ordered on 28th February 1929 from
Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow with HM
Submarines REGENT and ROVER. This submarine
was laid down on 17th July 1929 and
launched with HMS REGENT and HMS ROVER on
11th June 1930. She was the
3rd RN warship
to bear use the name, that of the
Roman who in 251 returned to Carthage after
sabotaging a peace mission to Rome
and cruelly killed. Introduced for a 5th Rate
in 1785 broken up in 1816 and
last used when given to the French Privateer
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE captured in the West Indies
completed on 17th December 1930 and this
submarine was then commissioned for
service in the 4th
Flotilla for service on the
Station where she was
a t t l
e H o n o u r s
e r a l d i c D a t a
a Field Blue, a Demi-lion
Gold holding a Star Silver.
o t t o
Primis Pro Patria
: 'For the
m m a r
f W a r S e r v i
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Deployed at Hong Kong with 4th Submarine
Flotilla supported by HM Depot Ship
(Note : Other submarines in Flotilla included
HM Submarines RAINBOW,
Took passage to take-up war Station
Deployed for Flotilla interception patrol
duties based at Hong Kong
Transferred to Singapore with Flotilla after
fall of Hong Kong .
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Flotilla deployment in continuation based at
Transferred to East Indies Station before fall
Deployed for patrol and convoy defence in
Indian Ocean based at Colombo
(Note : To be
Nominated for transfer to Mediterranean.
Pennant Number for visual signalling purposes
changed to N88.
Passage to Alexandria for service with 1st
Submarine Flotilla based at Alexandria and
supported by HM Deport Ship MEDWAY.
Deployed for Flotilla duties in eastern Mediterranean based at Alexandria.
Nominated for interception patrol south of 18
Degrees North in Adriatic.
Sailed from Alexandria for patrol.
Sunk by mine in Straits of Otranto.
P o s t W
r N o t e s
This name was
re-introduced in 1943 when given to a
Canadian built ALGERINE Class Minesweeper
be named LONGBRANCH but renamed
before completion of build in 1944. Whilst
serving in the Mediterranean
minesweeper was sunk, also by a mine,
on 12 January 1945.