HMS Sealion (S07)

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HMS Sealion (S07)
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Sealion (S07)
Namesake: Sealion
Builder: Cammell Laird
Laid down: 5 June 1958[1]
Launched: 31 December 1959
Commissioned: 25 July 1961
Decommissioned: December 1987
Fate: Scrapped 1990
General characteristics
Class and type: Porpoise-class submarine
Displacement: 2,080 tons (2,113 tonnes) surfaced, 2,450 tons (2,489 tonnes) dived
Length: 88.4 m (290 ft)
Beam: 8.1 m (26.5 ft)
Draught: 5.5 m (18 ft)
Propulsion: Two ASR 16VVS AS21 diesel generators totalling 3680 bhp (2,740 kW), two English Electric main motors totalling 12000 hp (895 kW) driving two shafts, two 880 V batteries each of 224 cells
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h) surfaced, 17 knots (31 km/h) dived
Complement: 64 officers and men
Armament: 6 x 21 inch (533 mm) bow torpedo tubes, 2 x 21 inch (533 mm) stern torpedo tubes; 30 torpedoes could be carried (usually Mk8 or Mk23) or mines

HMS Sealion (S07) was a Porpoise-class submarine. Her keel was laid down on 5 June 1958 by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead. She was launched on 31 December 1959, and commissioned on 25 July 1961.

Sealion attended the 1977 Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Spithead when she was part of the Submarine Flotilla.[2]

Sealion was paid off in December 1987 and sold to an Education Trust for deprived inner city youngsters "Inter Action", arriving at Chatham on June 22, 1988.

She was broken up in 1990.

Commanding Officers[edit]

From To Captain

1961 to 1965 Lieutenant Commander A N Derrick RN

1965 1966 Lieutenant Commander R N Buckley RN
1976 1977 Lieutenant Commander J K Boyle RN
1979 1979 Lieutenant J A Collins RN
1983 1985 Lieutenant Commander M Gee RAN
1985 1986 Lieutenant Commander R A W Peck RN
1986 1988 Lieutenant D Lombard RN


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  2. ^ Official Souvenir Programme, 1977. Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, HMSO