Edward Fowle Pizey DSC, RN

Born  24 Mar 1906


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Ranks

1 Dec 1927 S.Lt.
1 Oct 1929 Lt.
1 Dec 1937 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1941 Cdr.
31 Dec 1947 Capt.

Retired: 31 Dec 1957


Decorations

9 May 1940 DSC
12 Jun 1971 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Edward Fowle Pizey, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Triton (N 15)Lt.Cdr.Submarine25 Nov 193919 Aug 1940
HMS Oberon (N 21)Lt.Cdr.Submarine19 Aug 194027 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (N 21)Lt.Cdr.Submarine2 Feb 194122 Sep 1941
HMS Porpoise (N 14)Lt.Cdr.Submarine26 Sep 194111 May 1942

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Submarine HMS Triton (N 15)


4 Dec 1939
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South-West coast of Norway near Stavanger.

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

(1)

19 Dec 1939
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

20 Dec 1939
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) is docked in No.3 dock at Rosyth. (2)

24 Dec 1939
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) is undocked. (2)

6 Jan 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for convoy escort duty. She is part of the escort for convoy ON-7 to Norway. Other ships of the escort are HMS Eskimo (Cdr. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO, RN), HMS Tartar (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN), HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN) and HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN). (HMS Eskimo developed engine problems and was replaced by HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN), Encounter herself was relieved the next day by HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, RN).

Before joining the convoy Triton conducts exercises in the Firth of Forth with HMS Auckland (Capt.(Retd.) K.A. Beattie, RN) and HMS Londonderry (Cdr. Sir T.L. Beevor, RN). (3)

6 Jan 1940

For the daily positions of HMS Triton during this convoy escort mission (ON-7), see the map below.

(3)

9 Jan 1940
Convoy ON-7 arrived in Norwegian waters. After a few hours HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from again now part of the escort force of convoy HN-7. The other ships of the escort were HMS Tartar (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN) (later relieved by HMS Maori (Cdr. G.N. Brewer, RN)), HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) and HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, RN). HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Tancock, DSC, RN) later joined at sea. (3)

12 Jan 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) returned to Rosyth. (3)

20 Jan 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South coast of Norway near Lister.

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

(1)

22 Jan 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) suffers damage to one of her muffler valves. She proceeds in Norwegian territorial waters to effect repairs in calmer water. Norwegian patrol vessel Skarv moves in but repairs on board Triton were completed before Skarv arrived on the scene. Triton dived and cleared the area. (1)

25 Jan 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

27 Jan 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Maori (Cdr. G.N. Brewer, RN). (3)

28 Jan 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (3)

2 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN). (4)

3 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN). (4)

5 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) conducts exercises with destroyers and later on the day with A/S trawlers. (4)

6 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN) and HMS Sikh (Cdr. J.A. Giffard, RN). (4)

7 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Mohawk (Cdr. J.W.M. Eaton, RN) and HMS Cossack (Capt. P.L. Vian, RN). (4)

8 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Rosyth. She is escorted by HMS Sharpshooter (Cdr. J. Peterson, RN) and HMS Seagull (Cdr. D.H. Harries, RAN). (4)

9 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) arrived at Rosyth. (4)

16 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) conducts exercises in the Firth of Forth with HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Hutchinson, RN). (4)

17 Feb 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South coast of Norway between Lister and Kristiansand.

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

(1)

25 Feb 1940 (position 57.56, 7.07)
At 2320 hours, near position 57°56'N, 07°07'E, HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) closes the Norwegian merchant Hellen (5237 GRT, built 1921) to ascertain her destination and then allows her to proceed. (1)

28 Feb 1940 (position 57.52, 7.07)
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) tries to intercept the German blockade breaker Wangoni (7848 GRT, built 1921) between Lister and Kristiansand, Norway in approximate position 57°52'N, 07°07'E. The Wangoni manages to escape.

