Allied Warships

HMS Vulpine (P 79)

Submarine of the V class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassV 
PennantP 79 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered21 May 1942 
Laid down18 Nov 1942 
Launched28 Dec 1943 
Commissioned2 Jun 1944 
End service19 Dec 1945 
History

Decommissioned into reserve on 19 December 1945. Loaned to the Danish Navy in 1947 as Storen. Returned in 1958. Scrapped at Faslane in June 1959.

 

Commands listed for HMS Vulpine (P 79)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Paul Stamford Thirsk, DSC, RNR15 Feb 194430 Aug 1944
2T/Lt. Reginald Lewis Willoughby, RNR30 Aug 1944Sep 1944
3T/Lt. Paul Stamford Thirsk, DSC, RNRSep 194425 Mar 1945
4Lt. William David Stewart Scott, RN25 Mar 194514 May 1945
5Lt. Peter Tremayne Miles, RN14 May 19457 Jun 1945
6Lt. William David Stewart Scott, RN7 Jun 194517 Jun 1945
7Lt. Michael Robert Russell Kirkwood, RN17 Jun 1945Oct 1945

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The history of HMS Vulpine as compiled on this page is extracted from the patrol reports and logbooks of this submarine.

This page was last updated in May 2019.

3 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted D/G trials off the Tyne. Upon completion of these she departed for Blyth where she arrived later the same day. En-route trials were carried out. (1)

14 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is docked at Blyth. (1)

17 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is undocked. (1)

18 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted trials and exercises off Blyth. (1)

20 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

22 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is docked at Blyth to have her ballast adjusted. (1)

25 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is undocked. (1)

26 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

27 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises off Blyth. (1)

29 May 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. At she she joined HMS Unseen (T/Lt. T.D. Wood, DSC, RNVR) and her escort HMS Velox (T/Lt. C.D.C. Dickens, RNVR) which both had been refitting at Sheerness.

at 0730/30, off Dundee, HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) took over the escort from HMS Velox. The Dutch submarine HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) then also joined for the passage to Holy Loch. (1)

1 Jun 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holy Loch. (2)

2 Jun 1944
Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted acceptance trials in the Clyde area. She was then commissioned at Holy Loch on completion of these trials. (2)

5 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

6 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (2)

9 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (2)

10 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

11 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (2)

12 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (2)

13 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (2)

14 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is undocked. (2)

15 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted noise trials at Loch Goil. (2)

16 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted noise trials at Loch Goil. (2)

21 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Campbeltown off which port she anchored for the night. (2)

22 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted RD/F exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises she returned to Holy Loch. (2)

23 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted D/G trials at Gare Loch. (2)

24 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) served as the targets. (2)

25 Jun 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted RD/F exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (2)

1 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the targets. (3)

2 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted night RD/F and attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (3)

3 Jul 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown with each other. (4)

4 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. C.A. Collins, RNR). Also a practice attack was made on HMS Altair. (3)

5 Jul 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown with each other. (5)

6 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). Also a practice attack was made on HMS Shemara. (3)

7 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted gunnery exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

8 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted gunnery exercises off Campbeltown. (3)

10 Jul 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown with each other. (6)

11 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). Also a practice attack was made on HMS Bedlington. (3)

12 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). Also a practice attack was made on HMS Shemara. These were followed by night attack exercises with HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) during which they served as targets for each other. (3)

14 Jul 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. R.A.A.C. Ward, DSC, RN) and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown with each other. (7)

16 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (3)


HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Campbeltown to Holy Loch. (3)

19 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted log, echo sounder and D/F calibration trials in the Clyde area. (3)

20 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. She was undocked later the same day. (3)

21 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) and HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) conducted night attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (3)

22 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) and HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) conducted night attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target.

Upon completion of these exercises HMS Vulpine proceeded to Larne. (3)

24 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Hurst Castle (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR). (3)

26 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (3)

27 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) participated in A/S exercises off Larne. (3)

31 Jul 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises off Larne with HMS Shakespeare (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC and Bar, RN). These were followed by A/S exercises with HMCS La Malbaie (T/Lt. E.F. Piper, RCNVR) and HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR). (3)

2 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Larne to Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS ML 234 (T/Lt. W.F.H. Mayo, RNVR). (8)

5 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) served as the targets. (8)

7 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. En-route she conducted attack and RD/F exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (8)

8 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) and conducted night attack ad RD/F exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (8)

9 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) and HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR) served as the targets. (8)

11 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Bridgewater (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) served as the target. (8)

16 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted noise trials at Loch Goil following which she was docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (8)

20 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is undocked. (8)

27 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted noise trials at Loch Goil. (8)

28 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) completed her working-up programme. She was now transferred to the 7th Sumarine Flotilla for training duties.

