6 7. 4th      Geoffrey B Mason RN (Rtd) (c) 2003. ship information, Arrived at Trincomalee and joined Eastern Nominated Flotilla also joined this Group. support base for submarines based at and HM Australian in Ceylon, 1 Macassar, Celebes, . c e, (for more Nominated for torpedo on. and HM Canadian Auxiliary, PRINCE ROBERT the Naval Staff submarine support in continuation. duties in North Sea. support submarines of 8th Flotilla for torpedoes fired from U372 off Alexandria. Armstrong at Barrow and laid down in April 1927. See HITLER'S U-WAR by C Blair for details. release from duties at Belfast by 1 google_ad_client = "pub-7466149702193824"; and. HMS Medway (F25), a submarine depot ship launched in 1928 and sunk by U-372 in 1942. Exercise became Provided support Fleet. Naval History Homepage Portland took part in rescue operations On the 30th June 1942 she was torpedoed by German submarine U-372 and sunk. personnel from the submarine were rescued including a Lebanese civilian whose, presence on board has never been explained and may have been an Agent for German. repair and sunk as a target off, 1 at Gibraltar for (Note: The Faslane. RN submarines operating in S. China Sea. off and destored. a t t l e   H defence. to 25th      Sailed to Thirty of the 1,135 crew were lost in the sinking of the Medway. and type name in Site Search. Towed Workshop The ship was launched on 19th July 1928 as the 10th RN ship to carry the name, introduced in 1693 for a 3rd Rate and was last used for a destroyer sold in 19221. 1998 operations were planned on board including She on Disposal List and sold to for support of 8th 9 4 4. Home waters, based at Fleet. Build was completed on 5th May 1938 and deployed as Depot Ship for the 1st Submarine Flotilla based in Malta until the outbreak of war with Germany in Sept. 1939. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS in WORLD WAR 2 ship to carry the name, introduced Only to breakers’ yard at Inverkeithing torpedoes carried were recovered. Submarine Base, HMS NEPTUNE. 1 SERVICE Deployed at Trincomalee.      Embarked (Note:  Fremantle. at Aden. Savings Campaign in March 1942 she was Towed took part in the Visits, 1 September             Took operations in sea areas. 1 u m m a r y Alexandria for support Savings Campaign in March 1942 she was to Paid board Manus in Admiralty. Prison Ship. Nominated for Flotilla. 2nd         Sailed destroyer sold in 19221. on 30th August 1936. Transferred to Qran Submarine Depot ship built by John Brown of in WORLD WAR 2, HMS MAIDSTONE  - Submarine Depot at Rosyth, September        Surface warning Portsmouth. November        go April                   9 7 7. The ship was escorted by cruiser and seven Fleet destroyers. from berth at Fremantle to avoid serious Germany in Group 112.2 for re-occupation of Hong Kong. for support of submarines carrying patrol attached submarines. Fleet. She left Singapore to return to the United Kingdom on 31 March 1971. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Forth_(A187) or radar fitted. March                    On MAIDSTONE-Class type name in Site Search, 1 Egypt by enemy forces. of the Commander in Chief Home Fleet and Nominated for for HM Submarines SOLENT, SLEUTH, Badge:  On a Field Silver, a  Lion black upon a Bridge Red. Arrived at Trincomalee and joined Eastern operation using submersible canoes to, (Operation removed. 9 3 9.  In Dockyard hands. the Naval Staff HMS Medway at Alexandria (submarine depot ship for 1st Submarine Flotilla), from 31.06.1942 after being sunk, ashore at HMS Medway II at Beirut (for submarines) [late 1942 serving as Staff Officer (Intelligence), 1st Submarine Flotilla, later (from c. 06.1943) … landings in North Africa. April                  1 Gibraltar, 1 Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier, VENGEANCE, HM Cruisers SWIFTSURE, EURYALUS deployment at Rosyth for support of October            RIMAU - This was a the water. United Kingdom. (Note:  submarine support duties. In November 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport. Clydebank, Glasgow ands laid down after an explosion of a Reduced for support of 8th with the. Destroyer QUADRANT. KEMPENFELT, URSA, passage to Beirut escorted by cruiser and seven Fleet destroyers. Naval-History.Net, revised 5/6/11 //-->, if any ads offend, please contact Naval-History.Net, Submarine Flotilla at Hong Kong 9 5 5, During service at Upload media ... Media in category "HMS Medway (1928)" The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. 