Charles Walderne St Clair Lambert DSC, RN

Birth details unknown
Died  18 Apr 1943P 615


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Ranks

1 Aug 1939 S.Lt.
1 Jun 1941 Lt.

Decorations

7 Apr 1942 DSC
21 Jul 1942 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Charles Walderne St Clair Lambert, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS L 26 (N 26)Submarine
HMS P 615 (P 615)Lt.Submarine19 Oct 194218 Apr 1943 (+)

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Submarine HMS L 26 (N 26)



Wreckage of L26 rediscovered during the 1998/1999 investigation of Swiss-air flight 111 crash. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_L26 http://youtu.be/ULvDoh1KMw0 (1)

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The history of HMS L 26 as compiled on this page is extracted from the patrol reports and logbooks of this submarine.

This page was last updated in February 2019.


Submarine HMS P 615 (P 615)


19 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) participated in exercises in Scapa Flow.

Upon completion of these exercises Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN took over command. (2)

20 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) participated in exercises in Scapa Flow. (2)

21 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) participated in exercises in Scapa Flow. (2)

22 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) participated in exercises in Scapa Flow. (2)

23 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) participated in exercises in Scapa Flow. (2)

24 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) participated in exercises in Scapa Flow. (2)

26 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR). (2)

27 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (2)

31 Oct 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Rothesay. (2)

1 Nov 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (3)

2 Nov 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (3)

3 Nov 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Holy Loch and then on to Ardrossan for repairs. (3)

30 Nov 1942
With her repairs completed, HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN), departed Ardrossan for exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Holy Loch. (3)

1 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

2 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

4 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (4)

8 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Rothesay where she was immediately docked. (4)

9 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) was undocked. (4)

10 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (4)

11 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Campbeltown for Freetown. During the passage south through the Irish Sea she was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

For the daily positions of HMS P 615 during the passage from Campbeltown to Freetown see the map below.

(4)

13 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Falmouth to top off with fuel. P 615 also had defects to no.4 main ballast tank. (4)

16 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) is docked at Falmouth. (4)

19 Dec 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) is undocked. She departed Falmouth to continue her passage to Freetown later the same day. (4)

6 Jan 1943
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) arrived at Freetown where she was to assist in A/S training exercises for the Allied escort vessels based there. (5)

17 Apr 1943
HMS P 615 (Lt. C.W.St.C. Lambert, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Freetown for Simonstown, South Africa via Takoradi. During the passage to Takoradi she was escorted by the British motor minesweeper HMS MMS-107 (Skr. H.J. Craven, RNR).

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Sources

  1. Personal communication
  2. ADM 173/17536
  3. ADM 173/17537
  4. ADM 173/17538
  5. ADM 173/17967

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


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