HMS Alcide (P415)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Alcide.
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Ordered: Very late in World War II
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 2 January 1945
Launched: 12 April 1945
Commissioned: 18 October 1946
Fate: Sold to be broken up for scrap on 18 June 1974. Scrapped at Hull.
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,360/1,590 tons (surface/submerged)
Length: 293 ft 6 in (89.46 m)
Beam: 22 ft 4 in (6.81 m)
Draught: 18 ft 1 in (5.51 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 2,150 hp Admiralty ML 8-cylinder diesel engine, 2 × 625 hp electric motors for submergence driving two shafts
Speed: 18.5/8 knots (surface/submerged)
Range: 10,500 nmi (19,400 km) at 11 kn (20 km/h) surfaced
16 nmi (30 km) at 8 kn (15 km/h) or 90 nmi (170 km) at 3 kn (5.6 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 350 ft (110 m)
Complement: 5 officers 55 enlisted
Armament: 6 × 21" (2 external) bow torpedo tube, 4 × 21" (2 external) stern torpedo tube, total of 20 torpedoes
Mines: 26
1 × 4" main deck gun, 3 × 0.303 machine gun, 1 × 20 mm AA Oerlikon 20 mm gun

HMS Alcide (P415), was an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy, built by Vickers-Armstrongs and launched 12 April 1945.[1]

Service[edit]

In 1968 she took part in Navy Days at Portsmouth during that year.[2]

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1963 1966 Lieutenant-Commander S S R Conway RN
1968 1968 Lieutenant-Commander J R Stevenson RN

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3617.html
  2. ^ Programme, Navy Days at Portsmouth 31 August–September 2nd 1968, p.21.

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