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P222

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: S Grp3
Fate: Sunk on 12th December 1942.rnProbably depth charged off Capri by Italian DE Fortunale.

Roll of Honour

R Absolom  Leading Telegraphist
G Arkley  Stoker 1st Class
J Bibbs  Able Seaman
E Bird  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
B Brooks  Chief Petty Officer
G Clarkson  Stoker 2nd Class
J Close  Leading Signalman
M Cousins  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
S Cusack  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
R Deakin  Stoker Petty Officer
F Dunkinson  Petty Officer
L Evans  Able Seaman
R Everett  Ordinary Seaman
J Finn  Able Seaman
A Fylan  Able Seaman
F Giles  Stoker 1st Class
S Gillard  Able Seaman
F Gowing  Leading Stoker
W Hartley  Stoker 1st Class
A Hemelryk  Lieutenant
D Herbert  Telegraphist
F Jones  Able Seaman
A Kerry  Petty Officer Telegraphist
W Knox  Able Seaman
A Mackenzie  Lieutenant Commander
A Manson  Able Seaman
J Morgan  Petty Officer
J Morton  Leading Stoker
N Murray  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
R Newman  Engine Room Artificer 5th Class
W Parfitt  Petty Officer
R Paxton  Stoker 1st Class
P Ricks  Telegraphist
B Rogers  Stoker 1st Class
A Salter  Leading Stoker
H Saunders  Leading Stoker
J Scanlan  Leading Stoker
A Staines  Leading Seaman
J Storr  Petty Officer Telegraphist
S Tancock  Able Seaman
A Taylor  Sub-Lieutenant
L Taylor  Weapons Engineer
T Wilcock  Able Seaman
L Wilkinson  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
J Windham  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class

 

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Events

10-08-1940 : Laid Down
20-09-1941 : Launched
04-05-1942 : Completed
27-07-1942 : P222 intercepted the Vichy French merchant Mitidja off Cape Palos, Spain. The ship was boarded and escorted to Gibraltar by HMS Wrestler.
12-12-1942 : HMS P222 sunk by depth charging.

HMS P222 left Gib for patrol off Naples on 30th November 1942. Messages were received from her on 7th December, but after that no more was heard. P222 failed to arrive at Algiers on her due date of 21st December, and the Italians claimed to have sunk a submarine by depth charge on the 12th December. This is the most probable cause of the submarines loss but there has been no conformation.


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