HMS Stonehenge (P232)

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HMS Stonehenge
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Stonehenge
Builder: Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead
Laid down: 4 April 1942
Launched: 23 March 1943
Commissioned: 15 June 1943
Fate: Presumed sunk on or about 15 March 1944
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
Badge: Badge
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Stonehenge.

HMS Stonehenge 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 23 March 1943.

She served in the Pacific, where she sank the Japanese merchant vessel Koryo Maru No.2 and the Japanese auxiliary minelayer Choko Maru. She left Trincomalee to patrol in the northern part of the Malacca Straits on 25 February 1944.[1] She was reported missing after failing to arrive at Ceylon on 20 March as expected. It is not known for sure what caused her sinking, but a mine was considered to be the most likely explanation.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ HMS Stonehenge, Uboat.net
  2. ^ Submarine losses 1904 to present day, RN Submarine Museum, Gosport

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Coordinates: 5°46′N 99°52′E / 5.767°N 99.867°E / 5.767; 99.867