HMS Sealion (S07)
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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Sealion.
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Name:||HMS Sealion (S07)|
|Laid down:||5 June 1958|
|Launched:||31 December 1959|
|Commissioned:||25 July 1961|
|Class & type:||Porpoise-class submarine|
|Displacement:||2,080 tons (2,113 tonnes) surfaced, 2,450 tons (2,489 tonnes) dived|
|Length:||88.4 m (290 ft)|
|Beam:||8.1 m (26.5 ft)|
|Draught:||5.5 m (18 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Two ASR 16VVS AS21 diesel generators totalling 3680 bhp (2,740 kW), two English Electric main motors totalling 12000 hp (895 kW) driving two shafts, two 880 V batteries each of 224 cells|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h) surfaced, 17 knots (31 km/h) dived|
|Complement:||64 officers and men|
|Armament:||6 x 21 inch (533 mm) bow torpedo tubes, 2 x 21 inch (533 mm) stern torpedo tubes; 30 torpedoes could be carried (usually Mk8 or Mk23) or mines|
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Sealion was paid off in December 1987 and sold to an Education Trust for deprived inner city youngsters "Inter Action", arriving at Chatham on June 22, 1988.
She was broken up in 1990.
|1965||1966||Lieutenant Commander R N Buckley RN|
|1977||1977||Lieutenant Commander J K Boyle RN|
|1979||1979||Lieutenant J A Collins RN|
|1983||1985||Lieutenant Commander M Gee RAN|
|1985||1986||Lieutenant Commander R A W Peck RN|
|1986||1988||Lieutenant D Lombard RN|
- Official Souvenir Programme, 1977. Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, HMSO
- 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.