Huston Roe Murray, RN

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1 Sep 1938 Cadet
1 Sep 1939 Mid.
1 Oct 1940 S.Lt.
16 Feb 1942 Lt.
16 Feb 1950 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 22 Jun 1965


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Huston Roe Murray, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS L 23 (N 23)Lt.SubmarineMay 1943Feb 44 ?
HMS Sibyl (P 217)Lt.Submarine5 Jul 194412 Dec 1945

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Submarine HMS L 23 (N 23)


13 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her refit at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN), departed for Philadelphia for New York. (1)

15 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at New York. (1)

21 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) is docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York. (1)

24 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) is undocked. (1)

26 Sep 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at New London, Connecticut, USA from New York having departed there earlier the same day. (1)

28 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted exercises off New London, CT, USA. (1)

30 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted exercises off New London, CT, USA. (1)

1 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted exercises off New London, CT, USA. (2)

3 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted exercises off New London, CT, USA. (2)

4 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted exercises off New London, CT, USA. (2)

8 Oct 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for Digby, Nova Scotia. She was escorted by HMCS Hamilton (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR).

9 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Digby. (2)

12 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (2)

13 Oct 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (2)

15 Oct 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (2)

18 Oct 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (2)

19 Oct 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (2)

22 Oct 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. Upon completion of these she proceeded to St. John, New Brunswick. (2)

25 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) shifted from St. John, New Brunswick to Digby. (2)

26 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (2)

28 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (2)

1 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

2 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

3 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

5 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

8 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

10 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

11 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

14 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

15 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

16 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

18 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

19 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

21 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

22 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

24 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

25 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

29 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

30 Nov 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (3)

1 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

2 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

4 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) shifted from Digby to St. John, New Brunswick. (4)

7 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) shifted from St. John, New Brunswick to Digby. (4)

8 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

9 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

10 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

13 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

15 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. The exercises were however soon cancelled after they had commenced. (4)

16 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

17 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

20 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

22 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

28 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. The exercises were however soon cancelled after they had commenced. (4)

30 Dec 1943
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (4)

3 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

4 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

5 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

6 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

7 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

12 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

13 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

14 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) shifted from Digby to St. John, New Brunswick. (5)

17 Jan 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) shifted from St. John, New Brunswick to Digby. (5)

18 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

19 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

21 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby. (5)

23 Jan 1944
HMS L 23 (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Digby.

[no logs are available for the period from 24 January 1944 to 30 April 1944, therefore no details of her operations can be given.] (5)


Submarine HMS Sibyl (P 217)


17 Oct 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) ended her refit at Blyth. (6)

18 Oct 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted engine trials off Blyth. (6)

20 Oct 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted engine trials off Blyth. (6)

22 Oct 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted engine trials off Blyth. (6)

23 Oct 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted engine trials off Blyth. (6)

27 Oct 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted diving trials off Blyth. (6)

29 Oct 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted diving trials off Blyth. (6)

30 Oct 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted diving trials off Blyth. (6)

1 Nov 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (7)

2 Nov 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (7)

7 Nov 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Blyth for Dundee. (7)

8 Nov 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Dundee. (7)

9 Nov 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. (7)

12 Nov 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of exercises (working up). (7)

7 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (8)

8 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow to participate in A/S exercises. (8)

11 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR) and HMS Ulster (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). (8)

12 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. H. Øi, RNorN). (8)

13 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with A/S trawlers. (8)

14 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. H. Øi). (8)

15 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Matchless (Lt.Cdr. S.O Roche, DSO, RN). (8)

16 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Matchless (Lt.Cdr. S.O Roche, DSO, RN). (8)

19 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) and HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (8)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (8)

28 Jan 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed the Clyde area for Lerwick. She made the passage together with HMS Spearhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Youngman, RNR) that was to proceed to Scapa Flow. They were escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (9)

30 Jan 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Lerwick. She departed for her 18th war patrol later the same day. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea on an anti-uboat patrol (work-up patrol).

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


HMS Sibyl 18th war patrol click here for bigger map (10)

10 Feb 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) ended her 18th war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Holy Loch later the same day escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). Off Scapa Flow HMS Spearhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Youngman, RNR) and HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) joined. (11)

11 Feb 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (11)

16 Feb 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. (11)

21 Feb 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) is undocked. (11)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed the Clyde for Gibraltar. This was the first leg of the trip to the Far East where she was to join the 2nd Submarine Flotilla based at Trincomalee.

