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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.
Trooper at Malta 4th Feb 1943
Trooper at Malta 4th Feb 1943

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

Roll of Honour

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

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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