Allied Warships

HMS Vox (P 73)

Submarine of the V class


Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassV 
PennantP 73 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered5 Dec 1941 
Laid down19 Dec 1942 
Launched28 Sep 1943 
Commissioned30 Dec 1943 
End service 
History

Scrapped at Cochin, India on 19 May 1946.  

Commands listed for HMS Vox (P 73)

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1Lt. John Martin Michell, RN6 Sep 194315 May 1945
2Lt. William Evan Ironside Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR15 May 1945Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Vox include:


19 Dec 1943
Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Barrow for Holy Loch. En-route trials were carried out. She was escorted by HMS Lady Beryl (Skr. H.C. Aisthorpe, RNR). (1)

20 Dec 1943
Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch where she was commissioned. (1)

23 Dec 1943
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

24 Dec 1943
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

25 Dec 1943
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

27 Dec 1943
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar where she was to conduct her torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo range. (1)

28 Dec 1943
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo range at Arrochar. (1)

29 Dec 1943
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo range at Arrochar. (1)

30 Dec 1943
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) shifted Arrochar to Holy Loch. (1)

4 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted radar exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). Upon completion of these Vox proceeded to Campbeltown. (3)

5 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted radar exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR). Upon completion of these Vox proceeded to Holy Loch. (3)

6 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Vindex (Capt. H.T.T. Bayliss, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. (3)

7 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (3)

8 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted STU trials off Fairlie. (3)

9 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted deep dive trials in the Clyde area. She was escorted by HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne DSC, RNVR). (3)

10 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne DSC, RNVR). (3)

11 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

13 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted noise trials at Loch Goil. (3)

14 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.M. Norman, RN). (3)

16 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow where she was to participate in A/S exercises. (3)

17 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Serapis (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN), HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HMS Verulam (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN) and ORP Blyscawica (Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski). (3)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Verulam (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN) and HMS Mahratta (Lt.Cdr. E.A.F. Drought, DSC, RN). (3)

19 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with ORP Blyscawica (Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski), HMS Cockatrice (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Armstrong, RNR) and another vessel. (3)

20 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with ORP Blyscawica (Cdr. K.F. Namiesniowski). (3)

21 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with ML's from the local defence flottilla, HMS Flint (T/Lt. R. Pakenham, RNR) and another vessel. (3)

24 Jan 1944
HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rothesay and Holy Loch respectively. They were escorted by HMS Sicyon (T/Lt. J. Bruce, RNVR). (4)

30 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (3)

31 Jan 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch. (3)

31 Jan 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN) served as the target.

Later on the day HMS Vigorous served as target during attack exercises by HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN). (5)

1 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Woodcock (Cdr.(Retd.) J.F. Blackburn, DSO, RN). Upon completion of these HMS Vox proceeded to Campbeltown. (6)

2 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. (6)

3 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Hart (Cdr.(Retd.) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Woodcock (Cdr.(Retd.) J.F. Blackburn, DSO, RN). (6)

5 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR), HMCS Edmundston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR), HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. D.L. Miller, RCNVR), ???? [unable to read the name in the log of HMS Vox], HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMS Philante (Cdr. L.F. Durnford-Slater, RN) and ships from the 6th Escort Group. (6)

6 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR) and HMCS Edmundston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR). (6)

7 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (6)

8 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with ), HMS Duckworth (Cdr. R.G. Mills, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Domett (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gordon, RNVR), HMS Cooke (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RD, RNR) and aircraft. (6)

9 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft from HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN) and HMS Philante (Cdr. L.F. Durnford-Slater, RN) as well as ships from the 3rd Escort Group. (6)

10 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Larne. (6)

12 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Asphodel (T/Lt. M.A. Halliday, RNZNR), HMS Clover (Lt. T.E. Fanshawe, RNR) and HMS Cubitt (Lt. G.D. Gregory, RN). (6)

14 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Larne. (6)

15 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted independent exercises off Larne. (6)

16 Feb 1944
HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) both proceeded to Larne escorted by HMS ML 225 (T/Lt. D. Kaye, RNVR). (7)

18 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted D/G trials at Gare Loch. (6)

21 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) and HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in which they served as target for each other. (6)

22 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (6)

23 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. These included night exercises. (6)

24 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (6)

25 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the targets. (6)

26 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.D. O'Driscoll, RNR) served as the targets. These included night exercises. (6)

27 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (6)

