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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
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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Abrahams, Herbert  Able Seaman  D/JX 13596    27
Adams, William Frederick  Able Seaman  P/JX 21765    22
Allbrighton, John Lewis  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 78057    33
Allen, Leonard Stanley  Able Seaman  P/SSX 1757    24
Andrews, Eric Albert  Able Seaman  C/JX 15740    21
Andrews, William John  Ordinary Seaman  C/JX 32713    19
Baker, Cyril Henry  Leading Seaman  C/JX 15846    19
Batten, Charles Dennis  Leading Seaman  P/JX 13422    28
Bennett, Harry Charles  Leading Stoker  C/KX 91515    27
Bennett, Harry Charles C/KX 91515 DoB 25/07/1915 Age 27 CWGC has Age 32
Bovington, Jack  Ordinary Seaman  P/JX 35731    19
Brown, Arthur Robert Thomas  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 13238    36
Brown, William  Stoker Petty Officer  C/KX 81221    30
Cassidy, Michael  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 11855    24
Chalk, Ronald Charles  Petty Officer  C/SSX 2817    22
Clark, Daniel  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 11587    22
Colvin, George Robson  Lieutenant Commander    DSC*  32
Coulson, Francis Leslie  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 11708    20
Crawley-Boevey, Thomas Roger  Sub Lieutenant      21
Culbert, William Dudley  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  D/MX 58232    24
Dempster, David  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 93086    24
Donachy, James  Able Seaman  C/JX 20420    22
Douglas, Woodrow Craig  Leading Steward  D/LX 24527  MID  22
Dufty, Mervyn Benjamin John  Petty Officer  P/JX 13926  MID  24
Eaton, Richard Morton Powell  Lieutenant      23
Farrington, John Richard  Signalman  D/JX 23250    22
Florence, Alfred James  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  P/MX 56191  DSM  29
Forsey, Samuel Frank  Petty Officer Cook  D/MX 50299  MID  27
Hall, Jack Dinsdale  Ordinary Seaman  P/JX 35006    19
Hill, James Alfred  Able Seaman  P/J 96009    38
Hurst, Percy  Leading Seaman  D/JX 16540    24
Hyde, Charles  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 11838    21
King, William Edward  Petty Officer  P/SSX 1489    26
Lea, Ralph Hartley  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 76004  MID  22
Lees, Harry  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 92123  MID  23
Lincoln, William Golden  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  C/MX 47423  DSM*  38
Lock, George Leslie  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13419    21
McCarron, James Aloysius  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2171    22
McCarron, James Aloysius C/SSX 21711 CWGC has McCarron, James Aloysius Peter
Moon, William Henry  Leading Stoker  P/KX 90370  MID  25
Nicholson, Gordon Stanley  Engineer Lieutenant (RNR)      30
Nicholson, Lawrence Frederick  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 12132    22
Nutt, Wilfrid  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 93871    23
Nutt, Wilfrid C/KX 93871 Age 23 CWGC has Nutt, Wilfred Age 24
O'Connor, James  Able Seaman  P/JX 10408  MID*  37
Outhwaite, Ernest  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 13939    20
Pym, William John  Able Seaman  C/JX 18761    22
Quarrell, William Harold  Petty Officer  P/JX 13417  DSM*  28
Raynor, Leonard John  Leading Seaman  D/JX 15342    25
Rennie, Charles Marr  Ordinary Seaman  D/JX 30387    19
Rennie, Charles Marr D/JX 303875. At birth Clark, Charles Marr
Richman, Scott Lyon  Chief Petty Officer  C/JX 13010  DSM*  32
Roberts, Frederick  Telegraphist  P/SSX 2826    22
Rouse, Lawrence John Atkins  Able Seaman  C/JX 12961    31
Rowlett, Frank  Able Seaman  C/JX 27912    20
Rundle, Norman John  Leading Seaman  D/JX 15067    22
Sabbe-St Leger, Anthony Rene  Lieutenant      22
At birth Sabbe, Anthony R. Served as Sabbe-St. Leger, Anthony Rene
Sampson, Roderick Graham  Lieutenant    DSC  21
Smith, George  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  D/MX 74893    21
Soanes, James William  Able Seaman  P/JX 21764    29
Tanner, Frederick Mervyn  Stoker Petty Officer  P/KX 81529    30
Thomas, James Fearnley  Leading Telegraphist  P/JX 16128    20
Tooke, Donald Percy  Leading Stoker  C/KX 86106    25
Tucker, Owen Mountford  Leading Telegraphist  D/JX 15915    20
Vines, Robert Stanley  Leading Stoker  D/KX 90328  MID  24
Wells, Leonard Horace  Able Seaman  P/JX 2619    27
Wiles, Maurice Charles William  Able Seaman  C/JX 14946    22

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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