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Regulus (N88)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: R2
Fate: Lost, possibly mined in the Guild of Taranto 26 November 1940.
Regulus (N88)
Regulus (N88)

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Ex 88R Served in Chinese waters until being sent to the Mediterranean in 1940.

Roll of Honour

Baker  Chief Engine Room Artificer
Bellamy  Able Seaman
Blair  Stoker 1st Class
Brown  Stoker 1st Class
Bulger  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Burton  Petty Officer
Coe-Smith  Chief Petty Officer
Currie  Lieutenant Commander
Davis  Stoker Petty Officer
Dudd  Able Seaman
Duffay  Petty Officer
Fielden  Weapons Engineer
Forrester  Leading Stoker
Green  Lieutenant
Hackett  Able Seaman
Hitchcock  Electrical Artificer 2nd Class
Hopcraft  Able Seaman
Horwood  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Johnson  Stoker Petty Officer
Jones  Petty Officer
King  Leading Signalman
Kirby  Leading Signalman
Kirby  Leading Telegraphist
Leech  Leading Seaman
Mack  Telegraphist
Mann  Petty Officer
Manton  Stoker 1st Class
McAteer  Petty Officer Cook
McClure  Petty Officer Telegraphist
McGhee  Leading Stoker
McMilling  Leading Seaman
Mitchell  Leading Telegraphist
Morton  Stoker 1st Class
Mullens  Chief Engine Room Artificer
Muntz  Lieutenant Peer of the Realm
Norris  Leading Seaman
Perry  Able Seaman
Pretty  Able Seaman
Pringle  Stoker Petty Officer
Richardson  Leading Seaman
Robertson  Leading Seaman
Round  Lieutenant
Shaw  Stoker 1st Class
Smith  Leading Seaman
Smith  Petty Officer Telegraphist
Smith  Shipwright
Sylvester  Leading Seaman
Tanner  Stoker Petty Officer
Targett  Petty Officer
Tulip  Leading Stoker
Twine  Stoker 1st Class
Walker  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Westcott  Leading Stoker
White  Petty Officer
Whyte  Stoker 1st Class
Wilkinson  Able Seaman


17-07-1929 : Laid Down
11-06-1930 : Launched
07-12-1930 : Completed
06-12-1940 : HMS Regulus had left Alexandria on 18th November 1940 for a patrol in the Adriatic. Her failure to return on 6th December signalled her loss with all hands. It is believed that she stuck a mine in the Straits of Taranto, although the Italians claimed to have sunk a submarine on 26th November; the former explanation is believed more likely.

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My Uncle was one of the crew members lost and I was told that the submarine had not been repainted after being in the Far East, which made them an easy target for the Italian air force.
This was confirmed by a interpreter, who had listened in to the Italian messages and she had relayed this information to my family many years later during a dinner party.
   Gerard Molyneux Tue, 31 Oct 2017

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