29 Feb 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted noise trials at Loch Goil. (6)

11 Mar 1944
HMS Syrtis (Lt M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) both departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. They were escorted by HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.M. Norman, RN). (8)

14 Mar 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Lerwick.

She departed for her 1st war patrol later the same day. She was to patrol line FF in the Norwegian Sea on an anti-uboat patrol. (9)

16 Mar 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is ordered to patrol off Stadtlandet. (9)

21 Mar 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is ordered to return to patrol line FF to continue her anti-uboat patrol. (9)

27 Mar 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. (9)

1 Apr 1944
HMS Sturdy (Lt. W.St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. The submarines were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (10)

3 Apr 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (11)

14 Apr 1944
HMS Sturdy (Lt. W.St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Holy Loch for passage to Gibraltar. Sturdy was to proceed to the Far East and Vox to the Mediterranean.

The submarines were escorted during the passage south through the Irish Sea by HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (12)

25 Apr 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (11)

29 Apr 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (11)

30 Apr 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (11)

1 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Gibraltar. (13)

2 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Gibraltar. (13)

3 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. These included night exercises. (13)

4 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. These included night exercises. (13)

5 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Faulknor (Cdr.(Retd.) C.F.H. Churchill, DSC, RN). (13)

7 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with aircraft. (13)

10 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with ML's. (13)

11 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (13)

12 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (13)

13 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Gibraltar. (13)

14 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Kingston Agate (T/Lt. R.J. Langley, RANVR), HMS Kilmarnock (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Totland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.E. Tourtel, RNR). (13)

15 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Kingston Agate (T/Lt. R.J. Langley, RANVR), HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR) and ML's. (13)

20 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Gibraltar for Malta. She made the passage in convoy UGS 41. (13)

25 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Malta. (13)

27 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Malta for her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (9)

1 Jun 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN)

(All times are zone -2)
2158 hours - In position 340° degrees, Standia Island, 4 nautical miles, sighted four ships bearing 180° on a westerly course. Range was about 10000 yards.

2159 hours - Altered course towards to intercept.

2202 hours - The enemy was seen to alter course towards.

2205 hours - The enemy fired starshell towards HMS Vox. Burst short. Two ships were seen, thought to be UJ-boats. THe other two vessels could no longer be seen. The enemy was seen to start closing Vox, while zig-zagging.

2207 hours - Dived in position 35°30'N, 25°13'E. Commenced attack on the leading UJ-boat.

2231 hours - Sighted a destroyer bearing Red 90°, range 2000 yards. Broke off the attack on the UJ-boat and shifted target to the destroyer.

2236 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the destroyer thought to be San Martino (TA 17). Missed.

2250 hours - The enemy was hunting and was now in contact.

2319 hours - Three depth charges were dropped fairly close causing some minor damage.

(9)

13 Jun 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (9)

16 Jun 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is docked in No.1 dock at Malta. (14)

23 Jun 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is undocked. (14)

25 Jun 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted trials off Malta. (14)

27 Jun 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted trials off Malta. (14)

28 Jun 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Malta for her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (9)

3 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank two sailing vessels with gunfire off Monemvassia, Greece.

4 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank a German sailing vessel off Santorini Island, Greece.

10 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank the German collier Anita (1165 GRT, built 1899, former Italian Arezzo) between Andros and Tinos Islands, Greece in position 37°53'N, 25°01'E.

15 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (9)

18 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is docked in No.1 dock at Malta. (15)

22 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is undocked. (15)

26 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMNZS HDML 1183 (T/Lt. I.H. Curd, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1184 (T/Lt. J. Gifford, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1185 (T/Lt. G.R. Curtis, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1190 (T/Lt. D.F. Davis, RNZNVR), HMNZS Sandra (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Dunnet, RNR), HMNZS Scarba (Lt. C.C. Stevens, RNZNVR), HMNZS Killegray (T/Lt. A.A. Bradshaw, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Muritai (T/Lt. W.D. Drake, RNZNR). (16)

27 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. These included night exercises. (15)

27 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMNZS Sandra (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Dunnet, RNR), HMNZS Scarba (Lt. C.C. Stevens, RNZNVR), HMNZS Killegray (T/Lt. A.A. Bradshaw, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Muritai (T/Lt. W.D. Drake, RNZNR). (16)

28 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) returned to Malta on completion of last night's exercises. (15)

29 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Malta for her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (9)

31 Jul 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMNZS HDML 1183 (T/Lt. I.H. Curd, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1184 (T/Lt. J. Gifford, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1185 (T/Lt. G.R. Curtis, RNZNVR) and HMNZS HDML 1190 (T/Lt. D.F. Davis, RNZNVR). (16)

1 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) claims the sinking of a sailing vessel with gunfire south of Santorini Island, Greece.

