Thomas Tod Euman, RN

Born  16 Feb 1909


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Ranks

1 May 1929 A/S.Lt.
16 Apr 1930 S.Lt
1 Dec 1932 Lt.
1 Dec 1940 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 16 Feb 1954


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Thomas Tod Euman, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Coventry City (FY 267)Lt.ASW Trawler19 Jan 194021 Feb 1940
HMS King Sol (FY 235)Lt.ASW Trawler14 Mar 194020 Sep 1940
HMS Osiris (N 67)Lt.Cdr.Submarine15 Apr 19415 Sep 1941
HMS Lennox (ii) (J 276)Lt.Cdr.Minesweeper20 Dec 194312 Feb 1945
HMS Gozo (J 287)Lt.Cdr.Minesweeper17 Feb 1945late 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Osiris (N 67)


23 May 1941
With her refit completed, HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN), shifted from Chatham to Sheerness. (1)

24 May 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) departed Sheerness for Holy Loch. For the fist days Osiris took passage in east coast convoys. On the 27th the brand new corvette HMS Lavender (Lt.Cdr. J. Whayman, RNR) joined her to escort her towards the Clyde area. (1)

29 May 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a training period. (1)

14 Jun 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. Passage south through the Irish Sea was made together with HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN). The submarines were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (2)

21 Jun 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (2)

25 Jun 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed. (2)

3 Jul 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) arrived at Malta. (2)

9 Jul 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) departed Malta for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the west coast of Greece.

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

(3)

14 Jul 1941 (position 38.28, 19.55)
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) damaged the Italian merchant Capo d'Orso (3149 GRT, built 1916) with gunfire off Argostolion, Kefalonia Island, Greece.

0240 hours - The officer of the watch sighted, what he thought, at first, to be a convoy of four ships bearing 175 degrees, range 2.5 nautical miles. Closed to investigate. Soon afterwards the contact was seen to be a 9000 tons merchant vessel in ballast. Started attack.

0324 hours - In position 38°28'N, 19°55'E fired four torpedoes from 1500 yards. No hits were obtained. The second torpedo broke surface and turned a circle to starboard and passed about 40 yards down the submarines starboard side.

0344 hours - Opened fire with the 4" gun from a range of 2000 yards. Several hits were obtained before return fire from the enemy forced Osiris to break off the action.

0345 hours - Dived. (3)

15 Jul 1941 (position 37.59, 20.34)
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) attacked a laden merchant vessel south of Argostoli, Greece with a total of four torpedoes. No hits were obtained. The target was the Italian Città di Savona (2500 GRT, built 1930) which was en-route from Patras to Argostoli.

1809 hours - Sighted a laden merchant vessel of about 4000 tons four nautical miles away against the land by Cape Skinari. Started attack.

1841 hours - In position 37°59'N, 20°34'E fired three torpedoes from 5500 yards. No hits were obtained.

1856 hours - Fired one torpedo from 6500 yards. It missed. (3)

23 Jul 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) ended her 7th war patrol at Alexandria. Lt.Cdr. Euman was criticised for failing to sink two unescorted merchant vessels due to failed attack setups. (3)

7 Aug 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) departed Alexandria for her 1st storage trip to Malta.

For the daily positions of HMS Osiris during this storage trip see the map below.

(4)

15 Aug 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) arrived at Malta. (4)

19 Aug 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) is docked at Malta. (4)

24 Aug 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) is undocked. (4)

5 Sep 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) departed Malta for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to make a short patrol off Ras el Hilal and Ras Aamer.

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

(5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16837
  2. ADM 199/2564
  3. ADM 199/1150
  4. ADM 173/16838
  5. ADM 173/16839

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


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