1430 hours - Sighted a merchant vessel thought to be Wangoni approaching from Lister. The vessel passed Triad at 1500 hours keeping well inside territorial waters. The vessel was now positively identified as Wangoni. She was painted light gray and had taken no steps to disguise herself. Triton continued to shadow Wangoni but she kept close inshore in territorial waters. Triton's speed was not sufficient to overtake her and eventually the chase had to be abandoned. (1)

29 Feb 1940 (position 57.55, 8.06)
At 2325 hours, near position 57°55'N, 08°06'E, HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) closes the Danish merchant Scandia (1709 GRT, built 1918) to ascertain her destination and then allows her to proceed. (1)

5 Mar 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) ended her 6th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

7 Mar 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) is docked in a floating dock at Rosyth. (4)

9 Mar 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) is undocked. (4)

12 Mar 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 7th war patrol. She is ordered to a waiting position in 56°10'N, 06°45'E as a cover for Operation R.3, the occupation of Norwegian key points under the pretext to assist Finland in her war with the USSR. Finland signs the next day an armistice and the submarines are recalled.

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

(1)

18 Mar 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) ended her 7th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

19 Mar 1940
At Rosyth the dockyard begins to lift part of the battery of HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) to enable repairs to the battery tank to be carried out. (4)

23 Mar 1940
Repairs to the battery tank of HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) are completed. (4)

29 Mar 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Skagerrak.

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

(1)

2 Apr 1940
At 1950 hours, near position 57°31'N, 11°14'E, HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) damages her ASDIC dome when she bottoms heavily in 16 fathoms. (1)

8 Apr 1940 (position 57.40, 11.00)
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) fires 10 torpedoes against the German heavy cruiser Blücher East of Skagen. All torpedoes fired missed.

1650 hours - Sighted two heavy German warships approaching from the westward. Closed and started attack.

The leading ship was thought to be Gneisenau but it was not possible to get into an attack position for an attack on this ship. It was therefore decided to attack the second ship which was somewhat astern.

Shortly afterwards the leading ship changed course and now presented a better target then before. An attack was now started on the leading, more important, ship.

1758 hours - Fired a full bow salvo of 10 torpedoes (6 internal, 4 external) from 7500 yards. Shortly after firing the Asdic reported that the target had increased speed from 14 to 20 knots. All torpedoes therefore missed astern. Position was approximately 57°40'N, 11°00'E. (1)

10 Apr 1940 (position 57.42, 10.46)
While operating in the Kattegat HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) torpedoed and sank the German merchants (transports) Friedenau (5219 GRT, built 1920), Wigbert (3648 GRT, built 1921) and the auxiliary patrol vessel V 1507 / Rau 6 (356 GRT, built 1937) in position 57°27'N, 10°46'E.

1726 hours - Fired 6 torpedoes from 2500 yards (the last on board). Four hits were heard. Triton went to 85 feet upon firing and turned stern on the convoy. Very shortly after the last torpedo explosion was heard depth charging started. For the next hour at least 78 depth charges were dropped of which the ones dropped about 5 minutes after the last torpedo hit were the closed. These shook Triton considerably but no serious damage was done.

2115 hours - Surfaced at set course for home as Triton was now out of torpedoes.

The large convoy attacked by Triton was the German "2. Seetransportstaffel" bound for Oslo, Norway with the transports Kellerwald (5032 GRT, built 1923), Hamm (5874 GRT, built 1921), Espana (7465 GRT, built 1922), Rosario (6079 GRT, built 1913), Tucuman (4621 GRT, built 1918), Hanau (5892 GRT, built 1921), Wolfram (3648 GRT, built 1921), Wandsbek (2388 GRT, built 1938), Scharhörn (2643 GRT, built 1927) and the above mentioned Friedenau and Wigbert. These were escorted by no less than 17 escorts, the above mentioned V 1507 / Rau was one of them. (1)

14 Apr 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) ended her 8th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

16 Apr 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) is docked in a floating dock at Rosyth for some minor repairs. (4)

