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Sterlet (N22)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: S Group 2
Fate: Depth charged by German anti submarine trawlers UJ125, UJ126 and UJ127 in the Saggererak on 18 April 1940

Roll of Honour

H acques  Petty Officer Telegraphist
N Akien  Stoker 1st Class
G Andrews  Able Seaman
J Benson  Telegraphist
H Bessell  Leading Seaman
A Brightman  Able Seaman
R Bryson  Leading Telegraphist
K Campbell  Able Seaman
G Chilton  Able Seaman
J Crone  Surgeon Lieutenant RNVR
F Dixon  Leading Telegraphist
H Dunn  Petty Officer
R Ellwood  Able Seaman
W Evans  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
G Fox  Stoker 1st Class
H Franklin  Petty Officer
W Gray  Leading Stoker
G Haward  Lieutenant Commander
F Hughes  Signalman
H Jones  Able Seaman
F Kay  Leading Stoker
E Lake  Petty Officer
H Lancaster  Able Seaman
A Langridge  Stoker Petty Officer
S Lloyd  Leading Stoker
G Martin  Stoker 1st Class
N Mercer  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
G Nicholson  Leading Stoker
J Nuttall  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
J Paige  Lieutenant RNR
J Pickard  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
W Popham  Leading Seaman
A Sarfas  Communications Engineer
W Sargant  Leading Stoker
J Sherrick  Able Seaman
H Thomsett  Leading Signalman
R Toombs  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
G Wardle  Lieutenant
F Wheeler  Able Seaman
R Wood  Leading Stoker
G Wright  Lieutenant

 

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Events

14-07-1936 : Laid Down
22-09-1937 : Launched
06-04-1938 : Completed
15-04-1940 : HMS Sterlet torpedoes and sinks the German gunnery training ship Brummer in the Skagerrak south of Larvik, Norway
18-04-1940 : HMS Sterlet was sunk

On 8th April 1940 HMS Sterlet left for a patrol in the Skagerrak, Norway. Four days later she signaled that she had unsuccessfully attacked a Convoy of 3 Merchant ships and a Destroyer. The following day she was assigned a new patrol area and on the 18th torpedoed the German Gunnery Ship Brummer, causing serious damage. At once the German escorts counter attacked with repeated depth charge attacks. Their target never resurfaced.


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