a t t l e H o n o u r s
1944 - NORMANDY 1944 - ADRIATIC 1944 -
awarded to the 1943 destroyer.)
submarine to carry this name when
launched in October
1937 and dating from 1847 when given
to an Iron Paddle Packet.
Fifth time of use by the RN and
previously borne by 1917 destroyer
wrecked in 1928. She was first submarine
of this Class to enter service.
September 1939 she was deployed for
patrol in the North Sea to attack
warships and shipping in the North Sea.
This type of deployment with the Home
Fleet continued throughout 1939. She
sailed from Blyth on 31st December for
duty in the North Sea and whilst in a
position WSW of Heligoland carried out
an attack by torpedo on two minesweepers
which failed. The enemy ships then
carried out depth charge attacks which
damaged the submarine and caused
extensive flooding forward, forcing her
to surface when she was abandoned by the
crew. Despite the efforts to scuttle the
submarine did not sink and was boarded
by a party from the minesweeper M.1204.
All the ship's company were rescued by
the German ships and taken Prisoners of
War. The Commanding Officer was
Lieutenant Commander A S Jackson RN.