HMS Surf (P239)

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HMS Surf
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: S class submarine
Name: HMS Surf
Builder: Cammell Laird & Co Limited, Birkenhead
Launched: December 10, 1942
Fate: sold October 28, 1949
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 Surf 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 December 10, 1942. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Surf.

Surf served in the Mediterranean and the Far East during the Second World War. Whilst in the Mediterranean, she damaged the German auxiliary patrol vessel GA 54 / Chiaros and sank the German merchant Sonia. On transferral to the Far East, she sank a small Japanese tug and a barge, and laid mines in the Strait of Malacca.[1]

Surf survived the war and was sold on October 28, 1949. She arrived at Faslane in July 1950 for breaking up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ HMS Surf, Uboat.net