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Triton (N15)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: T Grp1
Fate: Sunk by Italian TB in Adriatic sea on 8 Dec 1940.

Roll of Honour

D Allen  Able Seaman
A Beard  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class DSM
A Bennet  Leading Seaman
A Burton  Stoker 1st Class
C Butcher  Petty Officer Telegraphist
W Cain  Stoker 1st Class
A Carter  Lieutenant SANF
C Cave  Lieutenant
H Coleman  Yeoman of signals
R Dean  Lieutenant MID RNR
W Dean  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
H Down  Able Seaman
A Early  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
C East  Leading Telegraphist
H Hinde  Chief Petty Officer DSM
C Jackson  Leading Telegraphist
J Jones  Leading Telegraphist
J King  Stoker 1st Class
A Lang  Stoker 1st Class
E Lavers  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
F Liddle  Leading Stoker
F Matthews  Ordinary Seaman
R Milne  Weapons Engineer DSC
C Moore  Leading Stoker
J Morgan  Able Seaman
S Orme  Stoker 1st Class
W Parramore  Leading Stoker
G Pettit  Stoker 1st Class
I Pook  Leading Seaman
G Quick  Stoker 1st Class
E Saunderson  Petty Officer
T Saxby  Able Seaman
F Shears  Stoker 1st Class
J Shimmin  Leading Seaman
M Smith  Lieutenant MID
T Smyth  Petty Officer
K Spite  Ordinary Seaman RNR
F Stafford  Able Seaman
C Stride  Able Seaman
A Temporal  Telegraphist
W Thorne  Petty Officer
J Trench  Leading Stoker
W Waters  Able Seaman
G Watkins  Lieutenant
D Watson  Chief Engine Room Artificer
J Westbury  Stoker 1st Class
J Wilkinson  Stoker 1st Class
H Wyatt  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class

 

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Events

28-08-1936 : Laid Down
04-10-1937 : Launched
09-11-1938 : Completed
08-04-1940 : HMS Triton fires 10 torpedoes against the German cruisers Blecher, Lutzow and Emden off Skagen. All torpedoes missed their targets.
10-04-1940 : While operating in the Kattegat HMS Triton torpedoes and sinks the German merchants Friedenau and Wigbert and the auxiliary patrol vessel V 1507/Rau 6.
10-09-1940 : HMS Triton had the misfortune to torpedo accidentally HMS Oxley off Norway on 10 September 1940
04-10-1940 : HMS Triton torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Franca Fassio about 16 nautical miles north of Cape Noli near Genua.
08-10-1940 : HMS Triton attacks the Italian merchant Spezia with torpedoes off Vado Ligure, Savona, Italy. All torpedoes missed.
08-12-1940 : Lost

HMS Triton left Malta for a patrol in the lower Adriatic and the Straits of Otranto on 28th November 1940. At 0540 on 6th December an SOS from the Italian merchant vessel Olimpia was intercepted. Triton immediately set of to intercept her and seems to have made a successful attack before she was her self destroyed in a counter attack by two Italian Torpedo boats. There are also reports that the Italian Torpedo boat Clio may have sunk Triton. This attack is reported to have happened several days after Triton should have left the area and is therefore met with some scepticism


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