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Simoom (P225)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: S Grp3
Fate: Sunk on 19th November 1943 possibly by mines in the Dardanelles.

Roll of Honour

W Adam  Able Seaman
J Anglesea  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
L Balson  Weapons Engineer
M Bedford  Leading Seaman
T Broadbridge  Stoker 1st Class
G Caspell  Telegraphist
E Cole  Stoker Petty Officer
C Cross  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
H Day  Signalman
S Ellin  Petty Officer Telegraphist
R Elliott  Able Seaman
R Francis  Stoker 1st Class
B Garbett  Lieutenant MID
G Gill  Able Seaman
W Gowland  Able Seaman
B Griffith  Petty Officer
J Hannant  Able Seaman
W Harris  Stoker 1st Class
C Hatton  Able Seaman
C Herd  Ordinary Seaman
N Herstell  Able Seaman
R Johnson  Able Seaman
G Kennedy  Leading Telegraphist
D Kerr  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
J Landing  Leading Stoker
F Lillycrop  Stoker 1st Class
E Lovell  Able Seaman
T Marsden  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
G Mason  Leading Stoker
S May  Able Seaman
H McLellan  Leading Telegraphist
G Milner  Lieutenant DSC
R Mortimer-Lamb  Petty Officer
W Olding  Chief Engine Room Artificer
M O’Leary  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
J Rawe  Chief Petty Officer
A Salmon  Able Seaman
A Saunders  Able Seaman
B Schofield  Able Seaman
W Seaborne  Stoker 1st Class
T Shanks  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
N Sharp  Able Seaman
J Shepherd  Leading Stoker
W Smith  Stoker 1st Class
T Songhurst  Stoker 1st Class
J Taylor  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
I Wardale  Able Seaman
W Wilson  Petty Officer

 

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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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