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Thorn (N11)

Built By: Cammell Laird (Mersey)
Build Group: T Group 2
Fate: Depth chargedby Italian TB Pegaso off Torbruk on 7 Aug 1942.

Roll of Honour

T Aitcheson  Stoker Petty Officer
J Balshaw  Leading Seaman RNVR
J Barrow  Able Seaman
A Bell  Lieutenant RNVR
A Bell  Stoker 1st Class
A Bond  Telegraphist
F Brodie  Able Seaman
W Burr  Leading Stoker
P Caffery  Stoker 1st Class
R Chalcraft  Able Seaman
G Cockwill  Able Seaman
J Collier  Leading Seaman
T Crompton  Able Seaman
F Detton  Leading Stoker
K Dodd  Leading Seaman
W Eason  Chief Petty Officer
C Elphick  Petty Officer Telegraphist
P Flockhart  Stoker 1st Class
J Freese  Petty Officer
F Gibbons  Able Seaman
D Gossman  Petty Officer
A Hatchard  Petty Officer
P Hayes  Chief Stoker
C Hayler  Ordinary Seaman
F Hendon  Petty Officer
L Incledon  Sub-Lieutenant
J Jones  Able Seaman
W Magness  Petty Officer MID
D McCarthy  Stoker 1st Class
J Milburn  Stoker 1st Class
T Milliken  Petty Officer Steward
T Mitchell  Able Seaman
R Moorcroft  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
J Newland  Leading Stoker
R Norfolk  Lieutenant Commander DSO
W Nuttall  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
C Parker  Lieutenant RNVR
J Paterson  Stoker 1st Class
J Pope  Stoker 1st Class
R Porter  Able Seaman
T Price  Chief Engine Room Artificer DSM
R Reeson  Leading Stoker
J Smithson  Leading Stoker
H Torr  Yeoman of Signals MID
W Upton  Able Seaman
F Webb  Able Seaman
G Webster  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
B Wood  Stoker 1st Class
E Wood  Chief Engine Room Artificer

 

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Events

20-01-1940 : Laid Down
18-03-1941 : Launched
26-08-1941 : Completed
30-12-1941 : HMS Thorn torpedoes and sinks the German tanker Campina about 5 nautical miles west off Cape Dukato.
28-01-1942 : HMS Thorn torpedoes and sinks the Italian tanker Ninuccia off Cape Planka, Yugoslavia.
30-01-1942 : The Italian submarine Medusa was sunk in the Adriatic near Promontore, Istria, Italy by the British submarine HMS Thorn.
05-03-1942 : HMS Thorn sinks the Italian auxiliary patrol vessel AS 91/Ottavia with gunfire of Kefalonia, Greece.
07-05-1942 : HMS Thorn fires four torpedoes against an Italian convoy in the central Mediterranean about 180 nautical miles north-west of Benghazi, Libya. All torpedoes missed their targets.
03-08-1942 : HMS Thorn torpedoes and sinks the Italian transport ship Monviso 8 nautical miles from Sidi Sueicher, Libya.
06-08-1942 : Lost.

On the 7th August 1942 HMS Thorn encountered the Italian torpedo boat Pegaso, escorting the steamer Istria from Benghazi, 30 miles south west of Gaudhos Island, off southern Crete. At 1255 an escorting aircraft was seen to machine-gun the seas surface and Pegaso moved in to investigate. Just four minutes after the aircraft's attack the Pegaso picked-up a contact and carried out seven attacks after which contact was lost. HMS Thorn failed to return from the patrol and is believed to have been lost in this attack.


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