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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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ex P53

Events

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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