HMS Sturdy (P248)
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Builder:||Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead|
|Laid down:||22 December 1942|
|Launched:||September 30, 1943|
|Commissioned:||29 December 1943|
|Fate:||Sold July 1957, broken up 1958|
|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
one three-inch gun (four-inch on later boats)
one 20 mm cannon
three .303-calibre machine gun
She survived the Second World War, spending most of it in the Pacific Far East, where she sank eleven Japanese sailing vessels, two Japanese tugboats and three barges, three Japanese fishing vessels, five small unidentified Japanese vessels, a coaster, two small Japanese landing craft, the Japanese Communication Vessels No.142 and No.128 and the Japanese ships Kosei Maru (99 BRT) and Hansei Maru.
Sturdy was sold in July 1957. She arrived at the yards of Clayton and Davie on May 9, 1958 for breaking up.
- HMS Sturdy, Uboat.net
- 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.