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1916 - 1957: Platypus

Depot Ships

Platypus was placed into reserve on 13 May 1946, paid off on 1 November 1956 and was sold for scrap on 20 February 1958.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Abbs, Gilbert  Leading Seaman     
Died 02/07/1918 after contracting pneumonia.
Rennison, George  Stoker 1st Class     
Reported to have died 04/07/1918 from a combination of influenza and pneumonia. George Rennison was a rReservist who had served in the Submarine Depot Ship HMS Vulcan Dundee pre-WWI and who had served with the Royal Naval Division in France before joining HMS Platypus

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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