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Syrtis (P241)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: S Group 3
Fate: Sunk on 28th March 1944 possibly by mines off Bodio Norway.

Roll of Honour

J Ainslie  Lieutenant RNVR
R Aitken  Leading Stoker
P Alexander  Stoker 1st Class
G Ashton  Leading Seaman
A Beardsley  Able Seaman
C Blythe  Lieutenant RNR
R Boyd  Telegraphist
G Burgess  Stoker 1st Class
B Denne  Stoker 1st Class
H Forsyth  Able Seaman
H Fowler  Petty Officer
D Fyson  Lieutenant MID RNR
J Green  Able Seaman
J Hagerty  Telegraphist
J Hallworth  Able Seaman
W Harris  Able Seaman
G Henshall  Leading Seaman
R Hill  Leading Stoker
F Holder  Stoker 1st Class
A Hosie  Leading Cook
L Hull  Leading Stoker
W Jamieson  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
M Jupp  Lieutenant DSC
J Kay  Ordinary Seaman
D Lynch  Weapons Engineer DSM
D Mackenzie  Chief Petty Officer
L Malley  Stoker Petty Officer
W McAllister  Leading Stoker
R McCarthy  Signalman
F Osman  Petty Officer
T O’Carroll  Able Seaman
S Page  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
W Parker  Leading Telegraphist
W Picknell  Leading Seaman
R Powell  Petty Officer Telegraphist
A Richardson  Able Seaman
T Shields  Ordinary Seaman
F Spratt  Lieutenant
S Steel  Able Seaman
F Storey  Able Seaman
G Stubbs  Chief Engine Room Artificer DSM
A Willcocks  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
L Wilson  Able Seaman
F Woodards  Stoker 1st Class
W Young  Stoker 1st Class

 

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Events

14-10-1941 : Laid Down
04-02-1943 : Launched
23-04-1943 : Completed
22-03-1944 : HMS Syrtis sank Norwegian SS Narvik near Sleipnesodden, Helgeland with gunfire
28-03-1944 : Mined & sunk

HMS Syrtis left Lerwick on 16th March 1944 for a patrol off the Norwegian coast. On 20th March she was ordered to an area near Bodo, some 70 miles inside the Arctic Circle. Two days later she sank the steamer Narvik with gunfire. On the 28th a signal was sent to Syrtis ordering her to return to Lerwick. This signal was never acknowledged and the submarine failed to return. German reports indicate the sinking of a submarine in the Bodo area at the time by shore batteries, but the most likely cause of her loss is a mine.


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