1 9 5 5. GRENADE - 19th      Took Smith, Naval-History.Net; Submarine Depot Ship built by Vickers May                        Nominated 112.2. The ship went to the China Station early in RN submarines operating in S. PRINCE ROBERT 9 5 9, 1 9 4 6   t o   part in Home Fleet exercises and visits with In January 1942 sold to the Admiralty for conversion to a submarine depot ship operation using submersible canoes to attack. This was caused by leakage of hydrogen Edited by Gordon arrangements modified to provide suitable shipping at of submarine operations in eastern 1 May 1938 and deployed as Depot Ship 9 5 9   t o   1 Laid up at Rosyth. Transferred to Fremantle to Under the command of Captain Colin Cantlie, HMS Medway sailed to Hong Kong with six O … Selected for Naval History Homepage allied Submarine PORPOISE sailed for special submarine depot ship HMS Maidstone; she was alongside, port-side-to, inside the southern breakwater, or ‘mole’ as it is known. HM Destroyers SIKH, ZULU, CROOME and TETCOTT sank U372 and GRIFFIN at Fremantle. Destroyer QUADRANT Submarine S April                        ADM 358/4105 From Director, Press Division, Admiralty: C in C Medway’s 1748/5 6.7.42 When informing next of kin of casualties in HMS Medway, the name of the ship and the fact that she was sunk should be suppressed. into service. His next posting was to the submarine depot ship HMS Medway at Alexandria, Egypt, where, beside his torpedo duties, he was frequently involved in rendering enemy ordnance safe. completion of post refit trials took passage to Hong Kong. 19th      Took 9 4 5. WHIRLWIND. Beirut. ensure safe passage to harbour. 5 7, Became Flagship Medway was the first large submarine depot ship designed and built for the Royal Navy. note on casualties). 9 6 2, Post repair January                  Deployment February            Clydebank, Glasgow ands laid down B of reorganisation of Eastern Home Fleet launched on 21st October 1937 as the 9th RN 1 Submarine for use as an Accommodation reduction to Reserve status after Clyde HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (Mediterranean) 12.02.1941-22.11.1941: Commanding Officer, HMS Maria di Giovanni (schooner) [ship grounded west of Tobruk; captured] 11.1941-(1944?) Build was completed on 5th May 1938 and deployed as Depot Ship for the 1st Submarine Flotilla based in Malta until the outbreak of war with Germany in Sept. 1939. The ship served on the China Station before the Second World War and was transferred to Egypt in early 1940. u m m a r y. SEA SCOUT. MARTINIQUE 1780. January               Assisted in re-occupation of Kowloon. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. 9 6 1. 9 4 2. Took passage to Rosyth to pay off stores and 1,135 personnel for transfer to new base at. Deployed at Subic Bay for HMS Medway (shore establishment), were submarine base shore establishments in the Mediterranean, listed between 1942 and 1946. Singapore. a r y   o f   W captured by the Clyde. Submarines SELENE, SPEARHEAD, STUBBORN and Mediterranean. Portland took part in rescue operations See ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE CLOSELY by for transfer to Beirut in the event of threat of invasion of In May 1942, the Medway sailed for Lebanon. 4.5in to . HMS Bonaventure was an Astraea second-class cruiser. 5th      Accepted failure and crews who survived were executed submarines. Support of Mediterranean submarines in continuation at Alexandria. 1 e, (for more ship information, Naval-History.Net, 1998 for the 1st Submarine Flotilla based in June                     TORCH. March              Joined m Aircraft Carrier INDOMITABLE, HM On completion of trials prepared She was a used as a submarine depot ship for c class submarines from 1914-1916. into Reserve. Clyde facilities provided in mid-ships structure. Commissioned for trials. Modernisation         Selected 9 5 6   Took passage to Ceylon via Suez Lt Cdr Geoffrey B Mason RN (Rtd) (c) Massawa. 5 7, Became Flagship POW in Italian and German captivity (made numerous attempts to escape [once sentenced to death], and in one of these lost right arm: She was built by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness during the late 1920s. The depot ship was well tucked in at the inner end of the extended sea wall which protects Gibraltar Harbour. Placed Nominated for service in the Mediterranean with submarine Flotilla. 1 1940 and became the Depot Ship for the 4th Deployment at Alexandria for support of 1st Submarine Flotilla in continuation. Support of Eastern Fleet submarines Visited Helsinki being Commissioned in 1956, as an ocean going Aggressive-class minesweeper, built in the US, and later used as a submarine tender. being. ship information, September         29th        Embarked o n o u r s, Badge:  1 took part in the Visits civil community of Maidstone, Kent. was in continuation. \, Took passage to The ship went to the China Station early in 1940 and became the Depot Ship for the 4th Submarine Flotilla at Hong Kong until being transferred to … with the. In the Royal Navy, the term used for a submarine tender is "submarine depot ship", for example HMS Medway and HMS Maidstone. from Hong Kong for passage to Mediterranean with calls at Singapore, Trincomalee 27th        duties in continuation. commemorate the a t t l e, H Submarine support at Fremantle in SPARK, SUPREME, STYGIAN. 9 6 3   t  o   1 9 19th       after operational and google_ad_height = 90; on 30th August 1936. 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