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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

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Abbott, Herbert William  Able Seaman  P/JX 274845    35
Abbott, Kenneth Patrick  Petty Officer  C/JX 146230    22
Algar, Albert Edward  Leading Seaman  D/JX 137238    25
Aven, Arthur Albert  Leading Stoker  P/KX 93116  MID  22
Beaton, John Main  Leading Telegraphist  C/JX 157253    20
Beattie, George  Stoker 1st Class  P/SKX 220    20
Beckett, Joseph  Able Seaman  D/JX 190290    21
Bell, Arthur Robinson  Able Seaman  P/SSX 20192    27
Bousfield, John  Able Seaman  C/JX 148165    28
Bowers, George James  Telegraphist  C/JX 155109    20
Brand, Patrick  Leading Stoker  C/KX 83617    27
Brendon, Michael John  Lieutenant      22
Bullock, Edmund Thomas  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  D/M 34905  DSM  38
Callaghan, Frank  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 122480    33
Calvert, William Henry  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 135226    19
Carey, Ronald James  Able Seaman  C/JX 203003    24
Carlisle, Edward Humble  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 132725    20
Coleman, Leonard George  Leading Seaman  P/JX 129212  DSM  31
Collins, John Henry  Petty Officer  D/JX 136207    25
Connolly, Jack  Able Seaman  C/KX 101049    23
Coulter, Norman George  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 92557    23
Deary, Richard  Able Seaman  C/SSX 30938    21
Eves, William Donald Heath  Sub Lieutenant      21
Fairfield, James  Leading Seaman  D/JX 136787    26
Flynn, David  Petty Officer  D/JX 134042  MID  28
Foley, John Thomas  Leading Steward  D/LX 22224    29
Forsyth, Donald Douglas  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  P/MX 57727    25
Foulger, James  Stoker Petty Officer  C/KX 83317  MID  28
Freeman, Stanley  Stoker 1st Class  P/JX 100519    21
Gall, Carl Edward  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 114291    21
Gormley, Francis Joseph  Able Seaman  D/JX 169386    23
Grant, William Job  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 90653    24
Hayburn, Andrew Joseph  Able Seaman  D/JX 160711    20
Haydon, Herbert Sydney  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 81275    32
Hazzard, Kenneth  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 117737    21
Jackson, Richard  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  P/MX 54422  DSM  27
James, Frank Stanley  Able Seaman  C/J 109512    35
Jancey, Stephen  Leading Seaman  D/JX 127692    31
Kirby, Maurice Willard  Leading Stoker  P/KX 89474    24
Lewis, Arthur Edward  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  D/MX 74704    21
Mack, David William  Petty Officer Cook  D/MX 50509    27
Mahoney, Patrick  Able Seaman  P/SSX 25966    22
Marshall, Albert Richard  Stoker 2nd Class  C/KX 144382    21
McEdward, John Craig  Able Seaman  P/SSX 23361    22
McNally, William John  Engineer Lieutenant      31
Merritt, Ronald John  Able Seaman  P/SSX 32643    20
Milligan, James Thomas  Able Seaman  D/JX 198543    22
Morris, Edward  Petty Officer  P/JX 128030    31
Morse, William George  Able Seaman  D/JX 202869  DSM  25
Musgrove, William Charles  Telegraphist  P/SSX 29947    22
Neilson, Thomas Paterson  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 77954    20
Oakes, Harry George  Petty Officer  C/JX 133119  MID  28
Robinson, William  Able Seaman  C/JX 147371    23
Robson, Theophil Robert  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 59052    22
Robson, Theophil Robert C/MX 59052 CWGC has Theofiel
Street, Frederick Charles Alfred  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 135119    20
Sullivan, Patrick John  Leading Stoker  D/KX 88242    27
Thornhill, Albert Arthur  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 117421    22
Tolley, George William  Leading Signalman  P/SSX 31689    21
Waterlow, Oscar Stephen Verity  Lieutenant    MID  22
Wheeler, James William  Stoker Petty Officer  P/KX 78798    33
Willmott, Michael  Lieutenant Commander    DSO  33
Commanding Officer
Witham, Leslie Ronald  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 112598    22
Wood, George  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 77710    22


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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