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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.

Roll of Honour

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

  ex P53

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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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