3 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) fires two torpedoes at what is identified as an enemy auxiliary patrol vessel south of Santorini Island, Greece. The torpedoes both missed their target.

4 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) torpedoed and sank the German guard boat GK 61/P?trel 8 (75 tons) and the German sailing vessels Thetis and SA 83 north of Iraklion, Crete in position 35°52'N, 25°15'E.

9 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) claims to have damaged a small German merchant with gunfire off Candia, Crete, Greece.

12 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) ended her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (9)

23 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Malta for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (9)

31 Aug 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire off Crete in position 35°29'N, 25°11'E.

6 Sep 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (4th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (9)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted exercises off Malta. (17)

12 Sep 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted D/F calibration trials off Malta. (17)

17 Sep 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Malta for her 6th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Aegean. (9)

24 Sep 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank a sailing vessel with gunfire about 15 nautical miles south of the Kassandra Peninsula, Greece in position 39°44'N, 23°30'E.

25 Sep 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) sank the Greek sailing vessel Vol (54 GRT) with gunfire about 12 nautical miles south-east of Ayiokambos, Larisis, Greece in position 39°34'N, 23°04'E.

7 Oct 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (5th in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (9)

16 Oct 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Malta, first with aircraft and later with HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Rylands, RN). (18)

20 Oct 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is docked in No.1 dock at Malta. (18)

30 Oct 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) is undocked. (18)

3 Nov 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Malta, with aircraft and HMS Rowena (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Hogart, DSC, RNR).

Later this day D/G trials were carried out. (19)

15 Nov 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Malta for Port Said. (19)

20 Nov 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Port Said. (19)

23 Nov 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Port Said for Aden. (19)

29 Nov 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Aden. She arrived with a defect to her starboard engine that required repairs. (19)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Aden with HMS Marguerite (T/Lt. G.K. Wrigley, RNVR) and HMS Bugloss (T/Lt. A.J. Anderson, RNVR). (20)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Aden for Colombo. She was escorted until 1830/24 by HMS Marguerite (T/Lt. G.K. Wrigley, RNVR). (20)

1 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Colombo. (21)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Colombo for A/S exercises with aircraft. (21)

5 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) returned to Colombo upon completion of the A/S exercises. (21)

5 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) returned to Colombo upon completion of the A/S exercises. (21)

10 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Colombo with HMS Redpole (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN). (21)

11 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Colombo with HMS Redpole (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN). (21)

12 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Colombo with aircraft. (21)

17 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Colombo with HMIS Oudh (T/Lt. K.Y. Eccles, RINVR). (21)

18 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Colombo with HMS Findhorn (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Dawson, RNR) and aircraft. (21)

24 Jan 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Colombo for Fremantle. (21)

10 Feb 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Fremantle. (22)

10 Feb 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Fremantle. (22)

12 Feb 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) was put on the slipway at Fremantle. (23)

13 Feb 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) was put back in the water. (23)

22 Feb 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Fremantle for Melbourne. (22)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Melbourne. (24)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Melbourne for Sydney. (24)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) arrived at Sydney. (24)

20 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with aircraft and HMAS Nizam (A/Lt.Cdr. W.F. Cook, RAN). (24)

21 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (24)

22 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (24)

23 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (24)

28 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (24)

29 Mar 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (24)

2 Apr 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Quilliam (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) and later with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (25)

6 Apr 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Quilliam (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO and 2 Bars, RN). (25)

10 Apr 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (25)

18 Apr 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted D/G trials off Sydney. (25)

22 Apr 1945
HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC, RN), HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) and HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) all conducted attack exercises off Sydney during which HMS Newcastle (Cdr. S.H. Pinchin, DSC, RN) served as the target. (26)

26 Apr 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (25)

27 Apr 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (25)

30 Apr 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (25)

1 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)) and HMS Troubridge (Capt. G.F. Burghard, RN). (27)

4 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted attack exercises off Sydney during which HMS Maidstone (Capt. L.M. Shadwell, RN) served as the target. (27)

8 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (27)

10 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (27)

15 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)).

