HMS Alaric (P441)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Ordered: Very late in World War II
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead
Laid down: 31 May 1945
Launched: 18 May 1946
Commissioned: 11 December 1946
Decommissioned: 1971
Fate: Sold to be broken up for scrap on 24 June 1971; Scrapped at Inverkeithing in July 1971
General characteristics
Class and type: Amphion class submarine
Displacement: 1,360 tons surfaced
1,590 tons submerged
Length: 293 ft 6 in (89.46 m)
Beam: 22 ft 4 in (6.81 m)
Draught: 18 ft 1 in (5.51 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 2,150 hp Admiralty ML 8-cylinder diesel engine, 2 × 625 hp electric motors for submergence driving two shafts
Speed: 18.5 knots surfaced
8 knots submerged
Range: 10,500 nautical miles (19,400 km) at 11 knots (20 km/h) surfaced
16 nautical miles (30 km) at 8 knots (15 km/h) submerged
90 nautical miles (170 km) at 3 knots (6 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 350 ft (110 m)
Complement: 5 officers 55 enlisted
Armament: 6 × 21-inch (2 external) bow torpedo tubes, 4 × 21-inch (2 external) stern torpedo tubes, 20 torpedoes
Mines: 26
1 × 4-inch main deck gun
3 × 0.303 machine gun
1 × Oerlikon 20 mm cannon

HMS Alaric (P441), was an Amphion-class submarine of the Royal Navy, built by Cammell Laird laid down in May 1944 and launched 18 February 1946.[1]

Service[edit]

Alaric served on the home station all her life and was modernised in the 1960s. In 1953 she took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.[2]

In 1968 she was part of the First Submarine Squadron based at HMS Dolphin and took part in Navy Days at Portsmouth during that year.[3]

Following decommissioning Alaric was sold to Thomas W. Ward Ltd for scrapping at Inverkeithing, arriving there in July 1971.

Commanding officers[edit]

From To Captain
1953 1953 Lieutenant-Commander A J D'A Burdett RN
1960 1961 Lieutenant-Commander G A S Paul RN
1965 1966 Lieutenant-Commander A E Thomson RN
1968 1968 Lieutenant-Commander D H Barraclough RN

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3615.html
  2. ^ Souvenir Programme, Coronation Review of the Fleet, Spithead, 15 June 1953, HMSO, Gale and Polden
  3. ^ Programme, Navy Days at Portsmouth 31 August–September 2nd 1968, p.21.

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