HMS Tireless (P327)
|Laid down:||30 October 1941|
|Launched:||19 March 1943|
|Commissioned:||18 April 1945|
|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 Tireless (P 327), a Taciturn- or T-class submarine, was the first ship of the Royal Navy to bear that name. She was authorized under the 1941 War Emergency Program and her keel was laid down on 30 October 1941 at Portsmouth Dockyard. She was launched on 19 March 1943 and was completed on 18 April 1945.
Commissioned towards the end of the Second World War, she operated in and around home waters from 1946. In 1951 she was the first of her class to be streamlined at HM Naval Dockyard, Devonport. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
By the late 1950s she was again modernised at Chatham Dockyard. In 1959 Tireless was part of the Home Fleet and took part in 'Navy Days' in Portsmouth during that year. Beginning in 1960, the submarine was the first command of future Adm. Sandy Woodward, who led Royal Navy forces in the South Atlantic during the 1982 Falklands War.
She remained in service until August 1963 when she was put on the sale list. She was broken up during 1968.
|1952||1953?||Lieutenant Commander P R Wood DSC* RN|
|1959||1959||Lieutenant A D C Lund RN|
|1960||1961?||Lieutenant Commander Sandy Woodward RN|
- Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15th June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
- Programme, Navy Days Portsmouth 28-30th March 1959, HMSO
- HMS Tireless, Uboat.net
- Submarines, War Beneath The Waves, From 1776 To The Present Day, by Robert Hutchinson
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- 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.
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