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

19 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

24 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

25 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

26 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

29 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

30 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

31 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (6)

15 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (7)

19 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

20 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)


Submarine HMS Seadog (P 216)


14 Aug 1944
With her refit completed and after a few days of trials HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS P 614 (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) until 0955/15 when HMS Cutty Sark (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) took over. (8)

16 Aug 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (8)

28 Oct 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 12th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea. This was the work-up patrol of her 2nd commission. Passage North through the minches was made together with HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN). The submarines were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR).

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


HMS Seadog 12th war patrol click here for bigger map (9)

31 Oct 1944
At 0640 hours HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) left her escort and set course for her patrol area.

HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) remained in company until 1900 hours. (9)

7 Nov 1944
At 1536 hours HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) sighted HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) in position 59.21'N, 01.13'E. Both submarines then proceeded together to the rendez-vous position with their escort towards the Clyde. (9)

8 Nov 1944
At 0500 hours HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) and HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) made rendez-vous with their escort, HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (9)

10 Nov 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) ended her 12th war patrol at Holy Loch. (9)

16 Nov 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. (10)

21 Nov 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) is undocked. (10)

3 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed the Clyde for Gibraltar. This was the first leg of her passage to the Far East. The passage to Gibraltar was made in convoy OS 97 / KMS 71.

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


HMS Seadog passage Holy Loch - Trincomalee click here for bigger map (11)

10 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (11)

13 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (11)

17 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (11)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) is docked at Malta. (11)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) is undocked. (11)

22 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Port Said. (11)

26 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (11)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) transited the Suez Canal Southbound. (11)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Suez for Aden. (11)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. (12)

5 Jan 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Aden for at Trincomalee. (12)

17 Jan 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (12)

16 Feb 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for exercises. These were performed during the night of 16/17 February. At 0500/17 these were completed and course was then set for Seadog's patrol area off the Andaman Islands. This was her 13th war patrol, her 1st in the East Indies.

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


HMS Seadog 13th war patrol click here for bigger map (9)

26 Feb 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) is ordered to perfrom Air/Sea rescue duties. (9)

27 Feb 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) rescued three US airmen from a raft in the Bay of Bengal. Shortly afterwards Seadog rescued another. Later Seadog rendezvoused with RAF Catalina to transfer these survivors. (9)

28 Feb 1945
In the evening the search for the last 3 airmen was abandoned and course was set to return to the patrol area. (9)

6 Mar 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) damaged and possibly destroyed a coaster of Port Blair.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1441 hours - In position 087°, Ross Island, 3.9 nautical miles degrees sighted a coaster entering harbour. Started attack.

1459 hours - Fired 2 torpedoes from 500 yards which missed.

1526 hours - Surfaced for gun action in position 071°, Ross Island, 3.1 nautical miles. At least one hit was obtained.

1532 hours - Forced to dive due to fire from shore batteries.

1550 hours - Observed the coaster turn up behind Ross Island. Volumes off blackish smoke were shortly afterwards seen rising from behind Ross Island. It is possible that the coaster went up in flames but this is just wishful thinking. (9)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) ended her 13th war patrol (1st in the East Indies) at Trincomalee. Before proceeding on her next patrol she had a periodical docking. (9)

31 Mar 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. (13)

30 Apr 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 14th war patrol (2nd in the East Indies). She was ordered to patrol off and the West coast of Siam, the Andaman Islands and Northern Sumatra.

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


HMS Seadog 14th war patrol click here for bigger map (9)

18 May 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank a coaster off Ulee Lhoe, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1738 hours - Fired 3 torpedoes at a small steamer of about 300 tons sighted at anchor off Ulee Lhoe. Three minutes later the target was seen to be hit and went up with a big explosion. Seadog then retired to seaward.
(9)

20 May 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.H. Hobson, DSC, RN) destroyed a sailing vessel with gunfire at Sigli, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1426 hours - Sighted a schooner on the beach near Sigli.

1507 hours - Surfaced for gun action. After 10 rounds the target was obscured in sand and debris. Broke off the action after 18 rounds.

1511 hours - Dived. (9)

25 May 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) ended her 14th war patrol (2nd in the East Indies) at Trincomalee. (9)

2 Jun 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 15th war patrol (3rd in the East Indies). She was ordered to perform a special operation and to patrol in the Malacca Strait.

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


HMS Seadog 15th war patrol wee click here for bigger map (9)

9 Jun 1945
During 9 and 10 June HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) carried out her special operation (details hopefully to follow later). (9)

16 Jun 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) ended her 15th war patrol (3rd in the East Indies) at Trincomalee. (9)

18 Jul 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 16th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She was to patrol in the Malacca Straits together with HMS Shalimar (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN).

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


HMS Seadog 16th war patrol click here for bigger map (9)

24 Jul 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1615 hours - Surfaced and engaged an anchored junk of about 50 tons. After a few warning shots the crew was seen to leave her. 50 Rounds were fired before the junk finally sank.

Dived in position 03°39'N, 100°37'E. (9)

26 Jul 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) sank a sailing vessel with demolition charges in the Strait of Malacca, near Cape Rachado, Malaya.

(All times are zone -6.5)
2300 hours - Sighted a dark object on the Starboard bow which soon was seen to be a junk. The boarding party was sent over. The crew of 6 Chinese then was put on board Seadog before the junk, which had a cargo of food for the Japanese army on board, was sunk with 2 demolition charges.
(9)

27 Jul 1945 (position 2.22, 101.51)
While operating together HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) and HMS Shalimar (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) destroyed a Japanese tank landing ship off Cape Rachado near position 02°22N, 101°51'E.

