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Vandal (P64)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: U Group 2
Fate: Foundered in the Firth of Clyde on 24th February 1943.
Vandal (P64)
Vandal (P64)

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Roll of Honour

Allerton  Able Seaman
Allinson  Able Seaman
Andrews  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Aries  Able Seaman
Berry  Leading Signalman
Bettany  Able Seaman
Bridger  Lieutenant
Clabby  Stoker Petty Officer DSM MID
Coffee  Able Seaman
Coulthard  Telegraphist
Cowlam  Petty Officer
Dodson  Leading Stoker
Dowdie  Leading Stoker
Earles  Leading Seaman
Ebel  Lieutenant GM RNVR
Firth  Leading Telegraphist
Fox  Leading Seaman
Frappell  Stoker 1st Class
Hickley  Sub-Lieutenant RNVR
Higgs  Ordinary Seaman
Hinds  Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist DSM
Hutchinson  Able Seaman
Jacobs  Petty Officer Telegraphist
Jakins  Stoker 1st Class
Jones  Stoker Petty Officer
Menzies  Able Seaman
Miller  Able Seaman
Moss  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Oxley  Telegraphist
Phillips  Petty Officer
Portman  Lieutenant
Revington  Ordinary Seaman
Shepherd  Able Seaman
Shepherd  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class
Stanton  Stoker 2nd Class
Stapleton  Ordinary Seaman
Williams  Able Seaman
Wood  Stoker 1st Class


17-03-1942 : Laid Down
23-10-1942 : Launched
20-02-1943 : Completed
24-02-1943 : HMS Vandal was lost.

The shortest living vessel built at Barrow. Left Barrow on 20-02-1943 for trials and passage to Holy Loch where she arrived later that day. She was to operate in Kilbrannan Sound on 22nd, 23rd and 24th in Upper Inchmarnock North and carry out a deep dive. She was expected back at Holy Lock 1900 hours on 24 February but did not arrive. Searches were carried out to locate her but no trace was found.

The last known sighting of her was on the morning of the 24 February 1943 as she left Lochranza at the northern end of the Isle of Arran. The wreck was located in June 1994 but the cause of her loss remains unknown.


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