HMS Odin (N84)

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HMSM Odin WWII IWM FL 3191.jpg
Odin underway off Hong Kong
History
Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Odin class submarine
Name: HMS Odin
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: 23 June 1927
Launched: 5 May 1928
Commissioned: 21 December 1929
Fate: Sunk on 13 June 1940
General characteristics
Displacement:
  • 1,781 tons surfaced
  • 2,038 tons submerged
Length: 283 ft 6 in (86.41 m)
Beam: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Draught: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m)
Propulsion:
  • Diesel-electric
  • 2 × diesel engines, 4,600 hp
  • 2 × electric motors, 350 hp
  • 2 screws
Speed:
  • 17.5 kn (20.1 mph; 32.4 km/h) surfaced
  • 9 kn (10 mph; 17 km/h) submerged
Range:
  • 8,400 nmi (15,600 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h) surfaced
  • 70 nmi (130 km) at 4 kn (4.6 mph; 7.4 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 300 ft (91 m)
Complement: 53-55 officers and men
Armament:

HMS Odin (N84) was an O-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was laid down by HM Dockyard at Chatham in Kent on 23 June 1927, launched on 5 May 1928[1] and commissioned on 21 December 1929. The name Odin refers to the 74-gun, Danish man-of-war surrendered to the British in 1807.[2]

She served with the 5th Flotilla at Portsmouth in 1929-1930, with the 4th Flotilla at Hong Kong from 1930-1939, with the 8th Flotilla at Colombo in Ceylon in 1939-1940, and with the 1st Flotilla at Alexandria in Egypt in 1940.

Odin was depth charged and later rammed on surface by the Italian Freccia-class destroyer Strale and the Folgore-class destroyer Baleno and sank in the Gulf of Taranto on 13 June 1940.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chatham submarines
  2. ^ "The Illustrated London News - May 12, 1928".