HMS Sea Scout (P253)
HMS Sea Scout
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Name:||HMS Sea Scout|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||1 April 1943|
|Launched:||March 24, 1944|
|Commissioned:||19 June 1944|
|Fate:||broken up 1965|
|Displacement:||814-872 tons surfaced
990 tons submerged
|Length:||217 ft (66 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
|Speed:||14.75 knots surfaced
8 knots submerged
|Complement:||48ficers and men|
|Armament:||6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes, one aft
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun
HMS Sea Scout was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was built by Cammell Laird and launched on March 24, 1944. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Sea Scout.
She spent most of her wartime career in the Far East, where she sank numerous Japanese ships, including twelve sailing vessels, two coasters, two unidentified vessels, a sampan, a patrol vessel and a tug with five barges.
She survived the Second World War, in 1953 taking part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. She was eventually sold and arrived at Swansea on December 14, 1965 for breaking up.
- HMS Sea Scout, Uboat.net
- Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.