During the exercises Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR took over command from Lt. Michell, RN. (27)

18 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (27)

21 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN). (27)

22 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (27)

23 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (27)

28 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Wakeful (Lt.Cdr. G.D. Pound, DSC, RN). (27)

29 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (27)

30 May 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HrMs Abraham Crijnssen (Cdr. S. Dobbenga, RNN(R)). (27)

16 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Redpole (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN). (28)

17 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Redpole (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN). (28)

18 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Redpole (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN). (28)

19 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted speed trials and gunnery exercises off Sydney. (28)

20 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Geraldton (T/Lt. G.L.B. Parry, RANVR). (28)

21 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted gunnery exercises off Sydney a target that was towed by HMS Guardian (Capt. J.S. Metcalf, DSC, RD, RNR). (28)

24 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Quality (Lt.Cdr. the Viscount Jocelyn, RN), HMS Queenborough (Cdr. P.L. Saumarez, DSC and Bar, RN), HMAS Napier (Capt. H.J. Buchanan, DSO, RAN), HMAS Norman (Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN) and HMAS Nepal (Lt.Cdr. C.J. Stephenson, RAN). (28)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HMS Ulysses, HMS Urania (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Alliston, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Grenville (Capt. R.G. Onslow, DSO, RN), HMCS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. C.E.R. Sharp, RN) and HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR). (28)

26 Jun 1945
During the night of 26/27 June 1945, HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR), conducted night exercises off Sydney with HMS Lewes (T/Lt. M.H. Grylls, SANF(V)) and HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (28)

28 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (28)

29 Jun 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMAS Kybra (T/Lt. R.V.A. Corbett, RANR(S)). (28)

17 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) departed Sydney for Auckland. She was escorted by HMAS Lismore (T/Lt. D.S. Thomson, RANR(S)). (16)

23 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) arrived at Auckland. (16)

25 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMNZS HDML 1183 (T/Lt. I.H. Curd, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1184 (T/Lt. J. Gifford, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1185 (T/Lt. G.R. Curtis, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1186 (T/Lt. A.R. Joughin, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1187 (Lt. W.R.G. Reid, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1188 (T/A/Lt. A.N. Burt, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1189 (T/Lt. G.A.B. Walker, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1190 (T/Lt. D.F. Davis, RNZNVR) and HMS HDML 1349 (T/Lt. A.J. Gillon, RNZNVR). (16)

30 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMNZS Sanda (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Dunnet, RNR), HMNZS Scarba (Lt. C.C. Stevens, RNZNVR), HMNZS Killegray (T/Lt. A.A. Bradshaw, RNZNVR), HMNZS Muritai (T/Lt. W.D. Drake, RNZNR), HMNZS HDML 1186 (T/Lt. A.R. Joughin, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1187 (Lt. W.R.G. Reid, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1189 (T/Lt. G.A.B. Walker, RNZNVR) and HMS HDML 1349 (T/Lt. A.J. Gillon, RNZNVR). (16)

1 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) departed Auckland for Gisborne. (29)

3 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) arrived at Gisborne. (29)

4 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) departed Gisborne for Wellington. (29)

5 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) arrived at Wellington. (29)

8 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (29)

9 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (29)

10 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with ML's. (29)

13 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Wellington with HMNZS Awatere (Lt. D.L. Millar, RNZNVR), HMNZS Maimai (T/Lt. W.W. Gunson, RNZNVR), HMNZS Hautapu (T/Lt. W. Strong, RNZNVR) and HMNZS Pahau (T/Lt. W.H.K. Mollard, RNZNVR). (29)

14 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted exercises off Wellington. (29)

19 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) departed Wellington for Sydney. (29)

25 Aug 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) arrived at Sydney. (29)

Sources

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  7. ADM 173/19425
  8. ADM 199/2571
  9. ADM 199/1816
  10. ADM 199/1385
  11. ADM 173/19445
  12. ADM 199/1873B
  13. ADM 173/19446
  14. ADM 173/19447
  15. ADM 173/19448
  16. ADM 173/20354
  17. ADM 173/19450
  18. ADM 173/19451
  19. ADM 173/19452
  20. ADM 173/19453
  21. ADM 173/20348
  22. ADM 173/20349
  23. ADM 199/1919
  24. ADM 173/20350
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  26. ADM 173/20289
  27. ADM 173/20352
  28. ADM 173/20353
  29. ADM 173/20355

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


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