HMS Upright

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Upright
Vessel Type: 
Submarine
Official Number: 
111562
GRT: 
540
Draught For'd: 
13' 0"
Draught Aft: 
14' 03"
Year Built: 
1940
Arrival Date: 
09/02/1946
Breakup Started: 
12/03/1946
Date First Beaching: 
05/05/1946
Breakup Completed: 
17/04/1947
Original Builder: 
Vickers-Armstrong of Barrow-in-Furness
Original Yard No.: 
758
Other Information: 

 'U' - Class Submarine for the Royal Navy  -  Pennant No. N89

06-11-1939  :  Laid Down                         Length    :  58.22 metres  (191' 0")

21-04-1940  :  Launched                           Breadth  :    4.90 metres   ( 16' 1")

03-09-1940  :  Completed                         Draught :    4.62 metres    ( 15' 2")

 

540 tons - Standard Load

630 tons - Full Load

730 tons - Submerged

Complement :  27 - 31 men)

 

Propulsion :  Twin Screw Twin Paxman - Ricardo Diesel Engines + Electric Motors

Speed  :  Surfaced = 11.5 knots               Submerged = 10.0 knots

 

War Service Log of HMS Upright :

5 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) makes a torpedo attack on an Italian convoy off Kerkennah, Tunisia. The Italian merchant Calino (5186 GRT) was missed in this attack.

23 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Silvia Tripcovich (2365 GRT) about 60 nautical miles north-east of Sfax, Tunisia in position 34º23'N, 11º49'E.

25 Feb 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoes and sinks the Italian light cruiser Armando Diaz east off Sfax, Tunisia in position 34º33'N, 11º45'E. Upright misses an Italian destroyer in the same attack.

31 Mar 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. E.D. Norman, DSC, RN) torpedoes and damages the transport Galilea (8040 GRT) off Tripoli, Libya in position 33º38'N, 12º40'E.

24 Jul 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) fires two torpedoes at the Italian floating drydock GO 22 off Cape dell'Armi. The torpedoes miss their target and Upright is heavily depth charged by the escorts.

27 Sep 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Italian torpedo boat Albatros 8 nautical miles north-west of Cape Rasocolmo near Milazzo, Sicily, Italy.

13 Dec 1941
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSC, RN) torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchants Fabio Filzi (6836 GRT) and Carlo del Greco (6837 GRT) about 15 nautical miles south of Cape San Vito.

9 May 1942
HMS Upright (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSO, DSC, RN) sinks an Italian drydock under tow with gunfire near Cape dell' Armi.

 

 

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