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Usurper (P56)

Built By: Vickers (Tyne)
Build Group: U Group 2
Fate: Depth charged by German patrol boat UJ2208 in Gulf of Genoa 3rd October 1943

Roll of Honour

C Abraham  Able Seaman
W Allan  Ordinary Seaman
J Anderson  Sub-Lieutenant
T Appleby  Leading Telegraphist
G Baker  Able Seaman
J Ballantyne  Stoker Petty Officer
S Bethell  Able Seaman
W Bird  Chief Engine Room Artificer
R Bryant  Chief Engine Room Artificer
E Carson  Telegraphist
J Charman  Chief Petty Officer
M Collins  Leading Seaman
S Cooper  Leading Seaman
M Davies  Petty Officer Telegraphist DSM
T Davies  Able Seaman
H Eldridge  Telegraphist
J Flynn  Leading Stoker
P Frost  Sub-Lieutenant
J Fylan  Stoker Petty Officer
W Griffiths  Telegraphist
W Harman  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
J Hilton  Stoker 1st Class
L Jackson  Able Seaman
W Johnstone  Petty Officer
S Jordan  Lieutenant
M Knowles  Stoker 2nd Class
A Little  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
E Meaker  Able Seaman
D Mott  Lieutenant DSC
R Pike  Ordinary Seaman
W Quayle  Stoker 1st Class
B Rayner  Petty Officer DSM
O Render  Able Seaman
J Roberts  Stoker 1st Class
R Rodwell  Able Seaman
F Searle  Able Seaman
T Sutton  Stoker Petty Officer
G Taafe  Stoker 1st Class
C Taylor  Able Seaman
F Upex  Leading Signalman
G White  Able Seaman
L Whitfield  Stoker 1st Class
R Wisdom  Able Seaman
J Worth  Lieutenant

  ex P53

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Events

19-08-1941 : Laid Down
24-09-1942 : Launched
02-02-1943 : Completed
28-04-1943 : HMS Usurper makes a torpedo attack on the German submarine U-467 in the Norwegian Sea. The target was not hit.
27-07-1943 : HMS Usurper sinks the French Chateau Yquem
03-10-1943 : HMS Usurper left Algiers on 24th September 1943 with instruction to patrol of La Spezia. On 3rd October she was ordered to move to the Gulf of Genoa. No further contact was made and she failed to return to Algiers on the 12th as expected. The German anti-submarine vessel UJ2208 reported attacking a submarine in the Gulf of Genoa on 3rd October and it is believed that this may have been the Usurper.


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