Union (N56)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: U Group 1
Fate: Sunk by Italian patrol craft off Tunisian coast on 20 July 1941.

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Roll of Honour

Acott  Able Seaman
Bousell  Telegraphist
Brown  Petty Officer
Carr  Lieutenant
Chipp  Leading Seaman
Clark  Chief Petty Officer
Constable  Stoker 2nd Class
Eddy  Able Seaman
Fraser  Signalman
Galloway  Lieutenant
Gibbs  Able Seaman
Gillam  Petty Officer
Gravell  Stoker 1st Class
Greaves  Able Seaman
Hayter  Leading Stoker
Keers  Stoker 2nd Class
Kempshall  Leading Stoker
Lewis  Able Seaman
Lockwood  Able Seaman
Martin  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class
Moreton  Able Seaman
Pearson  Telegraphist
Simmons  Lieutenant
Spittle  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class DSM
Summers  Chief Engine Room Artificer
Tarrant  Lieutenant RNR
Terry  Able Seaman
Wickstead  Stoker 1st Class
Williams  Stoker Petty Officer
Yuille  Petty Officer Telegraphist


09-12-1939 : Laid Down
01-10-1940 : Launched
22-02-1941 : Completed
22-06-1941 : HMS Union torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Pietro Querini about 30 nautical miles west-south-west of Lampedusa Island
20-07-1941 : HMS Union sailed from Malta at 0100 on 14 July 1941. On 20 July 1941 she was sunk by the Italian torpedo boat Circe 25 miles SW of Pantelleria Island in the Strait of Sicily. Union was reported overdue on 22 July 1941


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