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T3 Class, British Submarines


Photograph of T3-class submarine

Imperial War Museum. Via Wikimedia Commons


Specifications:


Displacement

1327 tons surfaced
1571 tons submerged

Dimensions

273'6" by 26'7" by 12'0"
83.1m by 8.1m by 4.5m

Maximum speed      

15.25 knots surfaced
8.75 knots submerged

Dive to 350 feet
to 107 meters

Complement

63 or more

Armament

11 21" torpedo tubes (17 torpedoes or 12 mines)
1 4"/40 dual-purpose gun
1 20mm Oerlikon AA gun
3 0.303 Lewis machine guns
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (2500 hp) or electric (1450 hp)

Range

11,000 nautical miles (20,000 km) at 10 knots surfaced
130 nautical miles (240 km) at 2.5 knots submerged

Bunkerage 230 tons diesel oil
Sensors
Sonar
Surface and air search radar

The T3s were a further development of one of Britain's most successful submarine design series, which began with the T1s. The T3s differed from the T2s (none of which served in the Far East) primarily in having welded hulls capable of diving to greater depth and in having additional fuel capacity for greater range. The latter modification was made specifically with service in the Far East in mind.

Three units of the class were transferred to the Dutch during the war. Of these, only Zwaardvisch saw service in the Far East under the Dutch flag.

None were lost in the Far East.


Units in the Pacific:


In British service:

Templar Arrived 1943-9
Tactician
Arrived 1943-10
Tresspasser     
Arrived 1943-10
Tally-Ho
Arrived 1943-10
Taurus
Arrived 1943-11
Terrapin Arrived 1944?
Tantalus     
Arrived 1944-1
Tantivy
Arrived 1944-1
Telemachus     
Arrived 1944-1
Truculent
Arrived 1944-1
Thule
Arrived 1944-3
Tiptoe
Arrived 1944-3
Tudor
Arrived 1944-3
Trenchant     
Arrived 1944-8-9
Tradewind     
Arrived 1944-9-18
Thorough
Arrived 1944-9-27
Trump
Arrived 1945-1


In Dutch service:

Zwaardvisch     
Arrived 1944-6-27

Photo Gallery


T3 class submarine side view

IWM

T3 class submarine bow view

IWM

T3 class submarine stern view

IWM

T3 class submarine loading torpedo

IWM


References

Bagnasco (1977)

McCartney (2006)

Worth (2001)



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