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Unbeaten (N93)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: U Group 1
Fate: Mistaken for a U boat in the Bay of Biscay and bombed by the RAF on 11 Nov 1942

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Ex P33


By Dr Peter Schofield

Adopted by Hove whose Warship Week was held between 14 - 21 March 1942.
Warship Week Plaque
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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Anderson, Robert Jack  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 121857    20
Appleby, Charles Henry  Petty Officer  C/J 108060    35
Baker, Arthur Edward  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 135394    19
Bayne, Herbert Henry  Ordinary Seaman  P/JX 348816    18
Berry, Leonard Edward William  Able Seaman  C/SSX 28738    21
Blewett, Edward Joseph  Petty Officer Telegraphist  P/J 109813  MID  34
Brougham, James Jeremy  Sub Lieutenant      20
Bruce, James  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 95426    24
Bruin, William  Ordinary Seaman  P/JX 326177    19
Cannon, Patrick William  Lieutenant      21
Clark, Edwin Alfred  Ordinary Seaman  P/JX 353544    31
Forbes, George Dallas  Leading Seaman  D/JX 161397  DSM*  25
Furr, Frederick Walter  Telegraphist  C/JX 142498  MID  23
Gale, Edward  Able Seaman  D/JX 176933    23
Gerrard, Louis  Able Seaman  P/SSX 17186    24
Haddon, Francis Terence  Telegraphist  C/SSX33383    23
Laurance, John Spencer  Chief Engine Room Artificer  C/MX 50281  DSM  30
Leaf, Sydney Jack  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 54031  DSM*  21
Malcolm, James  Able Seaman (RNVR)  P/ESD/X 1719    22
Metherell, Gordon Henry  Able Seaman  P/JX 155742    21
Mitton, Leonard Henry  Leading Signalman  P/JX 158613    20
Morgan, William David  Able Seaman  P/SSX 29238    21
Morley, Gilbert Edgar  Able Seaman (RNVR)  C/HD/X 63    26
Norris, Raymond Dean  Chief Petty Officer  P/J 107443  DSM  35
Ogilvy-Watson, Donald Eric  Lieutenant    DSC MID ** 
Oliver, Denis Leigh Burgoyne  Leading Stoker  P/KX 111942  MID  22
Piper, Albert Edward  Leading Telegraphist  D/JX 133417    28
Smith, Clifford Gledhill  Able Seaman  C/SSX 26279    22
Stanley, Patrick Joseph  Leading Stoker  P/KX 92269  DSM  27
Stockwell, John Edward Frederick  Leading Stoker  C/SSX 124546  DSM  42
Stockwell, John Edward Frederick C/SS 124546 DoB 18/04/1900 Age 42. CWGC has Age 48
Thompson, Frank  Able Seaman  C/JX 168124    28
Tiffin, Lawrence  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 77484    23
Tweedy, Desmond  Able Seaman  C/SSX 19106    23
Tweedy, Timothy Christopher  Sub Lieutenant      20
Wright, Geoffrey Harry Anthony  Stoker Petty Officer  C/KX 79996    31
Young, Herbert Henry  Petty Officer  P/JX 140386    24


22-11-1939 : Laid Down
09-07-1940 : Launched
20-11-1940 : Completed
19-05-1941 : HMS Unbeaten attacks the Italian merchant Silvio Scaroni off Tagiura, Libya with a spread of 4 torpedoes that miss the target.
16-06-1941 : While on patrol south of the Messina Strait HMS Unbeaten fires torpedoes at a big Italian troop transport. The torpedoes miss the target.
15-07-1941 : HMS Unbeaten sinks two sailing vessels with gunfire at Marsa Zuag roads, Libya.
19-08-1941 : HMS Unbeaten fires three torpedoes against the Italian troop transport Esperia 15 nautical miles north of Pantelleria but miss the target.
30-08-1941 : HMS Unbeaten torpedoes and sinks the Italian sailing vessel V51/Alfa about 25 nautical miles south of Capo dell'Armi, Italy.
12-01-1942 : HMS Unbeaten torpedoes and sinks the German submarine U-374 south-west of Cape Spartivento, Calabria, Italy.
01-03-1942 : HMS Unbeaten torpedoes and sinks the Vichy-French merchant PLM 20 about 5 nautical miles east of Mehedia, Tunisia.
16-03-1942 : HMS Unbeaten fires four torpedoes against the Italian merchant Vettor Pisani off Cape Buzzano, Calabria, Italy. All torpedoes miss.
17-03-1942 : HMS Unbeaten torpedoed & sank Italian submarine Guglielmotti near Cape Spartivento
24-07-1942 : HMS Unbeaten torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Vettor Pisani off Argostoli, Greece.
11-11-1942 : HMS Unbeaten attacked and sunk in error by RAF Wellington of No.172 Squadron, Coastal Command. All hands lost. On patrol in Bay of Biscay for German raiders, supply ships and U-boats on passage


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