a t t l e H o n o u r s
in October 1941 this submarine was identified
only by her Pennant Number and joined the
10th Submarine Flotilla
in Malta in January 1942 after
working-up in Home waters.
Malta on her first
patrol the next month and
was deployed of Kerkenah
where she sank a supply ship. She was
then transferred on 16th February to
join HM Submarines
P38, P39 and UNA for an attack on a
convoy on passage to Tripoli.
changes in position when it became known
that the departure of the convoy from
Taranto had been delayed, the convoy
but was attacked unsuccessfully
by P39 and HMS UNA on 23rd February.
taking up position to attack the convoy
north of Tripoli next
morning this submarine was sighted by
the escort. She was heavily attacked and
to surface where she came under
air and surface gunfire. Whilst attempting
to submerge further depth charges were
dropped near the submarine which then
sank after her bow structure had
reappeared. Sinking by the escort is
credited to the torpedo boat CIRCE. The
commanded by Lieutenant R J Hemmingway RN.