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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
Usurper (P56)
Usurper (P56)

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Roll of Honour

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


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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