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Odin (N84)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: O Group 2
Fate: Sunk by gunfire from Italian destroyer Strale & TB Baleno in the Gulf of Taranto on 14 June 1940

Roll of Honour

I Anderson  Lieutenant
S Ansell  Able Seaman
W Banks  Leading Seaman
L Bennett  Leading Stoker
J Bewick  Able Seaman
A Bickerton  Stoker 1st Class
E Biggerstaff  Chief Petty Officer
M Caslin  Yeoman of Signals
E Chaplain  Stoker 1st Class
W Chapman  Leading Seaman
G Cook  Weapons Engineer
R Cross  Petty Officer
J Crouch  Petty Officer
R Dawson  Chief Petty Officer
B Deacon  Chief Engine Room Artificer
G Edwards  Leading Stoker
E Frost  Leading Stoker
A Gadsby  Able Seaman
J Hale  Leading Telegraphist
J Hartley  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
B Holman  Leading Seaman
L Hunter  Leading Stoker
T Johns  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
S Kavanagh  Stoker 1st Class
R Kerr  Chief Engine Room Artificer
W Laws  Leading Seaman
E Leader  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
W Leathy  Able Seaman
P Lee  Sub-Lieutenant
R Loxley  Able Seaman
A Mace  Leading Stoker
W Miller  Leading Telegraphist
W Morris  Leading Seaman
F Mudge  Stoker 1st Class
E Olrog  Stoker 1st Class
R Robson  Able Seaman
P Ross  Leading Stoker
J Scarlett  Leading Stoker
H Sidebotham  Stoker 1st Class
R Simpson  Lieutenant
A Sinden  Petty Officer Telegraphist
E Smith  Able Seaman
J Stradling  Leading Cook
W Sweetman  Stoker Petty Officer
L Talbot  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
J Tulip  Leading Stoker
P Voss  Leading Telegraphist
C Walker  Able Seaman
W Way  Telegraphist
H Webber  Leading Stoker
D White  Able Seaman
E Wilson  Able Seaman
K Woods  Lieutenant Commander

 

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Events

23-06-1927 : Laid Down
05-05-1928 : Launched
21-12-1929 : Completed
14-06-1940 : Sunk in the Gulf of Taranto by Italian destroyers Strale & Baleno

The Italian Destroyer Strale sighted HMS Odin at 23.21 on 13th June. The Destroyer turned to attack, first with torpedoes, and then with gunfire. Strale then attempted to ram the submarine, which fired a torpedo from a stern tube before diving. Having failed to ram the submarine, the Strale launched a pattern of depth charges before returning to her designated patrol. At 0157 the Torpedo Boat Baleno sighted Odin surfacing about 9 miles from the position of the original attack. The Baleno also attempted to ram the submarine, which once again dived to avoid her pursuer. Passing over the area Baleno dropped two depth charges, turned and dropped three more. Later that morning aerial reconnaissance by the Italian Air Force revealed oil slicks in both attack areas. The Italians believed the attacks to be on two separate submarines. But it is believed that both attacks were on Odin. The first badly damaging the submarine, the second finished her off.


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