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Splendid (P228)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: S Group 3
Fate: Sunk on 21st April 1943 by a German destroyer Hermes off west coast of Corsica.
Splendid
Splendid
HMS Splendid shown with a 'Bandstand' & Oerlikon gun. The platform is supported by a column mounted on the hull
HMS Splendid shown with a 'Bandstand' & Oerlikon gun. The platform is supported by a column mounted on the hull

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Boulton, Bernard  Telegraphist  D/SSX 3413    32
Bryant, Leslie Charles  Petty Officer  P/J 114025    21
Bryant, Leslie Charles P/J 114025 DoB 30/12/1909 Age 33, CWGC has Age 38
Croker, Reginald John  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 76748  MID  33
Dixon, Samuel Hughes  Chief Petty Officer  C/JX 12557  DSM  36
Freeman, Fred  Able Seaman  D/JX 28592  DSM  37
Galloway, Alexander Fraser  Leading Telegraphist  D/JX 15081    22
Galloway, Alexander Fraser D/JX 150818, CWGC has Galloway, Alexander Frazer
Gillispie, Leslie  Able Seaman  P/JX 27519    22
Gillispie, Leslie P/JX 275191, Family changed name to GILLESPIE in 1943
Goodwin, Eric  Able Seaman  D/SSX 1299    35
Herbert, Leslie William  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13868    20
Hodgson, William  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 11134    36
Hodgson, William C/KX 111345, CWGC has Hodson, William (Corrected April 2019)
Kempthorne, Leslie Richard  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2644    22
Lawrence, Douglas  Petty Officer  D/JX 14286  MID  24
Legassick, William  Signalman  C/JX 20761    25
Macken, Thomas  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 95081    23
Moody, James  Able Seaman  C/JX 15555    21
Orrom, Warren Stanley  Petty Officer  C/J 113100  MID  33
Pilton, Francis John  Able Seaman  D/SSX 2222  MID  22
Savill, Kenneth Aubrey Peploe  Able Seaman  C/JX 33313    21
Smith, Leslie Stephen  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  D/MX 66053    21

Events

07-03-1941 : Laid Down
08-08-1942 : Completed
16-11-1942 : HMS Splendid sinks the Italian auxiliary submarine chaser San Paolo about 15 nautical miles north-west of Isola di Gorgona, Italy.
21-11-1942 : HMS Splendid torpedoes and damages the Italian destroyer Velite about 18 nautical miles south-west of Isola d'Ischia, Italy.
23-11-1942 : HMS Splendid sinks the Italian merchant Luigi Favorita with gunfire about 80 nautical miles from Capo Carbonara, Sardinia, Italy.
17-12-1942 : HMS Splendid torpedoes and sinks the Italian destroyer Aviere about 35 nautical miles north-north-east of Bizerte, Tunisia.
15-01-1943 : HMS Splendid torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Emma about 15 nautical miles south-west of Isola di Capri, Italy.
19-01-1943 : HMS Splendid torpedoes and sinks the small Italian merchant Commercio south-east of Capo Sferracavallo, Sardinia, Italy. She also sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper No. 107/Cleopatra with gunfire.
19-01-1943 : Launched
17-02-1943 : HMS Splendid sinks the Italian merchant XXI Aprile about 3 nautical miles north of Cape San Vito, Sicily, Italy.
17-03-1943 : HMS Splendid torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Devoli 6 nautical miles bearing 245 of Cape San Vito, Sicily, Italy.
21-03-1943 : HMS Splendid torpedoes and sinks the Italian tanker Giorgio about 8 nautical miles east-north-east of Cefal, Sicily, Italy.
21-04-1943 : Sunk south of Capri

HMS Splendid left Malta on 17th April 1943 with orders to patrol off Naples and later off the west coast of Corsica. On 21st April the submarine was detected by the German destroyer Hermes, whose depth charge attack forced the submarine to the surface. HMS Splendid was then scuttled by her crew to avoid capture.
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