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HMS Turbulent (1941) SS  (4th)

    
The fourth Turbulent was also the first submarine to bear the name. 

She was a 'T' Triton Class submarine launched on 12-May-1941 built by Vickers Armstrong Ltd at Barrow in Furness.

She displaced 1,090 tons and was armed with 1 x 4in quick firing gun, and 11 x 21in torpedo tubes, 5 of which were external to the pressure hull and could not be reloaded at sea. 

She joined the Fleet on 3-Jan-1942 and mounted a series of patrols in the Mediterranean during which she sank 52,00 tons of enemy shipping in 1942, and a further 14,000 tons of shipping in the first 6 weeks of 1943.

During her 13th patrol she was sunk with the loss of all 59 of her crew on 12-March-1943. Her Commanding Officer, Commander John Wallace Linton DSO, DSC was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Won the Battle Honour: Mediterranean 1942.

 

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This page last edited - 06 November, 2012.

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