HMS Shalimar (P242)

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HMS Shalimar
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: S class submarine
Name: HMS Shalimar
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: 17 April 1942
Launched: April 22, 1943
Commissioned: 22 April 1944
Fate: sold for breaking up July 1950
General characteristics
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: 48 officers and men
Armament: 6 x forward 21-inch torpedo tubes, one aft
13 torpedoes
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun
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HMS Shalimar was an S class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the Third Group built of that class. She was built at Chatham Dockyard and launched on April 22, 1943. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Shalimar.

She spent most of her wartime career in the Far East, where she caused significant losses amongst enemy shipping. She sank fourteen Japanese sailing vessels, the auxiliary minesweeper Choun Maru No.7, two Japanese tugs and three barges, a coaster and an identified Japanese vessel. She also damaged five Japanese landing craft, and in conjunction with her sister HMS Sea Dog, she sank a Japanese coaster.[1]

Shalimar survived the Second World War, and was sold in July 1950 to be broken up at Troon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ HMS Shalimar, Uboat.net

Coordinates: 3°55′N 98°50′E / 3.917°N 98.833°E / 3.917; 98.833