Allied Warships

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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 (26)

1925: French Navy Destroyer L'Adroit

1933: Soviet Navy Submarine M-12

1937: Italian Navy Torpedo boat Calliope

1938: Royal Navy Sloop Flamingo (L 18 / U 18)

1939: US Navy Destroyer Benson (DD 421)

1941: Free French Navy Corvette Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves (K 93) - Royal Indian Navy Minesweeper Punjab (J 239) - Royal Navy Corvette Lotus (i) (K 93) - US Navy Heavy cruiser Baltimore (CA 68) - US Navy Destroyer Doyle (DD 494) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-55 (YMS-55)

1942: US Navy Minesweeper Clamour (AM 160) - US Navy Minesweeper Climax (AM 161) - US Navy Minesweeper Compel (AM 162) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 129

1943: Royal Navy Destroyer Consort (R 76) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-1217 (PC-1217) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 382 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 400 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 401

1944: US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-640 (LCI(L)-640) - US Navy Landing craft tank LCT 1300 (LCT 1300) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 639 (LST 639) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 569

1945: US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 713 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 714

Launched (27)

1913: Royal Dutch Navy Gunboat Gruno (F 81)

1918: US Navy Destroyer Chew (DD 106)

1919: US Navy Minesweeper Vireo (AM 52)

1941: Royal Canadian Navy Minesweeper Bayfield (J 08) - Royal Navy Corvette Acanthus (K 01) - Royal Navy Minesweeper Bayfield (J 08) - Royal Norwegian Navy Corvette Acanthus (K 01)

1942: Royal Navy MS Trawler Procher (T 281) - US Navy Minesweeper Dynamic (AM 91) - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-75 (YMS-75)

1943: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 664 (LCT 664) - Royal Navy Frigate Shiel (K 305) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Joyce (DE 317) - US Navy Destroyer Escort Mills (DE 383) - US Navy Escort carrier Mission Bay (CVE 59) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 347 - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-404 (YMS-404)

1944: Royal Navy Landing Craft Tank LCT 7056 (LCT 7056) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-622 (LCI(L)-622) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 259 (LSM 259) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 260 (LSM 260) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1000 (LST 1000) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1001 (LST 1001) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 674 (LST 674)

1945: US Navy Destroyer Brinkley Bass (DD 887) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 604 - US Navy High speed transport Walter S. Gorka (APD 114)

Commissioned (37)

1926: Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser Sumatra (40)

1928: French Navy Submarine Doris

1937: Royal Dutch Navy Minesweeper Abraham Crijnssen - Royal Dutch Navy Minesweeper Pieter de Bitter

1938: Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 102 (MTB 102)

1941: Royal Navy Minesweeper Eastbourne (J 127) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 243 (ML 243) - Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat MTB 38 (MTB 38) - Royal Navy Corvette Starwort (K 20)

1942: Royal Canadian Navy Motor Launch ML 074 (ML 074) - Royal Canadian Navy Corvette Port Arthur (K 233) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 348 (ML 348) - Royal Navy Motor Launch ML 353 (ML 353) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-543 (PC-543)

1943: Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1288 (ML 1288) - Italian Navy Corvette Chimera - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-353 (LCI(L)-353) - US Navy Patrol craft PC-1125 (PC-1125) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 248 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 260 - US Navy Minesweeper YMS-328 (YMS-328)

1944: Royal Navy MS Trawler Hascosay (T 390) - Royal Navy Harbour Defence Motor Launch HDML 1465 (ML 1465) - Royal Navy Destroyer Volage (R 41) - US Navy Landing Craft Infantry LCI(L)-688 (LCI(L)-688) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 205 (LSM 205) - US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 8 (LSM 8) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 1023 (LST 1023) - US Navy Tank landing ship LST 615 (LST 615) - US Navy Patrol craft PCE(R)-852 (PCE(R)-852) - US Navy Escort carrier Salamaua (CVE 96) - US Navy Frigate Sheboygan (PF-57) - US Navy Net tender Silverleaf (AN 68)

1945: US Navy Medium landing ship LSM 446 (LSM 446) - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 648 - US Navy Motor torpedo boat PT 704 - US Navy Destroyer Steinaker (DD 863)

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 26 May (2)


1940: Royal Navy Light cruiser Curlew (D 42)

1943: Soviet Navy Submarine ShCh-408

More information on Allied Warships losses.


General Events on 26 May


1940

Royal Navy Light cruiser HMS Gloucester: HMS Gloucester (Capt. F.R. Garside, CBE, RN) shifted from Port Said to Alexandria where she joined the Mediterranean Fleet.

