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Tradewind (P329)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: T Group 3
Fate: Scrapped on 14th December 1955 at Charlestown
Tradewind (P329)
Tradewind (P329)
HMS Tradewind. It is reported that a snort mast was eventually fitted for snorting noise trials. The upper image clearly has no snort mast while the lower image appears to have a folded down mast just aft of the fin.
HMS Tradewind. It is reported that a snort mast was eventually fitted for snorting noise trials. The upper image clearly has no snort mast while the lower image appears to have a folded down mast just aft of the fin.

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It is reported that she was modified to reduced submerged noise and used in ASW experimental work, running out of Portland. From photographs it can be seen the gun was removed and that a streamlined fairing was fitted around the gun access tower and the fore part of the connning tower, also it appears that all external torpedo tubes were removed. Whilst still basically a T boat in shape, she presents a smooth and clean appearance in the photographs.

Events

11-02-11-194 : Laid Down
18-10-18-194 : Completed
11-12-11-194 : Launched
16-09-16-194 : HMS Tradewind sinks two small Japanese vessels with scuttling charges off the Sunda Strait.
18-09-18-194 : HMS Tradewind torpedoes and sinks the Japanese army cargo ship Junyo Maru about 18 nautical miles south of Mukomuko, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies. Unbeknown to the Commanding Officer of the submarine, the Japanese ship was carrying 4200 Javanese slave labourers and 2300 Allied prisoners from Batavia to Padang. 5620 lives were lost in the sinking.
30-10-30-194 : HMS Tradewind lays mines of the Mergui Archipelago, Burma.
08-11-08-194 : HMS Tradewind sinks five Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire off the west coast of Burma.
10-11-10-194 : HMS Tradewind sinks two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire off the west coast of Burma.
20-04-20-194 : HMS Tradewind sinks a Japanese tug and two Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire in the Gulf of Siam.
29-04-29-194 : HMS Tradewind torpedoes and sinks the Japanese merchant tanker Takasago Maru in the Gulf of Siam.
14-12-14-195 : Scrapped at Charlestown
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