Allied Warships

HMS Vengeful (P 86)

Submarine of the V class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantP 86 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered21 May 1942 
Laid down30 Jul 1943 
Launched20 Jul 1944 
Commissioned16 Oct 1944 
End service23 Apr 1945 

HMS Vengeful was lent to the Greek Navy on 23 April 1945 until 1957. Scrapped at Gateshead on 22 March 1958.  

Commands listed for HMS Vengeful (P 86)

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1Lt. Anthony Stuart Melville-Ross, DSC, RN17 Jul 194423 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Vengeful include:

29 Nov 1944
HMS Torbay (Lt. C.P. Norman, DSO, RN) ended her 24th war patrol at Holy Loch. Passage south through the Minches had been made together with HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN). They had been escorted by HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. L.F.L. Hill, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 199/1868

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

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