submarine ordered on 28th January 1929 from HM
Dockyard Chatham and laid
1929. This submarine was launched on 14th May
1930 and was the 9th RN
warship to bear the name
was introduced in 1808. It had previously been
used by a cruiser built in 1891
and transferred to Canada in 1910.
Build was completed on 18th January 1932 and
this submarine was then
commissioned for service
the 4th Submarine
Flotilla for service on the
China Station where she was deployed
a t t l e H o n o u r s
1588 - CADIZ 1596 - PORTLAND
1653 - GABBARD 1653 - SCHEVENINGEN 1653 -
LOWESTOFT 1665 - FOUR DAYS BATTLE 1666 -
ORFORDNESS 1666 - SOLEBAY 1672 - SCHOONVELD
1673 - TEXEL 1673 - LAGOS
H e r a l d
i c D a
: On a Field Black, a Rainbow Proper
M o t t
: 'With darts on both sides'
S u m m
r y o f W a r
S e r v i
9 3 9
Deployed for Flotilla duties based at Hong Kong.
9 4 0
Flotilla deployment in continuation based at
Nominated for transfer to Mediterranean.
Pennant Number for visual signalling purposes
changed to N6 1.
Passage to Alexandria for service with 1st
Submarine Flotilla based at Alexandria and
supported by HM Deport Ship MEDWAY.
Deployed with Flotilla in eastern
Mediterranean for interception of enemy
Deployed in Otranto Strait.
Sighted on surface by Italian submarine TOTI
and sunk in position 38.15N, 17.37E by