Allied Warships

HMS Amphion (P 439)

Submarine of the A class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassA 
PennantP 439 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered7 Apr 1943 
Laid down14 Nov 1943 
Launched31 Aug 1944 
Commissioned27 Mar 1945 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 24 June 1971. Scrapped at Inverkeithing in July 1971.  

Commands listed for HMS Amphion (P 439)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Ronald Hugh Dewhurst, DSO, RNJun 19445 May 1946

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Amphion include:


The history of HMS Amphion as compiled on this page is extracted from the logbooks of this submarine.

This page was last updated in December 2019.

8 Feb 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for preliminary trials. (1)

15 Feb 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) returned to her builders yard at Barrow for inspection after preliminary trials. (1)

27 Mar 1945
After acceptance trials, HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMCS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSO, RCNR). (2)

28 Mar 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a work-up period of trials and training off the Scottish West coast.

As Amphion was the first ship of her class this would take longer then normal. (2)

31 Mar 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) is docked at Holy Loch for a propeller change. (2)

1 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) is undocked. (3)

2 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted speed trials on the Arran measured mile. (3)

2 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted speed trials on the Arran measured mile. (3)

3 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (3)

5 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (3)

6 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (3)

7 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. Upon completion of these HMS Amphion proceeded to Holy Loch. (3)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) departed Holy Loch for two days of trials and exercises with HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (3)

13 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) returned to Holy Loch upon completion of a few days of trials and exercises. (3)

17 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) conducted gunnery trials and exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

18 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (3)

19 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Duncan (Lt.Cdr. D.G.D. Hall-Wright, RN). (3)

20 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (3)

21 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) served as target at/off Scapa Flow during radar exercises for HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN). (4)

22 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) served as target at/off Scapa Flow during radar exercises for HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN). (5)

23 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) conducted radar exercises at/off Scapa Flow. (3)

25 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) served as target at/off Scapa Flow during radar exercises for HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN). (4)

27 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.A. Tyrer, DSC, RN). (3)

28 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (3)

30 Apr 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to the torpedo firing range at Arrochar. (3)

1 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

2 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

3 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

4 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

5 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

7 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

9 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

10 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

12 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

14 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

15 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

16 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

18 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

19 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

20 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

21 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

22 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

23 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

24 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

25 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

27 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

28 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

29 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (6)

30 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. Upon completion of these HMS Amphion proceeded to Holy Loch. (6)

31 May 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) is docked in AFD 7 at Holy Loch for bottom cleaning and painting of the hull. (2) (6)

1 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) is undocked. (7)

4 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar and then conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range. (7)

5 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

6 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

7 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

8 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted full power trials off Arrochar. (7)

12 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted minelaying trials off Arrochar. (7)

13 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted minelaying trials off Arrochar. (7)

14 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted vibration measuring trials off Arrochar. (7)

15 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted minelaying trials off Arrochar. (7)

16 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted minelaying trials off Arrochar. (7)

19 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

20 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

21 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

24 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

25 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

26 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

27 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted engine trials off Arrochar. (7)

28 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted engine trials off Arrochar followed by torpedo discharge trials. (7)

29 Jun 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (7)

1 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

2 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

3 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

4 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

5 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

6 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

7 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

9 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

10 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

11 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

12 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials at the torpedo firing range off Arrochar. (8)

13 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (8)

16 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) conducted vibration measuring trials in the Clyde area. (8)

17 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) departed Holy Loch to return to her builders yard at Barrow. (8)

18 Jul 1945
HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) arrived at her builders yard at Barrow to undergo repairs and modifications. When the war with Japan ended she was still there. (8)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1444
  2. ADM 173/19462
  3. ADM 173/19463
  4. ADM 173/20040
  5. ADM 173/20039
  6. ADM 173/19464
  7. ADM 173/19465
  8. ADM 173/19466

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


Return to the Allied Warships section