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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.

Roll of Honour

J Anthony  Sub-Lieutenant
J Bate  Sub-Lieutenant
J Beatty  Able Seaman
E Blandford  Petty Officer
J Brady  Stoker Petty Officer
D Bushell  Ordinary Seaman
F Chapman  Leading Telegraphist
V Furmenger  Able Seaman
A Harms  Chief Engine Room Artificer
J Hartshorn  Ordinary Telegraphist
J Hastie  Stoker 1st Class
H Heal  Stoker 1st Class
T Hillcoat  Stoker 1st Class
D Isaac  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
C King  Petty Officer Telegraphist
J Lewer  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
J Livesley  Lieutenant
L Lockwood  Able Seaman
F Micklefield  Leading Stoker
G Morrison  Able Seaman
T Mudd  Petty Officer
A Newton  Stoker 1st Class
S Ralphson  Telegraphist
J Reeves  Petty Officer
N Roberts  Leading Signalman
R Rogers  Leading Seaman
R Sumpton  Ordinary Seaman RNR
H Worrall  Able Seaman
D Young  Able Seaman

  Ex P34

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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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