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Tigris (N63)

Built By: Chatham Dockyard (Medway)
Build Group: T Group 1
Fate: 27 February 1943 - Probably depth charged off Capri by German UJ2210

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Abrahams, Herbert  Able Seaman  D/JX 135969    27
Adams, William Frederick  Able Seaman  P/JX 217652    22
Allbrighton, John Lewis  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 78057    33
Allen, Leonard Stanley  Able Seaman  P/SSX 17575    24
Andrews, Eric Albert  Able Seaman  C/JX 157400    21
Andrews, William John  Ordinary Seaman  C/JX 327133    19
Baker, Cyril Henry  Leading Seaman  C/JX 158465    19
Batten, Charles Dennis  Leading Seaman  P/JX 134220    28
Bennett, Harry Charles  Leading Stoker  C/KX 91515    27
Bennett, Harry Charles C/KX 91515 DoB 25/07/1915 Age 27 CWGC has Age 32
Bovington, Jack  Ordinary Seaman  P/JX 357310    19
Brown, Arthur Robert Thomas  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 132389    36
Brown, William  Stoker Petty Officer  C/KX 81221    30
Cassidy, Michael  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 118554    24
Chalk, Ronald Charles  Petty Officer  C/SSX 28170    22
Clark, Daniel  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 115875    22
Colvin, George Robson  Lieutenant Commander    DSC*  32
Coulson, Francis Leslie  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 117084    20
Crawley-Boevey, Thomas Roger  Sub Lieutenant      21
Culbert, William Dudley  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  D/MX 58232    24
Dempster, David  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 93086    24
Donachy, James  Able Seaman  C/JX 204200    22
Douglas, Woodrow Craig  Leading Steward  D/LX 24527  MID  22
Dufty, Mervyn Benjamin John  Petty Officer  P/JX 139269  MID  24
Eaton, Richard Morton Powell  Lieutenant      23
Farrington, John Richard  Signalman  D/JX 232506    22
Florence, Alfred James  Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class  P/MX 56191  DSM  29
Forsey, Samuel Frank  Petty Officer Cook  D/MX 50299  MID  27
Hall, Jack Dinsdale  Ordinary Seaman  P/JX 350069    19
Hill, James Alfred  Able Seaman  P/J 96009    38
Hurst, Percy  Leading Seaman  D/JX 165403    24
Hyde, Charles  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 118388    21
King, William Edward  Petty Officer  P/SSX 14893    26
Lea, Ralph Hartley  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 76004  MID  22
Lees, Harry  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  C/MX 92123  MID  23
Lincoln, William Golden  Engine Room Artificer 1st Class  C/MX 47423  DSM*  38
Lock, George Leslie  Stoker 1st Class  D/KX 134195    21
McCarron, James Aloysius  Able Seaman  C/SSX 21711    22
McCarron, James Aloysius C/SSX 21711 CWGC has McCarron, James Aloysius Peter
Moon, William Henry  Leading Stoker  P/KX 90370  MID  25
Nicholson, Gordon Stanley  Engineer Lieutenant (RNR)      30
Nicholson, Lawrence Frederick  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 121329    22
Nutt, Wilfrid  Stoker 1st Class  C/KX 93871    23
Nutt, Wilfrid C/KX 93871 Age 23 CWGC has Nutt, Wilfred Age 24
O Connor, James  Able Seaman  P/JX 104085    37
Outhwaite, Ernest  Stoker 1st Class  P/KX 139396    20
Pym, William John  Able Seaman  C/JX 187612    22
Quarrell, William Harold  Petty Officer  P/JX 134174  DSM*  28
Raynor, Leonard John  Leading Seaman  D/JX 153422    25
Rennie, Charles Marr  Ordinary Seaman  D/JX 303875    19
Rennie, Charles Marr D/JX 303875. At birth Clark, Charles Marr
Richman, Scott Lyon  Chief Petty Officer  C/JX 130103  DSM*  32
Roberts, Frederick  Telegraphist  P/SSX 28265    22
Rouse, Lawrence John Atkins  Able Seaman  C/JX 129612    31
Rowlett, Frank  Able Seaman  C/JX 279122    20
Rundle, Norman John  Leading Seaman  D/JX 150670    22
Sabbe-St Leger, Anthony Rene  Lieutenant      22
At birth Sabbe, Anthony R. Served as Sabbe-St. Leger, Anthony Rene
Sampson, Roderick Graham  Lieutenant    DSC  21
Smith, George  Engine Room Artificer 4th Class  D/MX 74893    21
Soanes, James William  Able Seaman  P/JX 217643    29
Tanner, Frederick Mervyn  Stoker Petty Officer  P/KX 81529    30
Thomas, James Fearnley  Leading Telegraphist  P/JX 161281    20
Tooke, Donald Percy  Leading Stoker  C/KX 86106    25
Tucker, Owen Mountford  Leading Telegraphist  D/JX 159152    20
Vines, Robert Stanley  Leading Stoker  D/KX 90328  MID  24
Wells, Leonard Horace  Able Seaman  P/JX 261993    27
Wiles, Maurice Charles William  Able Seaman  C/JX 149469    22


