Patrol 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 which
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 in
the 4th Submarine Flotilla for service on the China Station where she was deployed until 1940.
B a t t l e H o n o u r s
- 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 t a
Badge : On a Field Black, a Rainbow Proper
M o t t o
Telis utrimique : 'With darts on both sides'
S u m m a
r y o f W a r S e r v i c
1 9 3 9
September Deployed for
Flotilla duties based at Hong Kong.
December Transferred to
1 9 4 0
deployment in continuation based at Singapore.
for transfer to Mediterranean.
Number for visual signalling purposes changed to N6 1.
to Alexandria for service with 1st Submarine Flotilla based at Alexandria and
supported by HM Deport Ship MEDWAY.
with Flotilla in eastern Mediterranean for interception of enemy warships and
October Deployed in
on surface by Italian submarine TOTI and sunk in position 38.15N, 17.37E by