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Turbulent (N98)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: T Group 2
Fate: Presumed mined off Sardinia 14 March 1943

Roll of Honour

F Bennett  Able Seaman
W Biddlecombe  Leading Seaman
M Billingsley  Able Seaman
J Blake  Lieutenant DSC
H Brokenshire  Able Seaman
H Bromby  Chief Engine Room Artificer
N Brown  Telegraphist
C Chartres  Lieutenant (E)
B Clements  Lieutenant DSC
A Crowston  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class DSM
C Darling  Stoker 1st Class MID
J Deller  Able Seaman
R Dennis  Leading Telegraphist
C Down  Stoker 1st Class
W Dye  Stoker 1st Class
W Farrow  Leading Seaman
W Glester  Able Seaman DSM MID
W Glover  Able Seaman
A Goldsworthy  Stoker 1st Class
B Gorman  Telegraphist
W Hadley  Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist DSM
R Hall  Stoker 1st Class
G Hay  Stoker 1st Class
W Hogg  Petty Officer
B Hunnisett  Able Seaman
N Jones  Able Seaman
J Lawson  Lieutenant
J Linton  Commander VC DSO DSC
C Lloyd  Stoker Petty Officer
A Lyfield  Chief Petty Officer MID
A Maynard  Stoker 1st Class
C Morris  Able Seaman
C Ogden  Able Seaman
M Omerod  Able Seaman
C Pearce  Leading Seaman MID
W Peebles  Yeoman of Signals MID
R Reeves  Able Seaman DSM MID
W Richardson  Leading Telegraphist
R Ridley  Able Seaman MID
W Sharp  Stoker Petty Officer DSM
M Simpson  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class MID
J Stead  Able Seaman MID
F Stone  Able Seaman
H Stranaghan  Able Seaman
J Sweeney  Stoker 1st Class
H Walker  Petty Officer
F Wallis  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
L Walton  Able Seaman
J Weatherley  Petty Officer Steward
F Wheeler  Leading Stoker
H Whyte  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
G Wilkes  Chief Petty Officer DSM
G Williams  Able Seaman
T Willicombe  Stoker 1st Class

 
Related Pages
Commander John Wallace LintonRead
From the outbreak of war until HMS Turbulent's last patrol Commander Linton was constantly in command of submarines, and during that time inflicted great damage on the enemy. He sank one cruiser, one destroyer, one U-boat, wenty-eight supply ships, some 10000 tons in all, and destroyed three trains by gunfire.
 

Events

15-03-1940 : Laid Down
12-05-1941 : Launched
02-12-1941 : Completed
02-03-1942 : HMS Turbulent sinks the Greek sailing vessels Prodromos and Aghios Apostolos with gunfire in Saloniki Bay.
03-03-1942 : HMS Turbulent sinks the Greek sailing vessels Aghios Yonizov, Aghios Dyonysios and Evangelista with gunfire in Saloniki Bay.
13-03-1942 : HMS Turbulent sinks the Greek sailing vessel Aghia Traio with gunfire off Mykonos Island, Greece.
07-04-1942 : HMS Turbulent sinks the Italian merchant Rosa M. with gunfire south of Cattaro, Yugoslavia.
12-04-1942 : HMS Turbulent makes a torpedo attack on a submarine off Fiume. The target is not hit.
14-04-1942 : HMS Turbulent sinks the Italian sailing vessel Franco with gunfire off Sebenico, Yugoslavia.
16-04-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Delia off Brindisi, Italy.
14-05-1942 : HMS Turbulent sinks the Italian sailing vessel San Giusto with gunfire 10 miles east of Apollonia, Greece.
18-05-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Bolsena west of Bengasi, Libya.
29-05-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the Italian destroyer Emanuelle Pessagno and the Italian merchant Capo Arma about 70 nautical miles north-west of Bengasi, Libya.
02-06-1942 : HMS Turbulent twice attacks the German submarine U-81. All 7 torpedoes miss the target.
24-06-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Regulus in the Gulf of Sirte about 5 nautical miles west of Ghemines.
04-07-1942 : While on patrol off Benghazi, Libya HMS Turbulent fires torpedoes at the Italian transport Nino Bixio and the German transport Ankara. The torpedoes miss.
06-08-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the wreck of the Italian destroyer Strale off Cape Bon.
17-08-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and damages the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio 12 nautical miles south-west of Navarino, Greece. This ship is loaded with some 2000 POW's, over which over 300 perish as a result of this attack.
19-08-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and damages the Italian tanker Pozarica off Antikythera, Greece.
08-10-1942 : HMS Turbulent sinks the German Kreta with gunfire near Ras al Hilal, Libya.
11-11-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the German auxiliary submarine tender Bengasi about 10 nautical miles north-east of Capo Carbonara, Sardinia, Italy.
29-12-1942 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Marte east of Cape Ferrato, Sardinia, Italy.
11-01-1943 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Vittoria Beraldo near Cattaro, Yugoslavia.
01-02-1943 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Pozzuoli off Cape San Vito, Sicily, Italy.
05-02-1943 : HMS Turbulent torpedoes and sinks the Italian tanker Utilitas off Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
01-03-1943 : HMS Turbulent sinks the Italian merchant San Vincenzo off Paola, Italy.
14-03-1943 : HMS Turbulent was lost, presumed mined

IT is believed by a variety of sources that Turbulent was actually sunk whilst transiting a minefield. Her Captain Tubby Linton V.C. heard a message about a possible target that was not intended for him. He was on an interception course and forgot to check for any info on minefield disposition.
(Source the Fighting Tenth)

On 23rd February 1943 HMS Turbulent sailed from Algiers for a patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On 1st March she attacked and sank the Italian steam ship Vincenz. On the 11th she is known to have attacked the mail ship Mafalda. The following morning the anti-submarine trawler Teti II sighted the periscope and conning tower of a submarine and attacked, it is believed, without success. Turbulent did not respond to any further messages and did not return when expected on 23rd March.
25-05-1943 : The King was Graciously pleased to approve of the grant of the Victoria Cross for great valour in command of HM Submarines to Commander John Wallace Linton, DSO, DSC, Royal Navy


2 comments

The wreck has not been found and the mining has been discredited. She was peobably lost in an engagememt by the Italian navy ship Ardito.
   Christopher Morgan-Jones Fri, 8 Apr 2016
HMS TURBULENT COULD BE ONE OF THE EIGHT SUBMARINES THAT HAVE BEEN SONAR LOCATED OFF TABARKA , TUNISIA IN 2015 . THIS WILL BE ASCERTAINED THIS SUMMER 2016 . THE AREA IS NOW KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN A NAVAL MINEFIELD PLANTED BY THE GERMAN 3S.FLOTILLA , DEC 1942.
   JEAN-PIERRE MISSON Fri, 22 Apr 2016

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