Rawdon Bannar-Martin DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Apr 1940 S.Lt.
16 Nov 1941 Lt.
16 Nov 1949 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 29 Jan 1958


Decorations

6 Apr 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Rawdon Bannar-Martin, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Tuna (N 94)Lt.SubmarineApr 194220 May 1942
HMS H 44 (N 44)Lt.Submarine12 Apr 194320 Jun 1943
HMS Viking (P 69)Lt.SubmarineJun 19438 Jul 1945

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Submarine HMS H 44 (N 44)


12 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (1)

13 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

14 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (1)

15 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

16 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

18 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

19 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (1)

20 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (1)

21 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

22 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

23 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (1)

24 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (1)

25 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (1)

27 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

28 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (1)

29 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

30 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (1)

2 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

3 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

4 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

5 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

6 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

7 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (2)

9 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Ardrishaig where she participated in A/S exercises. (2)

10 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown. (2)

11 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

12 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

13 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

14 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (2)

16 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

17 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

18 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (2)

19 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

20 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

21 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

23 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

24 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (2)

25 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

27 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (2)

28 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (2)

30 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

31 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

1 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (3)

2 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (3)

3 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (3)

4 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

5 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

8 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) departed Rothesay for Sheerness. She took passage south through the Irish Sea together with HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN). (3)

11 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) arrived at Falmouth. (3)

12 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Falmouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN) until 1000 hours when Notre Dame de France (A/Skr.Lt. J. Coxall, RNR) took over the escort duties. (3)

13 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth. She was escorted by Notre Dame de France (A/Skr.Lt. J. Coxall, RNR). (3)

16 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She took passage in a convoy. (3)

17 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) arrived at Sheerness where she was taken in hand for refit by the Sheerness Dockyard. (3)


Submarine HMS Viking (P 69)


29 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted trials off Barrow following which she departed for Holy Loch. She was escorte by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (4)

30 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived in the Clyde area. She conducted D/G trials off Helensburgh and then conducted her acceptance trials. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch where she was commissioned. (4)

2 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

3 Sep 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

4 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted a deep dive trial in Loch Ranza. She also conducted a practice attack during which HMS La Flore (Lt. F.W. Hayden, RN) served as the target. (5)

6 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to the torpedo firing range at Arrochar. (5)

7 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (5)

8 Sep 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (5)

9 Sep 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch. (5)

10 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted RD/F trials in the Clyde area with HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (5)

11 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS La Flore (Lt. F.W. Hayden, RN) served as the target. (5)

12 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted S.T.U. trials and D/F trials in the Clyde area. (5)

13 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (5)

14 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is undocked. (5)

16 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (5)

17 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with aircraft from HMS Activity (A/Capt. G. Willoughby, RN). She also made a practice attack on HMS Activity. (5)

18 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) A.L. Sanders, RN) and HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the targets. (5)

19 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (5)

21 Sep 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She made the passage together with HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN), HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) and HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR). (5)

23 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (5)

24 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Teazer (Lt.Cdr. A.A.F. Talbot, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN). (5)

27 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Vigilant (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN), HMS Fraserburgh (Cdr.(Retd.) C. Plumer, RN) and HMS Bootle (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN). (5)

27 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Vigilant (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN), HMS Fraserburgh (Cdr.(Retd.) C. Plumer, RN) and HMS Bootle (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN). (5)

28 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Venus (Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson DSO, RN), HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN) and HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN). (5)

29 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Teazer (Lt.Cdr. A.A.F. Talbot, DSO and Bar, RN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Worthing (Lt.Cdr. P.F. Cammiade, RNVR) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (5)

30 Sep 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Teazer (Lt.Cdr. A.A.F. Talbot, DSO and Bar, RN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and HMS Vigilant (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN). (5)

1 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. W.B.R. Morrison, RN), HMS Fraserburgh (Cdr.(Retd.) C. Plumer, RN) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (6)

2 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. W.B.R. Morrison, RN), HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (6)

4 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.W. Williams, RN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR) and HMS Seagull (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Ellis, DSC, RNR). (6)

5 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR), HMS Seagull (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Ellis, DSC, RNR), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN). (6)

6 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR), HMS Seagull (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Ellis, DSC, RNR), HMS Llandudno (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Benson, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Graemsay (A/Skr.Lt. A.R. Lewis, RNR). (6)

