Allied Warships

HMS Votary (P 29)

Submarine of the V class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassV 
PennantP 29 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered17 Nov 1942 
Laid down21 Apr 1943 
Launched21 Aug 1944 
Commissioned13 Dec 1944 
End serviceJul 1946 
History

Transferred to the Norwegian Navy in July 1946 and renamed Uthaug.  

Commands listed for HMS Votary (P 29)

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1Lt. Peter Minet Staveley, RN12 Sep 1944Jul 1945 ?

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Notable events involving Votary include:


13 Jan 1945
HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) both departed Holy Loch for Lerwick / Scapa Flow. They anchored for the night in Carradale Bay. (1)

14 Jan 1945
HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) both departed Carradale Bay to continue their passage north escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (1)

28 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN). (2)

14 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) and HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (3)

15 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN), HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) and HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) departed Tobermory for Loch Alsh. They were escorted by HMS Loch Tarbert (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20260
  2. ADM 173/20037
  3. ADM 173/20127

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


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