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Simoom (P225)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: S Group 3
Fate: Sunk on 19th November 1943 possibly by mines in the Dardanelles.
Simoom (P225)
Simoom (P225)

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Adam, William Gillon  Able Seaman  P/JX 34496    21
Anglesea, John  Engine Room Artificer 5th Class  D/MX 10292    21
Balson, Lewis Frederick Charles  Warrant Engineer      30
Bedford, Maurice Arthur  Leading Seaman  D/SSX 2799    24
Broadbridge, Thomas George  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 83568    30
Caspell, George Edward  Telegraphist  C/JX 16371    20
Cole, Edward  Stoker Petty Officer  P/KX 83973    29
Cross, Charles Michael  Sub Lieutenant (RNVR)      22
Day, Horace Charles  Signalman  C/JX 20760    26
Ellin, Sidney  Petty Officer Telegraphist  C/JX 13561    28
Elliott, Robert  Able Seaman  P/JX 32297    22
Francis, Roland  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13787    20
Francis, Roland James D/KX 137871 CWGC has Francis Rolland James
Garbett, Basil Maitland  Lieutenant    MID  21
Gill, Geoffrey  Able Seaman  C/JX 23512    21
Gowland, William Robert  Able Seaman  D/SSX 1595    26
Griffith, Ben  Petty Officer  D/J 113001    34
Hannant, James Henry  Able Seaman  D/JX 20287    25
Harris, Walter  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13475    30
Hatton, Charles William  Able Seaman  C/JX 16909    24
Herd, Charles Edmund  Ordinary Seaman  P/JX 38190    19
Herstell, Norman  Able Seaman  P/JX 34778    19
Herstell, Norman P/JX 347783 RN DoB 04/12/1923. Actual 04/12/1924
Johnson, Robert John  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2652    22
Jones, Louis Fleming  Lieutenant (RNVR)      24
Kennedy, Gordon Alexander  Leading Telegraphist  D/JX 15446    22
Kerr, David Arthur  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  P/MX 55013    22
Landing, John  Leading Stoker  P/KX 84477    28
Lillycrop, Francis William  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 14541    20
Lillycrop, Francis William P/KX 145412. At birth William Francis
Lovell, Ernest Albert  Able Seaman  P/SSX 1859    23
Marsden, Tom  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  P/MX 79301    23
Mason, George Hunter  Leading Stoker  P/KX 90779    25
May, Sidney James  Able Seaman  C/SSX 3097    21
McLellan, Harold Benjamin Wilson  Leading Telegraphist  C/JX 25923    30
Milner, Geoffrey Deryck Nicholson  Lieutenant    DSC  25
Mortimer-Lamb, Robert John  Petty Officer  C/JX 14587    23
O'Leary, Michael Thomas  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  D/MX 49539    25
Olding, Walter George  Chief Engine Room Artificer  P/MX 46951    31
Rawe, James Alexander  Chief Petty Officer  P/JX 13610    35
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Salmon, Alfred William  Able Seaman  P/JX 29572    22
Saunders, Arthur  Able Seaman  P/JX 15520    22
Schofield, Bernard Philip  Able Seaman  C/JX 24123    22
Seaborne, William Joseph Ronald  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 94051    23
Shanks, Thomas Scott  Sub Lieutenant (RNVR)      24
Sharp, Norman  Able Seaman  D/JX 22359    25
Shepherd, John Veitch  Leading Stoker  P/KX 83132    28
Shepherd, John Veitch P/KX 83132. At birth Veitch John
Smith, William John  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 14530    21
Songhurst, Thomas James  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 83463    30
Taylor, James  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 77617    23
Wardale, Irvin George  Able Seaman  D/JX 30357    21
Wardale, Irvin George D/JX 303574. At birth George Irvin
Wilson, William  Petty Officer  P/SSX 1813    23

Events

14-07-1941 : Laid Down
12-10-1942 : Launched
30-12-1942 : Completed
08-08-1943 : While on patrol east of Bastia, HMS Simoom fires three torpedoes at a merchant. All torpedoes missed their target.
09-08-1943 : HMS Simoom attacked Italian cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi off La Spezia. The torpedoes missed the cruiser but hit and sank the destroyer Vincenzo Gioberti
19-11-1943 : HMS Simoon believed lost by mines near the Dardanelles. No survivors

HMS Simoom sailed for a patrol in the Aegean on 2nd November 1943. On the 5th she received a signal to divert to the entrance of the Dardanelles. Ten days later she was sent orders to return to port. The submarine never arrived. On 15th November German radio broadcasts stated that a submarine had been destroyed in the Aegean and that several of the crew had been rescued. It is unlikely that this was Simoom, as it would have put her miles out of position. None of the claimed survivors stated that they were from Simoom. It is more likely that the submarine struck a mine or was lost through an accident.
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