7 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Royalist (Capt. M.H. Evelegh, RN), HMS Speedwell (Lt.Cdr. T.E. Williams, RD, RNR), HMS Seagull (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Ellis, DSC, RNR) and HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (6)

8 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN), HMS Magpie (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. W.B.R. Morrison, RN) and HMS Teazer (Lt.Cdr. A.A.F. Talbot, DSO and Bar, RN). (6)

9 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. At sea she made rendez-vous with HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) and her escort, HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) A.L. Sanders, RN). (6)

10 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (6)

11 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for special A/S trials to the west of the Hebrides with HMS Hadleigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Honesty (T/Lt. M.J. Rowlands, RNVR). (6)

17 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of the special A/S trials. (6)

19 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. (6)

20 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with ML's and aircraft. (6)

21 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Capt. A.J. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN), HMCS Drumheller (T/Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR), HMCS Kamloops (T/Lt. D.M. Stewart, RCNR), HMCS Chambly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR), HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR) and other ships from a Canadian Escort Group. (6)

22 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Capt. A.J. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN) and ships from a Canadian Escort Group. (6)

25 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with US destroyers. (6)

26 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Milford (Lt.Cdr. G. MacClelland, RN), HMS Petunia (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR), HMS Armeria (T/Lt. M. Todd, RNR) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (6)

27 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Capt. A.J. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN), HMS Armeria (T/Lt. M. Todd, RNR) and HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN). (6)

29 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with an US escort group. (6)

30 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Capt. A.J. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN), HMCS Orillia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR), HMS Nasturtium (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR) and ships from Canadian Escort Group C 4. (6)

31 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (6)

2 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (7)

5 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is undocked. (7)

7 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials at Gare Loch. (7)

11 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) A.L. Sanders, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. (7)

12 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (7)

14 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (7)

15 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is undocked. (7)

16 Nov 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) A.L. Sanders, RN) served as the target. (7)

17 Nov 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS White Bear (Cdr.(Retd.) A.L. Sanders, RN) served as the target. (7)

18 Nov 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Brimness (A/Skr.Lt. J.F. Banks, RNR). (7)

20 Nov 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (7)

21 Nov 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to conduct an anti-uboat patrol in the Norwegian Sea.

For the daily positions of HMS Viking during her 1st war patrol see the map below.

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4 Dec 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. (8)

6 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (9)

17 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Dundee to Methyl. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Topaz (Ch.Skr. J.E. Harwood, RD, RNR). (9)

18 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methyl with HMS Kingston Topaz (Ch.Skr. J.E. Harwood, RD, RNR). (9)

19 Dec 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methyl with HMS Kingston Topaz (Ch.Skr. J.E. Harwood, RD, RNR). (9)

20 Dec 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Methyl with HMS Kingston Topaz (Ch.Skr. J.E. Harwood, RD, RNR). (9)

21 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Methyl to Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Peridot (Skr. J.T. Denoon, RNR). (9)

24 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (9)

25 Dec 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. At sea she made rendez-vous with HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR). (9)

27 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. She departed later the same day for Plymouth. Passage through the Irish Sea was made together with HrMs K XIV (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) and HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR). They were escorted by the British armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (9)

29 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth. (9)

4 Jan 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for special A/S trials and exercises with aircraft to the south of Ireland.

For the daily positions of HMS Viking during these exercises see the map below.

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14 Jan 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Plymouth. (10)

21 Jan 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for special A/S trials and exercises with aircraft to the south of Ireland.

For the daily positions of HMS Viking during these exercises see the map below.

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28 Jan 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Plymouth. (10)

8 Feb 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for special A/S trials and exercises with aircraft to the south of Ireland.

For the daily positions of HMS Viking during these exercises see the map below.

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20 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Plymouth. (11)

1 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth. (12)

2 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth with ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR) and ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR). (12)

5 Mar 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for special A/S trials and exercises with aircraft to the south of Ireland.

For the daily positions of HMS Viking during these exercises see the map below.

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17 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Plymouth. (12)

27 Mar 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for special A/S trials and exercises with aircraft to the south of Ireland.

For the daily positions of HMS Viking during these exercises see the map below.

