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Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: U Group 2
Fate: 18th August struck mine off Tripoli while manoeuvring to attack a convoy.
Eight died in the fore ends immediately. Twenty four men survived the initial explosion but were unable to make successful DSEA escapes. Only Lt Abdy and CPO Kirk survived as POWs.

Roll of Honour

F Ballard  Able Seaman
W Banks  Stoker Petty Officer
A Barnett  Telegraphist
W Barrow  Petty Officer
C Bates  Stoker 1st Class
L Bowman  Stoker Petty Officer
R Breeds  Able Seaman
V Chapman  Leading Seaman
S Cooper  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
C Corn  Able Seaman
H Edwards  Leading Stoker
A Giles  Chief Engine Room Artificer
E Hargreaves  Leading Signalman
P Kelly  Stoker 1st Class
T Lyons  Telegraphist
W Martin  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
W McLane  Ordinary Seaman
M Millar  Sub-Lieutenant
R Morris  1st Lieutenant
G Print  Leading Seaman
J Roberts  Ordinary Seaman
R Scard  Stoker 1st Class
R Smithard  Sub-Lieutenant
W Stewart  Leading Seaman
W Styles  Ordinary Seaman
F Waddington  Able Seaman
D Walford  Petty Officer Telegraphist DSM
F Wallen  Stoker 1st Class
J Winter  Able Seaman

  Arebi diving team Tripoli-Libya discovered several parts of the P32 submarines bow (port side) showing the hull was twisted towards the outside, evidence that the explosion appears to have come from inside the submarine.


19-06-1940 : Laid Down
15-12-1940 : Launched
03-05-1941 : Completed


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