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Sahib (P212)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: S Grp3
Fate: Depth charged on 24 April 1943 off Sicily by Italian CVT Euterpe and scuttled.

Roll of Honour

E England  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class

  Ex P62

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Events

05-07-1940 : Laid Down
19-01-1942 : Launched
13-05-1942 : Completed
12-09-1942 : HMS Sahib sinks the Italian sailing vessel Ina S. with gunfire and demolition charges 8 miles of Isola Rossa, Sardinia, Italy.
14-09-1942 : HMS Sahib sinks an Italian sailing vessel with gunfire west of Sardinia.
16-09-1942 : HMS Sahib sinks an Italian sailing vessel with gunfire west of Sardinia.
14-11-1942 : At 19:47 hours HMS Sahib torpedoes and sinks the Italian transport Scillin about 10 nautical miles north of Cape Milazzo. The Scillin was tranporting Allied prisoners of war of which, many drowned.
14-12-1942 : HMS Sahib torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Honestas about 30 nautical miles north-north-west of Cape Bon, Tunisia.
11-01-1943 : HMS Sahib torpedoes and damages the German transport San Antonio about 15 nautical miles east of San Remo.
14-01-1943 : HMS Sahib torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Qued Tifletabout 20 nautical miles south-west of Savona.
21-01-1943 : HMS Sahib torpedoes and sinks the German submarine U-301 in the Mediterranean west of Bonifacio. There was only 1 survivor from U-301.
18-02-1943 : HMS Sahib sinks the Italian sailing vessel Francesco Padre with gunfire off Cape Orlando.
23-03-1943 : HMS Sahib torpedoes ans sinks the small Italian merchant Tosca west of Cape Calava, Sicily, Italy.
27-03-1943 : HMS Sahib torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Sidamo in Milazzo harbour, Sicily, Italy.
30-03-1943 : HMS Sahib sinks the Italian sailing vessels Santa Maria Del Salvazione, San Vincenzo and Pier Della Vigne with gunfire off Milazzo, Sicily, Italy.
16-04-1943 : HMS Sahib attacked and sank the merchant ship Galiolo, two miles off Capa Milazzo. After firing, the Sahib almost broke the surface. This was noticed by an aircraft, which dropped a bomb but to no effect.

The torpedo boat Climene almost immediately obtained contact with the submarine. At about 0545, Sahib came under heavy depth charge attack resulting in the pressure hull being holed at the aft ends.

With no way of repairing the damage, the order to prepare to abandon ship was given. The submarine surfaced to be welcomed by a machine gun attack from the waiting aircraft. As the crew left the submarine, Sahib was scuttled.


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