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.W. Termijtelen, RNN) returned to Surabaya.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sealion: HMS Sealion (Lt.Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Harwich for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea. No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Salmon: HMS Salmon (Cdr. E.O. Bickford, DSO, RN) spent 15 hours on the surface searching for the crew of a crashed British aircraft.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sunfish: HMS Sunfish (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Slaughter, DSO, RN) departed Harwich for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea. For the daily positions of HMS Sunfish during this patrol see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Truant: HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, RN) arrived at Harstad.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tetrarch: HMS Tetrarch (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Mills, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Rosyth.

Polish Navy Destroyer ORP Blyskawica: Blyskawica accompanied the British light cruiser HMS Galatea on a patrol in the English Channel.

French Navy Submarine FR Rubis: The Norwegian vessel Vansø (54 GRT, offsite link) was sunk after hitting a mine laid by the French submarine Rubis (Lt. G.E.J. Cabanier) on 10 May 1940 near Egersund, Norway in position 58°21'N, 06°01'E.

1941

Royal Navy Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire: Around 1100 hours, HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN), parted company with convoy SL 74 to join the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rover: HMS Rover (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Greenway, RN) was undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Severn: At 1240 hours, HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN), reversed course for Gibraltar as per orders she had received by signal.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Rorqual: The Roumanian Carmen Sylva (1601 GRT, built 1903) is mined and sunk off the Gulf of Saloniki, Greece. The mine was most likely part of a minefield laid by the British submarine HMS Rorqual (Cdr R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) on 11 May 1941.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tribune: HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taku: HMS Taku (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Upholder: HMS Upholder (Lt.Cdr. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (8th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 32: HMS P 32 (Lt. D.A.B. Abdy, RN) departed Holy Loch for Gibraltar. She was escorted South through the Irish Sea by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). For the daily positions of HMS P 32 during this passage see the map below. HMS P 32 passage Holy Loch - Gibraltar click here for bigger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 31: HMS H 31 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) arrived at Londonderry.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 43: HMS H 43 (Lt. H.S. Mackenzie, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Prince of Wales: Continuation of the evens of 25 May 1941. 0804 hours - Sighted a cruiser bearing 003º. 0808 hours - Sighted another cruiser bearing 038º. 0830 hours - HMS Galatea and HMS Aurora took up station on each bow. 1145 hours - Committed the bodies of those killed in action on the 24th to the deep. 1242 hours - Commenced zig-zagging. 1522 hours - Ceased zig-zagging. Sighted destroyers ahead. 1540 hours - Joined by HMS Anthony, HMS Achates, HMS Echo and HMS Electra which took up a protective screen. 1615 hours - Commenced zig-zagging.

US Navy Submarine USS R-4: USS R-4 (Lt. J.T. Hardin, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida. [Not much is currently known to us about the exploits of USS R-4 before April 1942.]

Polish Navy Destroyer ORP Piorun: At 11.00 AM Capt. Vian (in HMS Cossack) received a radio report about the position of the Bismarck. He realized that the 4th Destroyer Flotilla was only 50 miles away and ordered to chase the enemy. Due to bad weather and high waves, the destroyers were able to maintain 27 knots speed (only two knots more than Bismarck), but continued the pursuit. Fortunately, British aircraft managed to hit the enemy with two torpedoes. One of them jammed the rudder and damaged the screws. The allied destroyers steamed in line formation, one about 25 cables from another. In darkness, Piorun lost contact with her British partners. At 2214hours lookouts spotted a large ship which identified herself as HMS Sheffield. At 2237 lookouts detected another large ship. The Polish commanding officer Cdr. Plawski was afraid of attacking the unidentified vessel, because it could be HMS Sheffield again. Piorun used an Aldis lamp to transmit a signal. The answer was 6" gunfire, The detected ship was the Bismarck!!! Cdr. Plawski ordered to open fire with the six 4.7" guns. During 59 minutes Piorun continued transmitting radio reports and traded fire with German battleship achieving several hits. Of course, 4.7" shells were able only to destroy some light AA guns, but not to penetrate heavy armour. The Polish destroyer was making lot of evasive manoeuvres, because Bismarck also used her 15" main armament. The British destroyers appeared on scene and conducted a torpedo attack against the German battleship. But all torpedoes missed the target. At 2336hours Piorun lost contact with the enemy.

United States Coast Guard Patrol vessel USCGC General Greene: USCGC General Greene picks up the survivors from the British merchant Marconi that had been sunk by German U-boat U-98 south-south-east of Cape Farewell in approx. position 58°N, 41°W on 21 May.

