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Submarine histories. Royal Navy Tempest (T) class submarines in website dedicated to the history of P311, HMS Tempest, HMS Thorn, HMS Thrasher, HMS Traveller, HMS Trooper, HMS Taurus, HMS Tantivy, HMS Trespasser, HMS Templar, HMS Truculent, HMS Trusty, HMS Turbulent, HMS Tactician, HMS Tally-Ho and HMS Tantalus from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of T Class submarines.

Displacement: 1090 tons    Compliment: 61.    Armament: 11 x 21 inch torpedo tubes ( 6 bow, 5 external, 17 torpedoes). One 4 inch quick-firing MkXII gun.      Speed: surface speed 15.25 knots, submerged speed 9 knots

Tempest 10th June 1941 Lost on 13th February 1942.
Thorn 18th March 1941 Lost on 6th August 1942.
Thrasher 28th November 1940 Scrapped in March 1947 at Briton Ferry.
Traveller 27th August 1941 Lost on 12th December 1942.
Trooper 5th March 1942 Lost on 17th October 1943.
Trusty 14th March 1941 Scrapped in July 1947 at Milford Haven.
Turbulent 12th May 1941 Lost on 23rd March 1943.
Tactician 29th /July 1942 Scrapped in December 1963 at Newport.
Taurus 27th June 1942 Served in the Netherlands Navy from 1948-53 and was then scrapped in April 1960 at Dunston.
Templar 26th October 1942 Scrapped on 17th July 1959 at Troon.
Trespasser 29th May 1942 Scrapped on 26th September 1961 at Gateshead.
Truculent 12th September 1942 Lost on 12th January 1950 salvaged in March 1950 and then scrapped in September 1950 at Grays.
Tally-Ho 23rd December 1942 Scrapped in February 1967 at Briton Ferry.
Tantalus 24th February 1943 Scrapped in November 1950 at Milford Haven.
Tantivy 6th April 1943 Used as a target in 1951.
HMS Thorn

Stoker 1st Class Dennis McCarthy of HMS Thorn.

This picture of Dennis McCarthy Stoker 1st Class (my gt uncle) was taken athis wedding 2 weeks before his death aboard the submarine HMS Thorn which was lost in August 1942.

Contributed by Sarah Avery.

HMS Traveller

This is a photograph of my Great Uncle ` Wilfred Harry Hooton` who served on the submarine` H.M.S Traveller` when she was sunk on the 12th December 1942. Unfortunately it seems these days that the tremendous sacrifice that was made by people like my Great Uncle is being forgotten, I for one will not forget so any information you may have about H.M.S Traveller would be greatly appreciated. Roy Hedley.

HMS Trooper

HMS Trooper, July 1943.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2376

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HMS Tactician

HMS Tactician, September 1947.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2378

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HMS Taurus

HMS Taurus.  

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  Walker Archive. Order Code  PHS187

HMS Trespasser

HMS Trespasser, May 1947.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2379

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HMS Truculent

HMS Truculent was sunk off the Nore on the 11th January 1950 in a collision with the Swedish tanker SS Divina while returning from trials with 64 crew and 15 dockyard workers.  She is shown being raised on 14th March 1950, to be beached off Sheerness.

Sent in by George Pritchard.

HMS Tantivy

HMS Tantivy (P319) pictured in July 1943.

Original Admiralty Photograph Price 25. Order Code  PHS188

Displacement: 1090 tons    Compliment: 61.    Armament: 11 x 21 inch torpedo tubes ( 6 bow, 5 external, 17 torpedoes). One 4 inch quick-firing MkXII gun.      Speed: surface speed 15.25 knots, submerged speed 9 knots
 

Naval Historians, Crew & Family Noticeboard

Tempest Class submarines, Message Board for naval enthusiasts, crew & descendents of Tempest Class Submarines. This website is not part of any governmental body or official websites of Tempest Class Submarines.

Photographs and information on historical events about these submarines requested for this new website. If you have any information you would like to send us including photographs of crew members serving on any of these submarines and also photographs of the ship please USE OUR MESSAGE FORM 

MESSAGES

HMS THRASHER....

GEORGE DAVISON...   My late father (Petty Officer George Davison, he passed away in late 1980's) served on HMS Thrasher, I would dearly like to know if anyone has any photos of George, or any information about his time on the ship. I have most of the war diaries from Thrashers missions in the Med, Crete, Salonika etc. I have a couple of photos but not great ones. I can post if required,  Kind regards      Jon Davison   photofly@iinet.net.au


HMS TRESPASSER.. If anyone has any photos or blueprints of HMS Trespasser during the war please contact Ian at ianglowman@yahoo.com 

HMS TROOPER.. LT L A S 'ALEC' GRANT.. I should be very grateful for any information about HMS Trooper, especially if there are still any crew-members around who might remember my half-brother Lt L Grant, whom I never knew. Contact David Grant at dgrant@standsure.freeserve.co.uk 

HMS TURBULENT:

GEORGE

HMS TRAVELLER

WILFRED HARRY HOOTON... Unfortunately very little was known by members of my family about what really happened to my Uncle, the only thing that was said was that he was not originally meant to be part of the crew but swapped places with a friend who wanted some leave. After some research I have now found where H.M.S Traveller was sunk and how ( probably mined ? ) But one thing is bothering me, from my readings I understand that the British planned to attack Italian battle ships in Taranto harbour but before any assault could be made a reconnaissance mission was ordered as very little information was known about the area. What was known was that the harbour was very heavily mined. Now here I hope you may be able to help, what I can't understand is that knowing the dangers why was such a large submarine sent into what can only be described as a suicide mission and would the crew have known about the extreme risks if so would they have been asked to volunteered ? Also I understand that the ships supposedly meant to be in the Harbour were not there anyway ? If anyone has any information please contact me at roy.hedley@virgin.net 

HMS TEMPEST:

I would like to contact anyone who has information about the crew of HMS Tempest and would dearly love a photo of the crew or a contact name and address. I would like to preserve the information received so that it does not die. Contact me at dave@hansonclan.co.uk 

ERIC CAMPBELL.. My Great Uncle served on HMS Tempest as TGM and was one of the few crew members who laid the charges to blow her up when they were captured in 1942. If anyone knew him or has information or photos of HMS Tempest please contact Dave Hansen at dave2@hansonclan.co.uk 

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