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Regent (N41)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: R2
Fate: Mined in the Strait of Taranto 18th April 1943.
Regent (N41)
Regent (N41)
Regent
Regent

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Ex 41R Served in Chinese waters until being sent to the Mediterranean in 1940.

Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Atkinson, John Kenneth  Able Seaman  D/JX 20610    23
Backhouse, Alfred  Able Seaman  C/JX 19276  MID  23
Baker, Ronald Victor  Warrant Engineer      27
Bayliss, Sidney  Petty Officer  D/JX 13375    29
Brown, Robert William  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 14474    20
Chesworth, Kenneth Lloyd  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 11895    29
Clifford, Raymond Alfred  Chief Petty Officer  C/JX 12799    32
Compton, Ernest Reuben  Leading Stoker  P/KX 96749    23
Cox, Sydney Arthur Albert  Telegraphist  C/JX 14358    24
Culham, James Willmot Samuel  Lieutenant      24
Dewhurst, Herbert Edward  Able Seaman  P/JX 34133    19
Ellis, George Griffith  Petty Officer  C/JX 14228    23
Fernie, Robert Russell  Sub Lieutenant      20
Foster, Benjamin William  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 11733    25
Foxhall, Percival George Thomas  Able Seaman  C/JX 23532    20
Gee, Leslie Robert  Leading Stoker  C/KX 96321    25
Gibson, Peter Rawstone Johnstone  Lieutenant      22
Gibson, Peter Rawstone Johnstone Lieutenant At Birth Gibson Peter Rawstorne Johnstone
Grounsell, Cyril Thomas  Able Seaman  P/JX 18216    25
Harding, Vincent Joseph  Petty Officer  P/LX 21771    26
Harvey, Robert  Able Seaman  P/JX 23415    31
Hewitt, Alfred  Able Seaman  P/JX 26492    33
Hitchcock, Toney James  Leading Telegraphist  P/JX 16301    19
Hitches, Leonard Richard  Able Seaman  P/JX 14328    23
Horton, William Ronald  Leading Seaman  P/SSX 3051    21
Howell, Richard  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 11846    21
Hudson, Jeffrey King  Leading Stoker  C/KX 90759    30
Hudson, Jeffrey King C/KX 90759 CWGC has Hudson, Jefferey King
Imison, David Howard  Leading Stoker  C/KX 95072    24
Jones, Arthur Herbert  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 73110    30
King, Herbert George  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2549  DSC  22
Knox, Walter Neville Ronald  Lieutenant (CO)      30
Lee, Richard Denis  Leading Seaman  C/JX 20826    22
Leech, Henry  Stoker Petty Officer  D/KX 80895    30
Lemin, John  Stoker Petty Officer  C/KX 92690    25
Lipscombe, Leonard Albert  Able Seaman  P/SD/X 151    20
Lloyd, Richard William  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 13451    22
Loughran, Henry  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 11587    34
Lowis, Reginald Edward  Petty Officer  C/JX 15199    22
Mathews, Gordon Frank  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 13843    20
Moores, Alfred  Leading Stoker  D/KX 95063    23
Murphy, Kenneth Charles  Telegraphist  C/JX 25925    20
Murray, Athol James  Leading Telegraphist  P/JX 13212    31
Noble, George Patrick  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 71349    26
Packer, John William  Able Seaman  C/J 105571    36
Parris, Stanley George  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 64442    22
Perry, James Charles  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 13486    20
Pratt, Edwin Joseph Charles  Warrant Engineer      37
Ex. M36621
Rawlings, Albert Edward  Petty Officer  C/JX 14331    23
Rhodes, Bernard George  Leading Seaman  P/JX 13825    26
Russell, Ernest Roy Wright  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  D/MX 57434    26
Savage, Stephen Albert  Leading Stoker  P/KX 91951    24
Sawyer, Geoffrey James  Leading Signalman  C/JX 15159    21
Shoulder, George Edwin  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2403    22
Skinner, Reginald Wilfred  Able Seaman  C/JX 25163    34
Ex. H3944J112501
Sutton, Richard John  Lieutenant      26
Tatham, Bryan Palmer  Stoker Petty Officer  D/KX 80286    31
Taylor, Jack Edward  Leading Stoker  D/KX 82919    29
Thompson, Roy William  Engine Room Artificer 5th Class  D/MX 66023    21
Tierney, George William  Leading Cook  D/MX 53858    26
Tierney, George William D/MX 53858 DoB 23/11/1916 Age 26, CWGC has Age 34
Trice, William Arthur  Chief Engine Room Artificer  C/MX 45219    32
Turner, Anthony Donald Victor Henry  Leading Telegraphist  P/JX 14234    24
Wentworth, Samuel  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2682    22
Wilks, William Henry  Telegraphist  P/SSX 3018    22
Woods, Bertie Charles  Able Seaman  D/JX 23782    22

Events

19-06-1929 : Laid Down
11-06-1930 : Launched
11-11-1930 : Completed
05-10-1940 : HMS Regent rams and sinks the already grounded Italian sailing vessel Maria Grazia off Bari, Italy.
09-10-1940 : HMS Regent torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Antonietta Costa about 20 nautical miles west of Durazzo, Albania.
15-01-1941 : HMS Regent torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Città di Messina about 45 nautical miles east of Tripoli, Libya.
21-02-1941 : HMS Regent torpedoes and damages the German merchant Menes about 55 nautical miles north-north-west of Tripoli, Libya. Following this attack Regent is damaged by depth-charges from the Italian destroyer Saetta.
01-08-1941 : HMS Regent sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper B 23/Igea with gunfire about 33 nautical miles south of Bengasi.
01-12-1941 : HMS Regent torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Enrico about 10 nautical miles south-east of Marettimo island, Italy.
18-04-1943 : HMS Regent sailed from Malta on 12 April 1943 to patrol in the southern Adriatic & was mined north of Monopoli. That evening a large explosion was heard in that area, which is believed to have been HMS Regent striking a mine. HMS Regent was reported overdue at Beirut on 1 May 1943. All 53 crew are lost.

Post mortem on some bodies wearing British uniforms which were washed ashore between Brindisi and Otranto during April and May 1943 gave indication of a sinking three weeks earlier, hence between 18 and 25 April
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