She made the passage to Gibraltar in convoy OS 114 / KMS 88.

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


HMS Sibyl passage Clyde - Trincomalee click here for bigger map (12)

11 Mar 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (12)

14 Mar 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (12)

18 Mar 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Malta. (12)

26 Mar 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Malta for Port Said. (12)

30 Mar 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Port Said. (12)

1 Apr 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Port Said for Aden. (13)

7 Apr 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Aden. (13)

9 Apr 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Aden for Trincomalee. (13)

21 Apr 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (13)

5 May 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted noise trials off Trincomalee. (14)

6 May 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. (14)

8 May 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 19th war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off Nancowry, Nicobar Islands.

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


HMS Sibyl 19th war patrol click here for bigger map (10)

12 May 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived in her patrol area. In the evening she received a signal ordering her to patrol in the Malacca Strait. (10)

19 May 1945 (position 3.00, 100.37)
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) sank four small sailing vessels with gunfire and demolition charges in the Malacca Strait.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0545 hours - Sighted a tongkang to the South.

0610 hours - In position 03°00'N, 100°37'E sank this tongkang with a demolition charge. Took the crew of three prisoner. They were put on a fishing vessel a few hours later.

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1028 hours - Fired a warning shot to stop a convoy of four tongkang's.

1050 hours - Commenced boarding operations.

1136 hours - put all crews on the poorest looking tongkang and sank the other three. Two with gunfire and the other one with a demolition charge. Position was 03°17'N, 100°33'E. (10)

21 May 1945 (position 4.26, 99.45)
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) sank a junk with a demolition charge and a round of 3" in the Malacca Strait.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0500 hours - Sighted a junk bearing 325°, steering a course of 250°. Commenced to close.

0539 hours - Dived for an aircraft.

0555 hours - Surfaced and continued to close.

0602 hours - Boarded the junk. Cargo was rubber tyres and shoes. Put the crew of three into their sampan.

0625 hours - Sank the junk with a demolition charge and one round of 3". Position was 04°26'N, 99°45'E. (10)

24 May 1945 (position 4.58, 97.50)
At 1652 hours (zone -6.5) a junk of 10-15 tons was damaged by gunfire by HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) and forced to beach itself near position 04°58'N, 97°50'E. (10)

1 Jun 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) ended her 19th war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (10)

2 Jul 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 20th war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait. (10)

9 Jul 1945 (position 2.30, 101.44)
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) destroyed a tug, a coaster and a junk with gunfire in the Malacca Strait.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0735 hours - The Officer of the Watch saw (through the periscope) smoke and a tall funnel close inshore. Shortly afterwards sighted that the target was a tug with a coaster close astern. Closed submerged.

0830 hours - Surfaced for gun action, range was still 6600 yards. Closed at speed on main engines.

0836 hours - Hit the coaster on the bow with the 5th round.

0839 hours - Hit the coaster again and set it on fire amidships. The tug meanwhile had altered course 180°.

0840 hours - Opened fire on the tug which then made for the beach still towing the coaster.

0841 hours - Hit the tug abaft the funnel. A large cloud of steam and smoke emerged. Several members of the crew were seen to jump overboard.

0844 hours - By now the tug had been hit many times so re-engaged the coaster.

0850 hours - The burning tug was now alongside the burning coaster. Decided to finish them off with a torpedo.

0851 hours - Fired no. 2 tube. It missed. Nontheless both ships were considered to be a total loss. Position was 02°30'N, 101°44'E.

0914 hours - In the same position sank a 70 tons junk with gunfire.

0923 hours - Dived for an aircraft reported by radar. (10)

10 Jul 1945 (position 3.52, 100.04)
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) damaged a barge with gunfire in the Malacca Strait.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1245 hours - Sighted what was thought to be a large junk close inshore. Could not make her out clearly due to the mirage effect.

1251 hours - Surfaced in position 03°52'N, 100°04'E and saw that the target was not a junk but a barge of about 50 tons. Opened fire but both the 3" gun and the Oerlikon misfired. Both were cleared and fire was re-opened. Range was 3000 yards. 23 Rounds were fired but no hits were obtained in this poor performance. Shortly afterwards Sibyl had to dive for an approaching aircraft. (10)

14 Jul 1945 (position 2.45, 100.14)
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) sank two junks with gunfire in the Malacca Strait.

