Regent (N41)

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

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

Roll of Honour

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


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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