HMS Strongbow (P235)
|Class and type:||S class submarine|
|Laid down:||17 April 1942|
|Launched:||30 August 1943|
|Commissioned:||23 December 1943|
|Fate:||broken up April 1946|
|Length:||217 ft (66 m)|
|Beam:||23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft (3.4 m)|
|Complement:||48 officers and men|
She served in the Second World War, spending most of it in the Pacific Far East, where she sank the small Japanese army cargo ship Toso Maru No.1, the Japanese merchant cargo ship Manryo Maru, four Japanese sailing vessels, a Japanese tug and a Japanese barge, three small unidentified Japanese vessels, three Siamese sailing vessels and six other small Siamese / Japanese vessels.
Strongbow was detected on the surface off Port Swettenham, Malaya on 13 January 1945. Japanese escorts, minelayer Hatsutaka, sub chaser CH-9, auxiliary sub-chaser CHa-41 and one other, soon arrived to attack her. Strongbow managed to escape but sustained such depth charge damage during a 14-hour attack that she was rendered unfit for further service. She was decommissioned at Falmouth in June 1945, and scrapped at Preston in April 1946.
- HMS Strongbow, Uboat.net
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.