Allied Warships

HMS Untamed (P 58)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassU 
PennantP 58 
ModThird Group 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Davey Paxman & Ricardo 
Ordered12 Jul 1941 
Laid down9 Oct 1941 
Launched8 Dec 1942 
Commissioned14 Apr 1943 
End service7 Aug 1945 
History

HMS Untamed (Lt. Gordon Maurice Noll, RN) foundered in the Clyde during training with the 84th Escort Group on 30 May 1943. The entire crew was lost with the ship. She was salvaged in late June / early July 1943.

She was then refitted and renamed HMS Vitality. She was recommissioned on 14 June 1944. She was decommissioned to reserve in August 1945. HMS Vitality was sold to be broken up for scrap on 13 February 1946 and was scrapped at Troon.

 

Commands listed for HMS Untamed (P 58)

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1Lt. Gordon Maurice Noll, RN1 Feb 194330 May 1943

2Lt. Kenneth Steele Renshaw, DSC, RNRMar 194413 Feb 1945
3Lt. William Thomas John Fox, RN13 Feb 19457 Aug 1945

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The history of HMS Untamed / HMS Vitality as compiled on this page is extracted from HMS Untamed / HMS Vitality patrol reports and logbooks.

This page was last updated in February 2018.

21 Mar 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (1)

22 Mar 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (1)

26 Mar 1943
During the night of 26 / 27 March 1943, HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN), conducted night exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

27 Mar 1943
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

29 Mar 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed the Tyne for Blyth where she arrived later the same day. (3)

29 Mar 1943
During the night of 29 / 30 March 1943, HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN), conducted night exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

2 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

4 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

8 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

10 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. (1)

13 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (1)

14 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted her acceptance trials and was then officially commissioned into the Royal Navy. She then started a training period.

16 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

17 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

18 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

20 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (1)

23 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (1)

25 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (1)

26 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Holy Loch for Londonderry (Lough Foyle). (1)

27 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) arrived at Londonderry (Lough Foyle) to participate in A/S exercises. (1)

27 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

28 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Londonderry (Lough Foyle) for Campbeltown to participate in A/S exercises from that port. (1)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Londonderry (Lough Foyle) for Campbeltown to participate in A/S exercises from that port. (1)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle with USCGC Duane (Capt. H.G. Bradbury, USCG) and HMS Keppel (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (1)

30 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) returned to Holy Loch. Later she spent a few days at Larne before returning to Holy Loch on 24 May 1943. (1)

30 Apr 1943
HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area followed by RD/F trials. (1)

30 May 1943
Upon completion of an A/S exercise off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS Untamed (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) failed to surface. She had failed to respond to charges fired by HMS Shemara since 1501 hours.

At 1600 hours HMS Shemara made a signal reporting the situation. The exercise was due to end at 1700 hours but Untamed failed to surface. Shemare meanwhile had heard the sounds of her engines being run and tanks being blown.

At 1745 hours HMS Shemara reported she had obtained a contact with her Asdic on Untamed laying on the bottom.

Salvage / diving vessel HMS Tedworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Warren, RN) was ordered to the scene but when she arrived divers could not be sent down due to the tide.

The next day diving operations were not possible due to the bad weather.

On 1 June it was decided that there was no hope for any survivors. Divers were able to go down this day and found Untamed upright on the seabed.

On 5 June it was reported that divers had found both escape hatches shut but that the after one was not secured. When they opened the outer hatch the body of the Chief Engine-room Artificer was found. His body was landed at Campbeltown.

In late June HMS Untamed was salvaged.

During 16/17 July 1943 HMS Untamed was towed from Campbeltown to Barrow for reconditioning.

The cause of the accident was that the forward part of the submarine had been flooded through a sluice valve of the ships logs being installed incorrectly. Untamed was therefore not able to surface. An attempt was made to escape from the engine room but this attempt failed due to yet another incorrectly installed valve. (4)

19 Jul 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark. (5)

20 Jul 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of trials and training. (5)

23 Jul 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

24 Jul 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

25 Jul 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (5)

27 Jul 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (5)

28 Jul 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted trials in the Clyde area. (5)

29 Jul 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (5)

30 Jul 1944
During the night of 29 / 30 July 1944, HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR), conducted night exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (5)

1 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (6)

3 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (6)

4 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. Upon completion of these trials she returned to Holy Loch. (6)

6 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (6)

6 Aug 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included RD/F exercises with HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) and HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (7)

7 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (6)

9 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Walker, RN). (6)

11 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted log trialsin Loch Long. (6)

12 Aug 1944
HMS Trident (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, DSO, RN), HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR), HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN) and HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area.

