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This page is our compilation of data from several different databases. All data shown here is dynamic, but is accurate according to the information we have right now. Although content is still being added daily, more than 75% of the launched and commissioned data is already in place, so this section is almost complete.

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Laid down (43)

1925: Italian Navy Submarine Giovanni da Procida

1927: French Navy Destroyer Fougueux - Royal Navy Heavy cruiser Dorsetshire (40)

1933: French Navy Light cruiser Georges Leygues

1935: Italian Navy Submarine Diaspro

1939: Royal Navy Sloop Erne (U 03) - Royal Navy Corvette Geranium (K 16) - Royal Navy Sloop Ibis (U 99)

1942: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 559 (LCT 559) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 411 (LST 411) - US Navy Destroyer Abbot (ii) (DD 629) - US Navy Submarine Corvina (226) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-22 (LCI(L)-22) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 252 (LCT 252) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 278 (LCT 278) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 320 (LCT 320) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 34 (LCT 34) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 35 (LCT 35) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 460 (LCT 460) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 17 (LST 17) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 264 (LST 264) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 411 (LST 411) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 483 (LST 483) - US Navy Minesweeper Opponent (AM 269) - US Navy Minesweeper Palisade (AM 270) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-1233 (PC-1233) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 168

1943: Royal Navy MS Trawler Colsay (T 384) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-376 (LCI(L)-376) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1019 (LCT 1019) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1022 (LCT 1022) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-376 (LCI(L)-376) - US Navy High speed transport Pavlic (APD 70) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-1146 (PC-1146)

1944: Royal Navy Frigate Burghead Bay (K 622) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1218 (LCT 1218) - Royal Navy Sloop Snipe (U 20) - US Navy Destroyer Kenneth D. Bailey (DD 713) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 200 (LSM 200) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 295 (LSM 295) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 417 (LSM 417) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 858 (LST 858) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 586

Launched (36)

Royal Navy Tug Volatile (W 61)

1915: Royal Navy MS Trawler Star of Deveron

1918: Royal Navy Destroyer Campbell (D 60) - Royal Navy Barrage / Gate vessel Reigate (Z 11) - Royal Navy Rescue Tug St. Fagan (W 74) - Soviet Navy Submarine L-55

1929: Royal Navy MS Trawler Alafoss (FY 715)

1933: Royal Navy ASW Trawler Regal (FY 180)

1936: US Navy Destroyer Winslow (DD 359)

1937: Royal Navy ASW Whaler Simbra (FY 321) - Royal Navy ASW Whaler Sobkra (FY 331)

1940: Royal Canadian Navy Corvette Arvida (K 113) - Royal Navy Corvette Nigella (K 19)

1942: Royal Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-10 (LCI(L)-10) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 303 (LST 303) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 304 (LST 304) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-10 (LCI(L)-10) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 365 (LCT 365) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 303 (LST 303) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 304 (LST 304)

1943: Royal Navy Frigate Labuan (K 584) - Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1009 (LCT 1009) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 581 (LCT 581) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 227 (LST 227) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 558

1944: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 1155 (LCT 1155) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-818 (LCI(L)-818) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-819 (LCI(L)-819) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1243 (LCT 1243) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1360 (LCT 1360) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1433 (LCT 1433) - US Navy Medium landing ship (rocket) LSM(R) 190 (LSM(R) 190) - US Navy Medium landing ship (rocket) LSM(R) 191 (LSM(R) 191) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 771 (LST 771) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 810 (LST 810)

1945: US Navy Destroyer Rupertus (DD 851)

Commissioned (35)

1917: Royal Navy MS Trawler Moy (T 79)

1920: US Navy Destroyer Sturtevant (i) (DD 240)

1936: Italian Navy Submarine Turchese

1939: Royal Indian Navy Sloop Pansy - Royal Indian Navy Auxiliary patrol vessel Prabhavati - US Navy Destroyer Hughes (DD 410)

1941: Royal Navy Motor minesweeper MMS 79 (J 579)

1942: Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 2011 (J 811) - US Navy Minesweeper Constant (AM 86) - US Navy Destroyer De Haven (i) (DD 469) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 135 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 80 - US Navy Submarine chaser SC-1013 (SC-1013) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-115 (YMS-115)

