HNLMS Tijgerhaai (P336)

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Career
Name: HMS Tarn
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow
Laid down: 12 June 1943
Launched: 29 November 1944
Fate: Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy
Career
Name: HNLMS Tijgerhaai
Commissioned: 28 March 1945
Decommissioned: 11 November 1964
Fate: sold for scrapping 5 November 1965
General characteristics
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
Propulsion: Two shafts

Twin diesel engines 2,500 hp (1.86 MW) each

Twin electric motors 1,450 hp (1.08 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
Complement: 61
Armament: 6 internal forward-facing torpedo tubes

2 external forward-facing torpedo tubes
2 external amidships rear-facing torpedo tubes
1 external rear-facing torpedo tubes
6 reload torpedoes
4 inch (100 mm) deck gun

3 anti aircraft machine guns

HNLMS Tijgerhaai (P336) was a Zwaardvisch-class submarine of the Royal Netherlands Navy during and after World War II. She was originally ordered as HMS Tarn (P326), a British T-class submarine, built by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, but never saw service under that name. She would have been the only ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name Tarn.

Career[edit]

Video of HNLMS Tijgerhaai with passenger Professor Vening Meinesz from 1959. Dutch newsreel.

The submarine was laid down on the 12th of June 1943, and launched on 29 November 1944. She was not commissioned into the Royal Navy, instead being transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy and commissioned into service on 28 March 1945. She was renamed Tijgerhaai.[1]

Tijgerhaai was commissioned as the war was drawing to a close and spent much of 1945 undergoing trials.[2] She had a relatively quiet career, of note being the fact that she was tied up inboard of HMS Sidon when Sidon suffered a torpedo malfunction and sank. On 19 October 1955, she ran aground in Weymouth Bay, and had to be pulled off by tugs. She was decommissioned on 11 December 1964 and was sold to be broken up for scrap on 5 November 1965.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HMS Tarn, Uboot.net
  2. ^ HNMS Tijgerhaai, Uboot.net
  3. ^ [1], dutchsubmarines.com