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Unbroken (P42)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: U Group 2
Fate: Scrapped in May 1950 at Gateshead.

ex P42(ii) Served with Russian Navy as B2 from 1944-49

HMS Unbroken was part of the "Fighting Tenth" the Tenth Submarine Flotilla which was based in Malta during the war.

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Events

30-12-1940 : Laid Down
04-11-1941 : Launched
29-01-1942 : Completed
21-04-1942 : Lands two secret agents near Antibes (France)
HMS Unbroken silently slipped towards the French coastline. On board were operatives from the Special Operations Executive (SOE), the Wartime intelligence agency tasked with espionage, reconnaissance and sabotage in occupied Europe.

Under the daring command of Alistair Mars, HMS Unbroken successfully delivered the Wartime agents, led by Peter Churchill, to Antibes bay. Churchill was able to link up with the French Resistance and carry the fight to the Nazi occupiers.

Led by Peter Churchill, the SOE agents used inflatable boats to paddle from the submarine in Antibes bay to the shore. From there they made their way to the French Resistance, bringing them directives, helping to improve their communications, and arranging help for those brave fighters who had been arrested. Peter Churchill’s exploits were later portrayed by Trevor Howard in the 1950 film "Odette".
26-04-1942 : HMS Unbroken damages the Italian sailing vessel Vale Formoso II with gunfire off Bordighera, Liguria, Italy.
08-08-1942 : HMS Unbroken fires two torpedoes at the Italian merchant Algerino off Capri. Both torpedoes missed their target.
13-08-1942 : HMS Unbroken torpedoes and damages the Italian heavy cruiser Bolzano and the Italian light cruiser Muzio Attendolo in the Ionian Sea off the north coast of Sicily.
19-10-1942 : HMS Unbroken torpedoes and damages the Italian merchant Titania north-west of Tripoi, Libya.
19-01-1943 : HMS Unbroken torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Edda near Gerba, Tunisia.
03-03-1943 : HMS Unbroken attacks the German destroyer Hermes with torpedoes about 20 nautical miles south of Cape Saprtivento. The torpedoes miss.
04-03-1943 : HMS Unbroken torpedoes and damages the German tanker Regina off Punta Stilo, Sicily, Italy.
22-03-1943 : HMS Unbroken torpedoes and sinks the Italian auxiliary minesweeper No. 17/Milano off Cape San Vito, Sicily, Italy.
19-05-1943 : HMS Unbroken torpedoes and sinks the Italian pilot vessel F 20/Enrica 3 nautical miles off Pizzo Calabro.
21-05-1943 : HMS Unbroken torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Bologna 8 nautical miles off Capo Vaticano.


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