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Sunfish (N81)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: S Group 2
Fate: Lost on 27th July 1944 while serving as Russian sub.
Served as a Russian sub (V-1) in 1944

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Events

22-07-1935 : Laid Down
30-09-1936 : Launched
02-07-1937 : Completed
19-02-1940 : HMS Sunfish fired four torpedoes at the German submarine U-14 about 30 nautical miles north-west of Helgoland, Germany. All torpedoes fired missed their target.
09-04-1940 : HMS Sunfish torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Amasis in the Kattegat.
10-04-1940 : HMS Sunfish torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Antares in the Kattegat. Earlier that day, around 1150 hours she missed the German merchant Hanau with a torpedo and around 1520 hours she missed a German auxiliary patrol vessel with two torpedoes.
13-04-1940 : HMS Sunfish torpedoes and damages the German Q-ship Schiff in the Kattegat.
14-04-1940 : HMS Sunfish torpedoes and sinks the German Schiff 35/Oldenburg in the Kattegat.
05-12-1940 : HMS Sunfish torpedoes and sinks the Finnish merchant Oscar Midling in Sildegapet, Norway.
07-12-1940 : HMS Sunfish torpedoes and damages the Norwegian merchant Dixie off Stadlandet, Norway.
27-07-1944 : Lost while serving as Russian sub V-1

Soviet submarine V-1 was bombed in error by a RAF Coastal Command Liberator off Norway, during passage from Dundee to Murmansk. V-1 was not in her assigned area and she was diving when the aircraft came in sight instead of staying on the surface and firing recognition signals as instructed. All crew including the British liaison staff were lost.


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