Events concerning ‘His Majesty’s Submarine’ Unbeaten, which took place over 70 year ago, will be posted here weekly. This blog will also keep anyone who is interested updated on the progress of the new self-published book about Unbeaten and her crew. Please feel free to post your comments about anything to do with HMS/M Unbeaten, on this informative and interactive blog.
On-board and around Unbeaten during WWII: The submarine returned to Portsmouth on the 4th of April 1941 after taking part in the ‘Iron Ring’. This name signified an attempt to blockade the formidable German Battle Cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau alongside the French port of Brest. On Unbeaten's return to Portsmouth she would remain alongside Fort Blockhouse in Gosport, the home of the Fifth Submarine Flotilla, until the 12th of April 1941. This gave time for some of the crew to take leave while the remaining personnel embarked stores and munitions prior to sailing for what was termed Mediterranean service.