HMS L 27 (N 27)
Submarine of the L class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Launched||14 Jun 1919|
|Commissioned||25 Mar 1926|
Completed at Chatham Dockyard (Chatham, U.K.).
Sold to be broken up for scrap to Metal Industries, Montreal, Canada in July 1946.
Commands listed for HMS L 27 (N 27)
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|1||Lt. Patrick James Cowell, RN||24 Jul 1939||2 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt. Charles Gordon Walker, RN||2 Feb 1940||29 Feb 1940|
|3||Lt. Cecil Bernard Crouch, RN||Feb 1940||15 Apr 1940|
|4||Lt. John Dennis Martin, RN||15 Apr 1940||11 Jun 1940|
|5||Lt. Robert Elphinstone Campbell, RN||11 Jun 1940||Oct 1940|
|6||Lt.Cdr. William Alexander Keith Napier Cavaye, RN||Oct 1940||24 Oct 1940|
|7||Lt. John Symons Huddart, RN||24 Oct 1940||11 Jan 1941|
|8||Lt. Harry Noel Edmonds, DSC, RN||11 Jan 1941||12 Aug 1941|
|9||Lt. Norman Limbury Auchinleck Jewell, RN||12 Aug 1941||2 Jan 1942|
|10||Lt.Cdr. Richard Michael Eames Pain, RN||2 Jan 1942|
|11||Lt. Geoffrey Deryck Nicholson Milner, DSC, RN||11 Jul 1942||23 Aug 1942|
|12||Lt. Walter Neal Eade, RNR||23 Aug 1942||13 Oct 1942|
|13||Lt. Tobin Subremont Weston, RN||13 Oct 1942||18 Oct 1942|
|14||Lt. Walter Neal Eade, RNR||18 Oct 1942||11 Apr 1943|
|15||Lt. Robert George Pierson Bulkeley, RN||11 Apr 1943||17 Apr 1943|
|16||Lt. Walter Neal Eade, RNR||17 Apr 1943||24 Apr 1943|
|17||Lt. Robert George Pierson Bulkeley, RN||24 Apr 1943||3 May 1943|
|18||Lt.Cdr. Walter Neal Eade, RNR||3 May 1943||30 May 1943|
|19||Lt. Robert George Pierson Bulkeley, RN||30 May 1943||23 Aug 1943|
|20||Lt. Marcel Ivan Usher, RN||23 Aug 1943|
|21||Lt. James Newenham Elliott, RN||28 Apr 1944|
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Notable events involving L 27 include:
15 Oct 1940
HMS L 27 attacked a German convoy in the English Channel off Cape Barfleur, France. All torpedoes fired missed their target.
24 Jun 1941
Convoy attack exercises were carried out in the Clyde area.
The convoy was made up of HMS Cyclops (A/Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN), which served as the 'main target'. She was escorted by HMS Alecto (Cdr. R.M.G. Gambier, RN), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN), HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) and FFS La Moqueuse.
17 Jul 1942
With her refit completed, HMS L 27 (Lt. G.D.N. Milner, DSC, RN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
27 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS L 27 (Lt. W.N. Eade, RNR). (5)
4 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR), HMS L 26 (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) and HMS L 27 (Lt. W.N. Eade, RNR). (6)
18 Dec 1942
HMS L 26 (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN), HMS L 27 (Lt. W.N. Eade, RNR) and HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area during which they served as targets for each other. (7)
25 Feb 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) was conducting exercises on Inmarnock Water when she was ordered to search in the Clyde area for her missing sister ship HMS Vandal (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN).
The following submarines / ships were also ordered to search for HMS Vandal (which was not found until 1994); HMS Graph (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN), HMS L 27 (Lt. W.N. Eade, RNR), HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN), HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, RN), HMS Whitehall (Cdr. C.L.de H. Bell, RD, RNR), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HMS Kingfisher (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Gandy, RN), HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR), HMS Cygnet (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Proudfoot, RN), HMS Tedworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) G.H. Warren, RN) and HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN). (8)
11 May 1943
HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) during which HMS L 27 (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) served as the target. (9)
- ADM 199/373
- ADM 173/17001
- File 2.12.03.7131 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17340
- ADM 173/17341
- ADM 173/17342
- ADM 173/17303
- ADM 173/18388
- ADM 173/18015
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.