Later the same day HMS Seadog sank a small sailing vessel with demolition charges.

(All times are zone -6.5)
From the patrol report of Seadog
1407 hours - Sighted a tank landing ship or auxiliary transport. We have sighted this ship before off Nancowry. Seadog had then been unable to attack due to the escort that was present at that time. Now there was no escort so the old score could be settled. Called Shalimar on SST but received no reply. It was thought that she may be manoeuvring at high speed for a torpedo attack. As the range was increasing it was decided to surface and engage with the gun.

1434 hours - Surfaced and opened fire from 7000 yards. After about 20 minutes, the enemy, who had been taking no avoiding action other then increasing speed, turned 90 degrees to port. This was most likely to bring his forward gun into action, for so far there had been no return fire and the hits on the stern had most likely knocked out the machine guns on her stern.

1509 hours - Shalimar surfaced ahead. The enemy meanwhile had returned to her original course. When Shalimar suraced she again turned to port and went towards the beach. Both submarine were now attacking with their deck guns.

1516 hours - The enemy beached herself. A lot of hits had been obtained but there was yet little sign of mortal damage.

1545 hours - Ceased fire. The enemy was by now a flaming wreck.

1558 hours - Withdrew to seaward together with HMS Shalimar.

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2207 hours - Boarded and sank a 20 tons junk. Cargo was 800 motor tyres and 500 pairs of rubber sandals. (9)

29 Jul 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) sank a sailing vessel with demolition charges in the Strait of Malacca near the mouth of the Burnam River.

(All times are zone -6.5)
2346 hours - Boarded and sank a 80 tons junk with demolition charges. Took 9 Chinamen on board.
(9)

30 Jul 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) made a torpedo attack on a Japanese coaster in convoy near the mouth of the Burnam River. No hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1255 hours - Sighted a convoy of 2 coasters escorted by 2 ML's. Unfortunately Shalimar was not with us. Decided to attack with torpedoes. 3 Torpedoes were fired at the leading coaster from 600 to 700 yards. One of the torpedoes was seen passing underneath the coasters. One of the ML's came towards and dropped 2 depth charges but these did no damage to Seadog who meanwhile retired to seaward.
(9)

1 Aug 1945 (position 3.06, 99.58)
While operating together HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) and HMS Shalimar (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, RN) sink a coaster with gunfire in the Malacca Strait off the Jumpul Bank near position 03°06'N, 99°58'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1410 hours - Received orders from Shalimar by SST to concentrate. Information was received that the target Shalimar had sighted was an unescorted coaster.

1502 hours - Surfaced just ahead of the enemy's beam at a range of 3600 yards. Shalimar had meanwhile surfaced on the quarter of the enemy. Seadog's third round was a hit and thereafter the enemy was continuesly hit by both submarines. Soon the target was ablaze and she sank shortly afterwards. Shalimar picked up the suvivors including the Japanese captain. (9)

2 Aug 1945
While operating together HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) and HMS Shalimar (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, RN) sink a tug and a barge with gunfire in the southern part of the Strait of Malacca near the mouth of the Burnam River.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1427 hours - Sighted a small tug towing a lighter coming down the coast. Passed this information the Shalimer.

1439 hours - Surfaced to engage the targets with the deck gun from 3000 yards. The targets were small and difficult to hit, but both targets were hit and the barge was soon settling by the stern and sank in shallow water. The tug appeared to be slowly sinking and was out of control but she too soon sank. Shalimar had meanwhile also surfaced and fired some shots. (9)

5 Aug 1945
While operating together HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) and HMS Shalimar (Lt.Cdr. W.G. Meeke, DSC, RN) sink a coaster with gunfire in the southern part of the Strait of Malacca near Malacca.

Later on the same day Seadog sank a sailing vessel with demolition charges.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1020 hours - Sighted a coaster coming down the coast from the Northwards. Passed an enemy report by SST to Shalimar. The coaster was not escorted.

1030 hours - Both submarines surfaced to engage the enemy, a vessel of 250 to 300 tons. She was hit repeatedly and soon turned towards the beach on fire aft. Closer inshore she burst into a huge conflagration and the submarines withdrew on the surface and left the fire to do its work.

1115 hours - Boarded and sank a junk of 120 tons. Unfortunately smoke from the fire on board the coaster attracked patrolling aircraft all day and no further junk hunting could take place. (9)

12 Aug 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) ended her 16th war patrol (4th in the East Indies) at Trincomalee. (9)

6 Sep 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee to return to the U.K. (14)

21 Sep 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Suez. (14)

22 Sep 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) transited the Suez Canal Northbound and arrived at Port Said. (14)

23 Sep 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Port Said for Alexandria. (14)

24 Sep 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (14)

4 Oct 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for Malta. (14)

7 Oct 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (14)

9 Oct 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Gibraltar. (14)

13 Oct 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (14)

14 Oct 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Portsmouth. (14)

18 Oct 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (14)

29 Oct 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Harwich. (14)

30 Oct 1945
HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Harwich. (14)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17931
  2. ADM 173/18557
  3. ADM 173/18558
  4. ADM 173/18559
  5. ADM 173/18560
  6. ADM 173/18561
  7. ADM 173/18562
  8. ADM 173/18654
  9. ADM 199/1871
  10. ADM 173/18657
  11. ADM 173/18658
  12. ADM 173/19602
  13. ADM 199/1918
  14. ADM 199/2570

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


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