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HMS Pandora

   HMS Pandora was a British submarine which under the lend-lease program was refurbished in New Hampshire, USA. She was sunk near Malta by Italian aircraft.


2nd August 1940 Hurricanes arrive in Malta

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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Pandora

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Alexander Robert Love . Lt.
  • Kirton John. (d.1st Apr 1942)
  • Lewin Arthur Collis. Ldg.Stkr. (d.1st April 1942)
  • Linton John Wallace. Cmdr (d.23 March 1943)
  • Watts Stanley William James. Tel. (d.1st Apr 1942)
  • Watts Stanley William James. Telegraphist (d.1st April 1942)

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Tel. Stanley William James Watts HMS Pandora (d.1st Apr 1942)

My Grandfather was one of the of crew members that died on the Pandora sub on april 1st 1942. He was Stanley William James Watts. Telegraphist. port division: Chatham. He was married to Florence Lince (Watts) and came from Norwich, Norfolk, England. He was the father of Peter,Margret, and Joyce Watts. If anyone has pictures of their family with crew members of the sub I would love to see if my grandfather is in with them. Thanks.

Steve Watts

Ldg.Stkr. Arthur Collis Lewin HMS Pandora (d.1st April 1942)

My grandfather Arthur Collis Lewin was killed on the Pandora. He left a wife and 4 children whom are now also deceased. When my father Douglas Lewin was alive he was very keen to learn more, as am I, if anyone knows anything I might be interested in please get in touch.

Yvonne Arcus

Lt. Robert Love Alexander DSO, DSC. HMS Pandora

I have a photo graph of the officers and men (total: 53) of the H.M.S. Pandora taken at the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. on November 21, 1941. I suspect that this may be the last photograph of the officers and crew taken prior to it's sinking. The handwriting on the back of the photograph reads: "And these are the pirates they lead - wish them more success a(n)d good hunting." There is another photograph of the officers to which i believe this notation refers. I will try to find the other if you have any interest. The photograph was given (and signed) to my father and mother at the time the Pandora was moored there. My father, then a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps at the time and in charge of the Marine detachment at Portsmouth, N.H., which was also a naval prison. This information was related to me by my Mother, who recalled that the officers and crew were subsequently lost at sea.

Tom Alexander

Telegraphist Stanley William James Watts H.M. Submarine Pandora (d.1st April 1942)

My Grand father was on the HMS Pandora when it was hit in Valetta dockyards unloading supplies. He was the telegraphist on the Pandora. He was supposed to have leave that day but another crewman wanted leave as well and they traded the time off. He was onboard when it was hit. His name was Stanley William James Watts service number C/J 80287

Stephen Watts

John Kirton HMS Pandora (d.1st Apr 1942)

My grandad, John Kirton, was killed on HMS Pandora.

Philip Kirton

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