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9 Apr 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Plymouth. (13)

13 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is docked in No.5 dock at the Devonport Dockyard. (13)

20 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is undocked. (13)

24 Apr 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for special A/S trials and exercises with aircraft to the south of Ireland.

For the daily positions of HMS Viking during these exercises see the map below.

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6 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Plymouth. (14)

17 May 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for special A/S trials and exercises with aircraft to the south of Ireland. Upon completion of these exercises she was to proceed to Holy Loch.

For the daily positions of HMS Viking during these exercises see the map below.

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24 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Around 0230 hours, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), made rendez-vous with her escort HMS BYMS 2141 (A/Skr.Lt. J.W.B. Jobson, RNR). They then proceeded to Holy Loch in company. (14)

25 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (14)

5 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (15)

7 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (15)

8 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (15)

9 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Larne. (15)

10 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (15)

11 Jun 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (15)

12 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (15)

13 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Vindex (Capt. H.T.T. Bayliss, RN) served as the target. (15)

14 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted night attack exercises in the Clyde area during which they served as targets for each other. (15)

17 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) until 2000/17 when Viking joined HMS Tuna (A/Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) and escort HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) for onward passage. (15)

19 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (15)

20 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Bermuda (Capt. J.S. Bethell, CBE, RN). (15)

24 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Scapa Flow to Lerwick. (15)

25 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (15)

26 Jun 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Norwegian Sea about halfway between Jan Mayen Island and the Norwegian coast.

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

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4 Jul 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) twice sighted an emeny U-Boat while on patrol in the Norwegian Sea. She was not able to attack. The German U-Boat U-956 reported being in contact with an enemy submarine around this time so most likely this was the U-Boat sighted by HMS Viking.

(All times are zone -2)
1831 hours - On surfacing sighted the conning tower of a U-Boat bearing 120°. Distance, 5 nautical miles. Course was thought to be southerly. Position was 70°36'N, 01°55'E.

1832 hours - Dived. Nothing was visible through the periscope. Closed at speed.

1855 hours - Sighted the conning tower of the enemy through the periscope bearing 123°. Range was 4 nautical miles. Commenced attack.

1905 hours - The enemy was out of sight. Most likely the enemy had dived or changed course. Altered course away.

1920 hours - Surfaced and withdrew for four miles on course 310° before starting a battery charge.

2125 hours - Sighted a U-boat bearing 130°, range 5 nautical miles. Enemy course 280°, speed 12 knots. Position was now 70°39'N, 01°47'E. Most likely Viking must also have been sighted as the enemy had the advantage of the light so dived. The enemy was not sighted again. (8)

5 Jul 1944 (position 70.44, 0.55)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) fires a full salvo of four torpedoes at the German U-boat U-965 in position 70°44'N, 00°50'E. No hits were obtained.

(All times are zone -2)
1745 hours - In position 70°44'N, 00°55'E the officer of the watch sighted a the conning tower of a U-boat bearing 070°, 3.5 nautical miles away. Viking closed at speed to get in position for attack for five minutes. Enemy main course was 300°, she was zigging about 40°. Enemy speed was 8.5 knots. On coming up to periscope depth the uboat was sighted again bearing 082°, range 4200 yards, enemy course 295°. Commenced attack.

1816 hours - Fired a full salvo of four torpedoes from 600 yards but due to a surface runner and the smooth seas the Germans were able to dodge the torpedoes. The first torpedo was seen to break surface shortly after firing by Lt. Bannar-Martin. (8)

11 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. (8)

15 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. (16)

16 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) joined HMS Tuna (A/Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) and her escort HMS St. Agnes (A/Skr.Lt. W. Kirman, RNR) off Scapa Flow for onward passage. (16)

17 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (16)

27 Jul 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises off Dundee with HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, DSO, OBE, RN) and HMS Musketeer (Cdr. R.L. Fisher, OBE, DSC, RN). These included night exercises. (16)

28 Jul 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises off Dundee with HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, DSO, OBE, RN) and HMS Musketeer (Cdr. R.L. Fisher, OBE, DSC, RN). (16)

5 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (17)

26 Aug 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 3rd war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off Norway between Karmøy and Lister.

For the daily and attack position of HMS Viking during this patrol see the map below.

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1 Sep 1944 (position 58.29, 5.43)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) attacked a German convoy with torpedoes west of Egersund, Norway in position 58°29'5"N, 05°43'2"E. No hits were obtained.

