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Regent (N41)

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

Roll of Honour

J Atkinson  Able Seaman
A Backhouse  Able Seaman
R Baker  Weapons Engineer MID
S Bayliss  Petty Officer
R Brown  Stoker 1st Class
R Clifford  Chief Petty Officer
E Compton  Leading Stoker
S Cox  Telegraphist
J Culham  Lieutenant
H Dewhurst  Able Seaman
G Ellis  Petty Officer
R Fernie  Sub-Lieutenant
P Foxhall  Able Seaman
L Gee  Leading Stoker
P Gibson  Lieutenant
C Grounsell  Able Seaman
V Harding  Petty Officer
R Harvey  Able Seaman
A Hewitt  Able Seaman
T Hitchcock  Leading Telegraphist
W Horton  Leading Seaman
R Howell  Stoker 1st Class
J Hudson  Leading Stoker
A Jones  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
R King  Able Seaman
W Knox  Lieutenant DSC
R Lee  Leading Seaman
H Leech  Stoker Petty Officer
J Lemin  Stoker Petty Officer
L Lipscombe  Able Seaman
R Lloyd  Stoker 1st Class
H Loughran  Stoker 1st Class
R Lowis  Petty Officer
G Mathews  Stoker 1st Class
A Moores  Leading Stoker
G Noble  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
J Packer  Able Seaman
S Parris  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
J Perry  Stoker 1st Class
E Pratt  Weapons Engineer
A Rawlings  Petty Officer
B Rhodes  Leading Seaman
E Russell  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
S Savage  Leading Stoker
G Shoulder  Able Seaman
R Skinner  Able Seaman
J Taylor  Leading Stoker
G Tierney  Leading Cook
W Trice  Chief Engine Room Artificer
A Turner  Leading Telegraphist
S Wentworth  Able Seaman
W Wilks  Telegraphist
B Woods  Able Seaman

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

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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 Cittą 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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