1943: Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 256 (MTB 256) - US Navy Oiler Cacapon (AO 52) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Enright (DE 216) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-465 (LCI(L)-465) - US Navy Destroyer Picking (DD 685) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-283 (YMS-283)

1944: Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1457 (ML 1457) - US Navy Destroyer Borie (ii) (DD 704) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-1091 (LCI(L)-1091) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-814 (LCI(L)-814) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-815 (LCI(L)-815) - US Navy Landing craft support LCS(L)-13 (LCS(L)-13) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 239 (LSM 239) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-418 (YMS-418)

1945: Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 3015 (LST 3015) - Royal Navy Tank landing ship LST 3519 (LST 3519) - Royal Navy Minesweeper Niger (iii) (J 442) - US Navy Minesweeper Cruise (AM 215) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 617 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 724 - US Navy Destroyer William R. Rush (DD 714)

Legend:

Laid down means that the ship's construction was officially started by laying down the keel (often just a single steel beam but could also mean the first of many pre-fabricated sections).

Launched means that the ship was launched from its shipyard, it then began its fitting out period (installation of smaller systems, weapons etc.) - in many yards the ships were launched very complete and needed little work afterwards.

Commissioned is when the navy takes the ship officially over and gives command of it to its new captain.

War Losses on 21 September (4)


1941: Soviet Navy Destroyer Frunze

1942: Royal Navy Rescue Tug St. Olaves (W 40)

1943: Royal Navy Corvette Polyanthus (K 47)

1944: Soviet Navy Submarine ShCh-402

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General Events on 21 September


1939

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Manchester: HMS Manchester (Capt. H.H. Bousfield, RN) arrived at Bombay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Osiris: HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr. R. Sheridan-Patterson, RN) conducted exercises off Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Regulus (i): HMS Regulus (Cdr. J.M. Money, RN) conducted exercises off Hong Kong.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Cachalot: HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seal: HMS Seal (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Lonsdale, RN) put into Perim harbour.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt. G.D.A. Gregory, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Dundee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Starfish: HMS Starfish (Lt. T.A. Turner, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Dundee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triad: HMS Triad (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, RN) conducted independent exercises off Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. H.A.V. Haggard, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Ardent: HMS Ardent (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Barker, RN) escorted Convoy OA-7. Ardent took wounded from the British tanker Teakwood aboard after it was torpedoed by German U-boat U-35. Ardent accompanied damaged Teakwood back to Falmouth.

1940

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) departed Simonstown for Freetown. For the daily positions of HMS Dorsetshire during the period of 21 to 29 September 1940 see the map below.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. G.B.M. van Erkel, RNN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Dundee.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 14: HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) departed Bermuda for Halifax, Canada.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt. G.D.A. Gregory, DSO, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Triton: HMS Triton (Lt. G.C.I.S.B. Watkins, RN) departed from Gibraltar for her 13th war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Genoa before proceeding to Malta. As no log is available no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Utmost: While bottoming at Portsmouth during an air raid HMS Utmost (Lt. J.H. Eaden, DSC, RN) sustained damage to her fore hydroplanes.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Terje 2 (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR) and HMS Terje 3 (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 31 proceeded to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises of Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. John J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN) and HMS Carina (Cdr.(Retd.) T.St.V.F. Tyler, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. H.R.B. Newton, RN) ended her 9th war patrol at Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. G.V. Prowse, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Honeysuckle (Lt. G.W. Gregorie, RNR) and HMS Southern Breeze (Ch.Skr. G.W. Holliday, RNR).

Royal Navy Sloop HMS Flamingo: The British tanker Invershannon is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 480 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°40'N, 22°04'W. 17 survivors were later picked up by the British sloop HMS Flamingo (Cdr. J.H. Huntley, RN) and 15 survivors were picked up by the British ASW trawler HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNVR).

Royal Navy Corvette HMS Arabis: HMS Arabis (Lt.Cdr. Arthur Blewett, RNR) picks up 23 survivors from the British whale factory ship New Sevilla that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-138 52 miles northwest of Rathlin Island in position 55°50'N, 07°30'W.

