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P33

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: U Grp2
Fate: Believed to have been mined off Tripoli 18 Aug 1941

Roll of Honour

J Allen  Leading Stoker
V Askew  Petty Officer
R Barnes  Leading Seaman
R Bilton  Able Seaman
E Briggs  Leading Seaman
R Bygott  Lieutenant
L Doran  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
J Fazackerley  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
R Frost  Lieutenant RNR
J Gambold  Leading Stoker
E Grubb  Leading Stoker
C Gurdy  Ordinary Seaman
K Hankey  Able Seaman
J Harms  Able Seaman
G Howlett  Petty Officer
T Jago  Leading Signalman
T Jehu  Able Seaman
J McMahon  Leading Telegraphist
C McNeilage  Stoker Petty Officer
J Medley  Stoker 1st Class
T Morcomb  Stoker 1st Class
C Morris  Telegraphist
W Morrison  Able Seaman
E Moulder  Ordinary Seaman
A Smith  Telegraphist
S Smith  Stoker Petty Officer
W Sparrow  Chief Engine Room Artificer
R Wilkinson  Lieutenant DSC
J Wolverston  Petty Officer Telegraphist DSM

 

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Events

26-07-1940 : Laid Down
28-01-1941 : Launched
30-05-1941 : Completed
15-07-1941 : HMS P 33 torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Barbarigo off Pantellaria Island. During a counter attack P 33 was damaged by the Italian torpedo boat Procione.
18-08-1941 : HMS P33 was lost

On 6th August 1941 HMS P33 sailed from Malta with orders to intercept an Italian convoy bound for Libya. On 18th August HMS P32 reported hearing a prolonged depth charge attack that lasted for two hours. When the attack was finally over P32 attempted to contact P33 but received no response and it is almost certain that P33 had perished in the attack.


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