HMS Teredo (P338)
|Builder:||Vickers Armstrong, Barrow
John Brown & Company, Clydebank
|Laid down:||17 April 1944|
|Launched:||27 April 1945|
|Commissioned:||13 April 1946|
|Fate:||Scrapped June 1965|
|Class and 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 Teredo was a British submarine of the third group of the T class. She was built as P338 at Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, and John Brown & Company, Clydebank, and launched on 27 April 1945. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Teredo, possibly after the Shipworm of that name.
Commissioned after the end of the Second World War, Teredo had a relatively peaceful career. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. She was finally scrapped at Briton Ferry, Wales on 5 June 1965.
|1947||1948||Lieutenant-Commander Gordon Tait DSC RN|
|1953||1953||Lieutenant-Commander D Hay RN|
- Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
- HMS Teredo, 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.
- Hutchinson, Robert (2001). Jane's Submarines: War Beneath the Waves from 1776 to the Present Day. London: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-00-710558-8. OCLC 53783010.