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V Class, British Submarines

Photograph of V-class submarine
Imperial War Museum. Via Wikimedia Commons


Specifications:


Tonnage

670 tons surfaced

740 tons submerged

Dimensions

203'5" by 15'9" by 15'9"
62m by 4.8m by 4.8m

Maximum speed      

12.5 knots surfaced
9 knots submerged

Dive to 300 feet
to 90 meters

Complement

37

Armament

4 21" torpedo tubes (8 torpedoes, 6 mines)
1 3"/40 dual-purpose gun
3 0.303 machine guns
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (800 hp) or electric (760 hp)

Range

4700 nautical miles (8700 km) at 10 knots surfaced

30 nautical miles (55 km) at 9 knots submerged
120 nautical miles (220 km) at 2 knots submerged
Bunkerage 59 tons diesel oil

The Vs were improved Us constructed from 1943-1944. Their use of welded frames gave them a somewhat improved diving depth. They also had much greater range, though still inadequate for the Pacific theater.


Units in the Pacific:

Vigorous     
Arrived 1945


References

Bagnasco (1977)

McCartney (2006)

Worth (2001)



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