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Tigris (N63)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: T Group 1
Fate: 27 February 1943 - Probably depth charged off Capri by German UJ2210
Tigris
Tigris

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Roll of Honour

Abrahams  Able Seaman
Adams  Able Seaman
Allbrighton  Stoker 1st Class
Allen  Able Seaman
Andrews  Able Seaman
Andrews  Ordinary Seaman
Baker  Leading Seaman
Batten  Leading Seaman
Bennett  Leading Stoker
Bovington  Ordinary Seaman
Brown  Stoker Petty Officer
Cassidy  Stoker 1st Class
Chalk  Petty Officer
Clark  Stoker 1st Class
Colvin  Lieutenant Commander DSC DSO
Crawley-Bovey  Lieutenant
Culbert  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Dempster  Stoker 1st Class
Donachy  Able Seaman
Douglas  Leading Steward MID
Duffy  Petty Officer MID
Eaton  Lieutenant
Farrington  Signalman
Forsey  Petty Officer Cook
Hall  Ordinary Seaman
Hill  Able Seaman
Hurst  Leading Seaman
King  Petty Officer
Lea  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Lees  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class MID
Lincoln  Engine Room Artificer DSM
Lock  Stoker 1st Class
McCarron  Able Seaman
Nicholson  Lieutenant (E) RNR
Nicholson  Stoker 1st Class
Nutt  Stoker 1st Class
O’Connor  Able Seaman
Pym  Able Seaman
Quarrell  Petty Officer
Raynor  Leading Seaman
Rennie  Ordinary Seaman
Rouse  Able Seaman
Rowlett  Able Seaman
Rundle  Leading Seaman
Sampson  Lieutenant DSC
Smith  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Soanes  Able Seaman
St Sabbe  Lieutenant
Tanner  Stoker Petty Officer
Thomas  Leading Telegraphist
Tooke  Leading Stoker
Tucker  Leading Telegraphist
Wells  Able Seaman
Wiles  Able Seaman

Events

11-05-1938 : Laid Down
31-10-1939 : Launched
20-06-1940 : Completed
01-09-1940 : HMS Tigris sinks the French fishing vessel Sancte Michael with gunfire in the Bay of Biscay near Brest, France.
02-09-1940 : HMS Tigris attacks the German submarine U-58 with torpedoes in the Bay of Biscay about 30 nautical miles south-west of Lorient, France. All torpedoes missed.
05-10-1940 : HMS Tigris attacks a submarine with torpedoes in the Bay of Biscay. This might have been the Italian submarine Otario.
16-10-1940 : HMS Tigris sinks the French fishing vessel Cimcour with gunfire in the Bay of Biscay.
02-11-1940 : HMS Tigris fires two torpedoes against the Italian submarine Veniero in the Bay of Biscay of the Gironde estuary. Both torpedoes missed.
12-11-1940 : HMS Tigris sinks the French fishing vessel Charles Edmond with gunfire about 70 nautical miles west of the Gironde estuary.
12-02-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the French fishing vessel Rene Camaleyre in the Bay of Biscay about 5 nautical miles east of Biarritz, France.
19-02-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the French merchant Jacobsen off Bayonne and the French merchant Guilvinec about 90 nautical miles south-west of the mouth of the Gironde estuary.
02-04-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the German tanker Thorn about 25 nautical miles west off the Loire estuary.
05-07-1941 : The Italian submarine Michele Bianchi is torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Bordeaux, France by the British submarine HMS Tigris.
17-08-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian passenger/cargo ship Haakon Jarl near Svrholt, Norway.
13-09-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Richard off the Rolvsoy Fjord about 11 nautical miles north-east of Hammerfest, Norway.
15-09-1941 : HMS Tigris fires four torpedoes against the German merchant Bessheim in Lopphavet, Norway. All torpedoes missed.
17-09-1941 : HMS Tigris fires four torpedoes against a merchant of 3000 tons in a German convoy in Lopphavet about 10 nautical miles west of Loppa Island, Norway. All four torpedoes missed.
26-09-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and heavily damages the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1201 off the Rolvsoy Fjord.
14-10-1941 : HMS Tigris attacks a convoy off the Laksfjord. Tigris fired three torpedoes but missed the Norwegian merchants Mimona, Tugela and Havbris.
06-12-1942 : The Italian submarine Porfido was torpedoed and sunk about 90 nautical miles north-north-east off Bone, Algeria by the British submarine HMS Tigris.
21-01-1943 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Citta di Genova in the Strait of Otranto about 25 nautical miles west of Saseno Island
27-02-1943 : HMS Tigris sailed from Malta on 18th February for a patrol south of Naples. HMS Tigris was last sighted at 0730 on the 24th February, 39 miles from Capri.

On the morning of the 27th UJ2210, escorting a convoy six miles south east of Capri made contact with a submarine and carried out three depth charge attacks, the third attack brought oil to the surface and the contact was noted to be stationary. A forth attack of fifteen depth charges brought a huge bubble of air to the surface. On 6th March Tigris was ordered to Algiers but there was no reply to this signal and Tigris failed to return to harbour.
Comments

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13-09-1941: The "Richard With" was NOT a German merchant ship.
It was a Norwegian passenger ship. Plain murder at sea, that´s what it was.
   Allan Klo Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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