Allied Warships

HMS Truncheon (P 353)

Submarine of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassT 
PennantP 353 
ModThird Group 
Built byDevonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) 
Ordered30 May 1942 
Laid down5 Nov 1942 
Launched22 Feb 1944 
Commissioned25 May 1945 
End service 
History

Sold to Israeli Navy in 1968 and renamed Dolphin. Scrapped in 1977.  

Commands listed for HMS Truncheon (P 353)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Julian Clutterbuck, DSO, RN15 Dec 1944mid 1946

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The history of HMS Truncheon as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks of this submarine.

This page was last updated in December 2018.

19 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Plymouth for Holy Loch. (1)

21 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trials and training. (1)

22 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (1)

24 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted full power trials on the Arran measured mile. (1)

26 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

27 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

28 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

30 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) served as the target. (1)

31 May 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted noise trials at Loch Goil. (1)

2 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. (2)

3 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of her exercises. (2)

4 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

5 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

6 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN) served as the target. (2)

9 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar where she was to conduct her torpedo discharge trials. (2)

10 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

11 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

12 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

13 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

14 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these trials HMS Truncheon returned to Holy Loch. (2)

16 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar for more torpedo discharge trials which were conducted in the afternoon. (2)

18 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (2)

19 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target. (2)

20 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

20 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted S.T.U. (mine detection) trials in the Clyde area. (3)

21 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted night radar exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Truncheon returned to Holy Loch. (2)

22 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. (2)

23 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (2)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted independent exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

26 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Myngs (Capt. P.G.L. Cazalet, DSC, RN) and HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Hopper, DSC, RN). (2)

27 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Myngs (Capt. P.G.L. Cazalet, DSC, RN). (2)

29 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

30 Jun 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

3 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises at Scapa Flow with HrMs Van Galen (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN). (3)

4 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (3)

5 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Onslaught (Cdr. R.T. Paul, CBE, RN) and HrMs Van Galen (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNN). (3)

8 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. (3)

9 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (3)

10 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) trials in Gare Loch with the surrendered German submarine U-1171 (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC and Bar, RNR). (3)

13 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tijgerhaai (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN) all departed Holy Loch for wolf pack exercises. (4)

16 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of her exercises. (3)

18 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) served as the target. (3)

19 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN) and HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) served as the targets. (3)

21 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tijgerhaai (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN) all departed Holy Loch for wolf pack exercises. (4)

22 Jul 1945
HMS Tireless (A/Lt.Cdr. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tijgerhaai (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN) all conducted practice attacks on HMS Brilliant (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR) and HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN). (4)

24 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of her exercises. (3)

27 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Icarus (Cdr.(Retd.) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN) served as the target. Following these attack exercises, gunnery exercises were carried out. (3)

28 Jul 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

7 Aug 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. These were followed by night radar exercises with HMS Brilliant (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (5)

8 Aug 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of her exercises. (5)

3 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (6)

7 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for the Far East. The first leg of the trip is to Gibraltar. (6)

12 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (6)

13 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Malta. (6)

17 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Malta. (6)

22 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Malta for Port Said. (6)

27 Sep 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Port Said. (6)

5 Oct 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) passes the Suez Canal and starts her trip to Aden. (7)

10 Oct 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) arrived at Aden. (7)

13 Oct 1945
HMS Truncheon (A/Lt.Cdr. R.J. Clutterbuck, DSO, RN) departed from Aden bound for Colombo. From Colombo she goes to Singapore. (7)

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Sources

  1. ADM 173/20029
  2. ADM 173/20030
  3. ADM 173/20031
  4. ADM 173/19931
  5. ADM 173/20032
  6. ADM 173/20033
  7. ADM 199/2572

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


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