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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 27484    35
Abbott, Kenneth Patrick  Petty Officer  C/JX 14623    22
Algar, Albert Edward  Leading Seaman  D/JX 13723    25
Aven, Arthur Albert  Leading Stoker  P/KX 93116  MID  22
Beaton, John Main  Leading Telegraphist  C/JX 15725    20
Beattie, George  Stoker 1st Class  P/SKX 220    20
Beckett, Joseph  Able Seaman  D/JX 19029    21
Bell, Arthur Robinson  Able Seaman  P/SSX 2019    27
Bousfield, John  Able Seaman  C/JX 14816    28
Bowers, George James  Telegraphist  C/JX 15510    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 12248    33
Calvert, William Henry  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 13522    19
Carey, Ronald James  Able Seaman  C/JX 20300    24
Carlisle, Edward Humble  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13272    20
Coleman, Leonard George  Leading Seaman  P/JX 12921  DSM  31
Collins, John Henry  Petty Officer  D/JX 13620    25
Connolly, Jack  Able Seaman  C/KX 10104    23
Coulter, Norman George  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 92557    23
Deary, Richard  Able Seaman  C/SSX 3093    21
Eves, William Donald Heath  Sub Lieutenant      21
Fairfield, James  Leading Seaman  D/JX 13678    26
Flynn, David  Petty Officer  D/JX 13404  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 10051    21
Gall, Carl Edward  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 11429    21
Gormley, Francis Joseph  Able Seaman  D/JX 16938    23
Grant, William Job  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 90653    24
Hayburn, Andrew Joseph  Able Seaman  D/JX 16071    20
Haydon, Herbert Sydney  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 81275    32
Hazzard, Kenneth  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 11773    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 12769    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 2596    22
Marshall, Albert Richard  Stoker 2nd Class  C/KX 14438    21
McEdward, John Craig  Able Seaman  P/SSX 2336    22
McNally, William John  Engineer Lieutenant      31
Merritt, Ronald John  Able Seaman  P/SSX 3264    20
Milligan, James Thomas  Able Seaman  D/JX 19854    22
Morris, Edward  Petty Officer  P/JX 12803    31
Morse, William George  Able Seaman  D/JX 20286  DSM  25
Musgrove, William Charles  Telegraphist  P/SSX 2994    22
Neilson, Thomas Paterson  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 77954    20
Oakes, Harry George  Petty Officer  C/JX 13311  MID  28
Robinson, William  Able Seaman  C/JX 14737    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 13511    20
Sullivan, Patrick John  Leading Stoker  D/KX 88242    27
Thornhill, Albert Arthur  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 11742    22
Tolley, George William  Leading Signalman  P/SSX 3168    21
Waterlow, Oscar Stephen Verity  Lieutenant    MID  22
Wheeler, James William  Stoker Petty Officer  P/KX 78798    33
Willmott, Michael  Lieutenant Commander (CO)    DSO  33
Witham, Leslie Ronald  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 11259    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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