19 Apr 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) is undocked. (4)

22 Apr 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the south-west coast of Norway near Stavanger.

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

(1)

24 Apr 1940 (position 57.40, 7.00)
At 0500 hours, near position 57°40'N, 07°00'E, HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) observed the French large destroyers L'Indomptable (Capitaine de Vaisseau (Capt.) E.G.M. Barthes), Le Malin (Capitaine de Fregate (Cdr.) E.J.H.L. De Prez) and Le Triomphant (Capitaine de Fregate (Cdr.) M.M.P.L. Pothuau) (8e D.C.T. / Large Destroyer Division) returning at high speed from their raid in the Skagerrak (operation Rake). (1)

5 May 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) ended her 9th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

19 May 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South coast of Norway near Lister.

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

(1)

22 May 1940 (position 57.17, 5.10)
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) puts a boarding party on a Danish fishing vessel. The party was taken off the next morning.

2100/22 hours - Surfaced in position 57°17'N, 05°10'E to investigate a Danish fishing vessel. A boarding party was put on her. The skipper of the fishing vessel was retained on Triton for interrogation.

0840/23 hours - Surfaced and took of the boarding party.

The fishing vessel was the Danish Gadus of 20 tons from Thyboron. (1)

3 Jun 1940 (position 57.00, 2.48)
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) and German U-boat U-8 encountered each other in position 57°00'N, 02°48'E. The Germans thought the British submarine had fired a torpedo but this was not the case. Triton sighted a ship later thought to be a submarine. Nothing further happened.

0719 hours - In position 57°00'N, 02°48'E sighted a ship bearing 215°, distance about 6 to 8 nautical miles. Altered course towards. Lt.Cdr. Pizey thought it was either a trawler or a submarine. The contact was seen to alter course towards and disappear. This confirmed Lt.Cdr. Pizey's impression that it was a submarine and that it had dived.

0720 hours - Dived and closed bearing. Listened for HE but could not hear anything.

German U-boat U-8 reported that a torpedo was heard 20 seconds after she dived. (1)

4 Jun 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) ended her 10th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

18 Jun 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off central Norway North of Trondheim.

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

(1)

26 Jun 1940 (position 64.49, 10.03)
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) is detected and machine gunned by a German HE 115 aircraft in position 64°49'N, 10°03'E. Triton sustained no damage.

(All times are zone -1)
0133 hours - Attacked by a German Heinkel 115 seaplane which approached from the cover of a black rain cloud. Triton was clearly silhouetted against a light northern sky. The German aircraft opened fire with her machine gun as Triton dived. Triton was not hit despite the close range of the aircraft.

Following this incident Triton proceeded to the North as it was thought her current location would now be more closely patrolled. (1)

2 Jul 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) is detected and bombed by a German HE 115 aircraft in position 63°12'N, 05°33'E. Triton sustained no damage.

(All times are zone -1)
0650 hours - In bad visibility sighted a Heinkel 115 aircraft flying straight towards Triton. Crash dived. When at 48 feet three bombs exploded astern. Triton was badly shaken but only minor damage was done.
(1)

4 Jul 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) ended her 11th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

15 Jul 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) is docked in a floating dock at Rosyth. (5)

16 Jul 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) is undocked. (5)

19 Jul 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducts exercises in the Firth of Forth with HMS Woolston (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Phipps, OBE, RN). (5)

20 Jul 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 12th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the South-West coast of Norway near Bergen.

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

(1)

23 Jul 1940 (position 59.31, 4.13)
While on patrol off Bergen, Norway, HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN), sights the conning tower of a submarine. An attack was not possible as contact was lost soon after sighting.

(All times are zone -1)
0800 hours - In position 59°31'N, 04°13'E sighted the conning tower of a submarine astern steering South. The conning tower only was visible from about half way up. Distance was at least 5 nautical miles. After Triton had turned round contact was soon lost. The conning tower had been in sight for about 10 minutes.

