HMS Alderney (P416)

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For Royal Navy ships of this name, see HMS Alderney.
HMS Alderney (P416).jpg
HMS Alderney at Plymouth Sounds in 1954.
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Ordered: Very late in World War II
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 6 February 1945
Launched: 25 June 1945
Commissioned: 10 December 1946
Decommissioned: November 1967
Fate: Sold to be broken up for scrap on 6 June 1972
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 kn (34.3 km/h) surface, 8 kn (15 km/h) 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, containing a 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 Alderney (P416), was an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy, built by Vickers-Armstrongs at Barrow and launched 25 June 1945[1] by Mrs Molly Wallis, wife of Sir Barnes Wallis. She was the 12th of the class and was scrapped in 1972.

Operational Service[edit]

Alderney completed three commissions between 1954 and 1963 with the 6th Submarine Squadron at Halifax Nova Scotia, carrying out exercises with the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force. She was modernised during a long refit in Portsmouth Dockyard between 1956 and 1958. In 1965 she recommissioned for the eighth time and was allocated to the 1st Submarine Squadron at HMS Dolphin. In 1965 and 1966 she was present at Portsmouth Navy Days.[2][3] She was decommissioned in 1966 and was finally scrapped at Troon, Scotland on 1 February 1970.[4]

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1961 1963
1965 1965 Lieutenant Commander A M Bruce RN
1966 1966 Lieutenant Commander F D Lown RN

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3618.html
  2. ^ Programme, Portsmouth Navy Days, 28–30 August 1965, HMSO, p15
  3. ^ Programme, Portsmouth Navy Days, 27–29 August 1966, HMSO, p19
  4. ^ HMS Talent, Uboot.net

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