She proceeded to Campbeltown later the same day. (8)

30 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted attack exercises off Campbeltown during which served HMS H 44 (Lt. R.C. Bucknall, RN) as the target. (8)

31 Aug 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (8)

1 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RD, RNR). (9)

3 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (9)

5 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (9)

7 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (9)

9 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (9)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (9)

12 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine conducted special torpedo trials off Arrochar. (9)

14 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine conducted special torpedo trials off Arrochar. (9)

18 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine conducted special torpedo trials off Arrochar. (9)

19 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine conducted special torpedo trials off Arrochar. (9)

21 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine conducted special torpedo trials off Arrochar. (9)

22 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine conducted special torpedo trials off Arrochar. (9)

23 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine conducted special torpedo trials off Arrochar. (9)

25 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine shifted from Arrochar to Rothesay. (9)

30 Sep 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Rothesay to Ardrishaig. (9)

2 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Ardrishaig to Campbeltown. (10)

3 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (10)

4 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (10)

7 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Rothesay for Holyhead. (10)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holyhead. (10)

9 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with HMS Black Swan (Cdr.(Retd.) R.C.V. Thomson, DSC, RN) and HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR). (10)

10 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR). (10)

13 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (10)

15 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR). (10)

16 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (10)

22 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (10)

23 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (10)

24 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (10)

25 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (10)

27 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (10)

28 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. Upon completion of these she departed for Rothesay. (10)

29 Oct 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Rothesay. (10)

12 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Rothesay for Holyhead. (11)

13 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Holyhead. (11)

16 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (11)

18 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (11)

21 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (11)

22 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with HMS Duncan (Lt.Cdr. D.G.D. Hall-Wright, RN). (11)

23 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR). (11)

24 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (11)

25 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted special A/S trials off Holyhead with aircraft. (11)

26 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with HNoMS Eglantine, HNoMS Tunsberg Castle and HMS Sweetbriar (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Lewis, RNR). (11)

27 Nov 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with HMS Sweetbriar (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Lewis, RNR). (11)

2 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with HMS Loch Tulla (A/Skr.Lt. G. Murray, RNR). (12)

5 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with HMS Loch Tulla (A/Skr.Lt. G. Murray, RNR). (12)

7 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

9 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

12 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

13 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

15 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

17 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

19 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

22 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with aircraft. (12)

23 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Holyhead for Rothesay. (12)

24 Dec 1944
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) arrived at Rothesay. (12)

10 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted D/G trials off Helensburgh. (13)

12 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Rothesay to Holy Loch. (13)

13 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch. (13)

14 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) is undocked. (13)

15 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Holy Loch to Rothesay. (13)

21 Jan 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR). (14)

24 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Rothesay to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN). (13)

30 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Ness (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.S. Steel, RNR) and HMS Godetia (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (13)

31 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, MBE, RCNR) and HMS Godetia (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (13)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Saskatchewan (A/Lt.Cdr. T.C. Pullen, RCN). (15)

6 Feb 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Saskatchewan (A/Lt.Cdr. T.C. Pullen, RCN). (15)

8 Feb 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (13)

13 Feb 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Evenlode (Cdr. V.F. Smith, DSO, RD, RNR) and HMCS Saskatchewan (A/Lt.Cdr. T.C. Pullen, RCN). (15)

14 Feb 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Evenlode (Cdr. V.F. Smith, DSO, RD, RNR) and HMS Bideford (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR). (15)

15 Feb 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Evenlode (Cdr. V.F. Smith, DSO, RD, RNR) and HMS Bideford (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR). (15)

17 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, DSC, RNVR). However HMS Peterhead ran aground shortly after leaving Tobermory and both submarines then returned to Tobermory. (16)

20 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Tobermory for Rothesay where they arrived later the same day. They were escorted by HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, DSC, RNVR). (16)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (17)

4 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR). (17)

5 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/Lt. K.J. Gordon, RNVR). (17)

6 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR) and HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR). (17)

7 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (17)

8 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. G.C. Organ, RNVR). (17)

11 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Hotspur (Lt.Cdr. D.R. Mallinson, RN). (17)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR), HMS ML 911 (T/Lt. J.E.I. Barber, RNVR) and HMS ML 120 (T/Lt. A.E. Lee, RNVR). (17)

13 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (17)

14 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR) and HMS Tuscarora (T/Lt. J. Smith, RNVR). (17)

