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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

Adam  Able Seaman
Anglesea  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Balson  Weapons Engineer
Bedford  Leading Seaman
Broadbridge  Stoker 1st Class
Caspell  Telegraphist
Cole  Stoker Petty Officer
Cross  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
Day  Signalman
Ellin  Petty Officer Telegraphist
Elliott  Able Seaman
Francis  Stoker 1st Class
Garbett  Lieutenant MID
Gill  Able Seaman
Gowland  Able Seaman
Griffith  Petty Officer
Hannant  Able Seaman
Harris  Stoker 1st Class
Hatton  Able Seaman
Herd  Ordinary Seaman
Herstell  Able Seaman
Johnson  Able Seaman
Kennedy  Leading Telegraphist
Kerr  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Landing  Leading Stoker
Lillycrop  Stoker 1st Class
Lovell  Able Seaman
Marsden  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Mason  Leading Stoker
May  Able Seaman
McLellan  Leading Telegraphist
Milner  Lieutenant DSC
Mortimer-Lamb  Petty Officer
Olding  Chief Engine Room Artificer
O’Leary  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Rawe  Chief Petty Officer
Salmon  Able Seaman
Saunders  Able Seaman
Schofield  Able Seaman
Seaborne  Stoker 1st Class
Shanks  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
Sharp  Able Seaman
Shepherd  Leading Stoker
Smith  Stoker 1st Class
Songhurst  Stoker 1st Class
Taylor  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Wardale  Able Seaman
Wilson  Petty Officer


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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