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Sterlet (N22)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: S Group 2
Fate: HMS Sterlet (Lt. Cdr. G R S Haward, RN) is believed to have been sunk on 18th April 1940 in the Skaggerak south of Larvik in Norway in position 58º55'N, 10º10'E after an attack by the German antisubmarine trawlers UJ-125, UJ-126 and UJ-128 although it is possible that she might have survived the attack and was mined while returning to base.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Akien, Nicholas  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 88098    22
Andrews, George William Alexander  Able Seaman  P/JX 138738    22
Benson, James  Telegraphist  D/JX 138867    22
Bessell, Henry Thomas  Leading Seaman  D/JX 136593    24
Brightman, Alfred Arthur  Petty Officer  P/J 114357    30
Bryson, Robert McAusland  Leading Telegraphist  C/JX 14141    22
Campbell, Kenneth  Able Seaman  C/JX 130771    29
Chilton, George  Able Seaman  P/SSX 17860    24
Crone, John Smyth  Surgeon Lieutenant (RNVR)      24
Dixon, Frank Eric Patrick  Leading Telegraphist  C/J 108928    32
Dunn, Harry  Petty Officer  C/JX 129256    28
Ellwood, Richard  Able Seaman  C/J 75422    38
Evans, William Edward Haslewood  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  P/MX 50815    26
Fox, George (Ex.Jx131014)  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 87377    29
Franklin, Harry Charles John  Petty Officer  P/J 112094    31
Gray, Walter Robertson  Leading Stoker  D/KX 86093    24
Haward, Gerard Henry Stacpoole  Lieutenant Commander      30
Commanding Officer
Hughes, Frank  Signalman  P/JX 134680    25
Jacques, Horace Samuel  Petty Officer Telegraphist  D/J 112956    30
Jones, Harley Frederick  Able Seaman  D/SSX 18833    20
Kay, Friend  Leading Stoker  KX 76700    33
Lake, Edward Charles  Petty Officer  D/J 103460    35
Lancaster, Harry  Able Seaman  C/JX 142953    22
Langridge, Alfred Oliver  Stoker Petty Officer  C/K 63748    41
Lloyd, John Augustus  Leading Stoker  P/KX 86075    24
Martin, Gerard John  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 87882    22
Mercer, Norman Wilfred  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  C/MX 47755    26
Nicholson, George Bray  Leading Stoker  P/KX 87843    23
Nuttall, John Henry  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  D/MX 47689    26
Paige, Jack Collings  Lieutenant (RNR)      27
Pickard, James Bevan  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  P/M 26962    38
Popham, William Henry  Leading Seaman  P/JX 137164    23
Sarfas, Albert Stanley  Commissioned Engineer  (Ex.M18455)    39
Sargant, Walter Charles Reginald  Leading Stoker  C/K 59967    35
Sherrick, John  Able Seaman  P/J 102187    36
Thomsett, Henry George  Leading Signalman  P/JX 134346    25
Toombs, Roy  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  C/MX 47640    26
Wardle, Gilbert  Sub Lieutenant      22
Wheeler, Francis Eric Thomas  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 58360    38
Wood, Robert  Leading Stoker  C/KX 76274    32
Wright, Gordon James  Lieutenant      26


14-07-1936 : Laid Down
22-09-1937 : Launched
06-04-1938 : Completed
15-04-1940 : HMS Sterlet torpedoes and sinks the German gunnery training ship Brummer in the Skagerrak south of Larvik, Norway
18-04-1940 : HMS Sterlet was sunk

On 8th April 1940 HMS Sterlet left for a patrol in the Skagerrak, Norway. Four days later she signaled that she had unsuccessfully attacked a Convoy of 3 Merchant ships and a Destroyer. The following day she was assigned a new patrol area and on the 18th torpedoed the German Gunnery Ship Brummer, causing serious damage. At once the German escorts counter attacked with repeated depth charge attacks. Their target never resurfaced.


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