submarine ordered from Vickers-Armstrong at
Barrow in Furness on 1st September 1930 and
on 6th January 1931.
This submarine was launched on 26th January
1932 and was the
first submarine to carry the name.
this name was introduced in 1758 for a
5th Rate it had been previously used for five
surface warships. The last being
an 1885 Cruiser renamed GENERAL BOTHA in 1920 when
sold to South Africa. for
training duties. Build was completed on 14th
September 1932. In November
1938 she was serving with her two sister
submarines with the 1st Submarine Flotilla in
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for patrol duties in the North
the outbreak of WW2 she had a brief career.
Whilst in patrol off Norway and
based at Dundee she was
by a mine on 3rd August 1940.
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Transferred to 2nd Submarine Flotilla, Home
Deployed for interception of enemy warships
and mercantiles on passage in North Sea
at Dundee with HM Submarines OBERON, TRITON ,
TRIUMPH and THISTLE.
Dundee deployment in continuation.
Nominated for refit
Taken in hand for refit.
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On completion of post refit trials took
passage to Dundee to resume Flotilla duties
Deployed at Dundee
Sailed from Dundee for interception patrol
Patrol position changed and took passage to
Sailed from patrol area to return to Dundee
Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Cdr W Dunkerley
On return passage to Dundee.
Sunk by mine near position.
(Special Note: The circumstances of the loss
and whether she was involved in an attacks
one of the escorts
GNEISENAU are not certain but the post war
this submarine sank entering a German
minefield and subsequently detonating a
mine. See ABOVE US THE WAVES by AS Evans.)
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was reintroduced after 1945 when
borne by several Coastal Minesweepers
renamed when serving as a Tender attached to
the London Division of the RNVR
for sea training.