1941

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: While trying to land on HMS Eagle (Capt. E.G.N. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN) the Walrus aircraft from HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. A.W.S. Agar, VC, DSO, RN) crashed into the sea and sank. There were no casualties.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 21: HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) departed from Gibraltar for her 14th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She is to patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the East Coast of Sardinia. For the daily and attack positions of HrMs O 21 during this patrol see the map below. HrMs O 21 14th war patrolclick here for bigger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: 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).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Porpoise: HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) sailed to carry out gunnery and torpedo exercises with La Capricieuse in the Holy Loch. During the firing of a six-torpedo salvo, two failed to leave the tubes and one had a hot run causing minor damage.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tigris: HMS Tigris (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) ended her 11th war patrol at Polyarnoe.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: While on patrol off the Gulf of Athens HMS Torbay (Lt.Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, RN) attacked a merchant ships escorted by three A/S vessels and aircraft. Two torpedoes were fired but these both missed. Torbay is depth charged by the escorts but not damaged. (All times are zone -2) 0930 hours - In position 358° St. Georgio 7.7 nautical miles sighted a merchant ship of about 2000 tons escorted by aircraft and three A/S vessels. Commenced attack. 1030 hours - In position 015° St. Georgio 10.4 nautical miles fired two torpedoes from very close range and went deep. The target was seen to be the Rumanian Virginia wearing the German colours. No hits were obtained as both torpedoes ran under the target. Torbay was now counter attacked by the escorts with depth charges but these caused no damage. Virginia was escorted by the German escorts 12 V 1, 12 V 4 and 12 V 5 and by the Italian Motor torpedo Boat MAS 534. This last one left the escort near Chalkis.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultimatum: While en-route to Gibraltar HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) is ordered by signal to conduct a short patrol off Cape Finisterre, Spain. This made the passage to Gibraltar P 34's 1st war patrol.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. J.W.D. Coombe, RN) arrived at Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. N. Marriott, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle with aircraft.

Royal Navy Sloop HMS Deptford: The British merchant Runa is torpedoed and sunk north-north-east of the Azores in position 46°20'N, 22°23'W by German U-boat U-201. HMS Deptford (Lt.Cdr. H.R. White, RN) later picks up 9 survivors.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR D-5 / Spartakovets: D-5 fires a torpedo at the Italian tanker Tampico (4958 GRT) north-east of Varna, Bulgaria. The torpedo however misses it's target.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-34: M-34 fires a torpedo against the Italian tanker Superga (6154 BRT) off Cape Tuzla, some 10 nautical miles south-east of Constanta, Romania in position 43°59'N, 28°44'E. The torpedo misses its target.

Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Vimy: The Italian submarine Luigi Torelli (offsite link) is heavily damaged by depth charges from HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. H.G.D. de Chair, RN) while escorting the convoy HG-73 in the North Atlantic. The loss of the Italian submarine Alessandro Malaspina (offsite link) that is often credited to HMS Vimy is incorrect. Her fate was revised in March 2004 by Dr. Axel Niestlé and Eric Zimmerman.

1942

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XI: From 21 to 25 September 1942, HrMs K XI (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Deketh, RNN), participated in A/S exercises off Bombay.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XII: In the early morning hours HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. T. Brunsting, RNN) is bombed by mistake by a Catalina flying boat. No damage was done to K XII.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 19: HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed East London for Simonstown. She was escorted by the British corvette HMS Thyme (Lt. H. Roach, RNR)

US Navy Submarine USS Trout: USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Koei Maru (863 GRT) south of Truk in position 06°54'N, 151°51'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Swordfish: USS Swordfish (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Burrows, USN) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

