HMS Odin (S10)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Odin
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, England
Yard number: 1288
Laid down: 27 April 1959
Launched: 4 November 1960
Commissioned: 3 May 1962
Decommissioned: 1990
Fate: Broken up in 1991
General characteristics as designed
Class and type: Oberon class
Displacement: 1,610 tons standard
2,030 tons full load surfaced
2,410 tons full load submerged
Length: 241 feet (73 m) between perpendiculars
295.2 feet (90.0 m) length overall
Beam: 26.5 feet (8.1 m)
Draught: 18 feet (5.5 m)
Propulsion: 2 x Admiralty Standard Range 16 VMS diesel generators
2 x 6,000 shaft horsepower (4,500 kW) electric motors
2 shafts
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) submerged
12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
Complement: 68 (6 officers, 62 enlisted)
Sensors and
processing systems:
Type 186 and Type 187 sonars
I-band surface search radar
Armament: 8 x 21-inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes (6 forward, 2 aft)
24 torpedoes

HMS Odin was a British Oberon-class submarine operated by the Royal Navy.

Design and construction[edit]

The Oberon class was a direct follow on of the Porpoise-class, with the same dimensions and external design, but updates to equipment and internal fittings, and a higher grade of steel used for fabrication of the pressure hull.[1]

As designed for British service, the Oberon-class submarines were 241 feet (73 m) in length between perpendiculars and 295.2 feet (90.0 m) in length overall, with a beam of 26.5 feet (8.1 m), and a draught of 18 feet (5.5 m).[2] Displacement was 1,610 tons standard, 2,030 tons full load when surfaced, and 2,410 tons full load when submerged.[2] Propulsion machinery consisted of 2 Admiralty Standard Range 16 VMS diesel generators, and two 6,000 shaft horsepower (4,500 kW) electric motors, each driving a 7 feet (2.1 m) 3-bladed propeller at up to 400 rpm.[2] Top speed was 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) when submerged, and 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) on the surface.[2] Eight 21-inch (530 mm) diameter torpedo tubes were fitted (six facing forward, two aft), with a total payload of 24 torpedoes.[2] The boats were fitted with Type 186 and Type 187 sonars, and an I-band surface search radar.[2] The standard complement was 68: 6 officers, 62 sailors.[2]

Odin was laid down by Cammel Laird on 27 April 1959, and launched on 4 November 1960.[2] The boat was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 3 May 1962.[2]

Operational history[edit]

Decommissioning and fate[edit]

Odin was decommissioned on 18 October 1990. She was sold for scrap in Greece in October 1991.


  1. ^ Chant, Christopher (2005). Submarine Warfare Today: The World's Deadliest Underwater Weapons Systems. Wigston: Silverdale Books. p. [page needed]. ISBN 1-84509-158-2. OCLC 156749009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Moore, John, ed. (1977). Jane's Fighting Ships 1977-78. Jane's Fighting Ships (80th ed.). London: Jane's Yearbooks. p. 490. ISBN 0531032779. OCLC 18207174.