This was most likely German U-boat U-61 that was returning to Kiel from patrol. It had just made a brief stop at Bergen for fuel. (1)

29 Jul 1940 (position 60.00, 4.22)
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) sights a submarine near Bergen, Norway. The submarine was too far off to be attacked. Besides that Lt.Cdr. Pizey though it might have been a British submarine.

(All times are zone -1)
0200 hours - In position 60°05'N, 04°22'E sighted a submarine steering between 290° and 310°. The submarine was sighted at a range of 3 to 5 nautical miles due to the fact that it was silhouetted against the Northern sky. Triton turned towards by the submarine was soon lost out of sight.

The submarine sighted might have been German U-boat U-62. (1)

4 Aug 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) ended her 12th war patrol at Rosyth. (1)

16 Aug 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) is docked at Rosyth in No.3 dock for a short 14-day refit before proceeding to the Mediterranean. (6)


Submarine HMS Oberon (N 21)


19 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted independent exercises in the Clyde area. (7)

23 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (7)

28 Aug 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Troon where she was docked for repairs and a short refit. (8)

29 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (7)

25 Sep 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) was undocked. (9)

11 Oct 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Troon to Rothesay. (7)

21 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 21/22 October 1940, HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN), conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (7)

24 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (7)

26 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (7)

28 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (7)

31 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (7)

4 Nov 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Otway (Lt. E.D. Norman, RN). (10)

6 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

10 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (10)

12 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (10)

14 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (10)

15 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Skeena (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Hibbard, RCN). (10)

16 Nov 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Terje 2 (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (10)

18 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Terje 2 (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (10)

19 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Terje 1 (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (10)

21 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Terje 2 (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (10)

22 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Anthony (Lt.Cdr. V.C.F. Clark, DSC, RN) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (10)

23 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (10)

26 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (10)

27 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (10)

28 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 28/29 November 1940, HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN), conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (10)

2 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (11)

4 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (11)

5 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (11)

7 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (11)

9 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (11)

10 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN). (11)

11 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). (11)

12 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (11)

13 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). (11)

15 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (11)

17 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (11)

18 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (11)

19 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (11)

22 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (11)

24 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (11)

26 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (11)

27 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (11)

30 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (11)

1 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (12)

2 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (12)

5 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (12)

6 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (12)

7 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (12)

8 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (12)

11 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (12)

14 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Terje 1 (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (12)

15 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR). (12)

16 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (12)

17 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR) and HMS Terje 3 (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (12)

18 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (12)

20 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt. F.M. Graves, RN). (12)

21 Jan 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Lt. F.M. Graves, RN). (12)

4 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (13)

5 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) was to conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). However the exercises were cancelled. (13)

6 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (13)

7 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (13)

8 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). These included night exercises. (13)

10 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (13)

11 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (13)

12 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (13)

15 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) C.C. Flemming, RN). (13)

18 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (13)

19 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with the Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 8 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (13)

22 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (13)

22 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (13)

23 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Fiji (Capt. P.B.R.W. William-Powlett, RN). (13)

24 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted paratice attacks on HMS Fiji (Capt. P.B.R.W. William-Powlett, RN) off Ettrick Bay. (13)

25 Feb 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (13)

4 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (14)

5 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Ettrick Bay. (14)

6 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in exercises off Ettrick Bay in which she served as target for HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). (14)

7 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (14)

10 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (14)

11 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (14)

12 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.S. Hore-Lacy, RN). (14)

13 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.S. Hore-Lacy, RN) and HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN). (14)

14 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (14)

16 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (14)

17 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (14)

19 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Fiji (Capt. P.B.R.W. William-Powlett, RN) and HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C.E.H. White, RN).

After these A/S exercises practice attacks were made on HMS Fiji. (14)

20 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (14)

21 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (14)

21 Mar 1941
During 21/22 March 1941, HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN), conducted exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS H 44 (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) and HMS L 26 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN).

Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon proceeded to Rothesay. (14)

22 Mar 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay as it is feared the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau might break out from Brest.

Passage through the Irish Sea was made together with the Dutch submarine HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. O. de Booy, RNN). They were escorted by the British armed yacht HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (15)

22 Mar 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)

For the daily positions of HMS Oberon during her 4th war patrol see the map below.

(16)

13 Apr 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Falmouth.

Later the same day she shifted from Falmouth to the Devonport Dockyard. (15)

19 Apr 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed the Devonport Dockyard for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (17)

22 Apr 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (17)

28 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (17)

29 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (17)

30 Apr 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (17)

1 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During 1/2 May 1941, HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN), conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (18)

2 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (18)

4 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (18)

5 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (18)

6 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (18)

8 May 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN).

Also a practice attack was carried out on HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN) which was escorted by HMS Breda and MA/SB's. (18)

9 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (18)

12 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (18)

13 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (18)

14 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (18)

21 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (18)

22 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (18)

23 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (18)

26 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (18)

27 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (18)

28 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (18)

29 May 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (18)

30 May 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (18)

2 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) was docked at Rothesay. (19)

7 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) was undocked. (19)

10 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

11 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

12 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

13 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

16 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (19)

17 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (19)

18 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

19 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN).

During the night of 19/20 June 1941 night exercises were carried out, also with HMS Breda. (19)

22 Jun 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (19)

23 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

25 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) and FFS La Moqueuse

Later practice attacks were made on HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN) and her escort which was made up of HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN), HMS La Capricieuse and FFS La Moqueuse. (19)

26 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

27 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

29 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (19)

30 Jun 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HrMs Z 5 (Lt.Cdr. P.A. de Boer, RNN). (19)

1 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (20)

2 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (20)

3 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (20)

4 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (20)

7 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for special A/S trials in very deep water. She was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (20)

10 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) returned to Rothesay. (20)

14 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (20)

15 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (20)

16 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (20)

17 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (20)

18 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (20)

22 Jul 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (20)

23 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (20)

24 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (20)

25 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (20)

27 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (20)

28 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (20)

29 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN). (20)

30 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (20)

31 Jul 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These also included night exercises during the night of 31 July / 1 August 1941. (20)

1 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (21)

4 Aug 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These also included night exercises during the night of 4 / 5 August 1941. (21)

5 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (21)

6 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). These included night exercises. (21)

7 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (21)

13 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (21)

14 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with MA/SB's. (21)

15 Aug 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in special A/S trials in the Clyde area. (21)

15 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted special A/S trials in the Clyde area. (21)

16 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (21)

17 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

18 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

19 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

20 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

21 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

22 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

24 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

26 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

27 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

28 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (21)

29 Aug 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon proceeded to Rothesay. (21)

1 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises in the Clyde area. (22)

2 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN). (22)

3 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (22)

4 Sep 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). These also included night exercises during the night of 4 / 5 September 1941. (22)

5 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (22)

7 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (22)

8 Sep 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). These included night exercises during the night of 8 / 9 September. (22)

9 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (22)

10 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (22)

11 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). These included night exercises during the night of 11 / 12 September. (23)

12 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course). (22)

14 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Broke (Cdr. W.T. Couchman, OBE, RN). (22)

15 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (22)

16 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Broke (Cdr. W.T. Couchman, OBE, RN). (22)

17 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (22)

18 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (22)

20 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (22)

21 Sep 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted special trials in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). (22)


Submarine HMS Porpoise (N 14)


27 Sep 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) was undocked at Govan. She then returned to Holy Loch. (24)

2 Oct 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. During the passage south through the Irish Sea she was escorted until 2300/3 by HMS White Bear (Cdr. (retired) C.C. Flemming, RN).

The German B-Dienst had intercepted a signal giving her exact route but apparently this was too late for interference.

For the daily positions of HMS Porpoise during the passage to Alexandria see the map below.