1942

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS K XII: HrMs K XII (Lt.Cdr. H.C.J. Coumou, RNN(R)) is docked at Sydney.

US Navy Submarine USS Gudgeon: USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. Hylan Benton Lyon) departed Pearl Harbor for her 3th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol northwest of Midway during the defence of that island.

US Navy Submarine USS Saury: USS Saury (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dropp) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Kagi Maru (2346 GRT) about 10 nautical miles north of Amami Oshima Nansei Shoto in position 28°49'N, 129°40'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Salmon: USS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.B. McKinney) torpedoed and sank the Japanese repair ship Asahi (11441 tons) about 180 nautical miles south-south-east of Cam Ranh Bay, French Indochina in position 10°00'N, 110°00'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included practice attacks on HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbeaten: HMS Unbeaten (Lt.Cdr. E.A. Woodward, DSO, RN) departed Gibraltar for the U.K. where she was to refit.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otway: HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Erica (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Riley, RNR) and another vessel who's name is unreadable in the log of HMS Otus.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Safari: HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar after an uneventful passage from the U.K.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Utmost: HMS Utmost (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unison: HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unrivalled: HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) as target.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 28: HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Spry (Lt. M.W. Firth, USN), HMS Orchis (Lt. A.D. White, RNR), HMS Banff (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Evans, RN) and HMS Piroutte (T/Lt. E.R. Pate, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 33 proceeded to Rothesay.

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

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 514: HMS P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) departed St. John's for Argentia where she was to participate in A/S exercises. During the passage she was escorted by HMCS Chambly (T/Cdr. J.D. Prentice, DSO, RCN).

Royal Navy Minesweeper HMS Hazard: HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN) picks up 28 survivors from the American merchant Syros that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-703 about 200 nautical miles south-west of Bear Island in position 72°35'N, 05°30'E.

US Navy Submarine USS R-2: USS R-2 (Lt. D.T. Hammond, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-11: USS R-11 (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Folger, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-13: USS R-13 (Lt. A.R. Gallaher, 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.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 615: HMS P 615 (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) participated in A/S and attack exercises off Campbeltown.

1943

Royal Navy Frigate HMS Test: German U-boat U-436 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 43°49'N, 15°56'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and the corvette HMS Hyderabad (T/Lt. T. Cooper, RNR).

Royal Dutch Navy Light cruiser HNMS Tromp: HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Fremantle to escort convoy US 19 which was made up of the Dutch liner (troopship) Nieuw Amsterdam (36287 GRT, built 1938) and the British liner (troopship) Dominion Monarch (27155 GRT, built 1939) until relieved by the British heavy cruiser HMS Sussex (Capt. W.Y.La R. Beverley, RN). When near Fremantle the Dutch destroyer HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Kruys, RNN) also escorted this convoy until longtitude 110°00'E. For the daily positions during the period of 26 May 1943 to 2 June 1943, see the map below.

US Navy Submarine USS Trout: The Japanese tanker Palembang Maru (5236 GRT) hits a mine north of Borneo in position 02°00'N, 109°15'E and is damaged. The mine is most likely laid by USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Ramage) on 7 April 1943.

US Navy Submarine USS Albacore: USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Lake) ended her 4rd war patrol at Brisbane.

US Navy Submarine USS Whale: USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. A.C. Burrows) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Shoei Maru (3580 GRT) about 17 nautical miles north-northwest of Rota Island, Mariana Islands in position 14°17'N, 144°54'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Gurnard: USS Gurnard (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Andrews) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

