HMS Tantivy (P319)
|Builder:||Vickers Armstrong, Barrow
John Brown & Company, Clydebank
|Laid down:||4 July 1942|
|Launched:||6 April 1943|
|Commissioned:||25 July 1943|
|Fate:||sunk as target 1951|
|Class & type:||British T class submarine|
|Displacement:||1,290 tons surfaced
1,560 tons submerged
|Length:||276 ft 6 in (84.28 m)|
|Beam:||25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)|
|Draught:||12 ft 9 in (3.89 m) forward
14 ft 7 in (4.45 m) aft
Twin diesel engines 2,500 hp (1.86 MW) each
|Speed:||15.5 knots (28.7 km/h) surfaced
9 knots (20 km/h) submerged
|Range:||4,500 nautical miles at 11 knots (8,330 km at 20 km/h) surfaced|
|Test depth:||300 ft (91 m) max|
|Armament:||6 internal forward-facing torpedo tubes
2 external forward-facing torpedo tubes
HMS Tantivy was a British submarine of the third group of the T class. She was built as P319 by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, and John Brown & Company, Clydebank, and launched on 6 April 1943. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Tantivy.
Tantivy served in the Far East for much of her wartime career, where she sank a Siamese sailing vessel, the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shiretoko Maru, the Japanese Communications Vessel No. 137, the Japanese barge No. 136 and the Japanese motor sailing vessel Tachibana Maru No.47, a Japanese tug, two Japanese coasters, a Japanese sailing vessel, the small Japanese vessels Chokyu Maru No.2, Takasago Maru No.3, and Otori Maru, as well as twelve small vessels that are unidentified. She also laid numerous mines.
She survived the war and continued in service with the Navy, finally being sunk as an anti-submarine target in the Cromarty Firth in 1951.
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