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Truant (N68)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: T Group 1
Fate: Wrecked in December 1946 while en-route to the breakers.
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Extracts from The Diary of TelegraphistRead
Eddie (Buster) Brown, HM Submarine Truant
 

Events

24-03-1938 : Laid Down
05-05-1939 : Launched
31-10-1939 : Completed
09-04-1940 : HMS Truant torpedoes and damages the German light cruiser Karlsruhe off Kristiansand, Norway.
23-05-1940 : HMS Truant fires two torpedoes against the British merchant Alster off the Breidsundet, Norway. The German merchant Alster was captured in the Vestfjord off Norway on 10 April 1940 by the British destroyer HMS Icarus. HMS Truant was unaware of this but fortunately both torpedoes missed their target.
03-09-1940 : HMS Truant intercepts the German merchant Tropic Sea. The Tropic Sea is scuttled in the Bay of Biscay about 235 nautical miles north-west of Cape Finisterre, Spain.
22-09-1940 : HMS Truant torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Providenza about 4 nautical miles south-east of Ischia Island, Italy.
13-12-1940 : HMS Truant torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Sebastiano Bianchi south of Calabria, Italy.
16-12-1940 : HMS Truant torpedoes and sinks the Italian tanker Bonzo east of Punta Stilo.
03-02-1941 : HMS Truant torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Multedo north-west of Benghazi, Lybia.
04-02-1941 : HMS Truant attacks an Italian convoy near Benghazi, Libya with 3 torpedoes which miss their targets.
11-02-1941 : HMS Truant attacks the Italian merchant Bainsizza with gunfire about 45 nautical miles north-north-west of Tripoli, Libya. The target was not hit and Truant was forced to dive by the escort. HMS Truant attacked again with 3 torpedoes about 60 nautical miles north-north-west of Tripoli, Libya. All torpedoes missed.
19-03-1941 : HMS Truant attacks the small Italian tanker Labor off Buerat, Libya. All torpedoes missed.
17-04-1941 : HMS Truant sinks the Italian auxiliary submarine chaser V 62/Vanna with gunfire off Apollonia, Libya.
21-04-1941 : HMS Truant damages the small Italian tanker Prometeo with gunfire off Tripoli, Libya.
06-05-1941 : HMS Truant torpedoes sinks the Italian passenger/cargo ship Bengasi about 3 nautical miles south-east off the Cavoli lighthouse, Sardinia, Italy.
23-10-1941 : HMS Truant torpedoes sinks the German merchant Virginia S. in the Otranto Strait about 30 nautical miles east of Capo Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy. The Italian Arborea was missed during the same attack.
31-10-1941 : HMS Truant torpedoes sinks the Italian tanker Meteor 2 nautical miles south-east of Punta Penna, Ortona, Italy.
07-12-1941 : HMS Truant fires two torpedoes against the German merchant Bellona off Suda Bay, Crete, Greece. Both torpedoes missed their target.
11-12-1941 : HMS Truant torpedoes and heavily damages the Italian torpedo boat Alcione north of Crete.
19-02-1942 : HMS Truant fires 6 torpedoes against the Japanese light cruiser Nagara north of Bali, Netherlands East Indies. All torpedoes missed.
01-04-1942 : HMS Truant sinks two Japanese merchant cargo ships in Malacca Strait, 60 miles off the coast of Sumatra
03-07-1942 : HMS Truant torpedoes and sinks the Japanese army cargo ship Tamon Maru No.1 in the Strait of Malacca.


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