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9 Oct 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (25)

11 Oct 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. (25)

17 Oct 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. Here passengers for Malta left (2 officers and 12 ratings) and her cargo for Malta (spare gear, 6 18" torpedoes and 4000 Lb bombs that were to be used on the Corinth Canal) was unloaded. (25)

20 Oct 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Alexandria. (25)

26 Oct 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria where she unloaded the remainder of the cargo and more ratings brought from the U.K. as well as her cargo from Malta and 3 officers and 13 ratings that had boarded here there. (25)

3 Nov 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for her 1st storage trip to Malta.

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

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9 Nov 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (26)

12 Nov 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Alexandria.

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

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18 Nov 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria ending her 1st storage trip. (26)

28 Nov 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for her 14th war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off the south-west approaches to the Anti-Kithera Channel.

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

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7 Dec 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted patrol to the Kithera Channel. (25)

8 Dec 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) shifted patrol to the Navarino area. (25)

9 Dec 1941 (position 36.48, 21.39)
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) torpedoed and heavy damaged the Italian passenger / cargo ship Sebastiano Venier (6311 GRT, built 1940) about 5 nautical miles south of Navarino. The damaged ship was grounded and wrecked off Cape Methoni.

The fast Sebastiano Venier is was transporting about 2000 Allied POWs from Benghazi to Taranto escorted by the torpedo boat Centauro. It is believed that 309 PoWs and eleven Italians were lost [see this website for more info]. The destroyers Ascari and Carabiniere and the hospital ship Arno were rushed to her assistance but Arno was later diverted to the assistance of the survivors of Calitea torpedoed by HMS Talisman.

(All times are zone -2)
1425 hours - Sighted a modern merchant vessel escorted by a Calypso-class torpedo-boat. Started attack.

1435 hours - In position 36°48'N, 21°39'E fired four torpedoes from 1200 yards. One hit was obtained.

1440 hours - Depth charging started. A total of 22 depth charges were dropped until about 1530 hours. None were close. (25)

11 Dec 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) fired two torpedoes at the beached wreck of the Sebastiano Venier she had damaged two days ago. No hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -2)
1711 hours - Fired one torpedo at the beached merchant ship from 2000 yards. The torpedo broke surface but then returned to the correct depth. Unfortunately she then ran about 5 degrees to the right.

1718 hours - Fired another torpedo from the same range. This torpedo did exactly the same as the first torpedo fired. (25)

15 Dec 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) set course to return to Alexandria passing north of Crete. (25)

17 Dec 1941 (position 35.39, 26.16)
at 1311 hours, in position 35°39'N, 26°16'E, HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) sighted a German U-boat proceeding on the surface but the enemy passed out of range and could not be attacked. The U-boat was U-652 that was en-route to a patrol position of the Dardanelles to intercept Russian ships. (25)

19 Dec 1941
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) ended her 14th war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Alexandria. (25)

2 Jan 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for Haifa. (27)

5 Jan 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Haifa where she embarked 12 dummy mines. She then laid a dummy minefield off the harbour to test her minelaying equipment. (27)

6 Jan 1942
After embarking 46 mines, HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Haifa for her 15th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She was to lay a minefield off Suda Bay, Crete.

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

(27)

11 Jan 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) laid a total 46 mines near Suda Bay, Crete.

(All times are zone -2)
1458 hours - Started laying the first line of 31 mines starting in position 350°, Cape Drepano, 5.5 nautical miles. The mines were laid on a mean course of 286° and were spaced 150 feet apart.

1512 hours - Started laying the second line of 15 mines starting in position 341°, Cape Drepano, 6 nautical miles. The mines were laid on a mean course of 066° and were spaced 150 feet apart.

1519 hours - Completed minelaying. This minefield sank the German patrol boat 11 V 1 (see 14 January 1942 entry). (27)

14 Jan 1942
The German auxiliary vessel 11 V 1 (former Greek Palaskas) sank off Suda Bay after hitting a mine laid by HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) on 11 January. Three of the crew of 11 V 1 were killed or missing and eighteen wounded.

