HMS Auriga (P419)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Ordered: Very late in World War II
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 7 June 1944
Launched: 29 March 1945
Commissioned: 12 January 1946
Fate: Sold to be broken up for scrap on 14 November 1974. Scrapped at Newport in February 1975.
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 (1,600 kW) Admiralty ML 8-cylinder diesel engine, 2 × 625 hp (466 kW) electric motors for submergence driving two shafts
Speed: 18.5/8 knots (surface/submerged)
Range: 10,500 nautical miles (19,400 km) at 11 knots (20 km/h) surfaced
16 nautical miles (30 km) at 8 knots (15 km/h) or 90 nautical miles (170 km) at 3 knots (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 Auriga (P419), was an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy, built by Vickers Armstrong and launched 29 March 1945.[1]

In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.[2]

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1953 1953 Lieutenant-Commander J A L Wilkinson DSC RN
1964 1966 Lieutenant-Commander J L Round-Turner RN

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3642.html
  2. ^ Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15 June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden

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