Upon completion of these exercises HMS Vitality, HMS Varne and HMS Bridgewater proceeded to Campbeltown while HMS Trident proceeded to Holy Loch.

During the night of 12 / 13 August 1944, HMS Varne, HMS Vitality and HMS Bridgewater conducted night exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises all ships proceeded to Holy Loch. (6)

13 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Holy Loch to Rothesay. (6)

14 Aug 1944
HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR), HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Rothesay under escort of HMS Milford (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN).

The next day HMS United and HMS Upright set off for St.Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. They were escorted by HMS Northern Sky (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR). (8)

15 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Tobermory. (6)

16 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR) and HMCS Loch Morlich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.L. Foxall, RCNR). (6)

17 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR) and HMCS Petrolia (T/Lt. P.W. Spragge, RCNVR). (6)

18 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR) and HMCS Petrolia (T/Lt. P.W. Spragge, RCNVR). (6)

19 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Petrolia (T/Lt. P.W. Spragge, RCNVR). (6)

22 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR) and HMCS Loch Morlich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.L. Foxall, RCNR). (6)

23 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Achanalt (T/Lt. R.W. Hart, RCNVR). (6)

25 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Loch Morlich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.L. Foxall, RCNR) and HMS Morpeth Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, DSC, RNR). (6)

26 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Loch Morlich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.L. Foxall, RCNR) and HMS Morpeth Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, DSC, RNR). (6)

27 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Achanalt (T/Lt. R.W. Hart, RCNVR). (6)

28 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Achanalt (T/Lt. R.W. Hart, RCNVR). (6)

30 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory on a target that was towed by HMS ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (6)

31 Aug 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR). (6)

1 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Ribble (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Achanalt (T/Lt. R.W. Hart, RCNVR). (9)

2 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. (9)

5 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (9)

7 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) served as a target for HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) during exercises in the Clyde area. (9)

9 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (9)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (9)

13 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne. (9)

15 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (9)

17 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne with HMS Affleck (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Bentley (Lt.Cdr. E.G. May, DSC, RN). (9)

18 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (9)

19 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (9)

20 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (9)

22 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (9)

26 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne with HMS Vervain (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Howell, RNVR). (9)

27 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (9)

28 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. (9)

30 Sep 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Larne with HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). Following the exercises with these surface ships HMS Vitality conducted gunnery and night exercises. (9)

1 Oct 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) returned to Holy Loch. (10)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (10)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (10)

9 Oct 1944
During the night of 9 / 10 October 1944, HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR), conducted night exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Vitality proceeded to Larne. (9)

12 Oct 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Holy Loch for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Sea on an anti-uboat patrol. This was a work-up patrol.

Passage north through the Minches was made together with HMS Selene (Lt.Cdr. H.R.B. Newton, DSC, RN) and HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR).

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

(11)

29 Oct 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. The patrol had been uneventful. (11)

31 Oct 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Selene (Lt.Cdr. H.R.B. Newton, DSC, RN) and HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (10)

2 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch.

Vitality was now assigned to training duties for which she joined the 7th Submarine Flotilla. (12)

11 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) was docked at Holy Loch. (12)

13 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) was undocked. (12)

15 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (12)

16 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. O.B. Deiter, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. G.C. Organ, RNVR). (12)

18 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (12)

19 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Kenan (T/Lt. J.B. Newland, RNVR) and HMS Cape Portland (T/Lt. D.O. Denton, RNVR). (12)

20 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (12)

21 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (12)

22 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Orkney (A/Lt.Cdr. Victor Browne, RCNR). (12)

23 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS St. Therese (T/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR) and HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR). (12)

24 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR) and HMS Lawson (Lt. J.P. Somerville, RN). (12)

26 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Berkeley Castle (Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC and Bar, RD, RNR). (12)

27 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Nyasaland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Scott, DSC, RNVR). (12)

28 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Berkeley Castle (Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC and Bar, RD, RNR), HMS Lancaster Castle (T/Lt. W.S. Joliffe, RNR) and HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Heron, RNVR). (12)

29 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Nyasaland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Scott, DSC, RNVR). (12)

30 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (12)

1 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (13)

3 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (13)

5 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Coldstreamer (T/Lt. A.L. Kerr, RNVR), HMS Northern Sky (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR) and HMS Royal Marine (T/S.Lt. L.N. Holmes, RNVR). (13)

6 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR).

