HMS P 556 (P 556)
Submarine of the S-1 class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||17 Apr 1919|
|Launched||9 Nov 1922|
|Commissioned||5 Jun 1942|
|End service||6 Mar 1944|
USS S-29 was transferred to the Royal Navy at New London on 5 June 1942. She arrived at Gibraltar, via Bermuda, in August 1942 to refit, nominally as part of 8th Flotilla. She moved to Plymouth in February 1943, for anti-submarine training role. In November 1943 she moved to Portsmouth for service in the same role. She was damaged by a battery explosion on 27 January 1944, and was decommissioned into reserve on 6 March 1944. She was returned to the United states Navy on 26 January 1945. Sold for scrap to Messrs Pounds, Portsmouth on 24 January 1947.
Commands listed for HMS P 556 (P 556)
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|1||Lt. Stewart Armstrong Porter, RN||Apr 1942||6 Oct 1942|
|2||Lt. Laurence Edward Herrick, RN||6 Oct 1942||23 Nov 1942|
|3||Lt. Frederick Melbourne Piggott, RNR||23 Nov 1942||26 Feb 1943|
|4||Lt. Arthur Connuch Halliday, RN||26 Feb 1943||17 Mar 1943|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Frederick Henry Sherwood, RCNVR||17 Mar 1943||19 Jun 1943|
|6||Lt. Rudland Dallas Cairns, RN||19 Jun 1943||27 Aug 1943|
|7||Lt. John Renwick Haig Haddow, DSC, RN||27 Aug 1943||Dec 1943|
|8||Lt. John Leslie Watkinson, RN||28 Dec 1943|
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