The convoy attacked was made up of Gothia (Swedish, 796 GRT, built 1921), Duburg (2461 GRT, built 1922), Stanja (Norwegian, 1845 GRT, built 1915) and the small repair ship D-152-Pmot. They were escorted by the auxiliary submarine chasers UJ 1102, UJ 1104 and UJ 1113.

(All times are zone -2)
1725 hours - Sighted two barrage balloons bearing 115°. This indicated the approach of the expected convoy. HMS Viking was about two nautical miles to seaward from the normal shipping route. Began to close slightly.

1740 hours - Established that the convoy's course was 325°. Range was 5400 yards. The convoy was closer inshore then had been anticipated. Commenced attack nonetheless. The convoy was thought to be made up of four merchant vessels. Four escorts were present which were thought to be two minesweepers and two A/S trawlers.

1758 hours - In position 58°29'5"N, 05°43'2"E fired a full salvo of four torpedoes at the second merchant ship in the convoy from 5000 yards. Two explosions were heard about 3.5 minutes after firing. These gave a running range of about 5000 yards.

4 Sep 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) attacked the escorted German tanker Kattegat (6031 GRT, built 1928) with a full salvo of four torpedoes between Egersund and Lister, Norway. All torpedoes missed their target. The escort was made up of the gunboat K 2, minesweeper M 81, auxiliary submarine chasers UJ 1109, UJ 1111, UJ 1113 and the R-boat R 220

(All times are zone -2)
1115 hours - Sighted four barrage balloons rounding Lister light from the south.

1130 hours - Sighted the balloons moving up towards Lister Fjord. Altered course to the northward to intercept.

1242 hours - Diving stations. The convoy was now abreast of Egdeh light and seven barrage balloons were now in sight.

1249 hours - Started the attack. The convoy had suddenly altered to seaward and when the range was 7000 yards this was seen to be made up of one large ship and six escorts.

1304 hours - In position 58°16'N, 06°11.5'E fired a full salvo of four torpedoes at a large tanker from a range of 3000 yards. Went deep on firing.

1315 hours - Two A/S vessels started a hunt. Viking was taken to 280 feet and later to 300 feet.

1350 hours - A third A/S vessel was heard to join in the hunt. The hunt continued for two hours but no depth charges were dropped. Viking was underneath a density layer that upset the escorts Asdic's.

1512 hours - No transmissions or H.E. could be heard.

1605 hours - Still all quiet.

1713 hours - At periscope depth. Faint smoke and the mast of a trawler was seen about 5 nautical miles astern. (8)

7 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Lerwick. (8)

8 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (18)

9 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (18)

15 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted D/G trials off Dundee. (18)

21 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (18)

22 Sep 1944
During the night of 22/23 September 1944, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), conducted night exercises off Dundee. (18)

23 Sep 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (18)

25 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. (18)

26 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is docked at Rosyth. (18)

27 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is undocked. (18)

28 Sep 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Rosyth to Dundee. (18)

2 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (19)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her 4th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off Bodø, Norway.

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

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14 Oct 1944 (position 67.13, 14.14)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Standard (1286 GRT, built 1930, offsite link) off the Saltfjorden, Norway in position 67°13'N, 14°14'E. The other ship in the convoy was the Norwegian merchant Tora Elise (721 GRT, built 1919). Escort was provided by the minesweeper M 467 and the auxiliary patrol vessels V 6601, V 6606 and V 6301.

(All times are zone -1)
1115 hours - In position 67°10'N, 14°03'5"E sighted a small northbound merchant vessel escorted by three patrol vessels. Commenced attack.

1120 hours - One of the escorts left the original convoy to join a small tanker [this was the Tora Elise, which had the bridge amidships and the engine aft] coming down the Saltfjorden while another escort appeared to take over from one of the other patrol vessels. Decided to continue with the attack on the original target which was the largest one.

1139 hours - In position 67°13'N, 14°14'E fired a full salvo of four torpedoes from 1500 yards at the original merchant vessel thought to be about 2500 tons.

1145 hours - A depth charge was dropped.

1146 hours - A second depth charge was dropped.

1148 hours - Another depth charge was dropped.

1152 hours - Yet another single depth charge was dropped.

