"Of all the branches of men in the Forces, there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariner.
Great deeds are done in the air and on the land; nevertheless, nothing surpasses your exploits." Winston Churchill.

"Only in attack does a submarine reveal herself, before creeping away to the concealment of the deep"

British Submarine Odin

Sunk 13 June 1940 - Gulf of Taranto

Type: Odin Class   Pennant No.: 84P 84.N N.84
Laid Down: 23rd July 1927. H.M. Dockyard, Chatham.
Launched: 5 May 1928
Commissioned: 21st December 1929.
Commander: 1940. Lt. Cdr. K. MacI. Woods.
Complement: 56. 5 Officers and 51 Ratings.
Service Career: 1929-1930. 1930-1939.
1939-1940 - 8th Flotilla.
1940 - 1st Flotilla. Portsmouth.
Hong Kong.
Lucia, Columbo.
HMS Medway, Alexandria.
(At Malta in June 1940).   Sank by the Italian destroyer Strale in the Gulf of Taranto. (see below)


 ANDERSON, Ian MacK, Lieutenant, MPK

 ANSELL, Sydney J, Able Seaman, P/JX 140395, MPK

 BANKS, William F, Leading Seaman, C/JX 139767, MPK

 BENNETT, Leslie T H, Leading Stoker, P/KX 75836, MPK

 BEWICK, John R, Able Seaman, C/JX 144176, MPK

 BICKERTON, Arthur, Stoker 1c, C/KX 84588, MPK

 BIGGERSTAFF, Edward J, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 99732, MPK

 CASLIN, Michael, Leading Signalman, D/J 58120, MPK

 CHAPLAIN, Ernest G, Stoker 1c, P/KX 79595, MPK

 CHAPMAN, William J, Leading Seaman, C/JX 130705, MPK

 COOK, George H, Warrant Engineer, MPK

 CROSS, Robert W B, Petty Officer, C/JX 132495, MPK

 CROUCH, John E, Petty Officer, P/JX 129986, MPK

 DAWSON, Ralph, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 104811, MPK

 DEACON, Bertram F, Chief Engine Room Artificer, P/M 34469, MPK

 EDWARDS, George, Leading Stoker, D/KX 80520, MPK

 FROST, Eric R, Leading Stoker, P/KX 81250, MPK

 GADSBY, Arthur C V, Able Seaman, P/JX 140940, MPK

 GOSLING, John H, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 61699, MPK

 HALE, Joseph W, Telegraphist, D/JX 133658, MPK

 HARTLEY, John, Engine Room Artificer 2c, D/M 38404, MPK

 HOLMAN, Bertram J, Leading Seaman, D/JX 135425, MPK

 HUNTER, Leslie, Leading Stoker, C/KX 80345, MPK

 JOHNS, Thomas G, Electrical Artificer 2c, D/MX 46712, MPK

 KAVANAGH, Samuel W, Stoker 1c, P/KX 83094, MPK

 KERR, Robert C, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/M 39457, MPK

 LAWS, Walter G, Able Seaman, C/JX 129599, MPK

 LEADER, Eric, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 55080, MPK

 LEAHY, William, Able Seaman, D/J 113237, MPK

 LEE, Peter L C M, Sub Lieutenant, MPK

 LOXLEY, Ronald, Able Seaman, D/JX 135972, MPK

 MACE, Albert E, Leading Stoker, P/KX 81141, MPK

 MILLER, William C E, Leading Telegraphist, P/JX 136744, MPK

 MORRIS, William R, Leading Seaman, P/JX 140427, MPK

 MUDGE, Frederick S, Stoker 1c, D/KX 83642, MPK

 OLROG, Ernest W, Stoker 1c, P/KX 83498, MPK

 ROBSON, Ralph, Able Seaman, C/JX 146536, MPK

 ROSS, Percy G, Leading Stoker, P/KX 84415, MPK

 SCARLETT, John, Leading Stoker, C/KX 85200, MPK

 SIDEBOTTOM, Harold, Stoker 1c, D/KX 84665, MPK

 SIMPSON, Richard R, Lieutenant, MPK

 SINDEN, Arthur, Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/J 109703, MPK

 SMITH, Ernest S, Able Seaman, D/JX 125275, MPK

 STRADLING, James H, Leading Cook, C/MX 49050, MPK

 SWEETMAN, William, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 80063, MPK

 TALBOT, Leslie E, Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 48694, MPK

 TULIP, Joshua, Leading Stoker, P/KX 84093, MPK

 VOSS, Percy R J, Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 126255, MPK

 WALKER, Charles R, Able Seaman, C/SSX 18535, MPK

 WAY, William S, Telegraphist, P/JX 129733, MPK

 WEBBER, Herbert R, Stoker 1c, D/KX 80647, MPK

 WHITE, Donald P, Able Seaman, P/JX 148268, MPK

 WILSON, Edward, Able Seaman, C/JX 138597, MPK

 WOODS, Kenneth MacI, Lieutenant Commander, MPK

Italian Destroyer Strale

Built by Odero, Sestri Ponente,
launched March 26, 1931
Completed 6 February 1932
Rammed and sunk British submarine HMS Odin on 14 June 1940.
Beached herself on June 21, 1942 near
Cape Bon and was finished off by torpedoes from British submarine HMS Turbulent


Loss position39.30N, 17.30E


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