HMS Orpheus (S11)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Orpheus.
Career (United Kingdom)
Owner: RN
Operator: RN
Builder: Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 8 April 1959
Launched: 17 November 1959
Decommissioned: 1990s
In service: 1960s-1990s
General characteristics
Propulsion: Diesel / Electric generator
Notes: scrapped 1994

HMS Orpheus was an Oberon class submarine of the Royal Navy built at Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness.

She was launched on 17 November 1959.

Orpheus attended the 1977 Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Spithead when she was part of the Submarine Flotilla.[1]

She was in harbour service in 1987 and was broken up in 1994.

Commanding Officers[edit]

From To Captain
1965 1967 Lieutenant Commander Ken Cadogan-Rawlinson
1977 1977 Lieutenant Commander J B Taylor RN
1978 1979 Lieutenant Commander W R Pym RN
1982 1984 Lieutenant Commander Mark Stanhope RN


  1. ^ Official Souvenir Programme, 1977. Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, HMSO