US Navy Submarine USS Grouper: USS Grouper (Lt.Cdr. R.R. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Tone Maru (4070 GRT) in the East China Sea, east of Shanghai, China in position 31°18'N, 123°27'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbeaten: HMS Unbeaten (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Lord Stonehaven (Skr. A.F.S. Jenner, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) shifted from Blyth to Newcastle upon Tyne where she was to refit.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sturgeon: HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) shifted from Sheerness to Chatham.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sahib: HMS P 212 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upright: HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: At 0105 hours HMS P 46 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) sank the Italian auxiliary minesweeper N 10 / Aquila (305 GRT) with gunfire off the Tunisian near Mehedia. All were saved of her crew of twenty-six but three were wounded. The auxiliary minesweeper S. Michele was in company but escaped unscathed. Shortly afterwards P 46 torpedoed and sank the Vichy-French merchant Liberia (3890 GRT, built 1905) north-east of Mehedia, Tunisia in position 35°36'N, 11°09'E. She was on passage from La Goulette to Sfax. Four men were killed. (All times are zone -2) 20 September 1942 2245 hours - Sighed a darkened ship bearing 240°. The target was proceeding to the south. Closed to investigate. 21 September 1942 0017 hours - The vessel was identified as a large three-masted auxiliary schooner. A small motor craft was seen astern. Decided to attack the schooner with gunfire. The small craft was difficult to identify. It could not be seen if it was an escort. 0105 hours - In position 35°33'N, 11°08'E opened fire on the schooner from 1000 yards and still closing. 12 rounds were fired for 8 hits. The crew was seen to abandon ship. The schooner was set on fire and this could still be seen 4 hours later. The small boat was not seen again but later it was thought she was seen picking up survivors. 0130 hours - Proceeded to investigate lights of a vessel seen bearing 330°, also on a southerly course. 0200 hours - The vessel was seen to fly French colours and the name Liberia was illuminated on her side. Decided to attack as all ships in these waters were to be considered hostile. 0213 hours - In position 35°36'N, 11°09'E fired two torpedoes from 1000 yards. The first torpedo circled to starboard with a gyro failure. The second hit just abaft the mainmast. 0228 hours - The ship was seen to sink.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bradford (Lt.Cdr. J.N.K. Knight, RN) and HMS Spey (Cdr. H.G. Boys-Smith, DSO and Bar, RD, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

US Navy Submarine USS S-38: USS S-38 (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Munson) departed from Brisbane for her 8th war patrol. She is to proceed to Pearl Harbor and then to the US west coast for an overhaul. en-route she is to reconnoitre several of the Gilbert Islands.

US Navy Submarine USS S-41: USS S-41 (Lt. I.S. Hartman) departed from Brisbane for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol the Ellice Islands and then to continue on for Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt.Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt. I.J. Galantin, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Kehl, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Stevens, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-35: M-35 fires a torpedo against the Bulgarian merchant Varna (2141 GRT) escorted by the Romanian torpedo boat Naluca east of Zhebriyani, Ukraine in position 45°54'N, 30°22'E. The torpedo fired missed its target.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR S-31: S-31 fires two torpedoes against ' what is identified as ' a merchant of 1500 tons south of Yalta, Crimea. Both torpedoes missed their target.

1943

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) arrived at Aden.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) ended her 4th war patrol at Lerwick.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 9: HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Gato: USS Gato (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Foley) departed from Tulagi. She is to undertake a special mission off the east coast of Bougainville.

