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Oswald (N58)

1925 - 1946: Odin Class

On 1st August 1940 HMS Oswald was rammed by the Italian Destroyer Vivaldi off Cape Spartivento. The Submarine sank and three of the crew members were lost. The remainder of the crew survived and were taken as Prisoners of War.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Chaff, William George  Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class  D/M 38778    30
Woodfield, Leonard Norman  Leading Steward  D/LX 20563    32
Young, Frederick George  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 90511    26

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

A Tribute To Submariners

I have often looked for an opportunity of paying tribute to our submariners.

There is no branch of His Majesty's Forces which in this war has suffered the same proportion of total loss as our submarine service.

It is the most dangerous of all services.

That is perhaps the reason why the First Lord tells me that the entry into it is keenly sought by Officers and Men.

I feel sure the House would wish to testify its gratitude and admiration to our Submariners for their Skill - Courage and Devotion which has proved of inestimable value to the sustenance of our country.

Winston Churchill

We Will Remember Them

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