Service record help needed

Tommy mayo
18th June 2008, 19:55
hi please can any body help me with service records for the following vessels. they are what my grandads served on:

NAME: Edwin Mayo
BORN : 1926 in london
umbra (training)
tribune (training)
upshot (served)
tantivy (served)

NAME : Sidney Taylor
BORN : 1923 in heartfordshire
HMS Manchester
he also served on another ship that sunk and survived

if anybody has any info that they might think could help please send it to me.

any and all help will be most greatfully recieved


18th June 2008, 20:20
Greetings Tom and welcome to SN. Someone on site might be able to help you with your request. Bon voyage.

K urgess
18th June 2008, 22:07
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Tom.
I've moved your post into the Hello Forum for a wider response.
I'm sure the crew will help if they can.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.

18th June 2008, 22:32
Hi Tom

Umbra. Submarine built 1941 and scrapped 1946.
Tribune. Submarine built 1938 and scrapped 1947.
Upshot. Submarine built 1944 and scrapped 1949.
Tantivy. Submarine built 1943 and expended as a target 1951.

It would be well worth your while dropping a line to the Submarine Museum at HMS Dolphin, Gosport, Hampshire as they do have some very good record cards regarding former submariners.


18th June 2008, 23:24
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer.

18th June 2008, 23:37
Welcome from Lancashire and good luck with your research.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



19th June 2008, 00:32
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

Bruce Carson
19th June 2008, 12:52
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Tom.
I hope you are successful in finding more on the history of these ships.
Take a look around and join in our friendly discussions at any time.


Tommy mayo
23rd June 2008, 09:55
thanks for your warm welcome and responce i hope it will help. thanks

Steve Woodward
23rd June 2008, 10:23
Tommy Welcome to SN from Suffolk, heres a little on one of your Grandads old subs

Tantivy : T class sub Click Here (
From this page click top right on either contents or and have a look around

Umbra : HERE (

and for more on U and T class subs in general see HERE (

A chap called Derek Walters has written an excellent book on the History of the U-class subs : title - The history of the British U-class submarine, perhaps your local library could get you a copy or alternatively they are can be obtained from pen and sword the publishers.