US Navy Submarine USS Haddock: USS Haddock (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Davenport) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese collier Shinyubari Maru (5354 GRT) west-north-west of Truk in position 08°53'N, 148°30'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Trigger: USS Trigger (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Dornin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet oilers Shiriya (14050 GRT) and Shoyo Maru (7498 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Argun Maru (6661 GRT), and torpedoed and damaged the fleet oiler Gyoku Maru (6854 GRT) north of Keelung, Formosa in position 26°27'N, 122°40'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Wahoo: USS Wahoo (Cdr. D.W. Morton) sank the Japanese merchant fishing vessel Hokusei Maru (1394 GRT) west of the Kuril Islands in position 45°45'N, 145°46'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Apogon: USS Apogon (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Schoeni, USN) arrived at Coco Solo.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Fishguard with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.B.de B. Kershaw, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. N.L.A. Jewell, OBE, RN) was docked at Algiers.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Simoom: HMS Simoom (Lt. G.D.N. Milner, DSC, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Algiers.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Stoic: HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She made (part of) the passage together with HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, 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).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Surf: HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted practice attacks on HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. H.G. Norman, CBE, RN) escorted by the destroyers HMS Musketeer (Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN), ORP Orkan (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki, ORP) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) departed from Beirut bound for Port Said to dock.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tactician: HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) transits the Suez Canal and proceeds towards Aden. As there is nog log available for this period no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tantalus: HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Umbra: HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbroken: HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She made the passage together with HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) and HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unseen: HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) torpedoed and sank the German minelayer Brandenburg (3895 GRT, former French Kita, built 1937) and the German night fighter direction vessel Kreta (2600 GRT, former French Ile de Beaute, built 1930) about 7 nautical miles north-east of Isola di Capraia, Italy in position 43°08'N, 09°58'E. They were escorted by the minesweepers R 189 and R 201 and two Arado seaplanes. Both vessels were each hit by a torpedo. Brandenburg sank at 1647 and Kreta at 1740 hours. Twenty-five were reported missing and thirty wounded (seven seriously) from Brandenburg and five were killed or missing and eleven wounded (four seriously) from Kreta. A total of 486 survivors were picked up by the minesweepers and brought to Leghorn. (All times are zone -2) 1603 hours - In position 43°08'N, 09°58'E sighted two merchant vessels bearing 058°, range 5 nautical miles. Started attack. Two E-boats were seen as escort and two aircraft were patrolling overhead. 1623 hours - Fired four torpedoes from 3500 yards at the overlapping targets. Went deep on firing. 1626 hours - Heard two hits. Only HE from the E-boats was heard from now on. 1630 hours - The first of two depth charges was dropped. The second depth charge was very close. 1650 hours - Heard dull rumbling noises thought to be a ship breaking up. 1820 hours - Returned to periscope depth. Saw an aircraft and an E-boat patrolling the area. Started reloading the tubes.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Varangian: HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She made (part of) the passage together with HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN), HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) and HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uther: HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. N.D. Gage, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. A.K. Tyree, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Parham, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Mehlop, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-14: USS R-14 (Lt.Cdr. R. Holden, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Shepard, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Polish Navy Submarine ORP Dzik: ORP Dzik (Lt.Cdr. Romanowski) fired torpedoes in Bastia harbour, Corsica, France and sank the German tanker Nikolaus (6397 GRT, former Greek Nicolaou Ourania) and the German tug Kraft (333 GRT). Dzik also claimed the sinking of three German landing craft, normally identified as SF 172 (130 GRT), SF 176 (130 GRT) and F 420 (220 GRT). However, it has been established that SF.176 and S.110 were both lost in the explosion of their ready-use ammunition in the air attack and Dzik had no part in their loss, while SF.176 was sunk in action against MGB.658 off Elba on 15 October and possibly not even present at Bastia that day.

1944

US Navy Destroyer USS Rathburne: Arrived off Ulithi, debarked UDT-10 to recon Falalop and Asor beaches

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 19: HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) was undocked.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 24: HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trials and training.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 15: HrMs O 15 (Lt. W.C.M. de Jonge van Ellemeet, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Pimpernel (Lt. H.D. Hayes, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Searaven: USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Dry) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Rizan Maru (4850 GRT) off Etorofu, Kuril Islands in position 49°13'N, 145°30'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Seawolf: USS Seawolf (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Bontier) left Brisbane for her 15th war patrol. She was ordered to transport stores and Army personnel to the east coast of Samar. Seawolf called at Manus on 29 September.

US Navy Submarine USS Permit: USS Permit (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Scherer) left Brisbane for her 14th and final war patrol. Once again she was assigned to lifeguard duty off Truk.

US Navy Submarine USS Shad: USS Shad (Lt.Cdr. L.V. Julihn) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Fumi Maru No.2 (304 GRT) east of Shinto, Japan in position 34°45'N, 139°40'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Bluegill: USS Bluegill (Lt.Cdr. Eric Lloyd Barr, Jr.) refuels at Exmouth Bay.

US Navy Submarine USS Haddo: USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Katsuriki (1540 tons) about 80 nautical miles south-west of Manila, Philippines in position 13°35'N, 119°06'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Bowfin: USS Bowfin (Cdr. J. Corbus, USN) arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

