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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

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



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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