HMS Regulus (N88)

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Career
Class and type: R-class submarine
Name: HMS Regulus
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 17 July 1929[1]
Launched: 11 June 1930
Commissioned: 7 December 1930
Fate: Sunk 6 December 1940 near Taranto, probably mined
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,763 long tons (1,791 t) surfaced
2,030 long tons (2,060 t) submerged
Length: 287 ft (87 m)
Beam: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Draught: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric
2 × Admiralty diesel engines, 4,640 hp
2 × electric motors, 1,635 hp
2 shafts
Speed: 17.5 knots (20.1 mph; 32.4 km/h) surfaced
8.6 kn (9.9 mph; 15.9 km/h) submerged
Complement: 53
Armament:

• 8 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes (6 bow, 2 stern) with 14 reloads

• 1 × 4.7 in QF Mark IX deck gun

HMS Regulus (N88) was a Royal Navy Rainbow-class submarine built by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness. Launched in 1930, the submarine was lost with her entire crew on 6 December 1940 during the Second World War whilst on patrol off Taranto, Italy. She was most likely mined.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "HMS Regulus (i) (N 88)". Uboat.net.