HMS Virulent (P 95)
Submarine of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||21 May 1942|
|Laid down||30 Mar 1943|
|Launched||23 May 1944|
|Commissioned||1 Oct 1944|
Loaned to the Greek Navy as Argonaftis from May 1946 until 3 October 1958. Broke adrift from tow from Malta to the Tyne on 15 December 1958. Towed into Pasajes by fishing vessels on 6 January 1959. Sold to Spanish shipbreakers early 1961 and broken up in April 1961.
Commands listed for HMS Virulent (P 95)
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|1||Lt. Stephen John Fovargue, RN||15 May 1944||13 Mar 1945|
|2||Lt. Francis Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, RN||13 Mar 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Virulent include:
31 Dec 1944
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) and HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) both departed Rothesay for Douglas, Isle of Man and Fishguard repectively. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (1)
4 Mar 1945
HMS Urtica (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN), HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) and HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN). (3)
5 May 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN), HMS Virulent (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) and HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Tobermory. They were escorted by HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN). (4)
- ADM 173/19243
- ADM 173/20244
- ADM 173/20209
- ADM 173/20191
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.