7 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Inman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Evans, RN) and HMS Dianella (T/Lt. J.F. Tognola, RNR). (13)

8 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC and Bar, RNR), HMS Poppy (Lt. H. Roach, RNR) and HMS Lotus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.B. Bald, MBE, RNVR). (13)

10 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay to have a dummy snorkel fitted. (13)

11 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (13)

12 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Campbeltown to Oban. She was escorted by HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). (13)

13 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. G.E.C. Martin, DSC, RNVR). (13)

18 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR) and HMS Amberley Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R. Edwards, RNVR). (13)

19 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR), HMSAS Good Hope (T/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Dryden-Dymond, SANF(V)), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR) and HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR). (13)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (13)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR), HMS Alnwick Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. H.A. Stonehouse, DSC, RNR) and HMSAS Good Hope (T/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Dryden-Dymond, SANF(V)). (13)

27 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR), HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (13)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR) and HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR). (13)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Oakham Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Lyons, RNVR) and HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR). (13)

30 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted gunnery exercises off Tobermory.

[No log is available for HMS Vitality for January 1945, therefore no details of her operations during that month can be given.] (13)

18 Jan 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) arrived at Rothesay from Tobermory. (14)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). (15)

6 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (15)

6 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (15)

8 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area. (15)

10 Feb 1945
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR). (16)

11 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (15)

12 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

14 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. After about two hours the exercises were cancelled. (15)

15 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

16 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

18 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

20 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

21 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. After about one hour the exercises were cancelled. (15)

22 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

23 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

25 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

26 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

27 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

28 Feb 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (15)

1 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (2)

2 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) and HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Tobermory. They were escorted by HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN). (2)

4 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

5 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

6 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

8 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

14 Mar 1945
During the night of 14/15 March 1945, HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) and HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted night exercises off Tobermory. (2)

22 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) and HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory. (2)

23 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (2)

24 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (2)

25 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory. (2)

29 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with E.G. 30. (2)

31 Mar 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with E.G. 30. (2)

2 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory. (17)

3 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with E.G. 2. (17)

5 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN). (17)

6 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

8 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with E.G. 8. (17)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (17)

14 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) and HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. (17)

15 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) and HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) shifted from Oban to Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (17)

27 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (17)

30 Apr 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (17)

1 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

1 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

2 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

4 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

5 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Holy Loch were she was immediately docked. (18)

7 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) was undocked. (18)

8 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Rothesay. (18)

11 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (18)

12 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (18)

15 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

16 May 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Wallace, RNVR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (18)

18 May 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR). (18)

20 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

21 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

22 May 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (18)

23 May 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. J.M.W. Hardie, RNVR). (18)

24 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR). (18)

25 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

27 May 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (18)

30 May 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR). (18)

31 May 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (18)

1 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (19)

2 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted special trials off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR). (19)

3 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in exercises off Campbeltown. (19)

4 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (19)

6 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (19)

7 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality, (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR). (19)

10 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in exercises off Campbeltown. (19)

11 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (19)

13 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted special trials off Campbeltown with HMS Unsparing (Lt. J.M.C. Fenton, DSC, RN) and HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR). (19)

14 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (19)

15 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) participated in exercises off Campbeltown. (19)

18 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (19)

22 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Holy Loch where she was immediately docked. (19)

23 Jun 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) was undocked at Holy Loch. She immediately proceeded to Rothesay. (19)

29 Jul 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth. (20)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (21)

7 Aug 1945
HMS Vitality (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) was placed in reserve. (21)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18433
  2. ADM 173/20317
  3. ADM 173/18432`
  4. ADM 199/627
  5. ADM 173/19419
  6. ADM 173/19420
  7. ADM 173/19088
  8. ADM 173/19285
  9. ADM 173/19421
  10. ADM 173/19422
  11. ADM 199/1816
  12. ADM 173/19423
  13. ADM 173/19424
  14. ADM 199/1913
  15. ADM 173/20316
  16. ADM 173/19497
  17. ADM 173/20318
  18. ADM 173/20319
  19. ADM 173/20320
  20. ADM 173/20321
  21. ADM 173/20322

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


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