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Salmon (N65)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: S Grp2
Fate: Mined in Norwegian waters 9 July 1940

Roll of Honour

P Baker  Petty Officer
W Baugh  Leading Stoker DSM
E Bickford  Commander DSC
J Boulton  Able Seaman
W Brooks  Leading Stoker
J Burges  Able Seaman
G Cawthra  Stoker 1st Class DSM
T Cokke  Able Seaman
W Davis  Weapons Engineer
G Dixon  Leading Stoker
A Durcan  Petty Officer
W Fear  Leading Stoker
W Fuller  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
J Gomm  Stoker 1st Class
J Gyngell  Leading Seaman
P Hall  Able Seaman
R Hancock  Lieutenant DSC
A Harrison  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
N Hill  Chief Engine Room Artificer
C Holmes  Petty Officer
E Howe  Able Seaman
W Lavery  Able Seaman
R Mallett  Leading Telegraphist
C Ottignon  Able Seaman
M O’Mahoney  Stoker 1st Class
G Palmer  Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
E Paterson  Able Seaman
L Power  Stoker 1st Class
H Rawlings  Leading Seaman
K Skelt  Lieutenant
E Spittles  Stoker 1st Class
R Stroud  Leading Telegraphist
A Swallow  Leading Stoker
R Walden  Telegraphist
M Walker  Leading Telegraphist
E Whittaker  Leading Signalman DSM
L Williams  Leading Seaman
M Wykeham-Martin  Lieutenant

 

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Events

15-06-1933 : Laid Down
30-04-1934 : Launched
08-03-1935 : Completed
04-12-1939 : The German submarine U-36 was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea south-west of Kristiansand,Norway, by a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Salmon.
12-12-1939 : German liner Bremen arrives at Bremerhaven from Murmansk, having evaded the British blockade. Bremen was intercepted by HMS Salmon but the submarine observed the then current rules of engagement and surfaced to order Bremen to heave-to. However, a German flying boat appeared and Salmon was forced to dive and Bremen escaped
13-12-1939 : HMS Salmon torpedoes & damages cruisers Leipzig & Nuremburg as they cover a destroyer minelaying operation off the River Tyne
20-06-1940 : HMS Salmon fires two torpedoes against a German convoy about 15 nautical miles south-west of Egersund, Norway. Both torpedoes missed their intended targets.
09-07-1940 : HMS Salmon departed her base to patrol off Skudesnes on the SW coast of Norway. She was sent signals on 9th, 11th and 12th July, the final one ordering a return to base. None of these signals were acknowledged.

Later it became known that one of the signals routed her across a minefield, which at the time was unknown to the Admiralty. There is also a possibility that she was attacked by aircraft, but mining is the most likely.


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