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H31

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: H Group 2
Fate: Sunk by German patrol vessels off the Dutch Coast or mined in Bay Biscay 24 Dec 1941

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Roll of Honour

Bailey  Stoker 1st Class
Campbell  Sub-Lieutenant RNR
Carson  Stoker 2nd Class
Champion  Able Seaman
Crager  Engine Room Artificer 5th Class
Dowdell  Telegraphist
Ensby  Able Seaman
Fraser  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Gibbs  Lieutenant
Goodman  Leading Seaman
Grainger  Stoker 2nd Class
Harley  Telegraphist
Holroyd  Leading Stoker
Hurley  Able Seaman
Jones  Signalman
Maynard  Able Seaman
Merritt  Lieutenant
Morse  Ordinary Signaller
Rollins  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Spencer  Petty Officer
Truckle  Petty Officer

Events

19-04-1917 : Laid Down
16-11-1918 : Launched
21-02-1919 : Completed
18-07-1940 : Sank UJ-126 in the North Sea
24-12-1941 : HMS H-31 sunk by mine in Bay of Biscay

In December 1941 news was received of a possible break out from Brest, by the German battleships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen. In expectation of this eight submarines were sent to the area but although the breakout did not take place, H31 failed to return. The submarine had sailed from Falmouth on 19th December. She was requested to signal her position on the 24th but did not do so.
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