HMS Acheron (P411)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Acheron.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Acheron (P411)
Builder: HM Dockyard, Chatham
Laid down: 26 August 1944
Launched: 25 March 1947
Commissioned: 1948
Decommissioned: February 1971
General characteristics
Class and type: Amphion-class submarine

HMS Acheron (P411) was an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy, laid down 26 August 1944, launched 25 March 1947 and completed in 1948. She took part in the Coronation Review of the Fleet to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.[1] She carried out 'General Naval Service' around the UK until the end of 1964. For the next 2 years she was loaned to the Canadian Navy.[citation needed] She was decommissioned and broken up in 1972 at the yard of J Cashmore of Newport.[2]

A geomagnetic storm in February 1956, during solar cycle 19, interfered with radio communications and prompted a search for the submarine after it lost radio contact.[3]

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1949 1949 Lieutenant-Commander F D G Challis DSC RN
1953 1953 Lieutenant S H Kempster RN
1956 1956 Lieutenant J Fieldhouse RN
1965 1966 Lieutenant D C Elliot RN


  1. ^ Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15 June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
  2. ^
  3. ^ Amsterdam Evening Recorder, 24 February 1956


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