US Navy Submarine USS Pogy: USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Tainan Maru (1989 GRT) off Shioyazaki, Honshu, Japan in position 37°03'N, 141°09'E.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (T/Lt. M.D. Tattersall, RNVR) shifted from Larne to Campbeltown.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Oberon: HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon proceeded to Ardrishaig.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Otus: HMS Otus (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Rothesay. An unknown vessel escorted her until 1900 hours, when HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) took over the escort. For the daily positions of HMS Otus during this passage see the map below.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Safari: HMS Safari (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for her 12th war patrol (also 12th in the Mediterranean). She was to carry out special operation MARIGOLD in two parts. Later she was ordered to patrol off North-West Sardinia, Italy. For the daily and attack positions of HMS Safari during this patrol see the map below. HMS Safari 12th war patrol click here for bigger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sceptre: HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for exercises. At 1800 hours the next day she joined HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville) for passage North. They were escorted by HMS Columbine T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.J. Griffiths, RNR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sportsman: HMS Sportsman (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) fires 6 torpedoes at the French (in German service) tanker Marguerite Finaly (12309 GRT, built 1933) off Southern France, South of Îles d'Hyères in position 42°53'N, 06°08'E. The torpedoes however missed the target. (All times are zone -1) 1045 hours - Sighted a large tanker bearing 087°, range 9000 yards. She was escorted by one 'Elan'-class escort vessel. Started attack. 1141 hours - Fired 6 torpedoes from 8500 yards. 1145 hours - Went to 80 feet. 1149 hours - Heard one explosion. 1200 hours - Returned to periscope depth. The tanker was still on the same course but as a floatplane was sighted and closing Sportsman went to 80 feet again. In the hurried look the escort was not sighted.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Surf: HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbroken: HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) ended her 17th war patrol (also 17th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS United: HMS United (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) ended her 17th war patrol (also 17th in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ultor: HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Malta.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 32: HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, 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).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 33: HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Poppy (T/Lt. D.R.C. Onslow, RNR), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, DSC, RNR), HMS Moyola (Lt.Cdr. H.N. Lawson, RD, RNR) and HMS Enchantress (Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, DSC, RN).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR).

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. W.L. Fey, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS R-7: USS R-7 arrived at Bermuda from New London, Connecticut.

US Navy Submarine USS R-12: USS R-12 (Lt.Cdr. E.E. Shelby, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

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

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR L-22: L-22 lays a minefield off the Syltefjord.

US Navy Submarine USS S-15: USS S-15 (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Acker, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1944

US Navy Destroyer Escort USS England: The Japanese submarine RO-108 (offsite link) is sunk north of the Admiralty Islands, in position 00°32'S, 149°56'E, by Hedgehog depth charges from the US destroyer escort USS England (Lt.Cdr. Walton B. Pendelton, USN).

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 10: HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR).

US Navy Submarine USS Tambor: USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank Japanese stores ship Chiyu Maru (657 GRT) west of the Mariana Islands in position 20°40'N, 141°50'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Sargo: USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. E.S. Carmick) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Islands Navy Yard for an overhaul.

US Navy Submarine USS Harder: USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Celebes Sea.

US Navy Submarine USS Redfin: USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the southern part of the Philippines.

US Navy Submarine USS Sawfish: USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Banister) ended her 6th war patrol at Majuro.

US Navy Submarine USS Cabrilla: USS Cabrilla (Cdr. W.C. Thompson, Jr., USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Sanyo Maru (8360 GRT, built 1930) about 80 nautical miles north of Menado, Celebes in position 02°48'N, 124°19'E. (All times are zone H, -8) 1336 hours - In position 02°51'N, 124°13'E sighted masts baring 326°(T). Commenced tracking and made for a position ahead of the contact. 1432 hours - In a position ahead on the base course of the target. Submerged. 1437 hours - Battle stations. 1457 hours - Range now 11500 yards. 1504 hours - Range now 8800 yards. Masts of a destroyer were sighted about 1500 yards on the targets starboard quarter. 1508 hours - Decided to give the main target four torpedoes, the destroyer two. 1515 hours - Main target now bearing 326°(T), range 5700 yards. The target now zigged towards. 1520 hours - Flooded all torpedo tubes. Rigged for silent running and depth charge attack. The destroyer was echo-ranging. 1524 hours - In position 02°48'N, 124°19'E fired four torpedoes at the target from 1400 yards. Due to an error in drill the fifth torpedo was also fired at the main target instead of the destroyer. The sixth torpedo was fired at the destroyer as intended. One torpedo of the first four fired was seen to porpoise but not clear of the water. Went deep when the destroyer turned towards to go down the torpedo tracks. 1525 hours - Heard two explosions. 1526 hours - Two more explosions. 1527 hours - The destroyer came in echo-ranging. 1529 hours - Four depth charges. 1530 hours - Six depth charges. 1531 hours - Five depth charges. 1532 hours - Two depth charges. 1533 hours - The targets screws could not be heard. Loud breaking up noises were heard. 1535 hours - The destroyer was heard to circle. Possibly picking up survivors. 1538 hours - Heard a loud explosion further away, possibly the target. 1540 hours - Five depth charges. 1545 hours - Heard the destroyer starting to ping again. 1601 hours - Heard the destroyer coming towards for another run. 1603 hours - Six very close depth charges were dropped overhead shaking the boat violently, breaking glass, opening valves, etc but no major damage was sustained. These were the last depth charges dropped. 1730 hours - Screws and pinging faded out. 1741 hours - Started coming up to periscope depth. 1811 hours - At periscope depth. It was dusk by now. All clear. 1823 hours - Surfaced. Cleared the area to the eastward.

