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P222

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: S Group 3
Fate: Sunk on 12th December 1942. Probably depth charged off Capri by Italian DE Fortunale.
P222
P222

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Roll of Honour

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

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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