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Salmon (N65)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: S Group 2
Fate: Mined in Norwegian waters 9 July 1940
Salmon (N65)
Salmon (N65)

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Roll of Honour

Baker  Petty Officer
Baugh  Leading Stoker DSM
Bickford  Commander DSC
Boulton  Able Seaman
Brooks  Leading Stoker
Burges  Able Seaman
Cawthra  Stoker 1st Class DSM
Cokke  Able Seaman
Davis  Weapons Engineer
Dixon  Leading Stoker
Durcan  Petty Officer
Fear  Leading Stoker
Fuller  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Gomm  Stoker 1st Class
Gyngell  Leading Seaman
Hall  Able Seaman
Hancock  Lieutenant DSC
Harrison  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
Hill  Chief Engine Room Artificer
Holmes  Petty Officer
Howe  Able Seaman
Lavery  Able Seaman
Mallett  Leading Telegraphist
Ottignon  Able Seaman
O’Mahoney  Stoker 1st Class
Palmer  Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
Paterson  Able Seaman
Power  Stoker 1st Class
Rawlings  Leading Seaman
Skelt  Lieutenant
Spittles  Stoker 1st Class
Stroud  Leading Telegraphist
Swallow  Leading Stoker
Walden  Telegraphist
Walker  Leading Telegraphist
Whittaker  Leading Signalman DSM
Williams  Leading Seaman
Wykeham-Martin  Lieutenant


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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