Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Upright
Original Builder: Vickers-Armstrong of Barrow-in-Furness
Original Yard No: 758
Official Number: 111562
Vessel Type: submarine
Year Built: 1940
Arrival Date: 09/02/1946
Breakup Started: 12/03/1946
Date First Beached: 04/05/1946
Date Breakup Completed: 16/04/1947
Draught For’d: 13' 0"
Draught Aft: 14' 03"
'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.