15 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR). (17)

18 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (17)

19 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR), HMS ML 119 (T/Lt. P. Johnstone, RNVR) and HMS ML 171 (T/Lt. R.C. Staddon, RNVR). (17)

20 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (17)

21 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (17)

22 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR). (17)

23 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Wallace, RNVR). (17)

23 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel (T/Skr. J. Bruce, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Wallace, RNVR). (17)

25 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (17)

27 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (17)

28 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/Lt. K.J. Gordon, RNVR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A.G.G. Jenner, RD, RNR). (17)

29 Mar 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A.G.G. Jenner, RD, RNR). (17)

2 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A.G.G. Jenner, RD, RNR). (18)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (18)

5 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (18)

6 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Fowey (A/Lt.Cdr. G.E. Newey, RNR), HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR), HMSAS Good Hope (T/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Dryden-Dymond, SANF(V)) and HMS Perim (Lt. A.H. Kent, DSC, RD, RNR). (18)

8 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (18)

8 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (T/Lt. J. Smith, RNVR) and HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR). (18)

9 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS La Cordeliere (T/Lt. F.A. Haworth, RNVR). (18)

10 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, 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)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, 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)

12 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Ardrossan escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). At Ardrossan she was immediately docked. (18)

15 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) is undocked. (18)

16 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) shifted from Ardrossan to Rothesay escorted by HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (18)

17 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS ML 472 (T/Lt. J.M.W. Hardie, RNVR). (18)

21 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) and HMS Unsparing (Lt. J.M.C. Fenton, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with each other. (18)

25 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (18)

27 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (T/Lt. J. Smith, RNVR). (18)

29 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hotspur (Lt.Cdr. D.R. Mallinson, RN) and HMS Havelock (Cdr. R.A. Currie, DSC, RN). (18)

30 Apr 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR). (18)

3 May 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Carnation (T/Lt. W.R. Fowler, RNVR). (19)

3 May 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMS Carnation (T/Lt. W.R. Fowler, RNVR). (19)

5 May 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR) and aircraft. (19)

7 May 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS ML 115 (T/Lt. V.H. Harris, RNVR) and HMS HDML 1029 (T/Lt. N.A.W. Herboldt, RNVR). (19)

11 May 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Astravel (T/Lt. D.E. Lewis, RNVR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A.G.G. Jenner, RD, RNR). (19)

14 May 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, 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). (19)

2 Jun 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted indepdent exercises off Campbeltown. On completion of these Vulpine proceeded to Rothesay. (20)

19 Jun 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (20)

29 Jun 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted gunnery exercises off Campbeltown. (20)

30 Jun 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Larne. (20)

3 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Quoich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.E.B. Healy, RNVR) and HMS Loch Katrine (Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (21)

4 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Quoich (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.E.B. Healy, RNVR) and HMS Loch Katrine (Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, DSO, RN). (21)

10 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (21)

13 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (21)

18 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Scavaig (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR). (21)

19 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Loch Scavaig (A/Lt.Cdr. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR). (21)

30 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted attack exercises off Larne during which HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) served as the target. (21)

31 Jul 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (21)

2 Aug 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with aircraft. (22)

6 Aug 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) shifted from Larne to Rothesay. (22)

19 Aug 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Tobermory. (22)

22 Aug 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Starling (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.C. Julian, RNZNVR). (22)

23 Aug 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Starling (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.C. Julian, RNZNVR). These were however soon abandoned due to the bad visibility. (22)

23 Aug 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducte exercises off Tobermory which included a practive attack on HMS Starling (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.C. Julian, RNZNVR). (22)

31 Aug 1945
HMS Vulpine (Lt. W.D.S. Scott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Starling (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.C. Julian, RNZNVR).

HMS Vulpine remained at Tobermory for another month before she returned to Rothesay. (22)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19454
  2. ADM 173/19455
  3. ADM 173/19456
  4. ADM 173/19284 + ADM 173/19456
  5. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands) + ADM 173/19456
  6. ADM 173/18530 + ADM 173/19456
  7. ADM 173/19330 + ADM 173/19456
  8. ADM 173/19457
  9. ADM 173/19458
  10. ADM 173/19459
  11. ADM 173/19460
  12. ADM 173/19461
  13. ADM 173/20360
  14. ADM 173/20179
  15. ADM 173/20361
  16. ADM 173/20150 + ADM 173/20361
  17. ADM 173/20362
  18. ADM 173/20363
  19. ADM 173/20364
  20. ADM 173/20365
  21. ADM 173/20366
  22. ADM 173/20367

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


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