Some of its history
This submarine spent much of its Second World War career exercising with the different small boats serving at HMS Seahawk or temporary attached there for anti-submarine training exercises.
Wednesday, 9 August
Review of the British Reserve Fleet by King George VI
6th Submarine Flotilla (Cdr J S Bethell) - tender ELFIN (blt 1933), destroyer ACHATES (comp 27 Mar 30), submarines H.32 (4 Jun 19), H.33 (22 May 19), L.27 (24 Mar 26), SPEARFISH (5 Sep 36), STURGEON (15 Dec 32), SWORDFISH (16 Sep 32), UNITY (13 Aug 38), URSULA (29 Oct 38)
5th Submarine Flotilla (Training Flotilla at Gosport, Capt C G B Coltart CVO) - tender ship DWARF (Cdr L M Shadwell)submarines H.28 (Lt D E Mansfield), H.31 (Lt P R Ward), H.33 (Lt Cdr H J Caldwell), H.34 (Lt Cdr B T Simons), H.43 refitting at Sheerness until 7 Oct (Lt Cdr W A K N Cavaye from 7 Oct), H.44 (Lt H A V Haggard), H.49 (Lt E F Balston), H.50 refitting at Sheerness until 14 Oct (Lt Cdr J R G Harvey from 7 Oct), L.23 (Lt F J Brooks) refitting at Portsmouth comp in Sep, OBERON (Lt Cdr H C Cumberbatch), THAMES refitting at Plymouth to comp 15 Jun 40 (Cdr D V Sprague from 27 Dec)
MAY 31st 1940
Submarine H.33 arrived at Campbeltown HMS Nimrod.
DOLPHIN (Submarine Training Establishment)
5th Submarine Flotilla - miscellaneous ship/tender DWARF (Cdr E S Felton) at Portsmouth, submarine depot ship ALECTO (Lt Cdr H C Cumberbatch) at Portland, submarines CACHALOT (Lt Cdr J D Luce) at Plymouth repairing to comp 6 Jul, H.32 (Lt M J P Walters, Lt J L Livesay from 11 Jun) at Sheerness refitting to comp 14 Jun, H.33 (Lt E B Talbot, Lt E P Tomkinson from 11 Jul) at Campbeltown for anti-submarine training, H.43 (Lt G R Colvin) at Plymouth for anti-submarine training, L.27 (Lt J D Martin, Lt R E Campbell from 11 Jun) at Portsmouth refitting to comp 29 Jun, OBERON (Lt C B Crouch) at Portsmouth for training, OTWAY (Cdr H R Conway) at Portsmouth for training, TIGRIS (Lt Cdr H F Bone) at Portsmouth, Dutch O.9 (Lt Cdr H A W Goossens), O.10 (Lt Cdr G Quint), both at Portland for anti-submarine training
Yacht - VICTORIA AND ALBERT (Lt W G C Crouch MVO, DSC Rtd) at Portsmouth
1940 Wednesday, 27 November
Submarine H.33, entering Tobermory, was in a collision with corvette HEATHER. H.33 was repaired at Oban in December.
7th Submarine Flotilla
H.33 (Lt G P Darling, Lt R M Favell from 6 Jan) at Tobermory
H.33 (Lt C H Rankin, Lt A J W Pitt from 5 Jul) at Sheerness undergoing repair,
JANUARY 1942 01 January
At Falmouth with H.32 & H.34