1153 hours - Two depth charges were dropped.

Viking had gone deep immediately after firing. Two A/S vessels are thought to have been hunting using hydrophones only.

1325 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Nothing in sight. (8)

19 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol at Lerwick. (8)

20 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. (19)

22 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee. (19)

8 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (20)

9 Nov 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (20)

10 Nov 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Dundee. (20)

19 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Dundee to Rosyth. (20)

20 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is docked at Rosyth. (20)

22 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is undocked. (20)

23 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Rosyth to Dundee. (20)

29 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR). (20)

30 Nov 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (20)

1 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Fishguard. (21)

3 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Fishguard. (21)

5 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Fishguard for exercises. (21)

6 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. Upon completion of these she returned to harbour. (21)

8 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 8/9 December 1944, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), conducted night exercises off Fishguard. (22)

10 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted night exercises off Fishguard. (21)

15 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

17 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During the night of 17/18 December 1944, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), conducted night exercises off Fishguard. (21)

18 Dec 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

18 Dec 1944
During the night of 18/19 December 1944, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), conducted night exercises off Fishguard. (21)

19 Dec 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

19 Dec 1944
During the night of 19/20 December 1944, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), conducted night exercises off Fishguard. (21)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

26 Dec 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

26 Dec 1944
During the night of 26/27 December 1944, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), conducted night exercises off Fishguard. (21)

27 Dec 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

28 Dec 1944
During the night of 28/29 December 1944, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), conducted night exercises off Fishguard. (21)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

29 Dec 1944
During the night of 29/30 December 1944, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), conducted night exercises off Fishguard. (21)

31 Dec 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (21)

1 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Fishguard. (23)

3 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Fishguard for Holy Loch. (23)

4 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (23)

5 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (23)

12 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (23)

13 Jan 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is undocked. (23)

15 Jan 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (23)

18 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Rothesay. (23)

19 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (23)

20 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) and HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) all departed Rothesay for Scapa Flow. They were escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (23)

22 Jan 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. She departed later the same day for Lerwick. (8)

23 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (20)

24 Jan 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her her 5th war patrol later the same day. She is ordered to patrol off Norway between Fejeosen and the Kors Fjord.

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

(8)

4 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol at Lerwick. (8)

16 Feb 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her her 6th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off Norway between Fro Havet and the Folden Fjord.

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

(8)

4 Mar 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) ended her 6th war patrol at Lerwick. (8)

6 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (24)

8 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (24)

19 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted noise trials at Loch Goil. (24)

22 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target. (24)

26 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Turpin (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed the Clyde area for Lerwick. They were escorted by HNoMS Molde. (24)

28 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick. (24)

31 Mar 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for her her 7th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off Norway between Skudesness and Egersund.

[No positions for this patrol can be displayed on a map due to very few daily positions being available to us.] (8)

14 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) ended her 7th war patrol at Lerwick. (8)

17 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR). (25)

19 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Blyth. (25)

3 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

4 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

7 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

10 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

14 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

15 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

16 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

17 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

18 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

21 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

22 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

23 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

24 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

25 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

29 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

30 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

31 May 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (26)

1 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

5 Jun 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

6 Jun 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

7 Jun 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

8 Jun 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

12 Jun 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

13 Jun 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

14 Jun 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

15 Jun 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth training a class off new submariners. (27)

1 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Portsmouth. (28)

3 Jul 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (28)

8 Jul 1945
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) is put into reserve at Portsmouth. (28)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17815
  2. ADM 173/17816
  3. ADM 173/17817
  4. ADM 173/18452
  5. ADM 173/18453
  6. ADM 173/18454
  7. ADM 173/18455
  8. ADM 199/1816
  9. ADM 173/18456
  10. ADM 173/19388
  11. ADM 173/19389
  12. ADM 173/19390
  13. ADM 173/19391
  14. ADM 173/19392
  15. ADM 173/19393
  16. ADM 173/19394
  17. ADM 173/19395
  18. ADM 173/19396
  19. ADM 173/19397
  20. ADM 173/19398
  21. ADM 173/19399
  22. ADM 19399
  23. ADM 173/20279
  24. ADM 173/20281
  25. ADM 173/20282
  26. ADM 173/20283
  27. ADM 173/20284
  28. ADM 173/20285

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


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