a t t l e H o n o u r s
1943 - AEGEAN 1943 - MALAYA 1944
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name had not previously been used for an RN
vessel until given to this submarine in May
1942 when she was launched. After work-up she
was deployed in Home waters and carried out
patrol duties in the North Sea and off Norway.
During November 1942 she was deployed for
support of Russian Convoy JW51B against
attacks by U-Boats.
to the Mediterranean in 1943 she was deployed
for interception of supply traffic and then
took part in the allied assault on Sicily
(Operation HUSKY) for patrol to prevent
interference in landing and support
operations. Before being transferred to the
Eastern Fleet in October 1943 she was deployed
in the Aegean in support of operations to
occupy Dodecanese islands.
deployment for service in Ceylon with the 4th
Submarine Flotilla was in response to a
request by the CinC
for reinforcement of submarines to intensify
attacks on coastal traffic in the areas off
Burma and Siam as well as in the Malacca
Straits. During a patrol in January 1944 she
landed an SOE party on Tavoy
Island off Burma and another SOE party on Elphinstone
Island in February. Her minelaying
capabilities were used during a patrol in
March 1944 when she laid 12 mines on Mati
Bank in the Malacca Strait and also landed
another SOE party in Perak (Operation
REMARKABLE II). Although the Flotilla was
transferred to Fremantle this submarine was
not amongst those carrying out patrols duties
in the Java Sea later in 1944 and she was not
deployed with the Eastern Fleet in 1945. It is
presumed she returned to UK before VE Day and
was not subsequently operational.