Royal Navy Submarines during the Abyssinian crisis of 1935

Home Forums Nautical Research: 1830 – Present Day Royal Navy Submarines during the Abyssinian crisis of 1935

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #25128
    C. M
    Participant

      I am trying to find a list of Royal Navy submarines that were active in the Mediterranean during the Abyssinian crisis and details of their activities .

      #25129
      David Hepper
      Participant

        Royal Navy submarines in the Med, would have been the 1st submarine flotilla based at Malta.
        During 1934/until early 1935 – ROVER, REGENT and REGULUS with OXLEY, OTWAY and OBERON
        They were replaced by SEALION, SHARK and SALMON from March 1935
        THAMES had joined in 1934 and SEVERN and CLYDE from July 1935

        I have no details of activities – but I would imagine that the various Reports of Proceedings / Logs etc now in the National Archives would provide that info

        #25130
        C. M
        Participant

          Thank you for your post David. It was specifically Snapper I was interested in. Snapper was newly built and commissioned in June of 1935. A change of command took place in August and it is what happened after I am researching. She was definitely in the Mediterranean in 1936 as another change of command took place. All I can find in the Kew catalogue are the monthly control room logs but I have not accessed them.Would you have a reference for the Flotilla reports of proceedings for this period?

          #25131
          David Hepper
          Participant

            I believe SNAPPER on commissioning was based at Portsmouth, but she was deployed to Gibraltar in, I think October 1935, where she remained based until July 1936, although still part of the Home Fleet. After a short refit/leave period in UK, she returned to the Med to join the First Sub Flotilla at Malta in September 1936
            I do not have any refs for submarine flotilla reports, but looking at the TNA catalogue, then perhaps these may help –

            ADM 1/9148 Med proceedings; 1936
            ADM 116/3041 position & movement of ships:35 – 36
            ADM 116/3077 ROP of ships Med;1935

            #25132
            C. M
            Participant

              Thank you very much for your assistance. There is very little written about the crisis and even less about the submarines that were involved. Hopefully the Control room logs will show what they were up to on a daily basis.

            Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
            • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.