Home - Crew - Roll of Honour

Roll Of Honour

Starfish (S19)

1935 - 1970: Improved S Class

Depth charged and sunk by German minesweeper M7 in the Heligoland Bight on 9 Jan 1940

Look up Starfish (S19) in the Boat Database

Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Wilkinson, John  Engine Room Artificer  D/MX48436    33
Died 25/01/1943 while PoW in Germany

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

Biographies & MemoirsVC Winners