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P48

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: U Group 2
Fate: Depth charged by Italian corvette Ardente in the Gulf of Tunis 25 Dec 1942

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Allen, William Albert  Stoker 2nd Class  D/SKX 374    21
Andrew, Thomas  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 11848    22
Baddeley, Clifford  Signalman  P/SSX 2069    22
Barber, Frederick Henry  Chief Petty Officer  P/J 97480    38
Barton, Michael Edward  Michael Edward  D/SSX 2825    21
Brookling, Malcolm  Petty Officer Telegraphist  D/JX 14091    25
Browning, John  Chief Engine Room Artificer  P/MX 45271    32
Bryson, Esme  Telegraphist  D/JX 15453    21
Bryson, Esme D/JX 154530 DoB 19/05/1921 At birth Bryson, Esme Howard
Butler, Cyril William  Petty Officer  C/J 109352    34
Byrne, Bernard Randall  Able Seaman  C/JX 13137    30
Caddy, Peter  Lieutenant      20
Comfort, Arthur  Leading Stoker  P/KX 94774    38
Comfort, Arthur P/KX 94774. Also had service numbers J103531 and K60204.
Day, Thomas Henry  Able Seaman  D/JX 20305    24
Dudgeon, Ernest  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 76016    22
Faber, Michael Elliot  Lieutenant      28
Finlayson, Albert Edward  Petty Officer Stoker  C/KX 82465    28
Furlong, Thomas Edward  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  P/MX 59023    22
Gunn, Robert Reginald  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 13372    20
Heywood, Arthur Richard  Able Seaman  D/JX 19278    24
Heywood, Arthur Richard D/JX 192786 Birth and Marriage Reg. as Heywood, Richard
Howard, John Edward  Leading Seaman  P/JX 14408    22
Ingram, Frederick George  Leading Seaman  C/JX 17912    24
John, William Martin  Telegraphist  D/JX 15650    21
Keyte, Joseph Peter  Able Seaman  C/JX 30096    20
Lawson, Austin Louis John  Leading Stoker  P/K 65052    39
McBeth, James Duncan  Leading Stoker  C/KX 10275    24
McIntosh, Alexander Forsyth  Able Seaman  P/JX 26354    20
McLaren, William  Leading Seaman  P/SSX 2258    23
Mealyou, Alexander Reid  Able Seaman  D/JX 22363    22
Mellhuish, Reginald Thomas William  Able Seaman  D/JX 20440    22
Orton, Michael Swaffield  Sub Lieutenant      23
Pearce, Alexander Jack  Leading Seaman  C/JX 13436    28
Scarlett, Leslie Arthur  Telegraphist  P/JX 15866    19
Spring Rice, Stephen Edward  Lieutenant      22
Williams, Charles Denis  Able Seaman  D/SSX 3652    19

Events

22-08-1941 : Laid Down
15-04-1942 : Launched
18-06-1942 : Completed
25-12-1942 : HMS P48 sailed from Malta on the 23rd December 1942. Two days later she was attacked and sunk through depth charging by the Italian torpedo boat Ardente north west of Zembra Island in the Gulf of Tunis.
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