Patrol submarine ordered on 28th
February 1929 from Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow
with HM Submarines REGENT and REGULUS. This
submarine was laid down on 24th July 1929 and
launched with HMS
REGENT AND REGULUS on 11th June 1930. She was
the 10th RN
warship to bear use
the name introduced in 1777 when given to a
captured US Brig and last used in
1909 until renamed ROLLICKER in 1929 so it
could be given to this submarine in
June 1930. Build was completed on 29th
January 1931 and she then
commissioned for service
in the 4th Submarine
Flotilla for service on the
China Station where she was deployed
until 1940. After a WARSHIP WEEK National
campaign in December 1941 this submarine was
adopted by the civil community
of Winchester, Hampshire.
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Deployed at Hong Kong with 4th Submarine
Flotille supported by HM Depot Ship
(Note: Other submarines in Flotilla included
HM Submarines RAINBOW,
and REGULUS of the Class.)
Took passage to take-up war Station.
Deployed for Flotilla interception patrol
duties based at Hong Kong.
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Deployed at Singapore.
Nominated for refit by HM Dockyard.
Pennant Number for visual signalling
purposes changed to N62.
On completion transferred to 1st Submarine
Flotilla and took passage to Aden
Deployed at Aden for exercises.
Carried out exercises in Red
Passage to join Flotilla at Alexandria.
Deployed at Alexandria for interception patrol
south of Messina.
Carried out two interception patrols in
eastern Mediterranean off coast of North
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Commanding Officer Lieut Cdr Marsham, RN
During patrol off Tobruk sustained damage from
depth charges by Italian torpedo boats
CLIO and CASTORE in defect of convoy being
Sank sailing vessel by surface gun action.
Returned to Alexandria for repair to
On completion resumed operational service by
patrol off Calabria
Carried out unsuccessful torpedo attacks on
both a mercantile and a submarine.
Damaged tanker CESCO of 6,160 tons in a
(Note : This ship later sank.)
Deployed at Suda Bay for support of convoys
taking troops to Greece.
Provided electric power supplies to HM Cruiser
YORK which had been damaged at
by an explosive motor boat launched from an
(Note : This cruiser had been at anchor and
later beached to prevent sinking.
Later sustained damaged in an air raid at Suda Bay and disabled.)
Taken in tow by HM Netlayer PROTECTOR and
towed to Alexandria for repair.
Under temporary repair by at Alexandria and
later in drydock at Port Said to enable
passage to be made to Singapore for permanent
Passage to Singapore with call at Aden.
Taken in hand for repair and refit by HM
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Refit work stopped and arrangements made for
tow away from area because of threat of
Taken in tow to Tanjon Priok
(Note : Much of the propulsion machinery was
left ashore in Singapore.
Joined Convoy SJ1 and towed to Trincomalee.
Arrived in Ceylon
Arrangements made for repair work to be
completed at Bombay
Under repair by HM Dockyard, Bombay.
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Nominated for service in East Indies on
completion of dockyard work.
Deployed at Trincomalee to work-up for
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Deployed at Trincomalee for work-up.
Nominated for East Indies Fleet anti-submarine
Deployed at Bombay for anti-submarine training
of escorts in Indian Ocean.
Deployed at Mombasa
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returned to Ceylon after
VJ Day and was Paid-off. Laid-up until placed on
the Disposal List this
was sold for demolition by Messrs Joubert
June 1946 and towed to the breakerís yard in