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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

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Adam, Peter Milne  Stoker Petty Officer  D/KX 85676    32
Anderson, Alexander William  Sub Lieutenant      21
Bengough, Ivor Donald  Stoker Petty Officer  D/KX 85248    27
Brotherton, Alan  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 14451    20
Carling, Thomas Matthew  Able Seaman  C/JX 14140    24
Carroll, Leonard  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 12049    21
Charnock, Frank  Leading Seaman  D/JX 21285    23
Chivers, Ronald Stephen  Able Seaman  D/SSX 1357    28
Colville, John  Able Seaman  C/JX 13272    30
Cook, H  Lieutenant     
Charioteer lost in Operation Principal
Cope, Henry Charles  Signalman  P/JX 15734    21
Cornelius, John  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 77556    28
Crossland, Frank  Telegraphist  C/JX 24783    27
Curry, Thomas Arkless  Leading Stoker  C/KX 92887    25
Davies, Glanville Yorwerth  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 12672    22
Farnell, John Belton  Able Seaman (RNVR)  C/LD/X 360    23
Fenn, William Charles England  Chief Engine Room Artificer  P/MX 51201  DSM  30
Fisher, Francis Edward  Able Seaman  P/J 40813    44
Fleming, Samuel  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2711    22
Forster, Michael  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  D/MX 75371    23
Fry, William Victor  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  P/MX 49222  DSM  27
Furnell, Ernest Clifford  Able Seaman  C/JX 13621    35
Gilbert, James Bishop  Petty Officer  P/SSX 1464    29
Grant, Leslie Alexander Stuart  Lieutenant    DSC  23
Grant, Leslie Alexander Stuart Lieutenant No BMD info available
Greatwood, Kenneth Neil  Able Seaman  P/SSX31640    21
Hind, George William  Able Seaman  P/JX 36238    21
Horton, Harold Graham  Leading Stoker  C/KX 93672    23
Jones, Richard  Able Seaman  D/JX 21723    23
Lancaster, Owen Felton  Engineer Lieutenant    DSC  33
Lawson, Clement Colborne  Leading Stoker  C/KX 13382    21
Legg, Alfred Frank  Leading Stoker  P/KX 78715    35
Lloyd, Henry Roberts  Able Seaman  P/JX 35316    20
Mather, James  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  D/MX 75747    41
Meek, Frank Henry  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13058    20
Mercer, Stanley  Steward  D/LX 23181    28
Mercer, Stanley D/LX 23181 DoB 28/02/1915 Age 28 CWGC has Age 36
Mills, Ronald William  Leading Stoker  C/KX 11697    22
Mott, Henry Arthur  Leading Stoker  C/KX 13689  MID  20
Peters, Maurice  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 76497    29
Ribbans, Stuart Ernest  Petty Officer Telegraphist  P/SSX 3178    21
Robinson, Ronald Norman  Leading Stoker  P/KX 88052  DSM  25
Ruston, Benjamin Thomas  Leading Seaman  P/J 114584  DSM*  33
Ryder, John Stuart  Sub Lieutenant (RANVR)      22
Sainsbury, George William  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13441    22
Seddon, Denis  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13417    21
Shoebridge, Septimus Hyde  Leading Telegraphist  P/JX 15393    21
Skinner, Horace  Leading Cook  C/MX 54947    25
Sleep, Ralph Bassett  Petty Officer  D/JX 13704  DSM  26
Smethurst, Frank  Able Seaman  D/JX 21289    25
Stillwell, Cecil James  Leading Cook  D/SMX 90    21
Stobbie, James  Telegraphist  P/JX 15651    22
Stott, Edgar  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  D/MX 90221    23
Sumner, Henry Graham  Sub Lieutenant (RNVR)      21
Tame, David William Lewis  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13604    21
Taylor, Raymond Edward  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13430    21
Thompson, Leonard  Leading Telegraphist  D/JX 15209    22
Tripp, Frederick Wilfred  Able Seaman  P/JX138428    26
Walker, Douglas Bland  Able Seaman  P/JX 23739    21
Ward, Frederick Alfred Charles Green  Able Seaman  C/SSX 1776    25
Ward, Frederick Alfred Charles Green C/SSX 17762 CWGC has no Green
Watson, James Alexander  Petty Officer  P/JX 13135  DSM**  31
Whatley, Emrys  Able Seaman  D/SSX 3373    22
Whiting, Jack Bernard  Stoker Petty Officer  C/KX 88177    25
Whittle, William Bartholomew  Able Seaman  D/JX 21501  MID  28
Williams, Leonard  Leading Seaman  C/SSX 2954    23
Wraith, John Somerton  Lieutenant    DSO*  30
Yeoman, Robert Ainslie  Petty Officer  P/SSX 1897    25

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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