a t t l e H o n o u r
'We shall shatter by craft'
use by RN for this name and carried out
work-up for operational use in January 1945.
On completion she was deployed in Home waters
and carried out patrols off Norway to
intercept coastal traffic and to provide
support for defence of convoys to and from
North Russia against U-Boat attacks. During
patrol NW of Bergen on 12th April 1945 this
submarine detected a German submarine which
was submerged but using SCHNORKEL to enable
Diesel engine for propulsion. Alerted by this
an attack using eight torpedoes was carried
out, One of these hit U486 which sank
with no survivors.
VE Day she was nominated for service with the
British Pacific Fleet and took passage to join
the submarines based in Subic Bay. Although
part of the British Pacific Fleet on VJ Day no
record of any patrol has been found. The
Commanding Officer was Lieutenant J C Y
Roxburgh, DSO, DSC* (Later Vice-Admiral KBE,
CBE, DSO, DSC*) who had a long and equally
distinguished post-war career.