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Triton (N15)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: T Group 1
Fate: Sunk by Italian TB in Adriatic sea on 8 Dec 1940.
Triton in June 1939
Triton in June 1939

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Lieutenant-Commander H P de C Steel, Royal Navy, HMS Triton testimony given at the Board of Inquiry into the circumstances of the loss of HMS Oxley

Roll of Honour

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


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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