HMS Proteus (N29)
|Ordered:||7 February 1928|
|Builder:||Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Laid down:||18 July 1928|
|Launched:||23 August 1929|
|Completed:||22 August 1929|
|Commissioned:||5 May 1930|
|Decommissioned:||30 June 1944|
|Fate:||Scrapped at Troon, Feb-Mar 1946|
|Notes:||Used for patrol mainly within the Mediterranean Sea.|
|Class and type:||Parthian-class submarine|
|Length:||289 ft (88 m)|
|Beam:||30 ft (9.1 m)|
|Draught:||15 ft 11 in (4.85 m)|
|Range:||8,500 nmi (15,700 km) at 10 kn (12 mph; 19 km/h)|
|Notes:||Pennant number: N29|
HMS Proteus was a Parthian-class submarine designed and built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering in Barrow-in-Furness for the Royal Navy, and was launched on 22 August 1929. Like other submarines in her class she served in China before the war.
Proteus engaged and sank a number of German and Italian merchant ships, troopships, tankers and torpedo boats during her service in the Mediterranean in the Second World War. HMS Proteus was the longest surviving Parthian-class submarine and the only Parthian class submarine to survive the war.
Proteus had a total of nine commanders throughout the war.
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