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Undaunted (N55)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: U Group 1
Fate: Possibly sunk off Zuara, Libya by Italian TB Pegaso on 12th May 1941.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Anthony, James Wilson  Sub Lieutenant      24
Armstrong, George Alfred  Leading Telegraphist  D/JX 14387    22
Bate, Jack Coode  Sub Lieutenant (RNR)      21
Beatty, James Torney  Able Seaman  P/JX 13749    25
Blandford, Ernest James Moorson  Petty Officer  P/JX 13408    26
Brady, James Joseph  Stoker Petty Officer  P/KX 82853    26
Bushell, Douglas  Ordinary Seaman  C/JX 20159    23
Chapman, Frank Ronald  Leading Telegraphist  D/JX 15100    26
D'Almaine, Harry Robert  Lieutenant      25
Furmenger, Victor Albert  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2045    21
Harms, Alfred John  Chief Engine Room Artificer  D/MX 45622    30
Hartshorn, George Arthur  Ordinary Telegraphist  C/JX 16377    18
Hastie, James  Stoker 1st Class  D/K 55416    40
Heal, Herbert Victor  Stoker 1st Class  P/K 58480    33
CWGC has Heal, Hubert Victor.
Hillcoat, Thomas Muir  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 98362    19
Isaac, Donald Jack  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  P/M 37663    33
King, Charles William  Petty Officer Telegraphist  D/J 66612  DSM  40
Lewer, James Markwick  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  P/MX 50604    32
Livesey, James Lees  Lieutenant      29
Born Lees, James C. Served as Livesey, James Lees
Lockwood, William Francis  Able Seaman  C/SSX 2688    20
Micklefield, Fred  Leading Stoker  D/KX 83358    25
Morrison, George Edward  Able Seaman  P/JX 13354    35
First Service number SSX12531
Mudd, Thomas Edgar  Petty Officer  P/K 61605    35
Newton, Albert Edward  Stoker 1st Class  D/K 63309    38
Service number 1924-1929 K63309, then 1929-1941 D/KX 98432
Ralphson, Sidney  Telegraphist  D/SSX 2884    35
CWGC has SSX 28845 (Correct Person) Born St Helens Lanc's Age 23. ADM104_136 P 003183 is incorrect on DoB and Place of Birth.
Reeves, John George  Petty Officer  C/JX 12659    30
Roberts, Norman  Leading Signalman  C/SSX 1731    23
Robinson, Leonard Guy  Leading Seaman  C/J 115104    31
Rogers, Robert William Merrow  Leading Seaman  P/JX 16484    43
Ex.J27132. Born Rogers, Robert William Merrow, ADM 104 & CWGC have Merron
Sumpton, Ronald Richard  Seaman (RNR)  C/X 20887    24
Worrall, Hewlett Taberner  Able Seaman  P/JX 14244    22
Young, Donald George William  Able Seaman  P/J 101589    36

Events

02-12-1939 : Laid Down
20-08-1940 : Launched
30-12-1940 : Completed
12-05-1941 : Lost

HMS Undaunted sailed for her Mediterranean patrol from Malta on 1st May 1941. Ordered to patrol off Tripoli the submarine failed to return on her due date of 11th May and attempts to contact her failed. It is believed that she fell victim to the Italian torpedo boat Pegaso who had sailed from Tripoli on the 12th. At 2030 that evening Pegaso signaled that she had attacked a submarine with depth charges and that a large patch of oil had been observed, indication of the submarines destruction. Against this theory is the fact that by that date Undaunted should have been back in harbour but it is possible that a decision to remain at sea for a day had been taken or that Undaunted may have suffered mechanical problems preventing her return. There is always the every present possibility that the submarine fell foul to a mine.
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