Thames (N71)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: River 1
Fate: Struck a mine and sank off Norway on 2nd August 1940.

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Roll of Honour

Abrams  Petty Officer
Arnold  Stoker 1st Class
Baker  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Balshaw  Leading Steward
Bantick  Stoker 1st Class
Barford  Able Seaman
Beach  Leading Seaman
Bell  Leading Stoker
Bird  Leading Seaman
Blyth  Stoker 1st Class
Clark  Petty Officer Telegraphist
Cummings  Stoker 1st Class
Cunningham  Leading Stoker
Curtis  Petty Officer
Dean  Leading Stoker
Dennison  Able Seaman
Dowling  Stoker Petty Officer
Dunkerley  Lieutenant Commander
Dyer  Able Seaman
Edwards  Stoker Petty Officer
Flower  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
Geard  Stoker 1st Class
Godtbill  Stoker 1st Class
Hall  Leading Stoker
H G Harbert  Able Seaman
Harker  Stoker 1st Class
Harris  Able Seaman
Hewett  Leading Telegraphist
Hindson  Stoker 1st Class
Howard  Able Seaman
Irvine  Stoker 1st Class
Johnston  Stoker 1st Class
Kane  Stoker 1st Class
Keyzar  Chief Engine Room Artificer
Lee  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Millson  Able Seaman
Moody  Able Seaman
Morris  Lieutenant
Mott  Chief Petty Officer
Murgatroyd  Petty Officer
Newell  Lieutenant RNR
Owen  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
O’Brian  Lieutenant Commander (E)
Painter  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Parker  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Parratt  Able Seaman
Peterson  Leading Signalman
Ryan  Stoker 1st Class
Shephardson  Able Seaman
Southwell  Petty Officer Cook
Stokes  Stoker 1st Class
Stribbling  Telegraphist
Talbot  Lieutenant
Taylor  Stoker 1st Class
Taylor  Telegraphist
Tindall  Petty Officer Telegraphist
Trebilcock  Leading Seaman
Waite  Stoker Petty Officer
Weeks  Able Seaman
Worrall  Lieutenant RNR


06-01-1931 : Laid Down
26-01-1932 : Launched
14-09-1932 : Completed
26-07-1940 : HMS Thames torpedoes and sinks the German torpedo boat Luchs in the North Sea.
02-08-1940 : HMS Thames was on her first war patrol when she went missing. She had sailed from Dundee on 22nd July to patrol in the North Sea. On the 22nd July Thames successfully attacked the German torpedo boat Luchs just west of the Skagerrak. The Luchs was acting as part of a screen for the battle cruiser Gneisenau, which is believed to been her original target, and that the Luchs had manoeuvred between the submarine and the battle cruiser just as the former fired her torpedoes. The shortened range and the ensuing explosions may have been the cause of the loss of the Thames although the favoured opinion is that the submarine struck a mine on the night of 2nd/3rd August.


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