HMS Orpheus (N46)

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HMS Orpheus
History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Class and typeOdin class submarine
NameHMS Orpheus
BuilderWilliam Beardmore and Company (Clyde)
Laid down14 April 1927
Launched26 February 1929
Commissioned23 September 1930
FateSunk, 27 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
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HMS Orpheus (N46) was an O-class submarine of the Royal Navy. She was laid down by William Beardmore and Company on the Clyde on 14 April 1927, launched on 26 February 1929 and commissioned on 23 September 1930.

Loss[edit]

Orpheus was depth charged and sunk by the Italian destroyer Turbine in the Mediterranean sea while on patrol north of Tobruk on 27 June 1940.

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