Grampus (N56)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: G2
Fate: Left Malta on the 10th and was sunk on 16 June 1940 off Syracuse, Italy by the Italian torpedo boats Circe, Clio and Polluce.

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Roll of Honour

Albrown  Leading Seaman
Atkin  Leading Stoker
Baker  Stoker 1st Class
Barnard  Able Seaman
Bowler  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Brownlie  Leading Stoker
Buckler  Weapons Engineer
Bull  Lieutenant
Burch  Able Seaman
Burton  Leading Seaman
Butcher  Leading Stoker
Church  Leading Seaman
Clarke  Leading Stoker
Collins  Leading Seaman
Cousins  Leading Seaman
Cryle  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Cuthbert  Leading Stoker
Denyer  Able Seaman
Dorell  Lieutenant
Edwards  Stoker Petty Officer
Frampton  Petty Officer Telegraphist
Glanville  Petty Officer
Groves  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Halliday  Able Seaman
Harnden  Telegraphist
Hart  Chief Petty Officer
Hedley  Stoker Petty Officer
Heselton  Leading Cook
Hodge  Able Seaman
Long  Telegraphist
Marriott  Stoker 1st Class
Marshall  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
McConville  Leading Stoker
Messenger  Petty Officer
Nicholson  Able Seaman
Noone  Stoker 1st Class
Northcott  Stoker Petty Officer
Parker  Leading Stoker
Pashley  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Paxton  Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
Redding  Able Seaman
Richardson  Stoker 1st Class
Roberts  Able Seaman
Robinson  Petty Officer
Rowe  Lieutenant Commander
Scott  Able Seaman
Smith  Stoker 1st Class
Stinchcombe  Leading Seaman
Storey  Stoker 1st Class
Swift  Telegraphist
Tamplin  Able Seaman
Thompson  Stoker 1st Class
Wallis  Chief Engine Room Artificer
Watkin  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Welburn  Stoker 1st Class
Whittle  Leading Stoker
Willcox  Leading Seaman
Wilson  Sub-Lieutenant RNR


20-08-1934 : Laid Down
25-02-1936 : Launched
10-03-1937 : Completed
10-06-1940 : HMS Grampus departs Malta.
13-06-1940 : HMS Grampus laid a minefield off Augusta, Sicily. She had left Malta on the 10th
13-06-1940 : HMS Grampus attacks the Italian submarine Giovanni Bausan and the Italian torpedo boat Polluce with torpedoes. The attack however fails. Grampus also laid a minefield (50 mines) off Augusta, Sicily, Italy.
16-06-1940 : Lost while minelaying off Augusta, Sicily

On the 10th June 1940 HMS Grampus sailed from Malta to lay mines off the port of Augusta. Three days later she reported this had been done successfully but nothing further was heard and she did not return from the patrol. It is believed that the Italian Navy sank her on the 16th June. At 1900 on the 16th the Torpedo Boat Circe spotted a periscope and launched a depth charge attack on the position, along with the Polluce. The ninth depth charge pattern destroyed Grampus, which gave up a mass of wreckage.


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