Allied Warships

HMS P 554 (P 554)

Submarine of the S-1 class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantP 554 
Built byBethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down6 Jan 1919 
Launched15 Jul 1920 
Commissioned19 Jun 1942 
End service11 Jul 1944 

USS S-22 was transferred to the Royal Navy at New London on 19 June 1942. She was based at Halifax, Canada as an anti-submarine warfare training vessel. She was returned to the United States Navy at Philadelphia on 11 July 1944. Sold 16 November 1945 and broken up for scrap.

Former nameS-22

Commands listed for HMS P 554 (P 554)

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1Lt. William Warner Dennis, RN11 May 19421 Nov 1942
2Lt. Trevor Russell-Walling, RN1 Nov 194214 Dec 1943
3Lt. James Newenham Elliott, RN14 Dec 1943Apr 1944
4T/Lt. Ralph Norris, RNVRApr 1944

5Lt. Paul Anthony Roche Hayes, DSC, RN???

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Notable events involving P 554 include:

16 Jul 1942
HMS P 554 (Lt. W.W. Dennis, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for St. John's, Canada. She was escorted by HMCS Amherst (T/Lt. H.G. Denyer, RCNR).

29 Oct 1943
HMS P 554 (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for New London, Connecticut.

31 Oct 1943
HMS P 554 (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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