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Talisman (N78)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: T Group 1
Fate: The Italians claim to have sunk a submarine on the 17/9/1942 to the north west of Malta. this is believed to have been the Talisman

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Roll of Honour

H Abbott  Able Seaman
K Abbott  Petty Officer
A Algar  Leading Seaman
A Aven  Leading Stoker MID
J Beaton  Leading Telegraphist
G Beattie  Stoker 1st Class
J Beckett  Able Seaman
A Bell  Able Seaman
J Bousfield  Able Seaman
G Bowers  Telegraphist
M Brendon  Lieutenant
E Bullock  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class DSM
F Callaghan  Stoker 1st Class
W Calvert  Stoker 1st Class
R Carey  Able Seaman
E Carlisle  Stoker 1st Class
L Coleman  Leading Seaman
J Collins  Petty Officer
J Connolly  Able Seaman
N Coulter  Stoker 1st Class
R Deary  Able Seaman
W Eves  Sub-Lieutenant
J Fairfield  Leading Seaman
D Flynn  Petty Officer MID
D Forsyth  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
J Foulger  Stoker Petty Officer
S Freeman  Stoker 1st Class
F Gormley  Able Seaman
W Grant  Stoker 1st Class
A Hayburn  Able Seaman
H Haydon  Stoker 1st Class
R Jackson  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class DSM
S Jancy  Leading Seaman
M Kirby  Leading Stoker
A Lewis  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
D Mack  Petty Officer Cook
P Mahoney  Able Seaman
A Marshall  Stoker 2nd Class
J McEdward  Able Seaman
W McNally  Lieutenant (E)
R Merritt  Able Seaman
J Milligan  Able Seaman
E Morris  Petty Officer
W Morse  Able Seaman DSM
W Musgrove  Telegraphist
T Neilson  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
W Robinson  Able Seaman
T Robson  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
F Street  Stoker 1st Class
P Sullivan  Leading Stoker
A Thornhill  Stoker 1st Class
G Tolley  Leading Signalman
O Waterlow  Lieutenant DSC
J Wheeler  Stoker Petty Officer
L Willmott  Lieutenant Commander
L Witham  Stoker 1st Class
G Wood  Engine Room Artificer



27-09-1938 : Laid Down
29-01-1940 : Launched
29-06-1940 : Completed
25-11-1940 : HMS Talisman captures the French fishing vessel Le Clipper in the Bay of Biscay near Lorient.
16-08-1941 : HMS Talisman attacks a submarine with torpedoes about 140 nautical miles north-west of Alexandria. All torpedoes fired fortunately missed their target as the submarine attacked later turned out to be HMS Otus.
30-08-1941 : HMS Talisman claims the sinking of two sailing vessels with gunfire north of Benghazi, Libya.
01-10-1941 : HMS Talisman attacks an Italian convoy with torpedoes in the Zea Channel missing the Italian merchant Lauretta. Talisman was heavily depth charged by the escorting Italian torpedo boat Libra.
03-10-1941 : HMS Talisman destroyes the wreck of the German merchant Yalova that is grounded at Agios Giorgios Island.
04-10-1941 : HMS Talisman torpedoes and sinks the Vichy-French passenger ship Theophile Gautier off Euboa Island, Greece.
07-10-1941 : HMS Talisman attacks the German merchant Salzburg with torpedoes west-north-west of Kasos Island, Greece. All torpedoes missed.
11-12-1941 : HMS Talisman torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Calitea some 90 miles south of Cape Matapan.
17-09-1942 : HMS Talisman left Gib for passage to Malta, where she was due no later than the 18th. Messages were received from the submarine on the 14th but she failed to arrive at Malta. The Italians claim to have sunk a submarine on the 17th to the north west of Malta. this is believed to have been the Talisman


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