HMS P611

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History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS P611
Builder: Vickers Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 24 May 1939
Launched: 19 July 1940
Commissioned: 1 December 1941
Out of service: Transferred to the Turkish Navy, 9 May 1942
Turkey
Name: Oruç Reis
Acquired: 9 May 1942
Fate: Broken up 1957
General characteristics
Class and type: Oruç Reis-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 624 tons standard, 683 tons full load surfaced
  • 856 tons submerged
Length: 64 m (210 ft)
Beam: 6.81 m (22.3 ft)
Draught: 3.61 m (11.8 ft)
Propulsion:
  • Two shaft diesel-electric
  • Vickers diesels - 1200 hp
  • Electric motors - 780 hp
Speed:
  • 13.7 knots (25.4 km/h) surfaced
  • 8.4 knots (15.6 km/h) submerged
Range: 2,500 nautical miles (4,630 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 41 men
Armament:
  • 5 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes - 4 bow internal, one stern external
  • nine torpedoes
  • 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun
  • 1 × 20 mm gun

HMS P611 was a submarine of the Oruç Reis class originally built for the Turkish Navy intended to be named Oruç Reis, but commissioned into the Royal Navy after the outbreak of war.

TCG Oruç Reis[edit]

She was a modified British S class design launched on 19 July 1940 by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow. Due to the pressing need for her, she was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 1 December 1941 so she could be sent to Turkey. It was not until 26 March 1942 that she left the Clyde for Gibraltar. On 7 April she left Gibraltar for Alexandria, where she arrived on 25 April. She arrived at the Turkish naval base at İskenderun on 9 May 1942 and was handed over to the Turkish Navy as Oruç Reis. She would continue in service with the Turkish Navy, operating in the Mediterranean, and remained in service after the war ended. She was finally broken up in 1957.

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