World War II Submarine

downhill
19th January 2007, 22:18
Does anyone know the name of the submarine, that sank off Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk during the Second World War?

It is a War Grave but I cant find any info about it!

Thanks for any help.

Hugh MacLean
19th January 2007, 22:57
Hello,

I think it may be HM Submarine UMPIRE which was accidentally rammed by Admiralty trawler Peter Hendriks on 19th July 1941. There is some information on this site:

http://divernet.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?id=1482&section=2205&action=display

I hope that is the one you want.

Regards (Thumb)

wireless man
11th March 2009, 23:14
Edward Young wrote a very good book "One of our Submarines" which included the collision of HMS/M Umpire and his survival from it.

Cooky Boy
12th March 2009, 13:23
More info here, as well.
http://www.bosun.net/

j p foynes
7th November 2010, 15:53
Yes, it was the UMPIRE, en route from Chatham Dockyard. I describe the sinking in my 1994 "The Battle of the East Coast 1939-1945" (see British Library Integrated Catalogue or review on Google).
My short account was indeed partly taken from Edward Young.
As crew missing will be on a naval war memorial (say Chatham) not in individual graves.
I am contactable on jpfoynes@aol.com

Julian Foynes (published as J P Foynes)

Does anyone know the name of the submarine, that sank off Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk during the Second World War?

It is a War Grave but I cant find any info about it!

Thanks for any help.

gkh151
7th November 2010, 20:12
Hi,

There is more info including photo's and a chart showing her position here.

http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?11044

Regards
Graham

chadburn
8th November 2010, 10:45
As a young child I had a look around P43 "UNISON" before the breaker's torch cut her up. For years afterwards I thought that it was a German "U" boat until during my research for my forthcoming book "Industrial Tees" when a chap in the know told me it was a British "U" Class.

THE ROOSTER
11th December 2010, 21:33
H.M.S. Umpire.
My stepfather survived the sinking very lucky he was Leading Telagraphist
L.L. Palmer.
a good source of info is the submarine museum in Gosport very helpful
good luck
the rooster