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Albert Edward Hurlock


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Hurlock Albert Edward D/SSX 2758 AB HMSub Olympus



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Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

08/05/1942 35.55N, 14.35E Off Malta  




Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 65, Column 2 England

Next of Kin

Next of kin address


James and Mary E Hurlock 36 Canterbury Street Chippenham


Hurlock was to be engaged to Violet Wood (sister of Thomas R Wood killed 19 Dec 1941). At the request of her parents, they were waiting for Violet to reach 21 before they became engaged. This would have been on 13 June 1942. Hurlock had joined the Royal Navy in 1938 and served on submarines since December 1941.

HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. Herbert George Dymott, RN) was mined and sunk off Malta in approximate position 3555'N, 1435'E.
She had just left Malta on passage to Gibraltar with personnel including many of the crews of the sunken submarines HMS Pandora, HMS P 36 and HMS P 39. There were only 9 survivors out of 98 aboard. They had to swim 7 miles back to Malta. 89 crew and passengers were lost with the ship.

Noteable events involving Olympus include:
7 Jul, 1940
HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) was bombed and damaged by Italian aircraft while in dock in Malta. Repairs and refit were completed on 29 November 1940.

28 Jul, 1941
HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Monteponi (742 GRT) about 10 nautical miles north of Cape Comino, Sardinia, Italy in position 4040'N, 0950'E. (see map)

29 Jul, 1941
HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) is damaged by a near miss from an Italian aircraft east of Isola dei Cavoli, Italy (off the south-east corner of Sardinia). Lt.Cdr. Dymott is forced to abandon his patrol and return to Gibraltar where the submarine arrived on 2 August.

9 Nov, 1941
HMS Olympus (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dymott, RN) attacks the Italian merchant Mauro Croce (1049 GRT) with torpedoes and gunfire in the Gulf of Genoa. The target escapes without damage.

Uboat. Net http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3395.html


Last updated - 14/01/2011



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