HMS Odin (N84)

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HMSM Odin WWII IWM FL 3191.jpg
Odin underway off Hong Kong
History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Class and typeOdin class submarine
NameHMS Odin
BuilderChatham Dockyard
Laid down23 June 1927
Launched5 May 1928
Commissioned21 December 1929
FateSunk on 13 June 1940
General characteristics
Displacement
  • 1,781 tons surfaced
  • 2,038 tons submerged
Length283 ft 6 in (86.41 m)
Beam30 ft (9.1 m)
Draught16 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 depth300 ft (91 m)
Complement53-55 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 destroyers Strale and 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".