HMS Solent (P262)
|Class and type:||S-class submarine|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||7 May 1943|
|Launched:||8 June 1944|
|Commissioned:||7 September 1944|
|Fate:||Broken up in 1961|
|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 (16.97 mph; 27.32 km/h) surfaced
8 knots (9.2 mph; 15 km/h) submerged
|Complement:||48 officers and men|
|Armament:||6 x forward 21-inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes, one aft
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun
She served during the Second World War, spending most of her career in the Pacific Far East, often in company with her sister ship, HMS Sleuth. Together they sank fifteen Japanese sailing vessels and the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Wa 3. Solent then went on to sink a Japanese patrol vessel and a Japanese landing craft, whilst damaging another.
|1948||1948||Lieutenant-Commander Gordon Tait DSC RN|
- "HMS Solent". uboat.net. Retrieved 2011 October 30.
- 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.
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