US Navy Submarine USS Bergall: At 1654 hours (Zone I, -9), USS Bergall (Cdr. J.M. Hyde, USN), sighted a small boat with five Japanese soldiers. They declined to be picked up. Position was 16°41'N, 138°33'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Blackfin: USS Blackfin (Cdr. G.H. Laird, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Charles R. Greer (Cdr. A. Jackson, Jr., USNR), USS Tisdale (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Hatfield, USNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Picuda: USS Picuda (Lt.Cdr. G.R. Donaho) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Awaji Maru (1948 GRT) off Cap Bojeador, Luzon in position 18°43'N, 120°53'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Bang: USS Bang (Cdr. A.R. Gallaher, USN) attacked an enemy convoy east of Formosa. A total of 10 torpedoes were fired. Several hits are claimed but no sinkings could be attributed to Bang. (All times are zone -10) 20 September 1944 1648 hours - Picked up pinging on sound bearing 217°(T). Turned towards. 1655 hours - In position 25°07'N, 122°57'E sighted smoke on more or less the same bearing. Started approach. The masts of two ships were soon in sight, later a total of six ships were seen. 2030 hours - Surfaced. Went ahead at full speed. Started a batterry charge. 2041 hours - Obtained contact with SJ radar at a range of 23200 yards. Commenced an end around and started tracking. There appeared to be six Maru's in three columns with an escort ahead on each beam an probably another one astern. 21 September 1944 0015 hours - In position 25°21'N, 123°58'E fired six bow tubes. Swung right with full rudder and flank speed. 0017 hours - Fired four stern tubes at the second ship in the south column. Range on firing was 1700 yards. Three hits were heard from the bow tubes. Flashes of hits were seen on two targets. The escorts never saw Bang and moved over to the other side of the convoy. Following the attack three radar pips disappeared from the screen. 0636 hours - Submerged.

US Navy Submarine USS Redfish: USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Mizuho Maru (8506 GRT) north of Luzon, Philippines in position 18°37'N, 120°43'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) is docked at Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) conducted exercises of Blyth training a class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rover: HMS Rover (Lt. F.M. Piggott, RNR) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seraph: HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. Seraph was now assigned to training duties often out of Holyhead.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Surf: HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises with HMIS Hindustan (A/Cdr. H.C. Bird, OBE, RIN) and HMAS Geraldton (Lt.Cdr. L.M. Carter, RANR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trident: HMS Trident (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, DSO, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (T/Lt. P.S. Parmenter, RNR) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (A/Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Torbay: HMS Torbay (Lt. C.P. Norman, DSO, RN) conducted RD/F exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Thrasher: HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Lerwick for her 16th war patrol. This is the 1st patrol of her third commission, a work-up patrol in the Norwegian Sea to hunt enemy submarines. For the daily positions of HMS Thrasher during this patrol see the map below. View HMS Thrasher 16th war patrol in a larger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trusty: HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Telemachus: HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Exmouth Gulf.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trump: At 0744 hours (time zone -1), HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN), arrived at Lerwick. She departed from Lerwick at 1615 hours for her 1st war patrol (work-up patrol). She is to patrol in the North Sea. HMS Trump 1st war patrol (work-up patrol) daily positionsclick here for bigger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Uproar: HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Douglas, Isle of Man.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. J. Whitton, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth with a training class of new submariners.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Larne with aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. I.M. Stoop, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt. W.A. Schoenfeld, USN) conducted exercises off Bermuda.

US Navy Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt. D.C. Peto, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-10: USS R-10 (Lt. R.D. McWenthy, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Parham, USN ? or Lt. M. Abrahams, USN ?) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt.Cdr. D.L. Mehlop, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-20: USS R-20 (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 614: HMS P 614 (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) participated in A/S exercises with motor launches off Ardishaig.

1945

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) departed Fremantle for Batavia in the Dutch East Indies. For the daily positions of HrMs O 23 during this passage see the map below. Ver HrMs O 23 passage Fremantle - Batavia click here for bigger map

US Navy Submarine USS Seadragon: USS Seadragon (Lt.Cdr. L.L. Davis, Jr., USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from Key West, Florida.

US Navy Submarine USS Bowfin: USS Bowfin (Cdr. A.K. Tyree, USN) arrived at Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York from the Panama Canal Zone.

US Navy Submarine USS Catfish: USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed Pearl Harbour for Seattle, Washington, USA.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) arrived at Halifax.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Seadog: HMS Seadog (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) arrived at Suez.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Statesman: HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) arrived at Alexandria.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Subtle: HMS Subtle (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) arrived at Alexandria.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Trenchant: HMS Trenchant (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) departed from Fremantle bound for the U.K. for a refit. The first leg of the trip is to Aden.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. O. Lascelles, DSC, RN) completed her refit at Blyth.

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