US Navy Submarine USS Batfish: USS Batfish (Cdr. J.K. Fyfe, USN) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu and Kyushu in Japanese home waters. For the daily and attack positions of USS Batfish during this patrol see the map below. As no deck log is available (for the moment) positions were taken from the patrol report. Unfortunately the patrol report does not give daily noon positions.

US Navy Submarine USS Barbel: USS Barbel (Cdr. R.A. Keating, Jr., USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Ursula: HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted exercises off Rosyth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Una: HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Stork (Cdr.(Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, DSO, RN), HMS Duncan (Lt. D.G.D. Hall-Wright, RN) and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR).

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Tuna: HMS Tuna (Lt. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) arrived at Port H.H.Z.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) transits the Suez Canal and arrived at Port Said.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Telemachus: HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) is undocked.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unbending: HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, 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) arrived at Stornoway.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Unruffled: HMS Unruffled (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 34: HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 44: HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS H 50: HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS P 511: HMS P 511 (Lt. E.A. Hobson, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown.

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-10: USS R-10 (Lt.Cdr. G.F. Sharp, 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. J.B. Dudley, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-201: M-201 fires four torpedoes against 'what are identified as ' a auxiliary patrol vessel and a merchant in a German convoy north of the Syltefjord in position 70°70'N, 30°40'E. All four torpedoes missed their targets.

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR S-15: S-15 fires four torpedoes against a German convoy of the Syltefjord. No hits were obtained. S-15 was then heavily depth charged by the German auxiliary submarine chasers UJ 1209, UJ 1212 and UJ 1219.

1945

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS O 23: HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) arrived at Rotterdam.

Royal Dutch Navy Submarine HNMS Tijgerhaai: HrMs Tijgerhaai (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN) arrived at Rotterdam.

US Navy Submarine USS Ray: USS Ray (Cdr. W.T. Kinsella) sank 3 small Japanese vessels with gunfire in the Yellow Sea at positions 38°53'N, 122°54'E, 38°55'N, 122°53'E and 38°57'N, 122°53'E.

US Navy Submarine USS Billfish: USS Billfish (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Farley, USNR) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kotobuki Maru No.7 (991 GRT, built 1943) west of Hirado Island, Japan in position 33°18'N, 129°21'E. (All times are zone I, -9) 1118 hours - In position 33°18'N, 129°22'E sighted a freighter clering the southern tip of Ikitsuki Shima bearing 092°(T), range 4000 yards. 1120 hours - Went to battle stations. 1130 hours - The target tracked on a base course of 240°(T), speed 7 knots. 1134 hours - In position 33°18'N, 129°21'E fired four bow torpedoes. One hit was obtained and the target settled quickly by the stern. 1137 hours - Started to retire from the area. 1139 hours - The target was seen to sink.

US Navy Submarine USS Roncador: USS Roncador (Cdr. E.R. Crawford, USN) arrived at Port Everglades, Florida.

US Navy Submarine USS Carbonero: USS Carbonero (Cdr. C.L. Murphy, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa (lifeguard duties). For daily positions of USS Carbonero during this patrol see the map below.

US Navy Submarine USS Catfish: USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

US Navy Submarine USS Atule: USS Atule (Cdr. J.H. Maurer, USN) departed Midway for Pearl Harbour.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Sea Scout: HMS Sea Scout (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) departed Fremantle for Subic Bay, Philippines. For the daily positions of HMS Sea Scout during this passage see the map below. View HMS Sea Scout passage Fremantle - Subic Bay in a larger map

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Taurus: HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Port Said for Aden. She transits the Suez Canal on this day.

Royal Navy Submarine HMS Untiring: HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) returned to Sheerness.

US Navy Submarine USS R-1: USS R-1 (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Cunningham, Jr., USNR) conducted A/S exercises off Casco Bay, Maine together with USS Hingham (Lt.Cdr. W.K. Earle, USCGR).

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-13: USS R-13 (Lt. D.C. Bowman, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

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

US Navy Submarine USS Argonaut (ii): USS Argonaut (ii) (Lt.Cdr. J.S. Schmidt, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

Italian Navy Submarine IT Goffredo Mameli: Goffredo Mameli arrived at New London, Connecticut, USA from Casco Bay, Maine, USA.

1947

Soviet Navy Submarine USSR M-120: M-120 scuttled the wrecks of the German U-boats U-18 and U-24 with torpedoes off Sevastopol. The U-boats had been scuttled by the Germans off Constanza in August 1944, were later raised by the Soviets and towed to Sevastopol.

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