11-05-1938 : Laid Down
31-10-1939 : Launched
20-06-1940 : Completed
01-09-1940 : HMS Tigris sinks the French fishing vessel Sancte Michael with gunfire in the Bay of Biscay near Brest, France.
02-09-1940 : HMS Tigris attacks the German submarine U-58 with torpedoes in the Bay of Biscay about 30 nautical miles south-west of Lorient, France. All torpedoes missed.
05-10-1940 : HMS Tigris attacks a submarine with torpedoes in the Bay of Biscay. This might have been the Italian submarine Otario.
16-10-1940 : HMS Tigris sinks the French fishing vessel Cimcour with gunfire in the Bay of Biscay.
02-11-1940 : HMS Tigris fires two torpedoes against the Italian submarine Veniero in the Bay of Biscay of the Gironde estuary. Both torpedoes missed.
12-11-1940 : HMS Tigris sinks the French fishing vessel Charles Edmond with gunfire about 70 nautical miles west of the Gironde estuary.
12-02-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the French fishing vessel Rene Camaleyre in the Bay of Biscay about 5 nautical miles east of Biarritz, France.
19-02-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the French merchant Jacobsen off Bayonne and the French merchant Guilvinec about 90 nautical miles south-west of the mouth of the Gironde estuary.
02-04-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the German tanker Thorn about 25 nautical miles west off the Loire estuary.
05-07-1941 : The Italian submarine Michele Bianchi is torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Bordeaux, France by the British submarine HMS Tigris.
17-08-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the Norwegian passenger/cargo ship Haakon Jarl near Svrholt, Norway.
13-09-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the German merchant Richard off the Rolvsoy Fjord about 11 nautical miles north-east of Hammerfest, Norway.
15-09-1941 : HMS Tigris fires four torpedoes against the German merchant Bessheim in Lopphavet, Norway. All torpedoes missed.
17-09-1941 : HMS Tigris fires four torpedoes against a merchant of 3000 tons in a German convoy in Lopphavet about 10 nautical miles west of Loppa Island, Norway. All four torpedoes missed.
26-09-1941 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and heavily damages the German auxiliary submarine chaser UJ 1201 off the Rolvsoy Fjord.
14-10-1941 : HMS Tigris attacks a convoy off the Laksfjord. Tigris fired three torpedoes but missed the Norwegian merchants Mimona, Tugela and Havbris.
06-12-1942 : The Italian submarine Porfido was torpedoed and sunk about 90 nautical miles north-north-east off Bone, Algeria by the British submarine HMS Tigris.
21-01-1943 : HMS Tigris torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Citta di Genova in the Strait of Otranto about 25 nautical miles west of Saseno Island
27-02-1943 : HMS Tigris sailed from Malta on 18th February for a patrol south of Naples. HMS Tigris was last sighted at 0730 on the 24th February, 39 miles from Capri.

On the morning of the 27th UJ2210, escorting a convoy six miles south east of Capri made contact with a submarine and carried out three depth charge attacks, the third attack brought oil to the surface and the contact was noted to be stationary. A forth attack of fifteen depth charges brought a huge bubble of air to the surface. On 6th March Tigris was ordered to Algiers but there was no reply to this signal and Tigris failed to return to harbour.

1 comment

13-09-1941: The "Richard With" was NOT a German merchant ship.
It was a Norwegian passenger ship. Plain murder at sea, that´s what it was.
   Allan Klo Fri, 16 Dec 2016

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