HMS Thorough (P324)
|Builder:||Vickers Armstrong, Barrow|
|Laid down:||26 October 1942|
|Launched:||30 October 1943|
|Commissioned:||1 March 1944|
|Fate:||Scrapped June 1962|
|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 Thorough was a British submarine of the third group of the T class. She was built as P324 by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, and launched on 30 October 1943. So far she has been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Thorough.
Thorough served in the Far East for much of her wartime career, where she sank twenty seven Japanese sailing vessels, seven coasters, a small Japanese vessel, a Japanese barge, a small Japanese gunboat, a Japanese trawler, and the Malaysian sailing vessel Palange. In August 1945, in company with HMS Taciturn, she attacked Japanese shipping and shore targets off northern Bali. Thorough sank a Japanese coaster and a sailing vessel with gunfire.
She survived the war and continued in service with the Navy, finally being scrapped at Dunston on Tyne on 29 June 1962.
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