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Trooper (N91)

Built By: Scotts (Clyde)
Build Group: T Group 2
Fate: Lost possibly mined in the Aegean sea on or about 17th October 1943.

Roll of Honour

P Adam  Stoker Petty Officer
A Anderson  Sub-Lieutenant
I Bengough  Stoker Petty Officer
A Brotherton  Stoker 1st Class
T Carling  Able Seaman
F Charnock  Leading Seaman
R Chivers  Able Seaman
J Colville  Able Seaman
H Cook  Lieutenant Charioteer lost in Operation Principal
H Cope  Signalman
J Cornelius  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
F Crossland  Telegraphist
G Davies  Stoker 1st Class
J Farnell  Able Seaman RNVR
W Fenn  Chief Engine Room Artificer DSM
M Forster  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
W Fry  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class DSM
E Furnell  Able Seaman
J Gilbert  Petty Officer
L Grant  Lieutenant DSO
K Greatwood  Able Seaman
H Horton  Leading Stoker
R Jones  Able Seaman
O Lancaster  Lieutenant (E) DSC
C Lawson  Leading Stoker
A Legg  Leading Stoker
H Lloyd  Able Seaman
J Mather  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
F Meek  Stoker 1st Class
S Mercer  Steward
R Mills  Leading Stoker
H Mott  Leading Stoker MID
M Peters  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
S Ribbans  Petty Officer Telegraphist
R Robinson  Leading Stoker DSM
B Ruston  Leading Seaman
J S Ryder  Sub-Lieutenant RANVR
G Sainsbury  Stoker 1st Class
D Seddon  Stoker 1st Class
S Shoebridge  Leading Telegraphist
H Skinner  Leading Cook
R Sleep  Petty Officer DSM
F Smethurst  Able Seaman
C Stillwell  Leading Cook
E Stott  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
H Sumner  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
D Tame  Stoker 1st Class
R Taylor  Stoker 1st Class
L Thompson  Leading Telegraphist
F Ward  Able Seaman
J Whiting  Stoker Petty Officer
L Williams  Leading Seaman
R Yeoman  Petty Officer

  A book entitled "A Submarine at War - the brief life of HMS Trooper" was published by Periscope Publishing in April 2006.

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Events

26-03-1940 : Laid Down
05-03-1942 : Launched
29-08-1942 : Completed
10-03-1943 : HMS Trooper torpedoes and sinks the Italian tanker Rosario 4 nautical miles off Punta Milazzo.
15-03-1943 : HMS Trooper fires 4 torpedoes against the Italian merchant Belluno about 30 nautical miles south of Isola di Capri, Italy. All torpedoes missed.
17-03-1943 : HMS Trooper torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Forli south of Naples, Italy.
29-07-1943 : Italian submarine Pietro Micca was torpedoed and sunk at the entrance to Adriatic, in the Strait of Otranto by the British HMS Trooper
05-09-1943 : HMS Trooper sinks a sailing vessel with gunfire off Skiathos, Greece. Trooper also damages two other enemy vessels with gunfire.
17-10-1943 : HMS Trooper sailed from Beirut on 26th September 1943 for a patrol west of the Dodecanese and later to the east of Leros. No signals were received and she failed to return on the appointed date, 17th October. Mining is strongly suspected.


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