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O13

The submarine was presumed lost on 22 June 1940. Since there are no German records about O13 having been sunk it is assumed that the submarine ran into a mine, a distinct possibility since O13 was patrolling in an area known to have been mined.

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Roll of Honour

Name Rank Number Hons Age
Greswell, Brian Ernest  Lieutenant      22
McDonald, Hugh Phimster  Leading Telegraphist  P/JX 134213    26
Spettigue, James Henry  Signalman  D/JX 132466    29

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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