(All times are zone -6.5)
0735 hours - Sighted a two-sailed junk. Closed.

0803 hours - Fired a warning round at the junk but it went through the rigging and brought the mainsail down. The crew abandoned ship in their sampan and pulled inshore. Closed to board.

0810 hours - Could not close any further as the water was not deep enough. So opened fire and hit the junk at the stern. After two more hits she sank rapidly. Several other smaller sailing vessels had meanwhile been sighted and one lowered his sails and the crew was seen to abandon ship. Closed.

0815 hours - Opened fire. The first round was a hit and blew off his counter. She was hit again but refused to sink.

0817 hours - Opened fire with the Oerlikon with the intention of setting him on fire but this failed.

0820 hours - Re-opened fire with the 3" gun. After 3 hits she was a wreck but still refused to sink, most likely she was aground. Left her a total loss. Positions of these two attacks was 02°45'N, 100°14'E.

2110 hours – Sighted a dark object which appeared to be a small junk.

2131 hours – Fired a star shell. Later identified as a 3-4 ton junk and let her proceed. (10)

15 Jul 1945 (position 3.50, 100.35)
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) sank three sailing vessels with gunfire in the Malacca Strait near position 03°50'N, 100°35'E.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1615 hours - Sighted a large mass of sail bearing 360°. Enemy course was 190°.

1620 hours - This mass of sail turned out to be a two-masted lugger with a bamboo deckhouse aft, with a man at wheel.

1639 hours - Surfaced and opened fire with the 3" gun. The first round hit. The crew jumped into their sampan that was secured astern of the lugger.

1640 hours - Hit the lugger several times amidships. The mainmast came down. The crew jumped from the sampan into the water.

1642 hours - Shifted target to a schooner seen inshore. Range was 3500 yards. The third round hit and the ship blew up and burst into flames, producing a large cloud of black smoke so she must have been carrying petrol.

1644 hours - Re-opened fire on the lugger. The crew meanwhile had clambered back into their sampan but now jumped overboard again.

1650 hours - The lugger started sinking and one minute later she rolled over and sank.

1652 hours - Set course to the North to clear the area. Sighted a large junk coming out of Pankor Roads.

1720 hours - The target altered course. Saw that he was a large three-masted junk.

1740 hours - Opened fire.

1742 hours - The targets mainmast came down. After a total of 33 rounds the junk rolled over and sank.

1750 hours - Continued to proceed to the North. (10)

17 Jul 1945 (position 3.08, 99.55)
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) damaged a schooner with gunfire in the Malacca Strait.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1615 hours - When about 4.5 miles North of Jumpul Bank buoy, sighted two tall masts bearing 130°. Thought that this was a schooner at anchor.

1630 hours - Sighted that the target was a 150 tons schooner being towed by a small motor fishing vessel.

1640 hours - Surfaced in position 03°08'N, 99°55'E and opened fire from 3500 yards.

1656 hours - The schooner had been once amidships and about 5 to 6 times in the stern. The motor schooner vessel had slipped the tow and had fled inshore.

1757 hours - Broke off the action. 53 Rounds had been fired and the target had still not sunk. (10)

19 Jul 1945 (position 3.49, 100.45)
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) sank two sailing vessels with gunfire in the Malacca Strait.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1445 hours - Sank a three-masted junk of about 90 tons in position 03°49'N, 100°45'E. 18 Rounds had been fired.

1512 hours - Sank a 70 tons junk leaving the Bernam River in position 03°48'N, 100°47'E. Fired 37 rounds from 3500 yards. (10)

24 Jul 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) ended her 20th war patrol (2nd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. (10)

6 Sep 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Trincomalee for Singapore. (15)

11 Sep 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Singapore. (15)

14 Sep 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Singapore for Trincomalee. (15)

20 Sep 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. (15)

28 Sep 1945
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) departed Trincomalee to return to the U.K. She arrived at Portsmouth on 5 November 1945. (16)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17841
  2. ADM 173/17842
  3. ADM 173/17843
  4. ADM 173/17844
  5. ADM 173/18536
  6. ADM 173/18743
  7. ADM 173/18744
  8. ADM 173/18745
  9. ADM 173/19648
  10. ADM 199/1875
  11. ADM 173/19649
  12. ADM 173/19650
  13. ADM 173/19651
  14. ADM 173/19652
  15. ADM 173/19653
  16. ADM 199/2570

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


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