18 Jan 1942 (position 35.42, 24.24)
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Città di Livorno (2471 GRT, built 1930) about 15 nautical miles north-east of Cape Maleka, Crete in position 35°42'N, 24°24'E.

(All times are zone -2)
0638 hours - While in position 35°42'N, 24°21'E heard HE bearing 340°. Sighted the convoy that had been reported to us. Started attack.

0722 hours - Fired six torpedoes from 6000 yards. Two hits were obtained. A half hearted counter attack followed but this caused no damage to Porpoise.

0750 hours - Returned to periscope depth in time to see one merchant ship listing over more and more. Soon afterwards she was heard to break up and sink.

Città di Livorno was carrying 350 German and 50 Italian soldiers, 252 tons of Wehrmacht stores, 24 tons of mail and 82 vehicles and had a crew of 71 with 17 German AA crew and one marine. She was in convoy with Città di Alessandria (2498 GRT, built 1930) and Città di Savona (2500 GRT, built 1930), escorted by the Italian Armed Merchant Cruiser Barletta (1975 GRT, built 1931), the German auxiliary minelayer Drache and the Italian torpedo-boats Cassiopea and Lupo. The convoy had sailed from Piraeus for Suda Bay, Città di Livorno had eight killed (six Germans and two Italians) and thirty-five wounded, most of the survivors were picked up by the torpedo boat Lupo. (27)

22 Jan 1942
HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) ended her 15th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Alexandria. (27)

3 Feb 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Delphinium (Cdr.(Retd.) R.L. Spalding, RN) and HMS Erica (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Riley, RNR). (28)

7 Feb 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for her 2nd storage trip to Malta.

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

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13 Feb 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (28)

16 Feb 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Alexandria.

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

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22 Feb 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria ending her 2nd storage trip. (28)

3 Mar 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for her 3rd storage trip to Malta.

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

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9 Mar 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (29)

12 Mar 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Alexandria.

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

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19 Mar 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria ending her 3rd storage trip. (29)

31 Mar 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) was docked at Alexandria. (29)

2 Apr 1942
At 1015 hours (zone -3) HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) suffered an explosion in no.6 oil fuel group. (30)

3 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) was undocked. (30)

9 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) completed repairs on no.6 oil fuel group. (30)

11 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for Port Said. (30)

12 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. (30)

14 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Port Said for Alexandria. (30)

15 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria. (30)

18 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for her 4th storage trip to Malta.

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

(30)

25 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. (30)

29 Apr 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) departed Malta for Alexandria.

As no log is available no map can be displayed. (30)

2 May 1942
At 2050C hours HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) sighted a U-boat on course 090 degrees. An attack could not be carried out but an enemy report was made as HMS Urge was expected to be 50 miles behind her. The enemy submarine was the Italian Nereide who had observed the British submarine but mistook it for German.

5 May 1942
HMS Porpoise (Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria ending her 4th storage trip. (31)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1847
  2. ADM 173/16213
  3. ADM 173/16642
  4. ADM 173/16643
  5. ADM 173/16648
  6. ADM 173/16649
  7. ADM 173/16348
  8. ADM 199/2564
  9. ADM 173/16347
  10. ADM 173/16349
  11. ADM 173/16350
  12. ADM 173/16814
  13. ADM 173/16815
  14. ADM 173/16816
  15. ADM 199/1831
  16. ADM 173/16816 + ADM 173/16817
  17. ADM 173/16817
  18. ADM 173/16818
  19. ADM 173/16819
  20. ADM 173/16820
  21. ADM 173/16821
  22. ADM 173/16822
  23. ADM 173/16822
  24. ADM 173/16909
  25. ADM 199/1150
  26. ADM 173/16911
  27. ADM 199/1218
  28. ADM 173/17356
  29. ADM 173/17357
  30. ADM 173/17358
  31. ADM 199/2566

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


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