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Sportsman (P229)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: S Group 3
Fate: Lost on 24th September 1952.
P79(i)
Transferred to France in 1951/2 and renamed Sibylle.

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Events

01-07-1941 : Laid Down
17-04-1942 : Launched
21-12-1942 : Completed
19-05-1943 : HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the French passenger ship Général Bonaparte off Nice, southern France.
26-05-1943 : HMS Sportsman fires 6 torpedoes at the French tanker Marguerite Finaly off southern France. The torpedoes however miss the target.
29-06-1943 : HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Bolzaneto 10 nautical miles bearing 270 of La Spezia, Italy.
01-07-1943 : HMS Sportsman attacks a landing craft with gunfire in the Ligurian Sea off Porto Maurizio. The attack had to be broken off because the gun jammed.
06-09-1943 : HMS Sportsman sinks the Italian fishing vessels Angiolina P and Maria Luisa B with gunfire in the port of Al'ria, Corsica, France.
28-09-1943 : HMS Sportsman sinks the Italian sailing vessel Angiolina off Corsica.
15-11-1943 : HMS Sportsman sinks a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire between Naxos and Mykonos, Greece.
19-12-1943 : HMS Sportsman sinks a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire south of Lemnos Island, Greece.
21-12-1943 : HMS Sportsman attacks and damages the Greek sailing vessel Spiridon with gunfire south of Lemnos island.
23-12-1943 : HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the Bulgarian troop transport Balkan south of Moudros, Lemnos Island, Greece.
08-02-1944 : HMS Sportsman torpedoed & sank the German POW Transport Petrella north of Suda Bay, Crete. 2,670 out of 3,173 Italian POWs where killed. German Guards did not open the POW rooms and fired at them while they tried to break out
28-03-1944 : HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the small German tanker MT 3/Vienna off Monemvassia, Greece.
31-03-1944 : HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the German sailing vessel Grauer Ort off Cape Maleas, Greece.
28-04-1944 : HMS Sportsman torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Lüneburg north of Iraklion, Crete, Greece.
24-09-1952 : Lost, cause unknown.


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