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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

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

Events

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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